RIGA: Once We Were Pitmen by Christian Johannes Koch and Jonas Matauschek won the Grand Prix in the Baltic Focus section of the 4th International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest/Riga (1 - 8 March 2024). The winner of Artdocfest Open competition is the Polish majority coproduction In the Rearview directed by Maciek Hamela.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Filmmakers from Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Greece and Turkey can submit their projects to the 11th international coproduction programme Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS), which will be held 20 – 21 June 2024 within the 23rd Transilvania IFF (14 – 23 June 2024).

A world Premiere! Wild Urge (81 min') is based on true events. The film tells the story of a successful lawyer suspected of drugging a young woman who claims he had sexually assaulted her.

Transilvania International Film Festival (June 14 - 23, 2024) opens the registration for Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS). Starting today, filmmakers from Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, Greece, Turkey and Georgia can submit their projects to the 11th edition of the international co-production program. Applications can be submitted online until April 20, 2024, through the Eventival.eu platform - https://vp.eventival.com/tiff/2024/film-form/tps_coproduction_2024

Under the TPS program, the jury will select up to 10 projects in development, belonging to filmmakers on their debut or second feature film. The program will include the presentation of projects to potential partners and funders (producers, distributors, sales agents, film fund representatives, etc.), individual meetings, project discussions but also awards consisting in cash prizes and production services. The event will take place in Cluj-Napoca, on June 20-21.

Projects may be in various stages of development, but a first draft script must be available for selection. To be eligible, each project must be conceived, from the outset, as a European co-production. At the same time, at least 20% of the film's budget must already be secured. The program will be conducted in English.

RIGA: The most important documentary co-financing pitching event in the Baltic countries, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs), has launched the call for projects for its 28th edition in Riga, which will be held onsite from 1 to 8 September 2024 (industry dates 1 – 6 September 2024).

BERLIN: The 21st edition of the Arthouse Cinema Training organised by the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas (CICAE) will be held in Berlin from 19 to 25 August 2024.

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) is the most important documentary co-financing pitching event in the Baltic countries, taking place in Riga, Latvia. The 28th edition is scheduled to take place onsite from 1 – 8 September 2024 (industry dates 1 – 6 September). The call for projects for all sections is open now and will close on 10 May.

The Arthouse Cinema Training returns to Berlin this summer for its 21st edition. Please save the date and join us for an unforgettable week of creativity, learning, and forming lasting conections!

VILNIUS: Excursion by Bosnian director Una Gunjak and In the Rearview by Polish director Maciek Hamela are among the ten titles selected for the International Competition of the 29th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, which will be held 14 – 27 March 2024.

PRAGUE: One World International Human Rights Film Festival has announced the programme of its 26th edition, which will be held from 20 March to 21 April 2024 in 48 cities throughout the Czech Republic. In Prague, the festival will take place from 20 to 28 March 2024.