BUCHAREST: The Romanian/Hungarian feature film Libertate directed by Tudor Giurgiu won 10 awards out of 14 nominations at the 18th edition of the Gopo Awards, held at the National Theatre “I.L. Caragiale” in Bucharest on 29 April 2024. Libertate scored in the Best Long Film and Best Director categories, among others.

MUNICH: Roman Ďuriš’s debut Fakir will have its world premiere at the largest festival of documentary films in Germany, DOK.fest Munich, on 3 May 2024. The film talks about breaking toxic generational cycles and trauma, which is a highly relevant topic especially among young people.

COTTBUS: The East-West coproduction market connecting cottbus has opened submissions for feature film projects for its 26th edition (6 - 8 November 2024). Thirteen projects in development will be selected for cocoPITCH and six works in progress for cocoWIP.

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Day, held on 30 April since 2018, is celebrated during a whole week from 29 April to 5 May 2024 with the participation of the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) as well as cinemas, TV channels and streaming platforms.

The East-West co-production market connecting cottbus is now open for submissions of feature film projects for its 26th edition (6-8 November 2024).

BUCHAREST: After his debut with Poppy Field / Câmp de maci (2020), Romanian director Eugen Jebeleanu is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature Internal Zero / Interior zero, which has already been acquired by Patra Spanou.

BUDAPEST: All about the Levkoviches / Lefkovicsék gyászolnak is the most successful project made in the Incubator Programme of the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI), which helps first-time directors. Ádám Breier’s bittersweet dramedy has had over 30,000 admissions and is still showing in Hungarian cinemas.

BERLIN: Sarajevo’s Baščaršija district and the Scheibler Lofts at Księży Młyn in Łódź (Poland) are among the eight new additions in 2024 to the Treasures of European Film Culture programme announced by the European Film Academy.

PODGORICA: Bosnian director Srđan Vuletić has started shooting his new feature film Otter in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica. The film is a coproduction between Montenegro, Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.

LIMASSOL: The Egyptian/German project The Sea Was Once Blue by Mohamad El-Hadidi received the main award, Cyprus Film Commission – Invest Cyprus Award, at the coproduction forum Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point, which was held during the 5th Dot.on.the.Map Ιndustry Days (18 – 20 April 2024) within the 22nd Cyprus Film Days International Festival.