Docu Talents from the East – the closely watched presentation of the most remarkable documentary films in post-production from Central and Eastern Europe will take place on August 13 at Sarajevo FF.

BUDAPEST: The shooting on Breakout directed by Scott Waugh and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger has been stopped in Budapest, due to the SAG – AFTRA strike.

LJUBLJANA: Not a Word / Kein Wort directed by acclaimed Slovenian/German director Hanna Slak has been picked up by Beta Cinema ahead of its world premiere in the competitive Platform section at the upcoming Toronto IFF (7 – 17 September 2023).

BUCHAREST: New film distribution house August Film will be launched in Romania on 1 September 2023.

BUCHAREST: Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă, the fourth feature film by the Romanian director Paul Negoescu, will be released by Dekanalog in the USA on 4 August 2023. German Patra Spanou is handling the sales.

TARTU: Films about love are screened free of charge in the Tartu Town Hall Square and indoors at the 18th edition of the Tartu Love Film Festival Tartuff, organised by the Black Nights Film Festival 31 July - 5 August 2023.

BUCHAREST: Eight debut feature projects, including projects from Slovenia, Cyprus and Romania, have been selected for the 9th edition of the Pustnik International Screenwriting Residency, set to take place 10–17 October 2023 in Izvoranu, a rural setting in Romania.

The Czech Film Fund announced the following grants on 14 July 2023.

VALLETTA: The Kinemastik International Short Film Festival will once again combine film and music experience at the Garden of Rest, in the Maltese town of Floriana. The event will be held 28 - 29 July 2023.

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam have set up Launchpad, a network for emerging film professionals.