WARSAW: The Polish/French documentary In the Rearview by Maciek Hamela, which was shot in Ukraine, is among the nine titles selected for the 31st edition of the ACID Programme, taking place within the Cannes Film Festival from 17 to 26 May 2023.

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival has launched, in cooperation with the Norwegian Film Clubs Association (NFK), the children and young audience educational project RIGA IFF Cinema Club, consisting of 10 video lessons dedicated to the study of the moving image.

TALLINN: Ove Musting’s Kalev received awards for best film, best director and best actor, among others, at the Estonian Film and Television Awards, organised by the Estonian Film Institute to celebrate the film and TV production of 2022.

VALLETTA: The feature film Classified starring Tim Roth and Aaron Eckhart is currently shooting 100% in Malta and will generate over 5.3 m EUR for the local economy.

PRAGUE: Eight documentary projects were selected for Czech and Slovak dok.incubator workshops in 2023. All of them are in the editing phase and are aiming to be selected for top European film festivals in 2024.

TBILISI: The Swiss/Georgian coproduction Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry / Merle merle mûre by Georgian director Elene Naveriani was selected for the 55th edition of Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des cineastes, 17 – 26 May 2023).

The dok.incubator film workshop presents eight documentaries that will take part in the Czech and Slovak workshops this year. Whether through personal stories, social issues or nature allegories, all selected documentaries have the potential to reach an international audience and are working towards a common goal - to finish editing and to be selected for top European film festivals in 2024.

BELGRADE: The sophomore feature by Serbian director Vladimir Perišić has been selected for the 62nd edition of Critics’ Week (Semaine de la Critique), one of the sidebar sections of the Cannes Film Festival. This coproduction between France, Serbia, Luxembourg and Croatia stars Quo Vadis, Aida?'s Jasna Đuričić. Croatian/Spanish short film The Real Truth about the Fight by Andrea Slaviček was also selected for Critics’ Week.

WARSAW: The Holocaust drama The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer has been selected for the Competition of the 76th edition of Festival de Cannes (16 – 27 May 2023). The film is a coproduction between the UK, Poland and the USA, coproduced in Poland by Ewa Puszczynska through Extreme Emotions.

PRAGUE: Animators, directors and industry professionals can apply to the 11th CEE Animation Forum till 30 April 2023. The leading pitching, financing, and coproduction event for animated projects in Central and Eastern Europe will be held 8 - 9 November 2023 in Pilsen, Czech Republic.