NICOSIA: The Ministry of Finance of Cyprus has approved a support of 479,000 EUR for the British mini-series The Love Rat, which was shot entirely in Cyprus in November - December 2022.

BUCHAREST: Writer/director Ioana Mischie (Fulbright Alumna, Berlinale Talents Alumna, Sundance Capalbio Alumna) is currently in postproduction with Government of Children II, a pioneering transmedia documentary inviting children to redesign their societies for the long-term.

BUDAPEST: SPI International launched a new version of the FilmBox channel in Hungary in January 2024. The endeavour will be further strengthened through a partnership with RTL Saleshouse, facilitating advertising sales and viewership measurement.

BUDAPEST: Renowned Hungarian film director and producer László Vitézy died at the age of 83. He had received the Grand Prize of the Mannheim-Heidelberg Film Festival for Peacetime / Békeidö (1980).

BERLIN: The online market for short films T-Port has announced that the lauded film curator and distribution expert Nikolaj Nikitin is joining their team as Head of Finance & Operations.

WARSAW: In a significant move, the Polish Filmmakers Association (SFP) has reported a suspected crime related to Mateusz Morawiecki's government's failure to adopt the EU directive on internet royalties. This makes Poland the last EU country yet to implement the copyright directive, impacting filmmakers and their rightful remuneration.

Berlin, February 1, 2024: T-Port - the online market for short films is pleased to announce that the lauded film curator and distribution expert Nikolaj Nikitin is joining their team as  Head of Finance & Operations. Meanwhile, after six years as Managing Director, Co-Founder Niv Fux is stepping down to focus on his role as Festival Director of Leiden Shorts and on curatorial work.

JOIN US FOR A DIVE IN THE ONLINE MARKET! The post-pandemic economy and consumption patterns are still challenging for independent films and finding a profitable balance, especially online, is not an easy win. This panel considers the complex subtleties of the VOD market which varies enormously from one market to another, and the subsequent need to develop a better understanding of the current state of play of online distribution.

PODGORICA: The halls of cultural centres in Podgorica (KIC "Budo Tomović"), Tuzi (Malesia Culture Center), Danilovgrad (Culture Center Danilovgrad) and the first summer scene in Montenegro within the Bar Cultural Center will be digitalised by the Film Centre of Montenegro together with the Ministry of Culture and Media of Montenegro and local authorities.