VIENNA: The International Screen Institute (ISI) has recently opened applications for its new training programmes for European and international film and TV creatives and executives in 2023. The four courses are: Sustainability Management (in June), Business & Legal Affairs (in September), The Audience Design Lab (in October) and Market Ready (later this year).

Vienna, Austria, April 25, 2023 – The International Screen Institute (ISI), founded in 2020 as a non-profit organisation, recently opened applications for its new training programs for European and International Film and TV creatives and executives.

BUCHAREST: Beta Cinema has acquired Golden Bear-winner Călin Peter Netzer’s upcoming feature Familiar, which is a Romanian/French/Taiwanese coproduction currently in postproduction. Pre-sales will start at the upcoming Marché du Film (16 – 24 May 2023) in Cannes.

CANNES: Films from Hungary and Poland are among the 11 titles selected for Cannes’ Short Films competition, while the La Cinef selection counts 16 films among which two are from the Czech Republic.

Munich, April 26, 2023. Beta Cinema are proud to announce they will sell internationally Familiar, the new film directed by multiple award-winning director Călin Peter Netzer (Child’s Pose; Ana, Mon Amour). Netzer here leads Romanian actor Emanuel Pârvu (Graduation, Miracle, Tales From A Golden Age) through an all-demanding role as a movie director investigating the darkest secrets intoxicating his family.

Prague / Cannes - The Cannes Film Festival has revealed the next part of the Official selection. The competition section La Cinef (formerly La Cinéfondation) will screen the highly anticipated film Electra by Daria Kashcheeva, produced by Zuzana Křivková and Martin Vandas from Czech MAUR film and co-produced with FAMU, Artichoke (Slovakia) and Papy3D (France).

BUCHAREST: The Romanian/Bulgarian coproduction Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă by Paul Negoescu received the Best Long Film Award at the 17th edition of the Gopo Awards held at the “I.L. CARAGIALE” National Theatre in Bucharest on 25 April 2023. The film also won in the director, actor, supporting actor, script and editing categories.

KARLOVY VARY: The digitally restored film Courage for Every Day (1964) by Evald Schorm, a key work of the Czechoslovak New Wave, will have its world premiere at the 57th edition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, set to take place 30 June – 8 July 2023.

PODGORICA: The Film Centre of Montenegro has allotted 19,975 EUR for the production of the animation project Fable of the Chicken by Milo Bešović, which has a solid potential for international success in the Centre's opinion.

TALLINN: Shanghai-based Studio Supreme has opened its new European branch, in Estonia. Studio Supreme Films will provide a full range of video production services, from ideation to postproduction, for both commercial and fictional projects.