PODGORICA: The Film Centre of Montenegro, in cooperation with the European Film Academy, organised the 12th consecutive edition of the networking programme for film professionals A Sunday in the Country  - Montenegro in Bar  21 - 24 April 2023.

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director and scriptwriter Ildikó Enyedi will chair the Short Film and La Cinef juries at the upcoming edition of the 76th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held 16 – 27 May 2023.

RIGA: The day of the restoration of Latvia’s independence, 4 May, is celebrated again in 2023 by the National Film Centre of Latvia with a film marathon held both online and on-site.

BUDAPEST: Arun Bhattarai and Dorottya Zurbó return to Bhutan with their new documentary Agent of Happiness / Bruttó Nemzeti Boldogság, which was supported by the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI). This coproduction between Hungary and Bhutan is currently in rough cut stage, and it is taking part in the dok.incubator INT workshop 2023.

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).