This fall, the biggest film event of Latvia, Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will delight the senses of filmgoers with more than 100 screenings of bold and fresh filmmaker visions, selected from the world’s most prestigious film festival programmes, as well as from the kindred Baltic Sea region cinema. Uniting both local audiences and foreign guests, with its motto, Witnessing the World of Another, the programme will be screened over 11 days, 17-27 October, at the festival’s main venue, cinema Splendid Palace, as well as Forum Cinemas, the National Library of Latvia, and online throughout Latvia.

CEE Animation, a one-stop shop for Central and Eastern European Animation, will once again participate at MIFA, the world’s biggest animation market, taking place from 11 - 14 June in Annecy. Besides promoting Central and Eastern European animated films, authors, and their projects, CEE Animation’s activities in Annecy will include various networking opportunities as well as meetings between project holders and international co-producers.

POTSDAM: In this exclusive interview, we explore the experiences and insights of four accomplished professionals who are enrolled in the European Film Business and Law LL.M | MBA master's programme at the Erich Pommer Institut (EPI). From Bratislava and Prague to Budapest and Tallinn, these individuals bring diverse backgrounds and expertise to the discussion, offering valuable perspectives on the distinctive benefits and opportunities offered by this unique international programme.

Bear With Me Distribution, a newly founded boutique distribution agency specializing exclusively in animated films for children, will officially launch its activities at this year's Annecy Festival. The headline title of the line-up, Hello Summer, will premiere in Official selection of the Young audience section. Another title from the new catalogue - The Girl with the Occupied Eyes - will be presented in a tribute to contemporary Portuguese Animation – section A new Generation.

PRAGUE: A new boutique agent and festival distributor Bear With Me Distribution (BWMD), specialising exclusively in animated films for children, will officially launch at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (9 – 15 June 2024).

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Festival (PÖFF) will add a sixth competition programme, dedicated to documentaries, during its 28th edition taking place 8 – 24 November 2024. Submissions for Doc@PÖFF are open till 25 August 2024.

Tallinn Black Nights Festival adds the sixth competition programme, Doc@PÖFF, to it's 28th edition taking place in November 2024. Submissions are open until the 25th of August.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: EducaTIFF, the educational segment of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) will become MiniTIFF, a three-day film festival, which will be held in October 2024 in Cluj-Napoca.

SIBIU: The 8th ESTE FILM Festival, held in Sibiu 29 May - 2 May 2024, included the 2nd edition of LINE-UP: International Academy & Networking for Festival Managers, the first event of its kind in Romania.

OLOMOUC: If you are planning the premiere of your documentary or you want to broaden your perspective in the film industry, you can apply till 11 June 2024 to the dok.incubator open sessions set to be held 25 – 29 June 2024 in Olomouc, Czech Republic.