BUDAPEST: The 9th edition of Verzió DocLab, an intensive five-day international editing workshop and pitch forum for long documentary directors and editors, will include a new prize, the HBO Development Award. The deadline for applications is 9 September 2024.

The following production grants were announced by Film Center Serbia on 16 July 2024.

BELGRADE: Serbian Director Nikola Ljuca, whose 2016 debut feature Humidity (Dart) premiered in Berlinale Forum, started shooting his sophomore feature Rattlesnake / Zvečarke in Belgrade on 12 July 2024. This coproduction involves Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as Greece.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian director Boris Jurjaševič is currently shooting his youth feature film Elvis Škorc, Clever Klutz / Elvis Škorc, genialni štor, which is financially supported by the Slovenian Film Centre.

On July 31st, at TheOneCotroceni, #TheAlternativeSchool’s Creative MBA presents #TheFutureOfCreativity, an event distilling global trends in visual languages, branding and communication through the business intelligence lenses, echoing the 71st edition of Cannes Lions. The event, a spin-off of the #CannesForClients series, is designed for creatives, brand managers, designers and agency professionals passionate about the culture of creativity. It aims to help them set strategic objectives for the new year based on the latest and most enticing innovations in advertising & the associated disciplines, on a global scale.

On Friday, 5 July 2024, the shooting of the youth feature Elvis Škorc, Clever Klutz by the director Boris Jurjaševič began in Ljubljana. The screenplay for the film is based on the novel of the same name by the author of youth literature and screenwriter Janja Vidmar.

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Laurynas Bareisa’s sophomore feature Drowning Dry has been acquired by the French sales agent Alpha Violet. The film will have its premiere in the International Competition of the Locarno Film Festival (7 - 17 August 2024).

MESTIA: The 2024 edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival will have the legendary climber and film director Reinhold Messner as its guest of honour from 23 to 27 July 2024.

ZAGREB: The workshop and pitching forum Let's Pitch Some Shorts!, which took place in Zagreb, announced its winners. The main prize for the best pitch was awarded to the short fiction project Dandelion by the Maltese screenwriter Cassi Camilleri.

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