The visual identity of the 26th Ji.hlava IDFF has been revealed! Its concept invites us to joyfully discover new and creative approaches to the world around. The author of the visuals, Juraj Horváth, is an award-winning book graphic designer and illustrator who has been the creator of the festival’s visual identity for over two decades and is also behind the celebrated EMERGING PRODUCERS catalogues. Explore the new Ji.hlava poster and read the traditional poem accompanying the visual here.

La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce the line-up of the 9th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (September 2 - September 4, 2022), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, which will take place within the framework of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31st - September 10th, 2022).

BUCHAREST: Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă, the fourth feature film by the Romanian director Paul Negoescu has been acquired by the German sales agent Patra Spanou. This Romanian/Bulgarian coproduction is the first film by Negoescu based on somebody else’s script.

PODGORICA: The 11th edition of the MEDICI workshop will be organised by the Foundation for Professional Training in Cinema and Audiovisual Media FOCAL in cooperation with the Film Centre of Montenegro, and it will be held in Montenegro 28-30 September 2022.

The information about the new Violetta Villas biopic directed by Karolina Bielawska unintentionally included incorrect information on the financing and the stage of production which is currently in the development stage. While we endeavour to provide accurate information all publications make errors from time to time and FNE apologises for this, please find the corrected article below.

LJUBLJANA: Investment in digital advertising continues to rise in Slovenia and is expected to see a 15% growth in 2022.

BUCHAREST: Ana-Maria Comănescu’s debut feature Horia starts shooting in Romania on 29 June 2022. The film is a Romanian/Bulgarian/Serbian coproduction produced by Carla Fotea and Ada Solomon through microFILM in coproduction with Rossitsa Valkanova through Klas Film and Nikolina Vučetić-Zečević through Biberche Productions.

STRASBOURG: Ten majority and minority coproductions from FNE partner countries, including new projects by Radu Jude, Ivan Ostrochovský and Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva, received Eurimages coproduction support at the second session in 2022. The results were announced on 27 June 2022.

RIGA: Latvian company SIA Tet, and Lithuanian and Estonian branches of the Telia Company group have signed a cooperation agreement with Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Utama by Alejandro Loayza Grisi won the Transilvania Trophy at the 21st edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which took place in Cluj-Napoca 17-26 June 2022. Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle, a Romanian/Czech/Latvian coproduction, received the award for best long film in the Romanian Days Competition.

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