TRIESTE: Projects from Georgia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, North Macedonia and Serbia are among the 22 projects selected for the 13th edition of When East Meets West, the Italian Co-Production Forum taking place 22-25 January 2023 within the Trieste Film Festival (21 – 28 January 2023).

WEMW Co-Production Forum line-up revealed! 22 new stories from all over the world will be presented at the upcoming Co-Production Forum.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian musical comedy Romina, VTM by Paul Răzvan Macovei had 233,208 admissions and 1.3 m EUR / 6.553.905 RON gross in its opening weekend (6 – 8 January 2023), more than Avatar: The Way of Water during its first weekend.

BERLIN: The digitally restored version in 4K of György Fehér’s Twilight will have its world premiere in the Berlinale Classics section at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival (16 -26 February 2022). Věra Chytilová’s Daisies and The Beauty by Arūnas Žebriūnas were included in the Retrospective “Young at Heart – Coming of Age at the Movies”. Four more FNE partner countries selections are in the Berlinale Co-production Market.

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission has launched the Creative Malta film fund, which will offer 600,000 EUR annually for local film production.

VALLETTA: The Finance Ministry of Cyprus has earmarked 5 m EUR for the country's incentives scheme. This is ten times more than in the past three years.

BRATISLAVA: Short films from Slovakia, Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary are welcome to apply for the 2023 edition of the International Film Festival Febiofest Bratislava. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2023.

ZAGREB: Cricket & Antoinette directed by Luka Rukavina hit Croatian cinemas on 5 January 2023. The first Croatian 3D long animated film is a coproduction between Diedra Studio and Zagreb Film.

LOS ANGELES: Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO has been included in the International Feature Film shortlist, while Sierra by Sander Joon and Steakhouse by Špela Čadež have been included in the Animated Short Film shortlist at the 2023 Oscars.

BERLIN: Romanian/Polish/German/Swiss/British feature film Mammalia by Sebastian Mihăilescu and Slovak/Czech documentary Notes from Eremocenes by Viera Čákanyová are among the first titles announced in the Forum section at the 73rd edition of the Berlin IFF. Both films will have their world premiere at the festival held 16 – 26 February 2023.