BANJA LUKA: The third edition of Cinema Parallels will take place in Banja Luka, Srpska Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 7 to 9 July 2022. The theme of the edition is Inner Voices, Infinite Landscapes.

Films by Tin Dirdamal (MEX), Marko Grba Singh (Serbia), Ivan Ramljak (Croatia), James N. Kienitz Wilkins (USA), Fiamma Montezemolo (Italy-USA) and selection of regional filmmakers.

The Anča Awards have been announced! Winners were awarded at the festival’s closing ceremony on July 2 at historical Žilina Town Theatre. The jury was primarily swayed by student films that depicted the world with emotion, humour, and objectivity.

PRAGUE: The 26th Ji.hlava IDFF, which will take place 25-30 October 2022, has opened calls for feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. Until July 31 the festival is accepting rough cuts and films that have not had a festival world premiere yet.

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.

LJUBLJANA: Igor Šterk’s feature film Lunatic wrapped shooting in the Slovenian seaside town of Piran. The Slovenian/Croatian coproduction is a bittersweet autobiography of the director’s family, whose father Jure Šterk, a famous sailor, disappeared in the Indian Ocean 13 years ago.

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).

This year for the seventh time FNE together with FIPRESCI are organising the ratings of all feature films in the main Crystal Globe competition, and for the first time the Proxima competition of the official Karlovy Vary International Film Festival programme by international critics attending the Festival.

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.