The following grants were announced by the National Film Centre of Latvia on 15 April 2024.

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, 26th April, 2024. Independent film production company, Lamb Films, will launch the crowdfunding campaign for their most ambitious project to date. Set in occupied Czechoslovakia, Rozkvet tells the story of a woman’s struggle to save her family from Nazi oppression. The film aims to shed light on the lesser known history of the persecution faced by the Roma/Romani people. The team believe that the production presents a unique opportunity for an authentic portrayal of the Romani people, who remain underrepresented in mainstream media and, when they are, it is often in a negative light, perpetuating racial stereotypes.

RIGA: Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays by Christian Avilés (Spain) was awarded the Bronze Anna Grand Prix at the 28th Rīga International Short Film Festival 2Annas, which was held 5 – 11 April 2024.

WARSAW: The 8th international coproduction forum for films and series for young audiences Young Horizons Industry has announced a new partnership with Animond, the first European private investment fund for development and production of animation.

8th Young Horizons Industry, international co-production forum for films and series for young audiences announced a new partnership with Animond, the first European private investment fund for development and production of animation.

PARIS: Konstantin Bojanov’s third feature The Shameless has been selected for the Un Certain Regard competition of the 77th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from 14 to 25 May 2024.

PRAGUE: Half of the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator rough-cut workshop 2024 are produced or coproduced by companies from FNE partner countries.

The dok.incubator workshop announces its final selection of documentaries for 2024. From circumstances that turn life upside down and clashes of different worlds to one's healing journey – the variety of topics to be unfolded at this year’s workshop creates a powerful and touching mosaic of today.

WIESBADEN: Films by Mladen Đorđević and Tinatin Kajrishvili are among the 16 titles selected for the main competition of the 24th goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, which will be held in Wiesbaden 24 – 30 April 2024.

After the success of its 2023 edition, the Arthouse Cinema Training (ACT) will return to Berlin from 19 to 25 August 2024. The only programme of its kind worldwide, the ACT gathers independent arthouse cinema professionals from across the globe for a week-long intensive workshop on running an arthouse movie theatre and advancing film culture. In 2023, cinema professionals from over two dozen countries and four continents, for one week, turned the German capital into the centre of the arthouse movement. For its 21st edition, the Training will return to Holzmarkt, an event campus in the heart of the German capital. In its 21-year history, over 1,000 independent cinema operators and industry representatives from 60 countries have participated in the programme.