When the Pusan International Film Festival (October 8 - 16, 2009) lights its screens for 355 films from across the globe, a sizeable European artistic delegation is among the guests presenting their films. Backed by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, European Film Promotion (EFP) is supporting the European film presence in Pusan for the 12th year running and is bringing a delegation of 23 directors and actors from 13 different countries to this important Asian festival. Moreover, with EFP's backing, eight European directors will present their films in the newly created Flash Forward Competition focussed on non-Asian directors.

After the screening of the film Bouzkachi: The Chant of Steppes on Saturday night, viewers of Kaunas International Film Festival had an opportunity to meet and talk with the artist Stasys Eidrigevičius. He said he was very happy to meet the Lithuanian audience and introduce the film in which he played.

Dear Member of the Press,

We are happy to inform you that 4th Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival will be held between 14th-22th November, 2009 in the beautiful and historic city of Bursa, a unique metropolis nearby Istanbul that has managed to preserve its culture through time.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the list of eight semi-finalists in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 2010 Academy Awards. Three to five of those shorts will end up with Oscar nominations. Short documentary Rabbit à la Berlin by Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosolowski is among the eight selected films. The Documentary was developed at Ex Oriente Film 2005 and producer Anna Wydra will hold the film´s case study at this year's East European Forum. Congratulations!

Dear friends of documentary,

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Translucent Being Georges Rouquier - almost forgotten master of rural studies

The Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2009 will present almost forgotten personality of the French documentary - Georges Rouquier in the retrospective section Translucent Beings.

Forum and Ex Oriente Film 3rd workshop - October 27 - 30, 2009
East European Forum - public pitching session - October 31 - Nov 1, 2009

Zebra is white; the glass is half full; the egg came first; to be - these are the answers provided by the third Kaunas International Film Festival to the questions that everybody asks sooner or later. The festival's slogan this year is: "Film that answers questions".

ScripTeast Stationary Lab was concluded on Friday, 2nd of October in Ossolinski Palace, Sterdyn, Poland. During the 7-day workshops Authors of 12 projects representing 9 Central and Eastern European Countries (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) were having individual meetings with Creative Advisors, attended case studies and film screenings.

October 14, 2009, 14:30-18:00 at FAMU, Smetanovo nábř. 2, Prague 1 / room U1