POTSDAM: The Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) has opened applications for its programme SERIES' WOMEN and it is also announcing its upcoming events.

Over 1 million people interacted with the 200 events of Romanian Creative Week 2024. National premiere: an Augmented Reality moment included in Irina Schrotter's collection presentation on the last day of RCW

VILNIUS: Martynas Norvaišas (Lithuania), Jāzeps Podnieks (Latvia) and Alesja Suzdaltseva (Estonia) are the participants selected for the 6th edition of the Baltic Shorts Residency. The annual short film script development residency will take place 1 - 21 June 2024 in Kintai, Lithuania.

Three Baltic filmmakers given opportunity to develop short film scripts as part of  6th edition of the Baltic Shorts Residency

“The 58th KVIFF official selection, closely watched core of the festival's annual line-up comprising the Crystal Globe and Proxima competitions as well as the Special Screenings program offers a unique epicenter of genres and themes vibrating through the contemporary cinema. Freshly revisionist take on the esthetical canons of a period film. A balanced, caring but also provocative look on the fate of a woman in the contemporary society in any moment of her life. The immediate influence of political events on the life of an individual human being anywhere in the world. My colleagues and I discovered these themes running through our selection of films. 15 out of 32 films featured in the official selection are debuts and we could not be more excited they are accompanied by the brand new works of renowned filmmakers of the likes of Mark Cousins, Oleh Sentsov, Noaz Deshe, Antonin Peretjatko, Beata Parkanova and Burak Çevik.”

Karel Och, artistic director of Karlovy Vary IFF

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Cannes Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight and Critics Week, giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics’ opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights into what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

SARAJEVO: The CineLink Co-production Market announced the first eight Southeastern European projects in development selected for its upcoming edition (18 – 23 August 2024).

VALLETTA: Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival has announced the first titles from its Main Competition, as well as from the Out of Competition and Mare Nostrum sections. The festival is organised by the Malta Film Commission from 22 to 30 June 2024 under the theme Unity through Film.

MALTA, Valletta, 19th May 2024 – Malta’s Mediterrane Film Festival has unveiled the first wave of programming for its upcoming second edition of the festival, taking place from 22nd June to 30th June 2024 in the enchanting capital of the island, Valletta. These titles span the Main Competition, Out of Competition and Mare Nostrum programming strands and sit under the Mediterrane Film Festival’s theme for 2024: ‘Unity through Film’.

PARIS: Polish producer and member of the executive council of FNE Association Dariusz Jabłoński has been elected president of the European Producers Club (EPC).