CANNES: The long-awaited historical epic Medieval by Petr Jakl, about the independent-minded Bohemian general Jan Zizka, who never lost a battle, had its first screening in the Market and proved to be a spectacular kick off and Cannes opener for Hollywood's Highland Film Group and its new sales and distribution company The Avenue.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre has distributed almost 4 m EUR / 20 m RON as production grants for feature films, documentaries, short fiction films, animated films and one thematic feature film, and also as development grants. New projects by Radu Jude, Constantin Popescu and Ioana Uricaru are among the winners in the feature film category.

The following grants were announced by the Romanian Film Centre on 18 May 2022.

 

PRAGUE: The documentary workshop dok.incubator has announced four selected projects for the 2022 edition of the Czech workshop. The projects were brought to Prague for the first in-person session and started working on their goal - to be ready for cinemas in 2023.

CANNES: Phoenix Worldwide has picked up world sales excluding Poland and Italy to award winning director Lech Majewski’s film Brigitte Bardot Forever, which Phoenix will introduce to international buyers in Cannes as well as festival programmers.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Postal Bank HBP and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) have signed an agreement that will provide the Croatian AV sector with access to significantly more financing for AV works.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve first and second films have been selected for the main competition of the 21st edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which will take place in Cluj-Napoca 17-26 June 2022. The selection of the Romanian Film Days was also announced on 17 May 2022.

BUCHAREST: The Bucharest based VPX Studios created by lighting and sound equipment supplier Marbo Trade together with Buftea Studios has become one of the first virtual production studios in Romania.

VALLETTA: Cinema City, a five day film event in the Maltese capital of Valletta, will showcase both international and Maltese producers at free outdoor screenings from 24 to 28 May.

dok.incubator announces four selected projects for the 2022 edition of the Czech workshop dealing with topics that reach far beyond the borders of the Czech Republic. The projects were brought to Prague for the first in-person session and started working on their goal - to be ready for cinemas in 2023.