PRAGUE: One animated feature and 10 animated shorts have been supported by the Czech Film Fund in the combined call for both development and production with the total amount of 1.25 million EUR.

A country the size of Latvia isn’t often OVERrepresented, but seeing their country's name one time too many is exactly what raised quite a few of the Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) delegates' eyebrows when they opened Screen International at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

CANNES: The Riga International Film Festival has responded to what they are calling “cultural colonisation” of film media during the Cannes Film Festival.

SARAJEVO: The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from 12 to 19 August 2022, has announced the jury for its main competition will be headed by Austrian director and scriptwriter Sebastian Meise.

OUR PLACE IS OUTER SPACE by Daniel Daoud and Simon Szabo from Hungary has won the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award 2022 for the Best Eastern European Script.  Special Mention went to THE FERRYMAN by Jan Koos from Slovakia.

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. FNE will be publishing updates each day from today until the end of the festival.

Director and screenwriter Sebastian Meise (President of the Jury), director, screenwriter and producer Lucile Hadžihalilović, writer-director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, actor Milan Marić and producer and senior consultant for Int’l Co-Productions Katriel Schory will serve on the Jury of the Competition Programme - Feature Film of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival.

CANNES: The Slovenian short film Love In Plane Sight by Slovenian art student Matej Rimanić, has won one of the two main prizes of the Tik Tok competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

CANNES: Lithuanian director Vytautas Katkus has received the Cannes Critics' Week's Next Step Award for his project The Visitor in what is being hailed by many as a “Lithuanian New Wave” with Lithuanian films seeing an increasingly high profile around the world.

Key players show their commitment to the art of cinema and its unique power and magic to move audiences, by stimulating their curiosity, by exploring other realities, emotions and concepts.