VALLETTA: The TV franchise Malta’s Got Talent will benefit from the 40% cash rebate on eligible production expenses from the Malta Film Commission.

BERLIN: Europa Distribution will organise the panel “Surfing the Waves. Audience Building in a New Period of Changes” at the Berlinale European Film Market on 19 February 2023.

WARSAW: Veteran Polish actor Leonard Pietraszak died at 86. His career in the theatre, television and cinema spanned five decades.

A new wave of economic challenges and shifting consumer trends are disrupting the post-Covid recovery for European film, testing business models and financial sustainability.

BERLIN: Radu Jude, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Cătălin Cristuțiu and Alise Ģelze are among the members of several juries of the 2023 Berlinale, including the International Jury.

PRAGUE: The International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World will launch a competition for virtual reality projects at its 25th edition, set to take place in Prague 22 – 30 March 2023.

BUCHAREST: Avatar: The Way of Water has become the highest grossing film in Romania of all time, with 6.89 m EUR / 33,901,068 RON.

REGION: New European streaming service SkyShowtime will launch in the Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia on 14 February 2023.

BELGRADE: The 16th Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, initiated by Emir Kusturica, has handed its Golden Egg Award to Letter to a Pig (Israel) directed by Tal Kantor.

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Motion Picture Festival is prepping a special 3rd edition from 7 to 10 June 2023 as one of the three towns hosting the screenings, Veszprém, is the 2023 European Capital of Culture.