The second edition of LINE-UP: International Academy & Networking for Festivalwill take place between May 30 - 31, 2024, in Sibiu, as part of the 8th edition of ESTE FILM Festival. LINE-UP Academyis intended as an annual meeting between managers of film and theatre festivals, academic professors and students eager to launch in this field, with the aim of exchanging experiences and know-hows, discussing new managerial trends, launching innovative ideas and initiating possible collaborations.

BUCHAREST: The 4th edition of Film O'Clock International Festival will be held simultaneously in Romania, Lithuania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Greece, Egypt and South Africa from 28 February to 3 March 2024.

BERLIN: FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Berlin Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Panorama and Forum 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 to what critics in many different countries think about the programme.

WARSAW: Poland's audiovisual creators, represented by the Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers (ZAPA), expressed in an official statement their disappointment over the recent draft amendment to the country's copyright law.

PRAGUE: The first season of the series Blade Runner 2099 directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling will be shot at the Barrandov Studios between June and December 2024.

PRAGUE: Twelve projects including four short animated films, one animated series, one TV special, five long animated films and one XR animated film have been selected for the 6th edition of the CEE Animation Workshop, which will be held in four modules throughout 2024.

Only a few months ago, the filming of Katarína Gramatová’s debut fiction feature, Promise, I'll be Fine, wrapped. Previously, Gramatová’s made the short film Cherries, which won the Jury award at Zlin international film festival. Gramatová works primarily as an editor, after completing her studies at VŠMU Bratislava. Through this, she has worked with major brands on commercials, and collaborated on the music video for French artist Stromae - Sante, which currently has over 55 million views on YouTube and was nominated for Best Editing at Ciclope festival.

The CEE Animation Workshop has entered it’s sixth year with a new selection of participants and animated projects in development. The programme is again welcoming projects and participants from different countries, while still maintaining focus on the CEE region and low production capacity countries. Among 38 applications from 26 countries, the organizers have carefully selected 12 projects and 28 participants from 13 countries who will attend the 2024 edition of the CEE Animation Workshop.

For an entire week in March, film enthusiasts will have the opportunity to attend inspiring meetings with world-renowned film professionals. DoP José Luis Alcaine, known for his long-term collaboration with Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar; Tariq Anwar, editor of such films as American Beauty or The King’s Speech; cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, who has worked on cult classics like Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – these are only some of the illustrious guests coming to Bratislava to share their experience and know-how with film students, industry professionals, as well as casual cineastes.

LONDON: Hungarian set designer Zsuzsa Mihalek received the award for Best Production Design for her work on Poor Things, while the Polish minority coproduction The Zone of Interest received the awards for Outstanding British Film, Film Not in the English Language, and Sound at the BAFTA Film Awards held on 18 February 2024.