With the aim of increasing the awareness of European films and talent in Italy, European Film Promotion (EFP) will be bringing three SHOOTING STARS 2010 to the International Rome Film Festival (October 28 - November 5) for the first time. Following the showcase at the Berlin International Film Festival, the selected three emerging actors will present their recent films at Italy's glittering cinematographic feast. The Italian SHOOTING STAR Michele Riondino will be seen in Ten Winters by Valerio Mieli, Zrinka Cvitesić from Croatia will be in Rome with her film On The Path by Jasmila Zbanić and Pihla Viitala from Finland will be attending with Bad Family by Aleksi Salmenperä. The presentation of SHOOTING STARS in Rome is being supported financially by the MEDIA Programme of the EU. "We believe in the future of emerging actors. That's why Rome opens a big window onto bright new hopes each year", says Roberto Cicutto, director of The Business Street at the International Rome Film Festival.


EDN Online Pitching call for art documentary projects
EDN - European Documentary Network is calling for art documentary projects for their second EDN Online Pitching Session happening on December 9, 2010. This new thematic pitching format is based on an online video-conference, where three documentary projects are introduced. Deadline is November 11, 2010.

After the local success of the documentaries in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, through cinema distribution and screenings at festivals in Karlovy Vary and Krakow, these original production documentaries will be presented at the 14th annual edition of the International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava. All the films from HBO Czech Republic were produced for the HBO documentary series BEZ CENZURY (Without Censorship).


Under the auspices of this year's Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival producers were invited to the 2nd Latin American-European Coproduction Workshop from October 2-5, organized by the Media Business School - Spain, the Festival do Rio, and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture.

Tales from Kars is a portmanteau of the five winning short stories in a script competition held as part of the 2007 Festival on Wheels and spearheaded by the Ankara Cinema Association and former mayor of Kars, Naif Alibeyoğlu. With all five shorts shot in Kars, the ensemble was wrapped with post-production support from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism and has since received invitations from numerous international festivals. The shorts were directed by Özcan Alper, Ülkü Oktay, Ahu Öztürk, Zehra Derya Koç and Emre Akay, who have been instrumental in introducing Kars, one of the farthest flung corners of Turkey, to the rest of the world.

The 47th International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival which will be held between the 9th and 14th of October, is getting ready to present the latest successful works of Georgian Cinema as a part of this year's "Euroasian Cinema" section.

VARNA: Bulgarian filmmakers have become the latest victims of the austerity measures sweeping Europe in the wake of the European governments bail out of banks following the global financial crisis.

The Estonian Film Foundation supported the following features, documentaries and animation projects in 2010. Last round for feature development was March 8, 2010, feature script support April 5, 2010. For documentaries last round was April 26 2010 (development), and January 18 (development and production). For animation the last round was May 17, 2010 (short animation).

"A Heart-Broken Circus" by Marek Tomasz Pawłowski has been awarded with the Slovak TV Prize at the 16th EtnoFilm Cadca in Slovak Republic. Jury appreciated the film's "perfect sense of a film esthetics in a reflection on a sad end of the circus world."