The following grants were supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) on 26 August 2022.

VILNIUS: An interesting ArtTech Forum was held in Vilnius on 8 December 2023, organised by ArtTech Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, the City of Vilnius and the Baltic Film & Creative Tech Cluster.

BERLIN: The Estonian majority coproduction Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints was awarded European Documentary at the 36th edition of the European Film Awards held in Berlin on 9 December 2023. The big winner of the evening was the French drama Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet.

ZAGREB: Spy/Master, directed by Christopher Smith and produced by Proton Cinema (Hungary) and Mobra Films (Romania) for HBO Europe, received the NEM Award for Best Drama TV Series in the CEE region at NEM Zagreb (6 – 8 December 2023).

BELGRADE: The French/Serbian/Luxembourg/Croatian coproduction Lost Country directed by Serbian director Vladimir Perišić is among the three titles shortlisted for the 2023 Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, which were launched by European Film Promotion and the Arab Cinema Center in 2019.

PRAGUE: Editors, directors and producers are invited to apply with long documentaries in the rough cut stage for the 2024 dok.incubator workshop. The deadline is 25 January 2024.

DEADLINE: January 25, 2024 - dok.incubator is looking for ambitious feature-length documentaries in the rough-cut stage to participate in the 2024 workshop. Submit your film to work with world-class editors, get personal feedback on your rough cut from key decision-makers, and develop your unique marketing and distribution strategy! Deadline: January 25, 2024.

BUCHAREST: Igor Cobileanski’s fourth feature film Comatogen has finished editing and will soon enter sound design, sound mixing and colorisation. The film is a coproduction between Romania and the Republic of Moldova, supported by the film centres of both countries.

BUDAPEST: Cold War action adventure Mayday starring Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh will be shot in Budapest as well as in San Diego and Montreal starting 5 February 2024.

The 27th edition of Black Nights broke several records in terms of global media coverage - the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival was mentioned in over 6800 articles in 93 countries, and the number of potential media contacts rose to 19.9 billion. The number of admissions was significantly higher than in 2022, and is comparable to the all-time record year, 2019.

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