16 - 24 April 2021

Back together: online workshops, screenings, competitions!

The International Cyprus Film Days for Children and Youth 2021 presents a fresh and innovative programme for Children and Youth in this 7th edition, which is scheduled to be held exclusively online.

Five fascinating workshops by film professionals, as well as online screenings of four films for children and youth make up this year’s edition, which will take place from the 16th to the 24th April 2021, in the framework of Cyprus Film Days International Festival, co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and the Rialto Theatre.

Another edition of the Krakow Film Festival, taking place in difficult times for the world and culture, is ahead of us. The latest films from all over the world, qualified for the prestigious documentary film competition, will take the viewers on a journey to an alternative reality without any traces of the pandemic, but full of equally serious problems. The films from esteemed festivals, as well as long-awaited world premieres, will compete for the Golden and Silver Horns in front of the international jury. Among them, there are 2 Polish productions.

PRAGUE: Nine series projects and three development executive participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and the Czech Republic have been selected for Midpoint TV Launch 2021.

The Sarajevo Film Festival (SFF) has initiated a network of festivals operating in the territory of common language of the former Yugoslavia. Alongside SFF, the network members are several prominent festivals: the Belgrade Auteur Film Festival (Serbia), the Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia) and the Herceg Novi / Montenegro Film Festival (Montenegro). The network, supported by Creative Europe, forms a strategic partnership that aims to stimulate the circulation and promotion of independent European film and talent in a common-language region with a population of 15 million inhabitants. It focuses on the creation of new audiences and on the augmentation of the overall organisational and operational capacities of its partners by introducing the most up-to-date advances in technology.

Every year, several outstanding Polish productions are included in the international competitions at the Krakow Film Festival. In the prestigious group of the latest and the most important films from all over the world, they have a chance to vie for the highest festival trophies and recognition of the domestic audience and the film industry from Poland and abroad. This year, in the international film competition, we will see the films “No hero at all” by Michał Kawecki and “Walk with Angels” by Tomasz Wysokiński.

We are announcing opening of submissions for this year’s edition of KVIFF Eastern Promises! Selected projects that are currently in development, production or post-production will be presented during our Industry online presentations this summer.

This year, KVIFF Eastern Promises include these categories:

Works in Progress - fiction + documentary projects with Post-production Development Award + 2 cash awards of 5 000 EUR each
First Cut+ - showcase of projects that recently participated in First Cut Lab programs
Works in Development - Feature Launch – with Development Award of 10 000 EUR
First Cut Lab - an expert workshop in editing

FNE continues to report about the critical conditions of cinemas in the region.

FNE spoke to the new artistic director of Pula Film Festival Pavo Marinkovic about the challenges of taking over as director of the festival during the pandemic and his determination for the festival to go ahead on site at the world famous Roman amphitheatre the Arena this year. He also speaks about new tendencies in Croatian film and his plans for the future of the festival. 

dok.incubator workshop has just announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will be supported in 2021.

PRAGUE: Projects from Hungary and Romania are among the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator rough-cut training workshop 2021.