TALLINN: In May 2023, Elmo Nüganen’s trilogy Melchior the Apothecary will be available on Germany’s largest telecom enterprise Magenta TV, as well as on the Czech streaming platform iPrima.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IS NOW OPEN - The 19th edition of the Docu Talents from the East – a closely watched presentation of the most remarkable new documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe – will take place on August 13 during the Cinelink Industry Days at Sarajevo FF.

BUDAPEST: Johnny Depp has visited Budapest and was seen in front of the Gellért Hotel as well as at the restaurant PitPit.

LIBEREC: The 22nd edition of the International Festival of Animated Films – Anifilm kicked off in Liberec, Czech Republic on 2 May 2023 and it is screening approximately 500 works till 7 May 2023.

HAAPSALU: The Dutch production Shut directed by Niels Bourgonje received the Silver Méliès for Best Film in the Méliès Short Film Competition of the 18th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival (HÕFF). The festival was held 28 – 30 April 2023.

BUDAPEST: The initiative of the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) to annually celebrate the day of 30 April, when the first film with dramatised scenes, A Táncz by Béla Zsitkovszky, was presented in 1901, is met in 2023 with numerous events in cinemas and also on TV and streaming platforms.

VIENNA: The International Screen Institute (ISI) has recently opened applications for its new training programmes for European and international film and TV creatives and executives in 2023. The four courses are: Sustainability Management (in June), Business & Legal Affairs (in September), The Audience Design Lab (in October) and Market Ready (later this year).

Vienna, Austria, April 25, 2023 – The International Screen Institute (ISI), founded in 2020 as a non-profit organisation, recently opened applications for its new training programs for European and International Film and TV creatives and executives.

BUCHAREST: Beta Cinema has acquired Golden Bear-winner Călin Peter Netzer’s upcoming feature Familiar, which is a Romanian/French/Taiwanese coproduction currently in postproduction. Pre-sales will start at the upcoming Marché du Film (16 – 24 May 2023) in Cannes.

CANNES: Films from Hungary and Poland are among the 11 titles selected for Cannes’ Short Films competition, while the La Cinef selection counts 16 films among which two are from the Czech Republic.