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.

scene from All Those Sensations in My Belly, The Tower 

The Short Film Competition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival to screen Marko Dješka’s All Those Sensations in My Belly, while the Graduation Short Film category will feature The Tower by Sunčana Brkulj. In addition, Croatian works scheduled to compete in the Commissioned Films programme. This year’s 45th Annecy edition takes place in hybrid format, 14th – 19th June.

The recently unveiled programmes of the Visions du Réel festival and CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival confirm the good condition of Czech documentaries beyond borders of the Czech Republic. In Nyon, Living Water will celebrate its international premiere in the National Competition, and co-production documentary Gorbachev. Heaven takes part in the Grand Angle section. Both films have also been selected for noncompetitive sections of the CPH:DOX. Furthemore, A Marriage will celebrate world premiere within the Hot Docs Canadian EFP programme, and Blix will be pitched at the Hot Docs Forum.

LIMASSOL: Ten films have been selected for the Glocal Images, the main competition of the 19th edition of Cyprus Film Days, while seven projects in development have been selected for the Dot on the Map Industry Days.

WIESBADEN: Sixteen titles have been selected for the Competition for Central and Eastern European feature films and documentaries at the 21st edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, which will be held physically and online 20-26 April 2021.