Film News From Visegrad

Eva Zaoralová: A Great Woman And A Friend Has Passed Away

PRODUCTION: Czech Star Aňa Geislerová to Play Ms. President in Czech Rom-Com

Zátopek Wins Czech Lion Awards

KVIFF 2022: Karlovy Vary Film Festival Refuses Call to Ban All Russian Films

Polish Filmmakers Association Offers Aid to Ukrainian Refugee Filmmakers

New Documentaries from SFP Munk Studio on VOD

FESTIVALS: IFF Febiofest Bratislava 2022 Returns to Cinemas

FNE Innovation: Pitch the Doc: Online Hub for Documentary Professionals and Industry Events

Ada Smyk's Short Doc Backstage to Premiere Internationally at SXSW in Austin

Ivan Ostrochovský's Servants Leads 2022 Sun in a Net Awards Nominations

PRODUCTION: Polish/Hungarian Coproduction Saint Wraps Shooting

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Oscar Nominations for FNE Partner Countries

Kids Kino Industry Announces 2022 Dates

Occupation Dominates Czech Film Critics‘ Awards

Munk Studio Extends Submission Deadline for Flagship Programmes Until 28 February 2022

Record Year for ZAPA – Polish Union of Audiovisual Authors and Producers

Visegrad Film Forum Returns After Two Years Break

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Documentary Jan Mancuska: You Will Never See It All Continues Production

Occupation and Zátopek Dominate Czech Lion Nominations for 2021

Karlovy Vary IFF Acquires Czech Distributor Aerofilms

My Sunny Maad Gets Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film

Hungary’s Gentle Competes at Sundance

Poland Introduces New COVID-19 Restrictions for Cinemas

Kino Lorber Releases Miklós Jancsó's Films in USA

BOX OFFICE: Girls From Dubai Tops Polish Box Office

Krzysztof Zanussi Honoured by Polish Filmmakers Association

PRODUCTION: Czech Comedy The Island Filming in Thailand

Czech Republic Ranks Sixth in European Animated Film Production

Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers Wins Arab Critics Award 

GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Approves Increased Support for 2022

Martin Scorsese Joins Kornél Mundruczó’s Evolution

Chris Hemsworth Films Extraction 2 in Prague

Czech Private Television Institute to Open in Brno

Cinemas in Slovakia Close Due to Covid Curfew

PRODUCTION: Mariana Čengel Solčanská in Postproduction with Slovak/Czech The Chambermaid 

PRODUCTION: Ivan Ostrochovský in Preproduction with Slovak/Czech The Spring 

PRODUCTION: Václav Marhoul Preps Czech/American Coproduction McCarthy

PRODUCTION: Iveta Grófová Shoots Slovak/Czech/Hungarian War Drama Emma and the Death’s Head

Leave No Traces Sold to More Territories

Hungarian Horror Post Mortem Sold to North America

Hindi Remake of Hungarian Liza the Fox-Fairy Available for Streaming

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Katalin Moldovai in Postproduction with Debut Feature Total Eclipse

PRODUCTION: HBO in Production with Slovak TV Series Winner

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: 107 Mothers to Represent Slovakia in Oscar Race

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Polish Minority Coproduction Lamb to Represent Iceland in Oscar Race 

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Feature and Animated Films Grants

BOX OFFICE: Wedding by Wojciech Smarzowski Tops Polish Box Office

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Czech Republic Selects Zátopek as Oscar Candidate

EFA Honours Márta Mészáros with Lifetime Achievement Award

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Post Mortem to Represent Hungary in Oscar Race

Hungarian Film Industry Is Booming in 2021

Czech Crime Series Rats Acquired by Baltic TV3 Group and Slovenian PRO PLUS

PRODUCTION: Benő Baranyi in Postproduction with Hungarian Time Travel Sci-fi Comedy

Martin Šulík Wins Top Prize at Slovak IGRIC Awards for The Man with Hare Ears

Czech Republic Increases Budget for Production Incentives by 12 m EUR

Budapest Classics Film Marathon Pays Tribute to Iconic Figures of Hungarian Cinema

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Documentary Grants

PRODUCTION: Jiří Havelka in Postproduction with A Unique Event

Polish/Italian/Czech Silent Land Sold in France

Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers Sold in Switzerland and Benelux 

FNE TV Venice 2021: Jan P. Matuszyński - Director of Leave No Traces

BOX OFFICE: David Ondříček's Zátopek Gets Best Czech Opening of the Season 

Sahraa Karimi and Wanda Adamik Hrycova Develop Film about Escape from Kabul

FNE Podcast: Dok Incubator 2021: Barbora Hudečková and Tomáš Poštulka - One World Film Festival

FNE Podcast: Dok Incubator 2021: Rita Balough

PRODUCTION: Yvonne Kerékgyártó Shoots Sophomore Feature at Lake Balaton

FNE Podcast: Dok Incubator 2021: Andrea Prenghyová

FNE TV: Venice 2021: Peter Kerekes 107 Mothers

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Leave No Traces to Represent Poland in Oscar Race

Films Boutique Picks Up Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers

PRODUCTION: Italian/Czech Coproduction Terezín Starts Filming in Czech Republic

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Gives Production Support to Nine Feature Films

BOX OFFICE: New Comedy/Drama from Kinga Dębska Tops Polish BO

BOX OFFICE: TVN Production Black Sheep Tops Polish Box Office

PRODUCTION: Alice Nellis Starts Shooting Buko

Afghan Director Sahraa Karimi Rescued by Slovak Producer Wanda Adamík Hrycova and Ukrainian Government

BOX OFFICE: Three Czech Films Top Local BO Chart

PRODUCTION: Slovak Director Jonáš Karásek Prepares to Start Shooting Action Comedy Invalid

PRODUCTION: Czech Drama Thinking David in Development

Australia Picks Up Czech Miniseries Rats

PRODUCTION: Cristina Grosan Shoots Ordinary Failures

Rise of the Raven To Be Most Expensive Hungarian Series

PRODUCTION: Amazon Series Jack Ryan to Shoot in Slovakia

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants For Minority Co-Production

The Gray Man Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans Shoots in Prague

Poland’s Helios Cinemas Withdraws COVID-19 Vaccination Status from Tickets After Public Outcry

PRODUCTION: Last Part of Ambitious International Project Maria-Theresa Enters Postproduction 

PRODUCTION: Polish Director Anna Kazejak Enters Postproduction with Fucking Bornholm

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Animated Series The Websters 3 in Production

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to Resume Filming in Hungary

Kill It and Leave This Town Wins Polish Eagles for Best Film

Hungarian/Slovak Family Drama Wild Roots Acquires Worldwide Distributor 

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Debut Feature Heights and Depths Halfway Through Shooting

Paprika Studios Announces 3rd Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum

Third Installment of Cult Classic by Tomáš Vorel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

PRODUCTION: Maria Sadowska Shoots Romantic Comedy Commissioned by Polsat Group

PRODUCTION: Polish Writer/Director Maciej Kawalski Shoots Dangerous Gentlemen

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Romantic Comedy Just a Lot of Love in Production

A country the size of Latvia isn’t often OVERrepresented, but seeing their country's name one time too many is exactly what raised quite a few of the Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) delegates' eyebrows when they opened Screen International at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

OUR PLACE IS OUTER SPACE by Daniel Daoud and Simon Szabo from Hungary has won the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award 2022 for the Best Eastern European Script.  Special Mention went to THE FERRYMAN by Jan Koos from Slovakia.

Director and screenwriter Sebastian Meise (President of the Jury), director, screenwriter and producer Lucile Hadžihalilović, writer-director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, actor Milan Marić and producer and senior consultant for Int’l Co-Productions Katriel Schory will serve on the Jury of the Competition Programme - Feature Film of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival.

Key players show their commitment to the art of cinema and its unique power and magic to move audiences, by stimulating their curiosity, by exploring other realities, emotions and concepts.

Each May, we gather in Cannes to celebrate the scriptwriters who have participated in ScripTeast over the past year and award the best of their scripts the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award at a ceremony by the sea. Fully polished through hard work with the help of our distinguished advisors, we present to you here 10 of the best projects and their authors from Eastern Europe, amongst which we hope you might find the next great internationally acclaimed discovery. All writers are in Cannes so there is a chance to meet.

Since the privatization of movie theaters in Georgia began, the country's most important cinemas (Rustaveli, Apollo) have radically modified their function, causing a massive gap between films and audiences. As long as Georgian films celebrate victory at home and abroad from festival to festival, filmmakers individually try to screen their films where they were shot; it must be emphasized that due to the scarcity of cinemas, Georgian films to a large extent remain unattended; whereas the interest of film viewers in Georgian cinema is growing from year to year. The large number of attendees at Georgian film festivals, growing interest in the retrospectives of the archive cinema or film screenings in the cinema house is factual evidence to this.

The following grants were announced by the Romanian Film Centre on 18 May 2022.