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Announcing European projects selected for the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum 2022

We are happy to share with you 16 new European documentary projects, which will be presented at the 2nd edition of the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum held as part of the 26th Ji.hlava IDFF on October 27–28.

EKOFILM will present 25 documentaries from 15 countries. Most of the films are from the Czech Republic and Germany.

CZECH REPUBLIC/Brno - The EKOFILM dramaturgy team has selected the top 25 films in competition from a total of 243 entries. The festival jury will award the best films in the sections Beauty of Nature, Central European Films and Short Films. Any of the films in competition can then win…

Astra Film Festival 2022, teleportation to the future with immersive films and fulldome projections Tickets for all festival events are on sale

Astra Film Festival brings again the Dome-type cinema to Piața Mare in Sibiu and proposes, between October 9-16, the special AFF New Media program, dedicated to viewers of all ages who want to be initiated in digital cinema - Concept Art, VR, Augmented Reality. The International Documentary Film Festival in…

Pustnik inaugurates its residency for sophomore fiction features

Pustnik’s third development residency of the year – part of the Pustnik Screenwriting Network – will take place from October 9th to 16th. Five writers will be working on their sophomore fiction feature screenplays in Izvoranu, a rural setting in Romania. The selected projects are:“Disorder" by Giacomo Abbruzzese, Italy“RARA AVIS”…

BIAFF 2022 Closing Ceremony and Awards

BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place on 25 September, at Cinema Apollo Festival Jury awarded prizes in three competition sections – Feature Films and Short Films. BIAFF 2022 international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members – Lech Majewski (Poland) – Head of Jury, Carmen Grey (Germany), Lasha Khalvashi,…

27 Sofia International Film Festival 2023 * CALL for Submissions

Festival Regulations 1. Sofia International Film Festival (Sofia IFF) is the biggest competitive film festival in Bulgaria, accredited by FIAPF. The festival is presenting the best of the world contemporary cinema, including works of masters, discoveries and retrospectives. The 27th Sofia IFF will be held from 16th to 26th of…

Scanorama Presents Revamped Short Film Competition: Films Selected from All of Europe

The European Film Forum Scanorama presented its expanded short film competition Glimpses of Europe. The programme, which has replaced a regional short film competition New Baltic Cinema in its 13th edition, is to showcase new film talents from all over Europe. This year, the organisers received twice as many entries…

Astra Film Junior, around the World in 23 films The most complex documentary film education program returns to the Astra Film Festival calendar (October 9th -16th)

Children and teenagers have their own festival again. Astra Film Junior, the first and most complex cinema education program in Romania, returns to Sibiu between October 9th -16th. Designed for three age categories (6+, 11+ and 15+), the AF Junior educational program includes film screenings in cinema halls and in…

PÖFF announces first 7 films from its Official Selection

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) Announces the first seven films to join its main Official Selection competition programme.

RIGA IFF Announces Full Lineup for Festival’s Ninth Edition

The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will bring together local and international audiences for the ninth time this year. RIGA IFF takes place between 13 and 23 October and is one of the most important film events in the Baltic Sea region. The broad programme of more than 100…

#letsmakebiafftogether – FUNDRAISING Campaign for BIAFF Film Festival (Georgia)

Due to severe financial problems, caused by unexpected cut of financing from Government, the management of the film festival starts a fundraising campaign (with hashtag - #letsmakeBIAFFtogether) to support the #BIAFF festival. #BIAFF film festival was founded in 2006 and during these 16 years, it established itself as a visit…

Astra Film Festival presents 17 of the newest and most valuable documentary films about the real Romania

The Astra Film Festival in Sibiu, which will take place between October 9th -16th, presents a selection of the newest and most valuable Romanian documentary films of the moment. In total, 17 Romanian films will be screened, of which 14 can be seen for the first time in Romania, in…

A spectacular experience announcing the 29th edition of the Astra Film Festival Floating Cinema on the lake in Dumbrava Sibiului

A weekend as if torn from a beautiful dream in Sibiu, where hundreds of people had a unique experience: floating in boats, in the moonlight, watching films projected on a huge screen, located between windmills, in the middle of Dumbrava Sibiului. The AFF Warm-Up event was offered to the audience…

BIAFF 2022 – Festival announces its 17th edition and international competition program

The 17th Batumi International Art-house Film Festival will be held in Batumi during 18-25 September. Batumi International Film Festival was established in 2006. Organizer of the film festival - Batumi House of Artists "Argani". Film Screenings will take place at Apollo Cinema and Europe Square. The film festival will feature…

Mycelium Conversations and Occult Rhythms in Music from the Region. The Unique Baltic Music Video Competition Returns to RIGA IFF

The ninth Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) announces the first of its upcoming competitions from this year's festival. The BALTIC MUSIC VIDEO screening will take place in person at Splendid Palace on 21 October with the participation of musicians and filmmakers. The competition returns to the festival programme after…

VERZIÓ Film Festival Budapest: Film Critics Workshop // DocLab Workshop // Call for Student Jury

Dear partners, colleagues and friends, We are proud and excited to share with you the news of Verzió Documentary Film Festival's new calls. Applications are open for documentary filmmakers and film critics to workshops offering tutoring with experts as well as to university students wishing to be part of this…

Astra Film Festival 2022 official selection. The world, seen from over 100 cinematic perspectives

Three out of four documentaries screened at #AFF2022 will be premieres

Docu Talents from the East @Sarajevo Film Festival

Your guide to brand new documentary films in progress from Central and Eastern Europe.

Cinematik will present a retrospective of the unique Lucile Hadzihalilović. Slovak viewers will see her films in the profile section for the first time

Unmistakable handwriting, bold themes and captivating images that oscillate between dream and nightmare. The work of the French-Bosnian director, screenwriter and producer Lucile Hadžihalilović offers truly exceptional film experiences, which Slovak viewers can now look forward to thanks to Cinematik. The festival will present a retrospective of the award-winning filmmaker's…

Polish Days 2022 awards

Polish Days – the most important industry event of New Horizons IFF, co-organized by the Polish Film Institute has just finished.