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Festival sections and thematic overview FilmFestival Cottbus 2021

The 31st FilmFestival Cottbus returns to local cinemas from 2nd to 7th of November and presents its programme of 170 films from 40 (co-)production countries, for the first time, in seven venues and on a total of ten screens. In addition, there will be digital cinema in streaming, parallel to…

First 6 films for Black Nights Birthday * Industry accreditations open * Tarkovsky opera comes to Tallinn

It's our birthday and you're invited. Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event turns 20. We're planning some very special events to celebrate (including an opera!?), but we know great films and great industry events are at the heart of what…

Between cinema seat and living room couch - The 31st FilmFestival Cottbus presents the latest from Eastern Europe in cinemas and via streaming

The 31st FilmFestival Cottbus returns to local cinemas from 2nd to 7th of November and presents its 170-film programme, for the first time, in seven venues and on a total of ten screens. In addition, there is digital cinema in streaming, parallel to the festival and extended until the 16th…

Press accreditation to the 25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is now open

The media accreditation to the 25th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF and the audiovisual industry summit Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is now open! The physical festival takes place from November 12-28 in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia and industry events will take place in a hybrid format from November…

19 films from 9 countries to compete in the international short film programme New Baltic Cinema

The European Film Forum Scanorama presents the 12th edition of the short film competition New Baltic Cinema (NBC), introducing young film talents from nine Baltic Sea Region countries. Traditionally, the Lithuanian programme nominees were invited to NBC breakfast. The short film selection will be shown at this year's Scanorama on…

Call for entries for WEMW Co-production Forum is now open!

DEADLINE: October 30, 2021 The next edition of WEMW will mark the start of a brand-new era in the design and planning of the co-production market. After ten years based on a traditional physical format and one year run fully online, the new generation of WEMW will introduce a new…

2021 Kids Kino Industry Winners Announced!

34 pitchings: 18 in development, 6 in work in progress, 9 projects developed within Kids Kino Lab, 1 market presentation. 2 days of intensive pitchings sessions in front of the Decision Makers gathered in Kino Muranów in Warsaw and online. And here come the announcement!

BIAFF 2021 Closing Ceremony and Awards

BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place on 24 September, at Cinema Apollo Festival Jury awarded prizes in three competition sections – Feature Films, Doc Films and Short Films. BIAFF 2021 international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members – Lana Ghoghoberidze – Head of Jury (Georgia), Iryna Gordiichuk (Ukraine),…

Subject: GOLDEN FRUIT PLAN 2021 call for projects till September 30th

Dear Documentary Filmmaker, We would like to invite you to take part in the new documentary pitching program GOLDEN FRUIT PLAN. Golden Fruit Plan is focused on film projects from Europe and China, meant for the audiences from Europe and China. We are looking for the films capable to share…

Irish-UK Producer and European Film Academy Chairman Mike Downey, Honoured with the Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award, at Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest

Mike_Downey_BW_photo_Damil_Kalogjera The Award, will be presented tonight at the opening of the festival by British film and theatre director, three times Academy Award nominee, Stephen Daldry picture: EFA/Getty Images “In the difficult times which we are all experiencing,” says Downey, “I’m delighted that my career as a European producer and…

The Crossing awarded in IFF Zlín

The Crossing / Přes hranici We would love to inform to you that the feature animated film THE CROSSING / Přes hranici was awarded at ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL yesterday – Special Jury Prize in a Feature Films in the Youth Category (Niklas Teng – Chairman of Jury)!!! The largest and…

Women in revolt and other stories: the coco line-up 2021

Connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus, presents this year’s selection of projects in development and works in progress. On 3-5 November, the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco) will take place as a hybrid event with online and on-site components and we look forward to welcoming…

The astra film festival 2021 has announced its winners

Us Against Us (Andra Tarara, Romania), Night Nursery (Moumouni Sanou, Burkina Faso), Wolves at the Border (Martin Páv, Czech Republic) and Milkless (Lidia Ilie, Romania) are the big winners of AFF2021. Best directors: Olga Lucovnicova („My Uncle Tudor”) – Romania Section and Maja Novaković („Then Comes the Evening”) – DocSchool…

BIAFF 2021 Announces Lineup

BATUMI: Nine titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival, running 18-24 September 2021. An international jury headed by the Georgian director Lana Ghoghoberidze will award five prizes, including the Grand Prix. The competition line-up includes films from Georgia, Hungary,…

The Romanian rowers medalled at the Tokyo Olympics rowed towards the Astra Film Festival screens

AFF2021 continues in Sibiu with a dense weekend,which can be considered a festival in itself A special event at the Astra Film Festival. The Romanian rowers medalled this summer at the Tokyo Olympics came to row on the lake in Dumbrava Sibiului. This time, not to win new medals, but…

News from The Astra Film Festival. `The Lifeboats` Special Programme has started

The films produced by journalists can be watchedfrom boats and pedal boats floating on the lake or from Casa Podarului, located near the screen The Lifeboats Programme at the Astra Film Festival has begun. During this programme, the audience can watch films projected on a huge screen placed between windmills,…

Beldocs IDFF announces the programme for industry events

Beldocs Industry this year offers a wide range of industry activities accessible and available both on site in Belgrade and online lasting from 9 until 15 September. More than 65 industry professionals - sales agents and distributors, festival representatives, VOD platforms and TV broadcasters, representatives of film centres and markets,…


BATUMI: Nine titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival, running 18-24 September 2021.

Beldocs 2021: Full lineup revealed for Eastern Europe’s boutique documentary film festival

The rich program of the 14th Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, to be held 9-16 September in Belgrade, Serbia, consists of more than 100 documentaries and VR/AR content. After breaking the ice last fall as one of the first festivals to go back to public screenings after the COVID-19, Beldocs…

Dumitru Budrala: Real films you can only see at the festival in Sibiu

The celebration of the Documentary Film begins! The Astra Film Festival starts on Sunday in Sibiu and will take place in open air, in cinemas and online, between September 5th-12th. The opening event, which will take place starting at 6pm, at The Lake Stage within the Astra Museum, will be…