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Summer festivals are not just the events we attend to absorb art – the major part of the motivation behind visiting is meeting people and sharing our time with them. We are deprived of such liberties in the time of an epidemic and we are temporarily denied the possibility of…

Transilvania IFF 2020 is postponed

We hope this finds you optimistic in these complicated times — and at home, protecting everyone’s safety. Many of you may have been wondering what will happen to this year’s Transilvania International Film Festival.


Thessaloniki International Film Festival presents the project “Spaces”. TIFF has asked renowned directors from all over the world to shoot a short film at home, during the coronavirus crisis. Thus far, 14 directors have confirmed their participation, but the list is getting longer. “Spaces” is one of the first works…

First Cut Lab Poland at 20. New Horizons IFF in the frame of Polish Days industry event

First Cut Lab Poland is a programme designed for two or three Polish long feature fiction films in editing phase, supported by the Polish Film Institute. This year workshop will take place from 24 - 27 July 2020 in Wrocław during New Horizons International Film Festival in the frame of…

Romanian Documentary Colective Named Best Film of One World 2020

Prague, 2 April — At five minutes to twelve… literally. That is precisely the time when the jurors made their final decisions regarding the winners of this year’s One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival. Just after that, the festival had to be interrupted. Nonetheless, the awards will find their…

Call for submissions – 30th FilmFestival Cottbus

Please note:After our first call for submissions (March 18, 2020) due to technical problems, we have not received submissions made during March 18 - 24 March, 2020. We kindly ask those concerned to forward their confirmation of submission (sent by us) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to repeat the submission.

TIFF offers award winning short films during the coronavirus crisis

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival shares on its YouTube channel short films by directors from the program Meet the Future

goEast Doing Everything To Ensure Festival Can Take Place As Planned (from 5 to 11 May, 2020) in Spite of Covid-19 – Online or Offline

Neo-Noir Thriller THE SERVANTS by Ivan Ostrochovský Selected to Open goEast // From the Collective to the Individual – The Documentary Films of the Competition // Marking 75 Years Since Liberation: THE PAINTED BIRD and Master Class with Václav Marhoul + PERSIAN LESSONS at the Matinee

Cinema keeps us company during the time of coronavirus

TIFF assigns eleven directors to shoot short films in their houses, entertains children and young people

Press Release of the Cannes International Film Festival

At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.

Submissions to Ji.hlava IDFF 2020 are open!

Based in the Czech city of Jihlava, the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival ranks among the key European documentary film events and is the largest of its kind in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

The Zlín Film Festival is moving to the start of September

The organizers of the Zlín Film Festival are moving this year's event to September 4-10, 2020. They have made this decision based on the coronavirus pandemic. The 60th anniversary of the oldest and largest film festival for children and youth was originally scheduled to take place during its traditional period…

RIGA IFF Seeks Baltic and Nordic Feature Debuts and International Shorts

Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) welcomes submissions to its four competition programmes: the RIGA IFF Feature Film Competition and three SHORT RIGA competitions – the international and national short film competitions, and the Baltic Music Video Competition (BMV). The festival's competitions are especially opportune for debuting directors seeing that…

One World Festival Moves its Films to the DAFilms.cz Online Cinema

The One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, whose organisers decided to interrupt the festival on Wednesday, 10 March, in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, will make its films available to viewers online. In cooperation with the DAFilms.cz online cinema, the festival will present the selected films…

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is changing dates or moving online

Resulting in the state emergency declared by the Estonian government, the 15th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is currently postponed or may take place online.

Programmers of Tallinn Black Nights and other festivals help to launch an online short film festival designed to raise money in light of Coronavirus

Tallinn Black Nights programmer Laurence Boyce has joined colleagues from festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno and many others to support the launch of MY DARLING QUARANTINE, an online short film festival designed to raise money in light of Coronavirus.

25th Vilnius IFF Goes Digital

Vilnius IFF is adapting to the latest measures enacted by the Lithuanian government to combat the spread of coronavirus, including the cancellation of all public events. The festival will take place March 19–April 2 as scheduled, with more thanhalf of its programmemoving to streaming platforms, making Vilnius IFF the first…

TDF: Agora Doc Market celebrates success with awards

The Agora Doc Market was successfully completed online for the first time in its history, after the postponement of the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, due to the coronavirus.

Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest will take place on 18-25/09/2020

Following on from our previous press release about the cancellation of this year’s edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest 2020 on the planned dates of 19–27.3.2020, we announce that replacement dates for the festival have been set. The 27th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest will take…

16th ZagrebDox Postponed

We hereby inform you that the 16th edition of ZagrebDox, due to take place from 15 to 22 March at CineStar Zagreb – Branimir Mingle Mall, is being postponed. Based on the information and guidelines received recently from the Republic of Croatia Civil Protection Headquarters, including a recommendation of a…