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Yesterday, the 29th edition of the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography EnergaCAMERIMAGE was officially opened in the CKK Jordanki Festival Centre in Toruń. During the Opening Gala Philippe Rousselot received his overdue 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award and Haley Bennett accepted the New Generation Acting Award. The Festival…

Places to B: a new network to support medium-size festivals

Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Fipadoc International Documentary Film Festival (Biarritz, France) and Biografilm festival (Bologna, Italy) are launching a new network, Places to B – Biarritz, Bologna, Budapest. The three festivals, all with female leadership, share an interest in contemporary European creative documentary films and are…

Verzio Industry Programs - DocPro & DocLab

The DocPro & DocLab event series at the 18th Verzió will cover the most exciting topics of the contemporary documentary film industry. We offer free masterclasses, panel discussions, and a case study to both professionals and anyone who is interested in documentary filmmaking. Panel discussions and masterclasses are free and…

107 Mothers convinces at the 31st FilmFestival Cottbus

The 31st FilmFestival is coming to an end and celebrated the grand cinema finale of Eastern European cinema in Cottbus with the award ceremony. After a year's physical break, a high-quality programme consisting of 170 films was shown in seven venues and on ten screens, traditionally, in the first week…

Projects for co-production market and Works in Progress revealed // Time to get your accreditation

5 NOVEMBER 2021 // NEWSLETTER What's cooking? Works in Progress titles revealed Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2021 presents projects from award-winning filmmakers and established producers TV Beats Forum presents new drama series projects from the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe Check out the preliminary programme! The 10th edition of Music…


Main Competition Joe Wright – Jury President (director, writer; Atonement, Darkest Hour, Cyrano) Elen Lotman, ESC, IMAGO (cinematographer, director; Demons, My Dear Mother, Olga, Goodbye Soviet Union) Anastas N. Michos, ASC, GSC (cinematographer; Man on the Moon, The Empty Man, The First Purge) Martin Ruhe, ASC (cinematographer; Control, The Midnight…

25th Ji.hlava / Awards were accorded, the festival goes on(line)!

AWARDS AT THE 25TH JI.HLAVA The award for the most notable international documentary film was granted to Lines by Barbora Sliepková, the best Czech documentary is Brotherhood by Italian director Francesco Montagner. The award for the best Central and East European documentary went to Romanian film You Are Ceaușescu to…

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces its full 2021 programme including Current Waves, Screen International Critics’ Choice, Doc@PÖFF, Midnight Shivers, #PÖFFtrending, the Estonian Olympic Committee Sports Film Programme, the Environmen

These films will join our competition films previously announced, across the Official Selection, First Feature, Baltic Competition and Rebels with a Cause programmes. Previously announced side programmes include this year’s In Focus: Hungary selection and Goethe-Institut Presents: New German Cinema. Finally, the KinoFF sub-festival will screen a programme of Russian…

21st Countryside Animafest Cyprus. Call for Entries!

Animafest Cyprus, the International Animation Festival of Cyprus, announces the call for film submissions and invites you to enter your films to the following competition categories at the 21st Countryside Animafest Cyprus - Views of the World.

Industry (at) Tallinn & Baltic Event - Works in Progress 2021 selection revealed

Altogether 19 films in production or post-production, looking for sales agents or festivals for international premiers, will be presented at three Works In Progress showcases during Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event in 2021. The films include new projects from award-winning directors as well as debuts from different genres.

The winners of the twenty-fifth Ji.hlava have been announced

OPUS BONUM Best World Documentary Film 2021 Winner: Lines (dir. Barbora Sliepková / Slovakia, 2021)

Crashing waves and smoothing waves - Eastern European cinema remains political

Eastern European cinema remains political. Between parables of totalitarianism, analytical observation and caustic satire, developments since the fall of the Iron Curtain and current social rifts are put to the test, the hopes of the 1990s are set against the current political backward gear.

WEMW Co-Production Forum 2022 EXTENDED DEADLINE

As a result of the strong interest in the upcoming edition of the WEMW Co-Production Forum, taking place on January 24-28, 2022, the deadline for submission has been extended to November 7, 2021 to allow as many producers as possible to finalize their materials and apply with their project.

TV Beats Forum presents new drama series projects from the Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe

TV Beats Forum, the drama-series-oriented strand of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, presents various new projects that are part of the freshly launched TV Beats co-financing market and Midpoint TV Launch.

This mixture cracks! - Thrilling genre diversity between humor, provocation and action at the 31st FFC

This year, the 31st FilmFestival Cottbus is once again letting it rip with some films. They mix genres and bring exciting entertainment to the audience. Between breakneck shootouts, pointed jokes, adventurous liaisons and surreal communities of destiny reflect thoroughly contemporary social contrasts. From laughter to tears to fear, there is…

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival unleashes its Rebels with a Cause

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces the line-up for Rebels with a Cause, an international competition programme screening 14 feature films, alongside a short films competition that includes 13 entries this year, split across two programmes. The features line-up includes seven world premieres and six international premieres.

PÖFF announces full Official Selection lineup * Black Nights Stars 2021 * Focus Country is revealed

The festival’s main competition programme adds one more world premiere, ten international premieres, three European premieres, and two Estonian premieres to the six world premieres previously announced. Nineteen films will be screened in competition, with three films out of competition. It’s a packed lineup featuring a couple of legends, a…

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival puts Hungary in focus in 2021

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces Hungary as the Focus Country for this year’s 25th edition of the festival. The festival’s Opening Film will be Ildikó Enyedi’s The Story of My Wife, which premiered in competition at Cannes this year, with 18 more Hungarian films screening as part of…

25th Ji.hlava IDFF: 300 films, 63 countries, 12.300 minutes

The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival has been officially launched. The Opening Ceremony introduced the first award-winners. The Best Documentary Book Award went to The Taste of Mulberries / Travel Message of the Wizard’s Apprentice by Miloslav Nevrlý. The winner of the Short Joy section selected traditionally by DAFilms viewers…

Renowned industry programs of the Verzió Film Festival

During the 18th Verzió Film Festival, several industry programs will be available to documentary filmmakers and non-professionals alike, in person and online. Panel discussions and masterclasses, presented by national and international experts, will take place 10–14 November, and will provide insight on reviving the film industry in a world shaken…