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FNE AV Innovation: Ivan Hronec CEO of Film Europe Media Company tells us about how his company has come up with an innovative way to increase audiences for European films by integrating theatrical, TV and VOD platforms.  Hronec also looks ahead to the Digital Single Market and how to navigate in the DSM future.

FNE Association teamed up with Febiofest Slovakia to present Slovakia Austria Film Neighbours an event to look at cooperation between the film industries of the two countries and how to encourage closer ties. Attending the event in Bratislava were: Moderator Premysl Martinek Director of Febiofest SK, Austrian producer Ralph Weiser head of Mischief Films, Dr Marijana Stoisits head of Vienna Film Commission, Martin Smatlak the head of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Lubica Orechovska Producer PubRes Slovakia and Arie Bohrer Film Commissioner - Location Austria - The National Film Commission.

FNE asked Miriam Ryndova the manager of East Doc Platform about the challenges facing documentary makers in Central and Eastern Europe and the role played by TV and new platforms like VOD.

FNE asked Adam Siroky about new trends in 360 degrees video and virtual reality and the impact of these new technologies on the documentary industry.  Široký is a ventuz designer, data integrator, software developer, VJ XLAB. The Prague based XLAB specializes in 360 degrees video and VR.

FNE teamed up with Febiofest Slovakia and its Industry Days in Bratislava this year.  Festival director Premysl Martinek talks about the Slovak film industry and the importance of regional cooperation.

Martin Smatlak head of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund spoke to FNE about the major achievements of the AVF since its inception, the results of the Slovak tax incentives and the importance of regional cooperation.

London based Lithuanian producer Inesa Ivanova tells us about Baltic View an innovative new cinema space that will bring Baltic films to new audiences beyond their own borders

Dita Rietuma head of the Latvian National Film Centre and Janis Kalejs head of the Latvian Film Services Producers Association talk about the results from six years of tax incentives for the Latvian industry