FNE at Sofia IFF 2020: Bulgarian Sister Wins Grand Prix of Sofia IFF Summer Edition

SOFIA: Svetla Tsotsorkova’s second feature Sister (Omega Films / Doha Film Institute) won the Grand Prix in the international competition of the 24th Sofia IFF, which was split into a…
08-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Snow White Dies at the End in Post-production

SKOPJE: North Macedonian director Kristijan Risteski presented his debut feature Snow White Dies in the End / Snezana umira na krajot at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises Works in Progress on…
08-07-2020

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 07.07.2020.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…
08-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Czech Runner Presented at First Cut+ Works in Progress

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Andrius Blaževičius is in postproduction with his second feature film Runner. The Lithuanian/Czech coproduction, which was previously titled Paralysis, was introduced on 6 July 2020 at First…
08-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Immaculate at First Cut+ Works in Progress

BUCHAREST: The Romanian film Immaculate by debuting director Monica Stan and George Chiper Lillemark was presented at the online First Cut+ Works in Progress section of Karlovy Vary IFF's Eastern…
08-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Tereza Nvotová to Begin Production on Slovak/Czech/French Nightsiren

BRATISLAVA: The young talented Slovak filmmaker Tereza Nvotová will go into production with her second fiction feature film The Nigthsiren / Svetlonoc. This Slovak/Czech/French coproduction drama received Eurimages coproduction support,…
07-07-2020

Ten CEE Films Receive Eurimages Funding

STRASBOURG: Ten CEE films were among the 26 films receiving Eurimages support at the June 2020 meeting. A total of 6,137,000 EUR was allotted. The CEE coproductions included the sole…
07-07-2020

OBITUARY: Barbara Pec-Ślesicka

WARSAW: Barbara Pec-Ślesicka, production manager and long-time collaborator of Andrzej Wajda, died on 6 July 2020 at the age of 84. She supervised the production of the most important works…
07-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Latvia’s Troubled Minds Preps for Fall Release

RIGA: Latvian directors Lauris Ābele and Raitis Ābele are in post-production with the Latvian/Norwegian coproduction Troubled Minds. The dramedy was presented at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises on 6 July 2020.
07-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Field in Production

TBILISI: Georgian director Lasha Tskvitinidze’s second feature film Field was presented at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises Works in Progress online session on 6 July 2020. The producers are seeking additional…
07-07-2020

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces First Production Grants for 2020

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center decided to allot 1,987,397 EUR / 3,877,000 BGN at its first session for Bulgarian feature films in 2020. Nine films, including two with higher…
06-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Jan Jakub Kolski Resumes Work on The Republic Of Children

WARSAW: Work has been resumed on The Republic of Children, a fantasy drama by Jan Jakub Kolski, after a break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
06-07-2020

Slovenians Flock to Outdoor Cinemas

LJUBLJANA: Open-air cinemas in Slovenia are attracting large crowds while regular indoor cinemas are still under COVID-19 restrictions, limiting the maximum number of visitors to 50 people per screening. While…
06-07-2020

Cinema City Postpones Reopening in Poland

WARSAW: Cinema City, one of Poland’s biggest exhibition chains, will not open its cinemas on 3 July 2020 after a break caused by the coronavirus epidemic as was previously announced.
03-07-2020

Sofia Meetings Coproduction Market Restarts Online

SOFIA: The Coproduction Market which takes place within the 17th edition of the Sofia Meetings, postponed from its initial dates (18-22 March 2020) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is restarting…
03-07-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Online

Ex Oriente holds its first online session.
03-07-2020

Georgian Cinemas Start to Reopen

TBILISI: Cinemas in Georgia will reopen in August, after three months of inactivity. Entertainment and cultural facilities in Georgia have been closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 epidemic. From…
02-07-2020

Polish Drama The Iron Bridge Is Opening in Norway and Denmark

WARSAW: The feature debut drama from Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska entitled The Iron Bridge opens in Norway and Denmark on 2 July 2020.
02-07-2020

FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Peter Nagel Director Art Film Fest Slovakia

Peter shares with us the reasons why the Art Film Fest Košice team decided to postpone the festival until next year. While the festival will not take place this year…
01-07-2020

Estonian and Polish Exhibitors Selected for UNIC Leadership Programme

BRUSSELS: Valeria Kurohtina from CINAMON (Estonia) and Monika Giełżecka from Multikino (Poland) are among the nine female cinema professionals selected to participate in the fourth edition of the International Union…
01-07-2020