FESTIVALS: Podgorica Film Festival 2020 Opens Online

PODGORICA: The 5th edition of the Podgorica Film Festival will be held from 15 to 20 December 2020 on the first VoD platform in Montenegro. It will open with the…

PRODUCTION: Montenegrin/Serbian Doc Djina

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin/Serbian full-length documentary Djina, directed by Sara Stijovic, received a 20,000 EUR grant from Film Center Serbia. It was one of eight projects receiving grants in the minority…

OBITUARY: Montenegrin Festival Director and Producer Zoran Zivkovic

PODGORICA: Zoran Zivkovic, director of the Herceg-Novi Film Festival died unexpectedly of Covid-19 on 17 November 2020. His death was a shock to Montenegrin film institutions and film professionals, with…

PRODUCTION: Montenegrin/Serbian Coproduction The Face of Honour

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin/Serbian coproduction The Face of Honour / Djeca (working title), directed by Nikola Vukcevic, has recently wrapped shooting in Montenegro. The film, with a screenplay by Ana Vujadinovic…

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Montenegro Selects Breasts as Oscar Bid

PODGORICA: The family drama Breasts / Grudi directed by Marija Perović will represent Montenegro at the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards in the best international feature…

FESTIVALS: Seanema Film Festival 2020 Continues Post-Festival Activities

PODGORICA: The 2020 edition of the 6th Seanema film festival will distribute the short documentary Solcinj, made by its third year group of Young Film Producers, in early December.

Montenegrin Cinematheque Reopens in New Location

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin Cinematheque and Music Centre of Montenegro officially moved to their new building after two decades, with an opening ceremony taking place on 3 November 2020. Due to…

FESTIVALS: Green Montenegro IFF 2020 Goes Online

PODGORICA: The 2020 edition of Green Montenegro International Film Festival (GMIFF), which usually takes place at the Dumitor National Park during the first week of August, will take place online…

FESTIVALS: A Tunnel and Honeyland Triumph at UnderhillFest

PODGORICA: The Georgian/German coproduction A Tunnel, directed by Nino Orjjnikidže and Vano Arsenishvili, was awarded the Dandelion prize in the International Competition of the 11th edition of UnderhillFest International Film…

GRANTS: Montenegro Announces 2020 Grants

PODGORICA: The Film Centre of Montenegro gave over 700,000 EUR in grants for production, development and related cinema activities.

Montenegrin Cinematheque Boosts Film Activities

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin Cinematheque / Crnogorska kinoteka, which will move into its long-promised new premises later this summer, has been keeping cinema alive during the COVID-19 lockdown. Among its activities…

Macedonian Cutaway Offers Free VoD Films in Balkans

SKOPJE: The Macedonian VoD platform Cutaway is making more than 200 films available online, free of charge to its users.

Montenegrin Film and TV Industry Adapts to COVID-19 Crisis

PODGORICA: Many film projects in development have been suspended or cancelled, and the postproduction of some films has stopped in Montenegro, but the industry is stepping in to make film…

Montenegro Enacts Emergency Measures to Help Film Industry and Culture Professionals

PODGORICA: Montenegro, the last European country to be hit by COVID-19, has announced actions intended to help the film industry during the crisis. They include a set of emergency measures…

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Montenegrin Film in Berlin

Film Centre of Montenegro is attending the EFM from the 20th to 27th February 2020 STAND No.136 at Marriott Hotel. For all inquiries and to request a meeting please contact…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: MONTENEGRO

PODGORICA: The budget of the Film Centre of Montenegro was 1.1 m EUR in 2019 and will be increased by 40% up to 1.6 m EUR in 2020.

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2020 Announces Call for Applications

PODGORICA: CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator launches the call for its exclusive one-year training programme 2020. Ten female directors or producers with a strong creative documentary project in any stage of…

Stop Motion Animated Film Workshop in Montenegro

PODGORICA: Film Centre of Montenegro and the ZVVIKS Institute in Ljubljana have recently organised a six-day stop motion animated film workshop under the mentorship of the Slovenian director and producer…

MIDPOINT Open Lectures in Montenegro

PODGORICA: The first edition of the script development workshop MIDPOINT to be held in Montenegro will offer lectures open to local filmmakers. MIDPOINT Intensive Montenegro will take place 12 –…

Interview with Sehad Čekić, Head of Film Centre of Montenegro: My Vision Is to Develop a Modern, Dynamic Film Community

PODGORICA: FNE spoke with Sehad Čekić, the Head of Film Centre of Montenegro, about the many accomplishments that the Montenegrin cinema has had in less than two years and also…