Kung Fu Comedy The Invisible Fight by Rainer Sarnet Sold to North America

TALLINN: Rainer Sarnet’s feature film The Invisible Fight / Nähtamatu võitlus, which is a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia, Finland and Greece, has been sold to North America after a successful…

PRODUCTION: Jurgis Matulevičius Shoots Lithuanian/Polish/Czech/Taiwanese China Sea

VILNIUS. Lithuanian director Jurgis Matulevičius is currently shooting his sophomore feature China Sea / Kinų jūra. The film is a coproduction between Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic and Taiwan.

FESTIVALS: Family Time Wins RIGA IFF 2023

RIGA: Finnish Family Time by Tia Kouvo received the Golden Rooster Award in the main competition of the 10th Riga International Film Festival, which was held 12 – 22 October…

Filmotor Picks-Up Photophobia

BRATISLAVA: Czech sales agent Filmotor has acquired the documentary Photophobia directed by Ivan Ostrochovský and Pavol Pekarčík. The film has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 96th Academy of…

PRODUCTION: Danis Tanović Wraps Shooting After the Summer

ZAGREB: Bosnian Oscar winner director Danis Tanović has wrapped shooting of his new feature film After the Summer, a regional coproduction involving Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Romania.

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Jaak Kilmi in Postproduction with The Shadow

TALLINN: Estonian director Jaak Kilmi is currently in postproduction with his new feature film The Shadow / Vari.

Films from FNE Partner Countries Nominated for EFA Awards 2023 in Animated Feature and Short Film Categories

BERLIN: Three majority and minority coproductions from FNE partner countries have been nominated for the European Film Awards 2023 in the categories European Animated Feature Film and European Short Film.…

EPI Announces AUDIOVISUAL WOMEN 2023 Participants

POTSDAM: The Erich Pommer Institut (EPI) has announced 15 participants for the 2023 edition of AUDIOVISUAL WOMEN, a leadership programme which will be held in five modules from October 2023…

PRODUCTION: Dino Mustafić in Production with Sophomore Feature The Pavilion

SARAJEVO: After a 20-year-long hiatus, Bosnian director Dino Mustafić, whose debut film Remake (Refresh) won a Special Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003, is currently in production…

PRODUCTION: Martina Buchelová Wraps Shooting Slovak/Czech Debut Lover, Not a Fighter

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Martina Buchelová’s debut feature Lover, Not a Fighter / Milovník, nie bojovník has wrapped filming and will enter postproduction soon. This romantic tragicomedy is produced by Slovak…

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival 2023 Announces Lineup

ZAGREB: Six of the 10 films selected for the main programme of the 21th edition of the Zagreb Film Festival (6 – 12 November 2023) come from FNE partner countries.…

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF 2024 Opens Submissions

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 23rd edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania 14 - 23 June 2024, and the call for submissions has just been opened.

PRODUCTION: Latvian and Serbian Companies Attached to Kirill Serebrennikov’s New Project Disappearance

BELGRADE: Latvia’s Forma Pro Films and Serbia’s Red Production are on board as producer and coproducer, respectively, of the new film by Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov, Disappearance / DSPR (working…

PRODUCTION: Klaus Härö Shoots Estonian Minority Coproduction Never Alone

TALLINN: Acclaimed Finnish director/screenwriter Klaus Härö is currently shooting his feature film Never Alone / Ei koskaan yksin – Nie Allein, which is a Finnish/Swedish/Estonian/Austrian/German coproduction. The filming is taking…

FESTIVALS: FilmFestival Cottbus 2023 Announces Lineup

COTTBUS: Twelve titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 33rd FilmFestival Cottbus, which will be held 7 – 12 November 2023.

Vladimír Buriánek Appointed Head of Slovak Audiovisual Fund

BRATISLAVA: Chief producer Vladimír Buriánek was elected by the board of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund as the new director of the Fund after the public hearing of two candidates on…

FESTIVALS: Be2Can Film Festival Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary in Czech Republic and Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: The Be2Can Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in various towns all over Slovakia from 11 to 18 October 2023. The celebration started with the 10th Be2Can in the…

The 9th Pustnik Screenwriting Residency Wraps in Romania

BUCHAREST: The 9th Pustnik screenwriting residency for first-time filmmakers wraps in the Romanian village of Izvoranu on 17 October 2023 after eight days of tutoring, group sessions, individual sessions, screenings…

Register for 8th European Arthouse Cinema Day

BERLIN: Cinemas can register for the 8th edition of the European Arthouse Cinema Day, which will be held on 12 November 2023. The initiative of the International Association of Arthouse…

FESTIVALS: International Short Film Festival of Cyprus 2023 Announces Winners

LIMASSOL: Spanish Daydreaming So Vividly about Our Spanish Holidays by Christian Aviles received the 1st Prize for Best Film in the International Competition of the 13th International Short Film Festival…