PRODUCTION: Serbian Feature Trail of the Beast in Production

BELGRADE: Trail of the Beast / Trag divljači, the feature debut by Nenad Pavlović, has started filming in Serbia. Pavlović co-wrote the script based on characters from novels written by…
05-03-2021

DOC LAB POLAND Selects 21 Projects

WARSAW: The 2021 edition of DOC LAB POLAND, organised by the Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation, will present 21 projects in two industry sections. The first session in 2021 will be…
05-03-2021

mk2 Films Picks Up Bulgarian/French Women Do Cry

SOFIA: France’s mk2 Films has picked up Mina Mileva’s and Vesela Kazakova’s second feature film Women Do Cry, a Bulgarian/French coproduction from Sofia based Activist 38 and Ici et La…
04-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Greek/Macedonian/German Behind the Haystacks Moves into Postproduction

SKOPJE: Behind the Haystacks, a Greek/Macedonian/German coproduction, filmed on both sides of the Greece – North Macedonia border, has entered the postproduction stage. The debut by Asimina Proedrou received support…
04-03-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 03.03.2021

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…
04-03-2021

Lithuania Wins Best European Film Location in 2020

VILNIUS: The Pažaislis Church and Monastery Complex was awarded Best European Film Location in 2020 at an online Berlinale ceremony on 2 March 2021.
04-03-2021

Applications Open for CICAE's Art Cinema = Action + Management

BERLIN: The International Federation of Art House Cinemas CICAE is accepting applications for the 18th Art Cinema = Action + Management international training course for independent cinema exhibitors.
04-03-2021

Czech/Slovak The Affair Released on VOD in USA

PRAGUE: The Affair / Skleněný pokoj, the Czech/Slovak adaptation of Simon Mawer's book The Glass Room, will be released on VOD in the United States on 5 March 2021 by…
03-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Expands Industry Platform

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 20th anniversary edition of the Transilvania IFF, scheduled for a summer run from 23 July to 1 August 2021, is restructuring and expanding its industry programme. The newest…
03-03-2021

Foreign Productions Continue Despite Czech Lockdown

PRAGUE: The Czech government has issued new restrictions limiting movement within the country in response to its position as the worst affected country in the world. All non-essential travel outside…
02-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Maur Film Moves Forward With Animation Projects

PRAGUE: Prague-based animation company Maur Film is working on a full slate of films despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with one feature film awaiting release, one in production, one in development,…
02-03-2021

PRODUCTION: First Polish/Indian Coproduction No Means No Opens Door To Indian Market

WARSAW: The Indian/Polish thriller directed Vikash Verma has entered the post production stage. While servicing Indian productions shooting in Poland as well as across central and eastern Europe has become…
01-03-2021

UK/German/Serbian Feature Vampir Picked Up by Reel Suspects

BELGRADE: The Paris-based Reel Suspects distribution company has picked up the sales rights for the UK/German/Serbian horror feature Vampir. The film was shot in English and Serbian and it is …
01-03-2021

Estonia Closes Cinemas Again As Infection Rates Rise

TALLINN: The Estonian government will close cinemas based on a new set of restrictions approved on 25 February 2021. Cinemas and other cultural establishments are ordered to close as of…
01-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Zlin IFF Sets 2021 Dates

PRAGUE: The Zlin IFF for Children and Youth will hold two editions of its 2021 festival. The first part, taking place 28 May – 1 June, in the festival’s traditional…
01-03-2021

FESTIVALS: 25th Anniversary Sofia FF Announces Lineup

SOFIA: Twelve debut and sophomore films are included in the international competition of the 25th Anniversary Sofia International Film Fest. Four of them come from CEE countries, three from Westerns…
26-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: SERBIA

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia managed to maintain its standard pattern of financial support contests in full capacity for the fifth year in a row even during the pandemic-stricken year 2020.
26-02-2021

DAFilms Launches Asian Platform

PRAGUE: The Czech documentary film streaming service DAFilms has launched its first Asian platform, DAFilms Asia.
26-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Mladen Đorđević’s Feature Labour Day in Production

BELGRADE: Director Mladen Đorđević started shooting his fourth feature Labour Day / Prvi maj on February 19. The film is a major Serbian production with coproducers from Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro…
25-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The year 2020 was an extraordinary year for the Estonian film industry. The coronavirus pandemic had a devastating effect on the industry and cinema attendance all over Europe. However,…
25-02-2021