BOX OFFICE: Estonian Majority Coproduction Melchior the Apothecary Leads at Local Box Office

TALLINN: The historical crime thriller Melchior the Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen, a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany, tops the Estonian box office with 57,456 admissions. It is the…
27-04-2022

FNE Podcast: Michal Bregant: Executive Director of Czech NFA

FNE's Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Michal Bregant, executive director of the Czech National Film Archives (NFA) about the 2022 FIAF Congress, as well as the…
27-04-2022

Admissions in Georgia Show Increase in 2021

TBILISI: Admissions to domestic films increased in Georgia from 2,000 in 2020 to approximately 10,000 in 2021, while total admissions increased from 230,160 in 2020 to approximately 560,000 in 2021.
27-04-2022

FESTIVALS: Croatian Film Days 2022 Announces Programme

ZAGREB: The 31st edition of the Croatian Film Days / Dani hrvatskog filma will screen 73 films, which have been selected from among 179 applicants. The most comprehensive overview of…
27-04-2022

BOX OFFICE: Slovak Romantic Comedies Continue to Top Local BO

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak romantic comedy And a Happy New Year 2 / Šťastný nový rok 2: Dobro došli by Jakub Kroner cashed in 1,106,438 EUR at the local box office…
26-04-2022

PRODUCTION: Ralitza Petrova Preps Bulgarian/Danish/Swedish Coproduction Lust

SOFIA: Award-winning director Ralitza Petrova is currently in preparation with her sophomore feature, Lust. A coming-of-middle-age story and a mystery psychological drama, the film follows a flawed prison officer, who …
26-04-2022

Serbian Minority Coproduction The Dam

ZAGREB: Serbian minority coproduction The Dam / Le Barrage directed by Lebanese director Ali Cherri will have its world premiere in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. The film has been supported…
26-04-2022

Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022 Launches Earlier Call for Submissions

TALLINN: Baltic Event Co-Production Market, the largest international coproduction market in Northern Europe, has launched its call for applications earlier than usual. The deadline is 30 June 2022.
26-04-2022

Cypriot Minority Coproduction Added to Cannes Un Certain Regard

NICOSIA: Mediterranean Fever by Palestinian director Maha Haj, an international film coproduced by AMP Filmworks from the Cypriot side, is among the additions to the 75th Cannes Official Selection announced…
25-04-2022

Films from FNE Partner Countries in Cannes Short Films Competition and La Cinéf

PARIS: One Lithuanian film has been selected for Cannes Short Films Competition, while two films from Poland and Hungary will compete in La Cinéf. The Cannes Film Festival will be…
25-04-2022

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Ivan Jović in Postproduction with Sophomore Feature

BELGRADE: Serbian director Ivan Jović is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature Shadow of the Mediterranean / Senoviti Mediteran, a Serbian/Greek coproduction shot both in Serbia and Greece by…
25-04-2022

First Maltese Mini-series on Streaming Platform in USA

VALLETTA: Merjen is the first Maltese mini-series acquired by a streaming platform in the USA. The mini-series directed by Abigail Mallia, and written by Carlos Debattista and Salvu Mallia, will…
25-04-2022

Comic-Con Festival 2022 Wraps in Prague

PRAGUE: The third edition of the Comic-Con Prague Festival, held from 22 to 24 April 2022, culminated with the mayor of Prague appearing in a full-body suit as Iron Man.
25-04-2022

PRODUCTION: Jerzy Skolimowski Speaks Out Against Cruelty to Animals in New Drama EO

WARSAW: Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO, which will screen in Competition in Cannes (17-28 May 2022), is dedicated to Robert Bresson, but it is not a remake of Au hasard Balthazar (1966).…
22-04-2022

FNE Podcast: Dominik Streib: Programme Coordinator of GoEast

FNE's Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Dominik Streib, programme coordinator of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, about the 22nd edition of goEast…
22-04-2022

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Nejc Gazvoda Starts Shooting Father Figure

LJUBLJANA: Nejc Gazvoda’s new feature film Father Figure started shooting in his home town Novo mesto in Slovenia on 19 April 2022. The film is a coproduction between Slovenia, Czech…
22-04-2022

FESTIVALS: Prague IFF – Febiofest 2022 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: The Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest has announced the programme for its 29th edition. The largest Prague film event returns to its spring dates after two years of…
22-04-2022

Last Call for Applications for Ateliers Varan Workshop in Novi Sad

NOVI SAD: After a successful workshop in Belgrade in 2021, Ateliers Varan will move this year to Novi Sad, where the workshop will take place from 13 June to 7…
22-04-2022

Latvian/Norwegian Animated Film My Favourite War in French Cinemas

RIGA: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen's antiwar long animated film My Favourite War was released in over 40 cinemas in France on 20 April 2022. The French release had been postponed for…
21-04-2022

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 21.04.2022

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…
21-04-2022