Caretaker Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria

SOFIA: Velislav Minekov, a professor at the National Academy of Art, was appointed the Caretaker Minister of Culture on 12 May 2021. Known as a civic and political activist he…
14-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Serbian Actress Mirjana Karanović Develops Sophomore Feature

BELGRADE: The revered Serbian actress Mirjana Karanović is developing her second feature film Mother Mara / Majka Mara, which has recently received production support from Film Fund Luxembourg. Mirjana Karanović…
14-05-2021

Ivana the Terrible and Legacy Lead Gopo Awards 2021 Nods

BUCHAREST: Ivana Mladenovic’s sophomore feature Ivana the Terrible and Dorian Boguță’s debut feature Legacy received the most nominations (12 each) at the 15th edition of the Gopo Awards, which will…
14-05-2021

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Short Animated Films

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 51,711 EUR / 206,846 GEL for the production of three short animated films to be directed by Mamuka Tkeshelashvili, Elene Sebiskveradze and…
14-05-2021

Poland to Reopen Cinemas Earlier than Planned

WARSAW: Poland will reopen cinemas, theatres, philharmonic halls and cultural institutions on 21 May 2021, earlier than previously expected, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has announced. The decision has been made…
13-05-2021

FESTIVALS: O Mà! Wins 2021 KISFF

KUTAISI: O Mà! by French director Vincent Launay-Franceschini was awarded best film at the first edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, which took place in a physical format…
13-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Comedy Detective Bruno Starts Shooting in Warsaw

WARSAW: Detective Bruno / Detektyw Bruno, a comedy directed by Mariusz Palej and Magdalena Nieć, and starring Piotr Głowacki, is currently shooting in Warsaw.
13-05-2021

New Head of Romanian Public Television

BUCHAREST: Ramona Săseanu was approved as acting general manager of the Romanian public television (TVR) on 11 May 2021 as the Parliament rejected the activity reports of the former general…
13-05-2021

FNE at FEST 2021: Kreka: Dreamcatcher

BELGRADE: The 49th edition of FEST will wrap in Belgrade on 16 May 2021 with the screening of the Serbian biographical documentary Kreka: Dreamcatcher / Kreka: Lovac na snove by…
13-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Jan Svěrák Shoots New Film Bethlehem Light

PRAGUE: Oscar winning Czech director Jan Svěrák is currently in production with the comedy Bethlehem Light, based on three stories written by his father Zdeněk Svěrák, who also stars alongside…
12-05-2021

Romania to Ease COVID-19 Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Cultural events including cinema screenings will be allowed at 50% of the cinemas' capacity only for test/pilot events with the approval of the National Council for Emergency Situations, as…
12-05-2021

Croatia Starts Vaccinating Film Workers

ZAGREB: Over 300 artists, mainly musicians and film workers, got vaccinated in a campaign initiated by the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media and the Croatian Institute for Public Health.…
12-05-2021

Applications Still Open for Docu Talents from the East

SARAJEVO: Mid-length and long documentary projects in postproduction with expected premiere between September 2021 and August 2022 can apply to the 17th edition of Docu Talents from the East till…
12-05-2021

FNE at FEST 2021: The Spring Poem

BELGRADE: The Spring Poem / Prolećna pesma by writer/director Natalija Avramović will have its national premiere in the FEST Fokus Programme of the 49th FEST 2021, which is running in…
12-05-2021

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Coproduction Grants for 2021

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 300,000 EUR to four Latvian minority coproductions originating in Italy, Estonia, and Lithuania (two projects). The projects include three feature films…
11-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Romanian Actor Rareș Abraham in Postproduction with Debut Feature Friday the 3rd

BUCHAREST: Romanian actor Rareș Abraham is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Friday the 3rd / Vineri 3, which he also wrote, produced and shot in Cluj-Napoca from 15…
11-05-2021

Online Screenings for LUX Audience Award Nominated Films

STRASBOURG: The three films nominated for the 2021 LUX Audience Award – collective by Romanian director Alexander Nanau, Corpus Christi by Polish director Jan Komasa and Another Round by Thomas…
11-05-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Romania Postpones Its 14th Edition Until June 2021

BUCHAREST: The 14th edition of One World Romania, which was due 21-30 May 2021, has been postponed to 11-20 June 2021 in a physical format and 21-27 June 2021 online.
11-05-2021

FNE at FEST 2021: Life of a Mutt

BELGRADE: The Serbian long documentary-animated film Life of a Mutt / Prizori iz života džukca by writer/director Tanja Brzaković will screen in the FEST Fokus programme of the 49th edition…
11-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Dutch/Belgian/Croatian Coproduction Crossing Shoots in Croatia

PULA: Dutch director Jacqueline Van Vugt started filming her debut feature Crossing in Pula on 5 May 2021. The film, coproduced by Revolver Films (the Netherlands), A Private View (Belgium)…
10-05-2021