FNE at Krakow FF 2021: Prize Winners Announced

KRAKOW: Walk with Angels by Tomasz Wysokiński received the Golden Hobby-Horse and a recommendation for the European Film Award at the 61st Krakow Film Festival, which took place in a…
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Marona’s Fantastic Tale Wins Best European Children’s Film of the Year

BUCHAREST: The Romanian majority coproduction Marona’s Fantastic Tale by Anca Damian received the award for the Best European Children’s Film of the Year at the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA)…
07-06-2021

Latvia Launches COVID-19 Cultural Project Tests

RIGA: Latvia will launch six pilot projects, including two film screenings at Forum Cinemas' Kino Citadele, starting 10 June 2021, in order to develop and check the requirements for the…
07-06-2021

FESTIVALS: Submissions Open for Bucharest International Dance FF 2021

BUCHAREST: Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works to the competition section of the 7th Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF),…
07-06-2021

FNE at Cannes 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries in Cannes’ 2021 Official Selection

PARIS: Ildiko Enyedi’s new film The Story of My Wife has been selected for Cannes 2021 Competition, as well as the Estonian minority coproduction Compartment No.6 by Juho Kuosmanen, while…
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PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Romantic Comedy Just a Lot of Love in Production

BRATISLAVA: The romantic comedy Just a Lot of Love / Hlavne veľa lásky by Slovak director Branislav Mišík, an adaptation of another bestseller by Evita Twardzik Urbaníková, is currently in…
04-06-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 03.06.2021

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…
04-06-2021

FNE at Cannes 2021: Projects from FNE Partner Countries Selected for 9th Goes to Cannes Initiative of Cannes Marché du Film

CANNES: Several projects in postproduction from FNE partner countries, presented at the New Horizons International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights FF, Thessaloniki IFF, Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum…
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Multiplex Cinemas in Czech Republic Ready to Reopen

PRAGUE: Multiplex cinemas are getting ready for reopening in the Czech Republic on 10 June 2021, starting with Cinema City. Smaller cinema theatres are already open since 24 May 2021,…
03-06-2021

Slovenian Cinemas Reopen Gradually

LJUBLJANA: Most Slovenian art houses have already reopened, while the COVID-19 situation is less and less restrictive, whereas cineplexes, with the exception of Maribox, are still waiting, as the food…
03-06-2021

FNE at Cannes 2021: Cristian Mungiu Is Jury President of Cannes’ Critics Week 2021

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director/producer Cristian Mungiu will head the jury of the 2021 Cannes’ Critics Week. Karel Och, the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a member…
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Irish/Polish Coproduction Wolf to Be Released in December 2021

WARSAW: The Irish/Polish coproduction Wolf by Nathalie Biancheri and starring George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp will be released by Focus Features in the USA on 3 December 2021. The film…
03-06-2021

FESTIVALS: ZagrebDox 2021 Ready to Kick Off in Physical Format

ZAGREB: Eighteen titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 17th edition of the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held physically from 13 to 20…
03-06-2021

Bulgarian The Naked Truth about Zhiguli Band Becomes Domestic Hit Despite Restrictions

SOFIA: The entertaining low budget musical comedy The Naked Truth about Zhiguli Band directed by Victor Bojinov has had a record number of 113,059 admissions and over 500,000 EUR gross…
02-06-2021

FNE Innovation: Embrace the Fans (EZF)

Film New Europe continues to invite leaders of innovative AV projects to share their projects directly with its readers. Today, our guests are Alan R. Milligan and Olivier Affre, who…
02-06-2021

GRANTS: Film Center Serbia Announces Grants

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia has distributed 1,459,186 EUR / 171.6 m RSD to 32 projects in five categories: nationally-themed feature films, debut features, experimental films and video-art, animation short films…
02-06-2021

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Documentary Wild Slovenia Completed

LJUBLJANA: Matej Vranič completed his long documentary Wild Slovenia / Divja Slovenija, which will be released in Slovenian arthouse cinemas by Fivia in September 2021. The film also has an…
02-06-2021

Romania to Further Ease Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Cultural and artistic events are allowed indoors in Romania at 70% of the capacity starting 1 June 2021, compared to 50% that was decided on 15 May 2021. The…
02-06-2021

OBITUARY: Hungarian Animation Director Marcell Jankovics

BUDAPEST: The acclaimed Hungarian animation director, graphic artist, book illustrator and cultural historian Marcell Jankovics died at the age of 79. He was a key figure in the Hungarian culture…
01-06-2021

Eight FNE Partner Countries in Top 10 of Fastest Growing Audiovisual Markets

STRASBOURG: Eight FNE Partner Countries are in the top 10 of the fastest growing audiovisual markets (average annual growth 2015-2019), according to the YEARBOOK 2020/2021 KEY TRENDS, published by the…
01-06-2021