FNE Podcast: Scriptwriters Programme Pustnik

Pustnik Co-founder Andreea Bortun and Project Manager Dan Angelescu talk about Pustnik, a residency for scriptwriters on the banks of the Danube in Romania. They talk about why they founded…
05-06-2020

FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Announces New Dates

CLUJ: The Transilvania IFF will take place 31 July – 9 August. The festival had been originally scheduled for June but was postponed by the COVID-19 crisis. The summer edition…
05-06-2020

Latvia Prepares to Resume Film Production

RIGA: The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Latvia has issued rules that state the social distancing requirements for film productions, allowing the gradual restart of film production in…
05-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Václav Kadrnka Starts Postproduction of Czech/Slovak Saving One Who Was Dead

BRATISLAVA: Václav Kadrnka is moving into postproduction with the Czech/Slovak coproduction Saving One Who Was Dead / Správa o záchrane mŕtveho. The film received a grant from Eurimages in its…
05-06-2020

FESTIVALS: Palić Fest Rescheduled for August

BELGRADE: The 27th edition of the European Film Festival Palić will take place 8 – 14 August 2020, two weeks after its traditional July scheduling. Palić is the first Serbian…
05-06-2020

Films from Lithuania, Georgia and Bulgaria in Cannes Official Selection

WARSAW: Films from Lithuania, Bulgaria and Georgia have been selected for the 73rd edition of the Cannes Film Festival. A total of 56 films have been chosen for the 2020…
05-06-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Projects

Twelve projects have been selected for Ex Oriente 2020.
05-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Dutch/Italian/Slovenian Pink Moon in Preproduction

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia’s Tramal Films is coproducing Floor van der Meulen's feature Pink Moon with Dutch company Kepler film and Italy’s Nefertiti Film. The film, which received a Eurimages grant, is…
04-06-2020

FESTIVALS: Zlin Fest 2020 Announces Competition Films

ZLIN: The delayed 60th Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth, originally scheduled for the week of 29 May – 6 June 2020, has announced the selection of competition films…
03-06-2020

Last Call for Projects for Kids Kino Industry

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry is accepting applications for its 4th annual pitching forum through 5 June 2020.
03-06-2020

Pluto Film Acquires Slovak/German Summer Rebels

BRATISLAVA: The sales company Pluto Film has picked up the feature debut of Slovak filmmaker Martina Saková, Summer Rebels / Letní rebeli. The Slovak/German coproduction for children had been selected…
02-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Radivoje Andrić’s Serbian/Croatian/Bulgarian How I Learned to Fly in Preproduction

BELGRADE: Radivoje Andrić is preparing to shoot How I Learned to Fly / Leto kad sam naučila da letim at the end of the summer. The Serbian/Croatian/Bulgarian coproduction received a…
02-06-2020

North Macedonia Supports Independent Film Workers

SKOPJE: The government of North Macedonia will provide financial support for independent film workers.
02-06-2020

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Ivailo Hristov In Postproduction with Fear

SOFIA: Bulgarian actor/director/writer Ivailo Hristov is completing the postproduction of his newest black and white feature Fear. The film screened during the 17th Sofia Meetings’ Works in Progress held online…
01-06-2020

Ten CEE Films Receive Eurimages Support

STRASBOURG: The Eurimages board granted 6,138,000 EUR to 28 film projects, including 10 CEE coproductions, in an online meeting of its 158th session. North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Slovakia,…
01-06-2020

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update

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…
01-06-2020

Polish/Czech/Ukrainian Pleasure Principle Receives International Award

WARSAW: The Polish/Czech/Ukrainian TV series The Pleasure Principle / Zasada Przyjemności received the Platinum REMI Award in the mini-series category during the WorldFest International Film Festival in Houston.
01-06-2020

Romania Resumes Film Production and Allows Open-air Screenings

BUCHAREST: Film and audiovisual production will resume in Romania after the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Health published in the Official Gazette their regulations for preventing the spread…
01-06-2020

FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Archil Khetaguri Director of CinéDOC-Tbilisi Film Festival

Archil Khetaguri talks about the tough decisions he faced when the COVID-19 crisis forced him to postpone CinéDOC-Tbilisi, which was scheduled for 23-27 April. He also discusses the creative possibilities…
29-05-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Documentary Production

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 135,402 EUR / 473,908 GEL for the production of six documentary films to be directed by Tornike Bziava, Givi (Beso) Odisharia, Khvicha…
29-05-2020