FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights 2021 Opens Submissions

TALLINN: The 25th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has opened submissions to the main programme as well as to its short film, animation, and children’s film sister…
09-03-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Radu Jude Takes Top Awards in Berlin

BERLIN: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude was awarded the Golden Bear at the 71st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, which took place online 1-5…
08-03-2021 m

Charlatan and Shadow Country Dominate 2021 Czech Lions

PRAGUE: Charlatan / Šarlatán by Agnieszka Holland was honoured with the statue for the best film, director and three others at the Czech Lion Awards. Six other categories, including screenplay…
08-03-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Hungary’s Balaton Brigade Wins Berlinale Co-Pro Series

BUDAPEST: The spy series Balaton Brigade produced by Gábor Krigler for Joyrider won the Berlinale Co-Pro Series on 2 March 2021. This was the first time that a Hungarian project…
08-03-2021

Tallinn Black Nights Launches Online Cinema

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival launched a year-around online cinema on 6 March 2021. The launch began with the screening of five films of the Women's Nights Film…
08-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Moves to August

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has delayed the 55th edition of the festival until 20 – 28 August 2021.
05-03-2021

One Eyed Films Picks Up Ukrainian/Polish War Drama

WARSAW: The London-based sales agency One Eyed Films has announced its acquisition of Carol of the Bells, a Ukrainian/Polish coproduction set around WWII.
05-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Polish Director Paweł Maślona In Development With Kościuszko Biopic

WARSAW: Paweł Maślona, director of the award-winning Panic Attack, is in development with a film about the Polish war hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, under the working title Scarborn.
05-03-2021

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