Cinesite Acquires Balkan VFX Studio FX3X

SKOPJE: The Visual effects & animation company Cinesite, headquartered in London, has acquired a majority stake in Balkan’s VFX studio FX3X, a long-time visual effects studio with offices in Skopje…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Jerzy Skolimowski's EO to Represent Poland in Oscar Race

WARSAW: Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO has been selected as Poland’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film…

Films from FNE Partner Countries in European Film Awards Documentary Selection 2022

BERLIN: Two Polish and two Lithuanian long documentaries directed by Hanna Polak, Pawel Lozinski, Mantas Kvedaravicius and Sergei Loznitsa are among the 13 titles that make up the Documentary Selection…


Invitation for all FIPRESCI and SNCCI Members attending the Venice Film Festival 2022

Serbian Director Mila Turajlić Completed New Doc Ciné-guerrillas: The Scenes From the Labudović Reels

BELGRADE: Following the major success of her previous documentary The Other Side of Everything / Druga strana svega (2017, Dribbling Pictures), Mila Turajlić has completed a new documentary, Ciné-guerrillas: The…

FESTIVALS: The Uncle Wins 2022 Herceg Novi – Montenegro Film Festival

PODGORICA: The Croatian/Serbian coproduction The Uncle directed by David Kapac and Andrija Mardešić was awarded the Golden Mimosa Grand Prix at the 35th edition of the Herceg Novi - Montenegro…

Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on ReActing as a Star Project

LJUBLJANA: Film centres from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, North Macedonia and Montenegro have signed a three-year Memorandum of Cooperation after the successful first edition of ReActing as a Star. The project…

FESTIVALS: Verzió Documentary Film Festival Opens New Calls of Applications

BUDAPEST: Documentary filmmakers, film critics and students are invited to apply for the Film Critics Workshop, the DocLab Workshop and the Student Jury at the 19th edition of the Verzió…

PRODUCTION: Kristina Grozeva and Peter Valchanov Shoot Bulgarian/Greek Triumph Starring Maria Bakalova

SOFIA: The award-winning Bulgarian directorial duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov have started shooting their darkish tragicomedy Triumph, coproduced by Bulgaria’s Abraxas Film and Greece’s Graal Films. Oscar nominee Maria…

GRANTS: Bulgarian National Film Center Announces First Drama Series Grants

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center (BNFC) has announced the results of its drama series public support for the first time since its foundation in 1991 and after the amendments…

FESTIVALS: Cinematik IFF 2022 Announces Lineup

PIEŠŤANY: Nine feature films have been selected under the auspices of FIPRESCI for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 17th IFF Cinematik Piešťany. The festival will take place…

FESTIVALS: The Eight Mountains Wins ICFF Manaki Brothers 2022

BITOLA: Ruben Impens, the cinematographer of the Italian/Belgian/French/UK coproduction The Eight Mountains / Le otto montagne directed by Charlotte Vandermeersch and Felix Van Groeningen, received the Golden Camera 300 at…

Maltese Minority Coproduction War Sailor Selected for Toronto IFF

VALLETTA: The period drama War Sailor / Krigsseileren directed by Gunnar Vikene, which was partly shot in Malta as a Maltese minority coproduction, was selected for the Toronto IFF (8…

PRODUCTION: Viktor Tauš Shoots Czech/Slovak/Swiss Coproduction American Chick

PRAGUE: Czech director/producer Viktor Tauš is currently in production with his feature drama American Chick / Amerikanka, which is a Czech/Slovak/Swiss coproduction estimated for completion in 2023.

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Director Georgi Djulgerov in Postproduction with Memoir of a Betrayal

SOFIA: The Veteran Bulgarian director Georgi Djulgerov is currently in postproduction with his period drama Memoir of a Betrayal, dedicated to the legendary 19th century anti-Ottoman revolutionary Georgi Benkovski. Known…

FESTIVALS: CineFest 2022 Announces Full Lineup

BUDAPEST: CineFest has grown into the best film festival in Hungary with hard work and a strong lineup year after year. The 18th edition, which will be held 9 –…

FESTIVALS: Eclipse Wins 2022 Makedox in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: The Belgian documentary Eclipse directed by Nataša Urban won the Onion Award for best film in the main competition of the 13th edition of MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival.…

FESTIVALS: Astra Film Festival 2022 Announces Selection

SIBIU: The 29th edition of Astra Film Festival has announced its official selection. Eight titles will compete in the New Voices in Documentary Cinema Competition, ten in the Central and…

American Film Red Sonja Shoots in Bulgaria

SOFIA: American production Red Sonja directed by M.J. Bassett and starring Matilda Lutz, Wallis Day and Robert Sheehan is currently shooting at the Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia.

Reason8 Picks-Up Serbian Debut Feature Christina by Nikola Spasić

BELGRADE: The Serbian feature film Christina / Kristina by Nikola Spasić has been acquired by the UK-based Reason8 company. The deal covers all the rights around the globe (cinemas, TV,…