FESTIVALS: Future Films Festival Announces First Edition in Belgrade and Online

BELGRADE: The first edition of Future Films Festival, a festival of video presentations of films and series in development, will be held in Belgrade and online on 15 December 2022.
20-10-2021

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Irine Jordania in Production with Debut Feature Air Blue Silk

TBILISI: Georgian director/writer Irine Jordania is currently in production with her debut feature Air Blue Silk. The cinematographer is Giorgi Shvelidze, whose work on Namme directed by Zaza Khalvashi and…
19-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: On the Water to Represent Estonia in Oscar Race

TALLINN: On the Water by Peeter Simm has been selected as Estonia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film…
19-10-2021

RE-ACT Opens Call for Applications

ZAGREB: Applications for the 7th edition of the co-development funding of coproduction projects from RE-ACT (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training) can be sent till 15 November 2021.
19-10-2021

When East Meets West Opens Call for First Edition of Slate Market

TRIESTE: Applications are now open for the first edition of Slate Market, as well as for Last Stop Trieste, This is IT, First Cut Lab Trieste and First Cut+ within…
19-10-2021

FESTIVALS: European Film Forum Scanorama 2021 Announces New Baltic Cinema Lineup

VILNIUS: Nineteen films from nine countries will compete in the 12th edition of the international short film programme New Baltic Cinema from 12 to 14 November 2021 during the European…
19-10-2021

Czech Minority Coproduction The Crossing Wins Eurimages Audentia Award for Best Director

STRASBOURG: The animated film The Crossing by Florence Miailhe has received the Audentia Award for Best Director 2021 from the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund at Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau…
19-10-2021

Kino Lorber Acquires US Rights to Georgian Oscar Entry Brighton 4th

TBILISI: Kino Lorber has acquired US rights to Brighton 4th directed by Levan Koguashvili and lensed by Oscar nominated cinematographer Phedon Papamichael. The film has recently been announced as Georgia’s…
18-10-2021

Riga IFF Forum 2021 to Focus on Short Films, Animation, XR and Women

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival's industry activities, presented under the umbrella name of Riga IFF Forum, are focused this year on short films, XR and animation, showcasing new Latvian…
18-10-2021

FESTIVALS: Miracle Wins 2021 Warsaw Film Festival

WARSAW: Romanian/Czech/Latvian Miracle / Miracol by Bogdan George Apetri has received the Grand Prix in the International Competition of the 37th Warsaw Film Festival, 8-17 October 2021. The award for…
18-10-2021

FNE at Festival of Slovenian Film 2021: Bitch, a Derogatory Term for a Woman Wins Big in Portorož

PORTOROŽ: Tijana Zinajić’s Bitch, a Derogatory Term for a Woman won the Vesna Award for best feature film along with another six Vesna awards at the 24th Festival of Slovenian…
18-10-2021

Nataša Bučar, Head of Slovenian Film Centre, on Accessibility and Competitiveness of European Audio-visual Works from Small Language Environments

LJUBLJANA: Nataša Bučar, the director of the Slovenian Film Centre, presented a study on the accessibility and competitiveness of European audio-visual works from small language environments at the two-day international…
15-10-2021

PRODUCTION: Jasna Nanut Shoots Debut Feature Seventh Heaven in Zagreb

ZAGREB: The debut feature Seventh Heaven / Sedmo nebo directed by Jasna Nanut and produced by Hrvoje Osvadić through Petnaesta umjetnost is currently shooting in Croatia.
15-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: 107 Mothers to Represent Slovakia in Oscar Race

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
15-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Luzzu to Represent Malta in Oscar Race

VALLETTA: Alex Camilleri’s debut feature Luzzu has been selected as Malta’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.
15-10-2021

North American Sales for Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle

BUCHAREST: Bogdan George Apetri’s Romanian/Czech/Latvian coproduction Miracle / Miracol has been sold by Memento International to Film Movement in North America, to Arizona Distribution in France, to Weirdwave in Greece…
14-10-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF 2021 Announces Full Programme

JIHLAVA: Fifteen titles will compete in the Opus Bonum international competition of the 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will run 26 - 31 October 2021. The festival announced…
14-10-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Sisterhood to Represent North Macedonia in Oscar Race

SKOPJE: Dina Duma’s debut feature Sisterhood / Sestri has been selected as North Macedonia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International…
14-10-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Signe Birkova Concludes Postproduction on Documentary Ring of Fire

RIGA: The Latvian director Signe Birkova is concluding postproduction on her documentary Ring of Fire / Ugunsaplis, which focuses on a group of four actors who have formed their own…
14-10-2021

FNE Podcast: Mariam Khatchvani: Director of Svaneti International Film Festival

FNE's Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Mariam Khatchvani, Director of the Svaneti International Film Festival, about the first edition of the Svaneti IFF in Georgia, which finally took place…
14-10-2021