FESTIVALS: Films from FNE Partner Countries in 2023 Berlinale Competition and Encounters

BERLIN: Two minority coproductions from FNE partner countries and two films produced and coproduced by FNE partner countries have been selected for the most important competition sections of the 73rd…
24-01-2023

BOX OFFICE: Domestic Films Amanet and May Labour Day in Top 10 in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2022

SARAJEVO: Mirza Begovic’s comedy Amanet, distributed by Una Film, finished 5th in the Top 10 in Bosnia and Herzegovina with 30,732 admissions and 96,463 EUR / 188,667 KM gross. Pjer…
24-01-2023

FESTIVALS: Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival 2023 Ready to Kick Off

BELGRADE: The 16th Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, initiated by Emir Kusturica, is about to kick off in Drvengrad, Serbia, on 25 January and to run through 29 January…
24-01-2023

Autlook Filmsales Picks Up Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

TALLINN: The Estonian/French/Icelandic coproduction Smoke Sauna Sisterhood has been acquired by Autlook Filmsales. The first long documentary by Anna Hints is having its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival…
24-01-2023

Avatar: The Way of Water Breaks Record in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Avatar: The Way of Water has reached 1 m admissions in the Czech Republic in only one month, the fastest of any film in the 30-year history of the…
24-01-2023

BOX OFFICE: Bulgaria Gets Back to Pre-COVID Admissions and BO Rates

SOFIA: Total admissions in Bulgaria in 2022 were 3,957,349 and total gross was 26,883,358 EUR, compared to 2,553,845 admissions and 12,616,137 EUR gross in 2021, according to the Bulgarian National…
23-01-2023

BOX OFFICE: Admissions and Box Office Increased in Lithuania in 2022

VILNIUS: General admissions have soared from 1,337,598 in 2021 to 2,993,864 in 2022, and the total gross rose from 7,754,385 EUR in 2021 to 18,103,404 EUR in 2022, according to…
23-01-2023

PRODUCTION: Albanian/Macedonian Coproduction My Mother Is a Cosmonaut Starring William Baldwin in Production

SKOPJE: The historical drama My Mother Is a Cosmonaut / Misioni directed by Andy Deliana, produced by Albanian Red Helicopter Films in coproduction with Macedonian Dream Factory, has entered the…
23-01-2023

Vlad Petri’s Doc Between Revolutions Picked Up by CAT&Docs Ahead Berlinale World Premiere

BUCHAREST: The long documentary Between Revolutions / Între revoluții by the Romanian director Vlad Petri has been acquired by CAT&Docs ahead if its world premiere in Berlinale Forum 2023. The…
23-01-2023

Alex Rider S3 Shoots in Malta

VALLETTA: The third season of Amazon Freevee’s series Alex Rider is currently shooting in Malta and the UK. The new season is based on Anthony Horowitz’s novel Scorpia.
23-01-2023

Peter Badač Appointed as Head of Slovak Audiovisual Fund

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Peter Badač was elected by the board of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund as the new director of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund after the public hearing of four…
21-01-2023

PRODUCTION: Ivona Juka Shoots Period War Drama The Atmosphere

ZAGREB: The filming of the period feature film The Atmosphere directed by Ivona Juka and produced by her sister Anita Juka, who also has a minor role in the film,…
20-01-2023

FESTIVALS: Trieste Film Festival 2023 Ready to Kick Off

TRIESTE: Eight titles are running in the Feature Film Competition at the 34th edition of the Trieste Film Festival, running 21 – 28 January 2023.
20-01-2023

Interview with the Vampire S2 to Be Shot in Prague

PRAGUE: The eight-episode second season of the AMC series Interview with the Vampire will start shooting in Prague in April 2023.
20-01-2023

Call for Applications for 5th Civil Society Pitch in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Documentary filmmakers from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and the Republic of Moldova can apply to the 5th edition of Civil Society Pitch, powered by One World Romania. The deadline is…
20-01-2023

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Pavle Vučković in Postproduction with Protection Above All Else

BELGRADE: Serbian director Pavle Vučković is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature Protection Above All Else / Zaštita pre svega. The film is an independent production.
19-01-2023

FESTIVALS: Films from FNE Partner Countries in Berlinale’s Generation Section and Books at Berlinale 2023

BERLIN: Six titles involving FNE partner countries as majority or minority coproducers are among the films announced in the Generation section on 18 January 2023. A Slovenian book by Dijana…
19-01-2023

Andrey M Paunov’s January to Be Released in UK

SOFIA: Andrey M Paunov’s debut feature January will be released in cinemas and on demand in the UK on 27 January 2023 by New East Cinema.
19-01-2023

Art House Cinema Kino Atlas in Prague Closes

PRAGUE: Popular Prague art house cinema Kino Atlas closed as it couldn’t agree with the owners of the building for an extension of the lease contract.
19-01-2023

Apply to East Silver Market 2023

PRAGUE: Creative documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe which are completed or in rough cut stage can apply to East Silver Market till 31 January 2023.
19-01-2023