PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Signe Birkova Shoots Feature Debut Lotus

RIGA: Latvian director Signe Birkova has begun shooting her debut fiction feature film Lotus, a comical phantasmagory about a young woman in 1919 Latvia, who desires new challenges and expression…
13-12-2021

Filmmakers Can Apply for dok.incubator Workshops Starting on 15 December

dok.incubator invites editors, directors and producers to a six–month long workshop, focused on filmmakers’ professional development and giving you access to top internationally-experienced tutors. Find out more here about dok.incubator…
13-12-2021

Eleven Films from FNE Partner Countries Receive Eurimages Grants

STRASBOURG: Four coproductions from Slovakia and the Czech Republic were among the eleven films from FNE member countries that received funding in the December 2021 round of Eurimages grants.
10-12-2021

Poland Introduces New COVID-19 Restrictions for Cinemas

WARSAW: Polish cinemas will be allowed to sell tickets only to 30% of their capacity to unvaccinated viewers and will not be allowed to serve food and beverages, as of…
10-12-2021

Romania Eases Pandemic Restrictions

BUCHAREST: Romanian cinemas are allowed to function at 50% of their capacity starting 9 December 2021 as the rate of Coronavirus infections has significantly decreased. Cinemas will also close at…
10-12-2021

GRANTS: Georgia Announces Grants for Feature Film Scripts

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has distributed 13,098 EUR / 46,500 GEL to six projects for the creation of a full-length feature film script. The awarded scriptwriters are Maka…
10-12-2021

FESTIVALS: Fest Anca Opens Call for Applications

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak festival of short animated films Fest Anca has opened its call for entries for the 2022 festival, which will be held 29 June to 3 July in…
10-12-2021

Game of Thrones Tourism Spurs Croatian Economy

ZAGREB: Film tourism related to the mega-popular HBO series Game of Thrones, which started shooting in Dubrovnik, Split and elsewhere in the Dalmatia region exactly ten years ago, brought a…
09-12-2021

FESTIVALS: Zlin FF Opens 2022 Applications

ZLIN: The Zlin Film Festival has opened the applications for its 62nd anniversary edition, which will take place 26 May to 1 June 2022. The festival is the oldest and…
09-12-2021

Kino Lorber Releases Miklós Jancsó's Films in USA

BUDAPEST: Kino Lorber has released six films by Hungarian director Miklós Jancsó, with screenings taking place at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles in November 2021.
09-12-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Hungarian Exhibitors See Return of Audiences After COVID Closures

BUDAPEST: The number of cinema-goers has been rising only slowly in 2021, following the period of shut down forced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
08-12-2021

BOX OFFICE: Girls From Dubai Tops Polish Box Office

WARSAW: Maria Sadowska's film Girls from Dubai had over 600,000 admissions in its first two weeks in release, making it the most watched local production of 2021.
08-12-2021

FERA Moves Annual Conference Online

FRANKFURT: FERA, the Federation of European Screen Directors, has announced that it will move its annual conference online and postpone its in-person gathering in Frankfurt to 11-13 May 2022.
08-12-2021

Krzysztof Zanussi Honoured by Polish Filmmakers Association

WARSAW: Krzysztof Zanussi received the Special Award of the Polish Filmmakers Association at a ceremony held on 7 December 2021.
08-12-2021

BOX OFFICE: Danis Tanović's Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair Tops Box Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: The latest comedy directed by Oscar winner Danis Tanović, Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair, which premiered at the opening of the Sarajevo Film Festival, followed by a week of…
07-12-2021

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2021: Winter Blues

TBILISI: Georgian writer/director Tamaz (Tazo) Narimanidze’s debut feature Winter Blues, screens in the main competition of the 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which opened in an online…
07-12-2021

Czech Lions Announce 2022 Date

PRAGUE: The Czech Lion awards of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) will take place on 5 March 2022. The awards recognise the best achievements of the national film…
07-12-2021

FNE Visegrad 2021: Polish Film Production Recovers From COVID Pandemic

WARSAW: Polish producers have adapted to working under COVID restrictions and production has continued to recover during 2021.
06-12-2021

Salome Jashi's Taming the Garden Opens in German and Swiss Cinemas

TBILISI: Salome Jashi’s documentary film Taming the Garden debuted in cinemas in Germany and Switzerland on 2 December 2021. The film was shortlisted for this year's European Film Awards.
06-12-2021

FNE at Animateka 2021: Impossible Figures and Other Stories Wins Grand Prix

LJUBLJANA: Marta Pajek's short animated film Impossible Figures and Other Stories won the Grand Prix of the 18th edition of Slovenia’s festival of animated films Animateka, which was held in…
06-12-2021