FNE Podcast: Dominik Streib: Programme Coordinator of GoEast

FNE's Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Dominik Streib, programme coordinator of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, about the 22nd edition of goEast…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Nejc Gazvoda Starts Shooting Father Figure

LJUBLJANA: Nejc Gazvoda’s new feature film Father Figure started shooting in his home town Novo mesto in Slovenia on 19 April 2022. The film is a coproduction between Slovenia, Czech…

FESTIVALS: Prague IFF – Febiofest 2022 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: The Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest has announced the programme for its 29th edition. The largest Prague film event returns to its spring dates after two years of…

Last Call for Applications for Ateliers Varan Workshop in Novi Sad

NOVI SAD: After a successful workshop in Belgrade in 2021, Ateliers Varan will move this year to Novi Sad, where the workshop will take place from 13 June to 7…

Latvian/Norwegian Animated Film My Favourite War in French Cinemas

RIGA: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen's antiwar long animated film My Favourite War was released in over 40 cinemas in France on 20 April 2022. The French release had been postponed for…

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 21.04.2022

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…

Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Cannes Critics’ Week 2022

PARIS: The Bosnian majority coproduction I Didn’t Make It to Love Her by Anna Fernandez De Paco and the Czech minority coproduction Scale by Joseph Pierce have been selected for…

FESTIVALS: Vortex and Klondike Win 2022 Istanbul IFF

ISTANBUL: Gaspar Noé’s Vortex received the Golden Tulip trophy in the International Competition of the 41st edition of the Istanbul International Film Festival (8-19 April 2022). The Golden Tulip for…

PRODUCTION: Romania/French Coproduction Metronom

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Alexandru Belc's debut feature Metronom has been selected for Cannes Un Certian Regard. The film is a teenage love story set in Romania of the 70s, when…

Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

PARIS: Polish, Serbian and Slovenian minority coproductions have been selected for the 54th edition of Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), which will take place 18-24 May 2022 within the 75th…

FESTIVALS: Cyprus Film Days 2022 Announces Winners

LIMASSOL: Utama by Alejandro Loayza Grisi, a coproduction between Bolivia, Uruguay and France, has been awarded as best film in the Glocal Images International Competition of the 20th edition of…
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First Edition of Film Festival Dedicated to Women Announced in Serbia

BELGRADE: The first edition of the International Female Film Festival Petra will take place at The Cultural Centre of Belgrade Movie Theatre from 8 to 11 December 2022. The festival…

Projects from FNE Partner Countries in dok.incubator INT Workshop 2022 Selection

PRAGUE: Projects from Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic and Poland are among the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator INT workshop 2022.

Netflix Interested in Documentary Series Featuring Croatia's National Football Team Captain

ZAGREB: Netflix has expressed its interest in the documentary series Captains, which will soon be released on the newly-launched FIFA+ digital platform. The series features Croatia's national football team captain…

CD Projekt Switches to Unreal Engine 5 for New Witcher Game

WARSAW: Polish CD Projekt has announced another project set in The Witcher game series universe. The company will use the Unreal Engine 5 technology, which is expected to become the…

FNE Podcast: Danae Stylianou: Head of Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days Cyprus Film Days

LIMASSOL: FNE spoke to Danae Stylianou, Head of Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days held 14-16 April 2022. She spoke about the first on site edition of the event, which is part of…
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Two Prizes Put Romanian VR on Immersive Innovation Map

BUCHAREST: The Romanian projects Human Violins and Tangible Utopias, directed by Fulbright alumna Ioana Mischie and produced by Storyscapes, are among the first VR projects to receive a Meta grant…

OBITUARY: Czech Animator Vlasta Pospíšilová

PRAGUE: Czech animator and director Vlasta Pospíšilová, the last of Jiří Trnka's famous animators' guard, has died at the age of 87.

FNE Q&A: Peter Todorov, Executive Director of Bulgarian National Film Center

SOFIA: Peter Todorov, the newly appointed Director of the Bulgarian National Film Center, spoke with Film New Europe about what he has accomplished in over a month in the office…

FESTIVALS: Films from FNE Partner Countries in the Cannes’ Official Selection 2022

PARIS: New films by Jerzy Skolimowski and Cristian Mungiu have been selected for the Competition of the 75th Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May 2022), while films by Agnieszka Smoczyńska and…