GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Distributes Feature Production and Documentary Development Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund gave a total of 2.5 m EUR / 64 m CZK to eight fiction feature films and 170,000 EUR / 4.5 m CZK for the…
10-03-2021

GRANTS: Latvia Gives 2021 Co-financing Programme Grants To Six Films

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia gave out the Latvian Co-financing programme grants totalling 1,158,013 EUR to six film projects originating from Germany, Russia, the Netherlands and Denmark.
10-03-2021

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2021 Calls for Entries

BRNO: EKOFILM has opened the call for entries for its 47th edition, taking place 20 – 23 October 2021, under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions are accepted until the…
10-03-2021

Media Move Acquires Serbian Thriller Loan Shark

BELGRADE: Berlin-based Media Move has acquired world sales rights for the Serbian thriller Loan Shark / Lihvar directed by Nemanja Ćeranić. The film is scheduled to have its national premiere…
10-03-2021

Srdan Golubović’s Father Sold for Distribution in USA

BELGRADE: Cologne-based The Match Factory has sold distribution rights (theatrical, video, on demand, ancillary) for the Serbian feature Father / Otac directed by Srdan Golubović to the USA. The deal…
09-03-2021

Latvian Drama The Pit Sold to German Speaking Territories

RIGA: Latvian director Dace Pūce’s debut feature film The Pit / Bedre (2020), whose sales are handled by TVCO (Italy), has been sold to the German distributor Arsenal Filmverleih. The…
09-03-2021

Dogwoof Acquires Salome Jashi’s Documentary Taming the Garden

TBILISI: Salome Jashi’s documentary film Taming the Garden has been acquired by the film-distribution company Dogwoof for the UK. Toronto-based Syndicado Film Sales brokered the deal.
09-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights 2021 Opens Submissions

TALLINN: The 25th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has opened submissions to the main programme as well as to its short film, animation, and children’s film sister…
09-03-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Radu Jude Takes Top Awards in Berlin

BERLIN: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude was awarded the Golden Bear at the 71st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, which took place online 1-5…
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Charlatan and Shadow Country Dominate 2021 Czech Lions

PRAGUE: Charlatan / Šarlatán by Agnieszka Holland was honoured with the statue for the best film, director and three others at the Czech Lion Awards. Six other categories, including screenplay…
08-03-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Hungary’s Balaton Brigade Wins Berlinale Co-Pro Series

BUDAPEST: The spy series Balaton Brigade produced by Gábor Krigler for Joyrider won the Berlinale Co-Pro Series on 2 March 2021. This was the first time that a Hungarian project…
08-03-2021

Tallinn Black Nights Launches Online Cinema

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival launched a year-around online cinema on 6 March 2021. The launch began with the screening of five films of the Women's Nights Film…
08-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Moves to August

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has delayed the 55th edition of the festival until 20 – 28 August 2021.
05-03-2021

One Eyed Films Picks Up Ukrainian/Polish War Drama

WARSAW: The London-based sales agency One Eyed Films has announced its acquisition of Carol of the Bells, a Ukrainian/Polish coproduction set around WWII.
05-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Polish Director Paweł Maślona In Development With Kościuszko Biopic

WARSAW: Paweł Maślona, director of the award-winning Panic Attack, is in development with a film about the Polish war hero Tadeusz Kościuszko, under the working title Scarborn.
05-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Serbian Feature Trail of the Beast in Production

BELGRADE: Trail of the Beast / Trag divljači, the feature debut by Nenad Pavlović, has started filming in Serbia. Pavlović co-wrote the script based on characters from novels written by…
05-03-2021

DOC LAB POLAND Selects 21 Projects

WARSAW: The 2021 edition of DOC LAB POLAND, organised by the Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation, will present 21 projects in two industry sections. The first session in 2021 will be…
05-03-2021

mk2 Films Picks Up Bulgarian/French Women Do Cry

SOFIA: France’s mk2 Films has picked up Mina Mileva’s and Vesela Kazakova’s second feature film Women Do Cry, a Bulgarian/French coproduction from Sofia based Activist 38 and Ici et La…
04-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Greek/Macedonian/German Behind the Haystacks Moves into Postproduction

SKOPJE: Behind the Haystacks, a Greek/Macedonian/German coproduction, filmed on both sides of the Greece – North Macedonia border, has entered the postproduction stage. The debut by Asimina Proedrou received support…
04-03-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 03.03.2021

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…
04-03-2021