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MIDPOINT Cold Open: Your entry to series industry

MIDPOINT Cold Open targets independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high-end series content. Offering practical knowledge connected to the developing, producing and financing of drama series content in Europe, the program will familiarize its participants with the current landscape, industry preferences and will…
24-11-2020

Lili Horvát’s Venice Days Premiere PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME is the Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards

The „personal story about the role of projection in love” was awarded Chicago IFF New Directors Competition’s Golden Hugo, Philadelphia FF’s Best Narrative Feature, Valladolid IFF’s Golden Spike and a FIPRESCI Prize at Warsaw IFF among others. Int’l sales are handled by NFI World Sales. “Slippery, supple and sinuous” –…
24-11-2020

goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film presents the last winner of its 20th edition // ZANA receives the Audience Award

The competition section of goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, consisting of 16 was supposed to take place from May 5-10 2020, was postponed to November due to Corona. Thanks to the commitment of the festival team and the support of sponsors and funders, the 20th edition…
23-11-2020

MIDPOINT lectures and panels at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

The upcoming edition of our dear partner Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is just around the corner and we are more than proud we could partake in the shaping of the industry expert program of the event. Apart from bringing 9 TV Launch projects for a “Season Finale” pitching and networking…
20-11-2020

Meet the Kids Kino.Lab 2020/21 Participants

We are thrilled and excited to welcome the projects which have been selected to the 5th edition of the Kids Kino.Lab, international script development programme. 32 entries from 14 countries were submitted to the Kids Kino.Lab – the discussion took almost 3 hours and here they are! The Kids Kino.Lab…
20-11-2020

Ventana Sur opens on November 30th both online and in cinemas in 6 cities

Ventana Sur is the most important market for audiovisual content in Latin America, and it is a must in the schedule of distributors and buyers from the international industry. Organized by the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes, Ventana…
19-11-2020

MIDPOINT Intensive CZ projects selection

MIDPOINT Institute announces six feature-length projects who will receive online consultations by renowned script consultants Gyula Gazdag and Franz Rodenkirchen! Selected projects are: Agnes Tereza Brdeckova, writerDagmar Knoepfel, directorKarla Stojakova, producerPavlina Muzikarova, producer assistant Johnson TownStepanka Cervinkova, writer / directorMartina Moudra, producer Near / FarOndrej Erban, writer / directorJakub Jira,…
19-11-2020

Animateka International Animated Film Festival reveals this year's programme!

Due to the situation we found ourselves in, Animateka will take place online between 30.11. and 9.12.2020, but this does not mean that the programme will be curtailed, as this year it is as diverse and as high quality as it was in previous years. The programme counts 338 shorts…
17-11-2020

Croatian titles at 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festivalp

The Dawn Three Croatian films to screen in different festival sections of the prestigious festival held in the Estonian capital, this year in hybrid format, 13th – 29th November. The second instalment of The Sun Trilogy, the fiction feature The Dawn, directed and written by Dalibor Matanić and produced by…
13-11-2020

European organizations support Slovenian film community facing disastrous governmental pressure as public film funding is blocked

Our organisations, representing authors, screenwriters, directors, actors, crew, producers and members of the film community across Europe, join in support of the Slovenian Federation of Filmmakers’ Guilds against the effective shutdown of its national industry, following administrative changes that have allowed the Slovenian government to choke the financing of Slovenian…
13-11-2020

CICAE on the agreement on the EU budget Important signal for European film industry

Demand: Recovery plans budget should be doubled in the crisis
12-11-2020

EUROVOD Newsletter November 2020

A NEW DIRECTION FOR EUROVOD NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS SHOWCASE A NEW ERA OF DIVERSITY & GLOBAL OUTLOOK FOR THE EUROPEAN VOD INDUSTRY During the last EUROVOD General Assembly, which took place on the 21st October, a new Board of Directors was elected for a 2-year term. The new board…
10-11-2020

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

FILMING RESUMES IN ROMANIA ON THE JULES VERNE CLASSIC ADVENTURE FOR FRANCE TÉLÉVISIONS, ZDF, RAI (THE EUROPEAN ALLIANCE), MASTERPIECE PBS
10-11-2020

East Doc Platform 2021 Deadline: November 13

Creative feature length documentary projects, docu-series and non-fiction transmedia projects from the CEE region are welcome to apply to the East Doc Platform 2021 (March 6–12). The deadline is November 13, 2020. Applying is free of charge. APPLICATION FORM (one for all the projects)Please, read the Guidelines before applyingAlso, see…
06-11-2020

EUROPEAN CINEMA BODY DEMANDS FURTHER PUBLIC FUNDING SUPPORT FOR CINEMAS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Brussels: 3 November 2020 – Following recent decisions requiring the closure of cinemas across a number of European countries in response to ‘spikes’ in COVID-19, European trade body the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) has today renewed its call to national governments, the European Commission and the European Parliament to…
03-11-2020

17th Animateka is moving ONLINE!

Despite the efforts and unshakable optimism of the Animateka festival team, who, until the last minute hoped that we would be able to watch diverse and above all excellent animated film products from all around the world on the big screen again this year, we decided to move this edition…
02-11-2020

Silver Eye Award 2020 for A New Shift by Jindřich Andrš

Silver Eye Award 2020 for the best feature length film in the East Silver Market, given by the Institute of Documentary Film at Ji.hlava IDFF, goes to Jindřich Andrš for his A New Shift. Mohammed Almughanni got the award in short length category for his film Son of the Streets.…
02-11-2020

DAFilms, one of the first streaming portals, celebrates 15 years since its founding!

At a time when all cultural events have once again moved to an online environment, international streaming portal DAFilms is set to celebrate its 15th anniversary come October 29th. The portal was created in the same year as the global video sharing platform YouTube at a time when many still…
29-10-2020

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT APPLYING FOR SCHOLARSHIP?

CARTOON SPRINGBOARD • Online • 27-29 October 2020 In order to encourage the participation of citizens from low audiovisual countries, Cartoon offers free registrations to Cartoon 360 Online. To get a free registration, you'll need to apply for a scholarship. Apply to our scholarship 3 documents to send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. …
28-10-2020

A Brief History of Romanian shorts (1890 – 2000): Twelve decades of Romanian short films resurfaced

A new media art installation by ShortsUP Bucharest, Romania, October 22, 2020 - Curated by Alexandra Safriuc from ShortsUP Association and film historian Gabriela Filippi, “A Brief History of Romanian shorts (1890 – 2000)” is a new media art installation which kicked off as a need to identify the particularities…
23-10-2020