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On The Eve of Its Independence Day, Vilnius IFF Acts On Russian Boycott with Ukraine Focus

VILNIUS, March 15, 2022. Lithuania knows a thing or two about staying silent. That silence ended on 23 August 1989 when two million people across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia formed a human chain: the Baltic Way. Seven months later, on March 11 1990, Lithuania was the first Soviet republic to…
15-03-2022

Children’s films in Ukrainian on the New Horizons VOD platform

Kids Kino has released a collection of films and series in Ukrainian. The collection is available on the NH VOD Kids Kino platform and it is regularly extended and updated. We begin with three series for children, a wildlife documentary, and film festival winners loved by children around the world.…
15-03-2022

PERFECT TIMING FOR HBO MAX TO JOIN NEM DUBROVNIK 2022 AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Due to interesting content, relevant speakers, and networking events during the summer ambiance combined with a spectacular view of the Adriatic, NEM Dubrovnik quickly became one of European favorite TV markets. Popularly called “TV market with a view“, NEM Dubrovnik 2022 will be held from June 6th to 9th, 2022…
14-03-2022

Docudays UA at the Krakow Film Festival

The Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the largest documentary film festival in Ukraine. This year’s edition was to begin on 25 March in Kyiv. It’s no longer possible due to Russia’s brutal attack and the ongoing war. The organizers of the Krakow Film Festival decided to…
12-03-2022

Statement by the Slovak Film Institute on Russia's attack on Ukraine

The Slovak Film Institute strongly condemns the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine's sovereignty and expresses solidarity and full support for its people. It is unthinkable for us that the lives of our Ukrainian colleagues, as well as all the people of Ukraine, are in direct danger and their rights and…
12-03-2022

Sarajevo Film Festival joins Ukraine to its regional programmes

As an international film festival with a focus on the Southeast Europe region, the Sarajevo Film Festival joins Ukraine to its official programmes: Competition programmes for feature, documentary, short and student films, the In Focus programme, the CineLink Film Industry Days programme for film professionals as well as the Talents…
12-03-2022

Emergency Fund for Filmmakers in Wake of Ukraine War

ICFR Launches Emergency Fund The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk has set up a special "Emergency Fund for Filmmakers" for film practitioners directly in danger due to the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Coalition and the Fund have been canvassing for funding and donations as soon as war broke…
11-03-2022

GNFC Appeal to Film Professionals and Film Organisations

Due to the war waged by the Russian authorities against the sovereign state of Ukraine, taking into account the sanctions imposed on Russia by the world and the call of the Ukrainian Film Academy, the Georgian National Film Center calls on Georgian film producers, distributors, film festivals and exhibitors to…
11-03-2022

11 Slovak works-in-progress to be presented in Bratislava and online

Slovak Film Institute / National Cinematographic Centre would like to announce 11 Slovak film projects that will be presented at Works in Progress session during Bratislava Industry Days at Febiofest IFF on March 21.
10-03-2022

World-renowned, award-winning film professionals coming to Bratislava

The 9th edition of the Visegrad Film Forum will offer a diverse audiovisual programme for cineastes as well as industry professionals. Between 16–19 March 2022, cinema the Kino Lumière will be hosting film professionals who have worked on such titles as Batman, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Casino Royale, or Coffee…
10-03-2022

Slovenian film on the go: as many as ten Slovenian features in distribution this year

In 2022, the shooting of five live-action features is scheduled to begin: Observing (directed by Janez Burger), Father Figure (directed by Nejc Gazvoda), The Last Hero (directed by Žiga Virc), Hidden People (directed by Miha Hočevar), and Redemption (directed by Sonja Prosenc).
09-03-2022

PÖFF takes Ukraine to Cannes and screens Ukrainian films

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) will present Ukrainian projects in Cannes this May and launch a film programme dedicated to Ukrainian cinema on its web cinema platform.
09-03-2022

European Film Academy - Declaration of Protest

We, members of the European Film Academy, declare our strongest protest and unequivocal opposition to the Russian military aggression against the independent sovereign country of Ukraine. We express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and say NO to war. We demand Russia to halt immediately all military activities in…
07-03-2022

CZECH LION AWARDS 2021: ZATOPEK WINS BEST FEATURE FILM

Zatopek dominated the evening with 8 wins - Zatopek wins 8 prizes at the Czech Lion Awards 2021 - Best Feature Film, Best Director, Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Stage Design. Czech filmmakers strongly supported Ukraine against…
06-03-2022

Estonian film industry calls for boycott of films from warring Russia and Belarus

The entire Estonian film industry calls on their government to implement extraordinary temporary measures to ban the production and distribution of state-sponsored audiovisual films from Russia and Belarus in Estonia, and to suspend cooperation in filmmaking and culture with their autocratic regimes until the war in Ukraine stops and the…
03-03-2022

Ji.hlava presents a special online event on Ukraine. And kicks off its Echoes in New York, which will continue in Belgium, France and Romania

The Ji.hlava IDFF kicks of a special online event to support Ukraine. From Monday to Sunday, it will offer a selection of films that help to explain contexts of the post-Soviet space. The selection includes My Unknown Soldier by Ukrainian director Anna Kryvenko, Foundation Pit by Russian director Andrey Gryazev,…
03-03-2022

Support to Ukraine. IDF

We, the undersigned, express our support to the people of Ukraine in such a dire moment. The Kremlin's aggression is a terrible act of war that has no place in modern society, in Europe or a democratic world. We stand with the Ukrainian people and ask that the response of…
01-03-2022

IDF - Support to Ukraine

We, the undersigned, express our support to the people of Ukraine in such a dire moment. The Kremlin's aggression is a terrible act of war that has no place in modern society, in Europe or a democratic world.
01-03-2022

Arthouse cinemas express solidarity with Ukrainian exhibitors and people of the country and take a stand against the war

Arthouse cinemas bring people together, create spaces for discussion, show diversity in the world and in our societies, defend the freedom of art and see themselves as partners of all filmmakers around the world who, with courage, talent and sensitivity, dare to look at the world in crisis. In this…
01-03-2022

EFAD and HAVC expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian population

Members of EFAD (European Association of Directors of Film Funds and Centers), of which HAVC director Chris Marcich is a member, expressed solidarity with the population of Ukraine on the invasion of the country, violating the territorial integrity of any sovereign state. EFAD's core values are the defense of democracy,…
01-03-2022