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CICAE launches international action campaign “Back To Cinema”

The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas (CICAE), in collaboration with the German initiative, #ZurückInsKino, has started an international social media campaign under the name #BackToCinema.

"Sabattier Effect" by Eleonora Veninova supported by Eurimages

At its most recent 158th management board meeting which took place online the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund agreed to support the film “Sabattier Effect” by Macedonian director Eleonora Veninova in the amount of 88,000 euros.

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 is announcing the project selection

It's a great pleasure to introduce the 9 selected projects for the 2020 edition of MIDPOINT TV Launch.

"M" and "Sister" selected at "Sofia Meeting Works in Progress", "The Sign" at "We Are One: A Global Film Festival"

It is with great pleasure that we inform you that this period is important for the wider presentation of the Macedonian cinematography, especially films by the younger Macedonian directorial names. In the program of the 17th Edition of "Sofia Meeting Works in Progress" which started on May 27, two Macedonian…

Bulgarian Film Industry Safety Guidelines Under COVID-19 approved by the Ministry of Health

This document provides the basic methods for establishing technical and organizational measures for contagion prevention. Each filming is different, hence specific risk-based measures need to be established BEFORE it begins. This measures are implemented according order № RD-01-262/14.05.2020. of the Bulgarian Health Authorities. http://www.mh.government.bg/media/filer_public/2020/05/13/rd-01-262.pdfOrder №1/05.01.2018 pub. in NN 7/2018 of…

Eastern European projects selected for dok.incubator 2020

dok.incubator has announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will be supported in 2020. The list includes two documentaries from Eastern Europe.

HAVC Newsletter - Daily summary

Filip Heraković’s project Night Waves in ‘First Films First’ programme 21.05.2020.


Last year's contestants intrigued international producers with which they are now developing submitted projects


The XIV Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award for the Best Script from Eastern Europe went to the multiple-award-winning Polish screenwriter and director, Maciej Sobieszczański and co-writer Grzegorz Puda for the script entitled BROTHER.

Lithuania to renew film production

As the Lithuanian Government continues to ease the quarantine restrictions, the borders of Lithuania are slowly opening up. From 15th May, by general decision residents of the Baltic states can move freely from one state to another. Thus, individuals who have arrived in Lithuania from Estonia or Latvia, do not…

Applications now open worldwide for the 2020 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

TETA has opened applications for the 6th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency which has been scheduled for 7-15 September 2020. Pustnik is the only Romania-based residency for feature film development and is dedicated to young and emerging filmmakers from all over the world.

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020: new call for short film projects and the guest country Poland

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum” announces its new call for short film projects. This year a Guest Country of the Forum will be Poland. The event will invite twelve short film projects – three from each Baltic country of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and three from Poland…

UNQUIET VOICES, the Romanian creative web-documentary directed by Ioana Mischie and produced by Centrade Cheil and Studioset is officially nominated for The 24th Webby Awards

UNQUIET VOICES, the innovative participatory documentary directed by Ioana Mischie, written by Roxana Niță and Adina Stănescu and produced by Centrade Cheil and STUDIOSET is nominated for The 24th Webby Awards. The web-doc was previously awarded by highly prestigious international competitions such as Golden Drum (two bronze medals), Webstock (Best…

CICAE Announces Second Round of Applications for 17th Art Cinema = Action + Management

The CICAE is glad to announce that the second round of applications for 17th Art Cinema = Action + Management, the next International training course for independent cinema exhibitors, is open.

FERA STATEMENT Love in the time of Corona: Developing Health and Safety Guidelines on Set, A Director’s Perspective

For decades screen directors have been shooting dangerous stunts. Safely. “Selling” a punch between two actors by positioning the camera so it can’t see the safe space between them is an early example of successful social distancing. But dramatizing the deeper conflict between those two actors is the director’s precious…

LIST OF SCRIPTEAST XIV PROJECTS (logline, description, writer's bio)

Full information on projects participating in the 14th edition of ScripTeast follows:

PROCUCERS ON THE MOVE's digital programme begins

EFP The 20 up-and-coming producers from 20 different European countries selected by EFP (European Film Promotion) for the 21st edition of PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE met digitally for the first time on Monday (11 May). The extensive programme of the networking platform - which is including speed meetings, roundtables and…

European Film Awards: Submission Opens With Eligibility Change Due to Coronavirus

A lot of film premieres at festivals or in cinemas had to be postponed or moved online due to the Coronavirus crisis. The European Film Academy (EFA) has therefore exceptionally extended the eligibility rules for films participating in the European Film Awards. The standard version of these rules includes the…

MIDPOINT Editing Room 2020: Final Session

The current edition of our post-production program Editing Room has started in February 2020 by taking in MIDPOINT alumni project Lost in Paradise by the writer and director Fiona Ziegler (CZ/CH).

Baltic Sea Docs 2020 announces call for projects

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) is the most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, taking place in Riga, Latvia. The 24th edition is scheduled to take place from 1 – 6 September. The call for projects is open now and will close on 8 June.