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SOFA – School of Film Advancement continues its mission to support the realization of film-related projects in Europe

For the second time SOFA – School of Film Advancement will hold a workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 17-21, 2019. Here, selected SOFA alumni will get the chance to present their projects in front of experienced private investors and representatives of European public film funds. This way SOFA offers…

connecting cottbus project line-up 2019

politics, lovers in space and a killer bunny

Submit your feature length and interactive projects to the 9th edition of East Doc Platform!

The East Doc Platform is the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries.Every year, we connect East European filmmakers with key decision makers - producers, broadcasters, distributors and festival programmers from around the world. Dates: March 7–13, 2020Where: Prague, Czech RepublicApplication deadline: November 8,…

Latvia Submits Holocaust story The Mover for the Oscars

For the twelfth time Latvia is submitting a film for Academy Award nomination consideration in the Best International Feature Film category, competing with films from some 80 countries. The panel of experts created by the National Film Centre (NFC) made a decision to put forward the Latvian Centenary film The…

The Painted Bird is the Czech Oscar candidate

The Czech Film and Television Academy selected The Painted Bird as this year's Czech Oscar candidate. Czech-Ukrainian-Slovak drama written, directed and produced by Václav Marhoul, will represent the Czech Republic as the official submission for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. About the film Czech Republic,…


23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) was held in Latvia, 3 - 8 September 2019. During the Baltic Sea Docs, the pitching forum took place in Riga, presenting 25 documentary film projects to the panel of decision makers; the film programme was shown in the art house…

Student Academy Award goes to Czech short Daughter

BREAKING NEWS Student Academy Award goes to Czech short Daughter The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year's winners of the Student Academy Awards. The student Oscar for the best animated film from international schools goes to Czech short Daughter. Daria Kashcheeva, a student of FAMU,…

dok.incubator preview spotlights 8 freshly baked documentaries

Film festival Nordisk Panorama will once again host the dok.incubator preview, an exclusive showcase of eight outstanding documentary features just before their premiere. The films developed in the rough cut workshop explore different themes – complex social issues as well as personal dramas – yet unite in creating social and…

CEI and FNE Team Up with Warsaw Kids Forum for Inspiration Day

The issues of developing projects that will make up the future of content directed at children and young adults will be tackled during INSPIRATION DAY, a special event hosted by the Warsaw Kids Film Forum with the participation of Film New Europe and the backing of the Central European Initiative…

Discover the 2019 Cartoon Tributes selection

AWARD CEREMONY – 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 Toulouse will host the 30th edition of Cartoon Forum, the unique co-production platform for European animation series from 16-19 September. 85 new projects from across Europe will be pitched. This year 24 countries will be presenting their projects to about 1000 producers, investors, distributors,…

Inspiration Day supported by FNE and CEI @ Warsaw Kids Film Forum

Dates: 25-26 September 2019Place: Warsaw DAY I - INSPIRATION DAY INSPIRATION DAY PART I- ARE WE ON TRACK or do we need to fast forward? WELCOME to a new edition of the INSPIRATION DAY - our exchange hub for all professionals working with children’s screen content. Our best practice presentation…

22nd FSF PRESS: 2019 Badjura Award goes to Andrej Zdravič

The Festival of Slovenian Film traditionally features the presentation of the Metod Badjura Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s winner is the independent filmmaker and sound composer Andrej Zdravič. The jurors for the 2019 Metod Badjura Award, who gave an extensive commentary honouring the life and work of the laureate, were…

Doc Lab Poland Hot Selection 2019 - Krzyżoki i Dziwor

DOC LAB POLAND HOT SELECTION 2019 Awarded Polish documentaries - Diagnosis by Ewa Pogórska, Horse Riders (Krzyżoki) by Anna Gawlita and Weirdy (Dziwor) by Paweł Dyllus will be shown on September as part of Doc Lab Poland Hot Selection 2019, presenting the best and most awarded Polish documentary films of…

Meet the Guests of Warsaw Kids Film Forum 2019!

Over 200 guests from 25 countries will attend the 3rd edition of the Forum, including 100 foreign guests from Europe and abroad. We are especially proud of strong representation of sales agents, distributors and TV stations.Pitchings of 27 European film and TV projects for children will be observed by 17…


ANIMARKT 2019 REVEALS THE CARDS Unique consultations with the experts, recruitment of animators and costume fabricators for work in the world-famous Laika studio or workshops with the best in the branch are only a few strong reasons to attend Animarkt Stop Motion Forum 2019, which takes place on 8-12 October…

The 5th edition of Pustnik has started

The 5th edition of Pustnik has started The 5th edition of Pustnik - the international screenwriters residency opened its gates on Monday, the 2nd of September at Portul Cultural Cetate and will be over on the 10th of September. The 8 finalists coming from six different states around the world…

tx-reverse 360° and tx-mirror @ Ars Electronica

We are happy that two of our works will be shown at Ars Electronica Linz:


This week, from Sept. 3 – 8, the 23rd Baltic Sea Documentary Film Forum (Baltic Sea Docs), organized by the National Film Centre is taking place in Latvia. The Forum will give audiences on the ground in Riga, Cēsis, Valmiera, Rēzekne, Jēkabpils and Liepāja, as well as through the Straume…

MIDPOINT graduates selected to Toronto International Film Festival / ZANA / ENTWINED

Antoneta Kastrati´s feature film debut ZANA has been selected for this year's Discovery section at Toronto International Film Festival. It was developed at MIDPOINT Feature Launch in 2017. Writer and director Antoneta Kastrati and producer Casey Cooper Johnson(Crossing Bridges Films), who attended our Feature Launch program, recount their experience: „With…

Czech films at Toronto IFF 2019

Czech Film Center is heading to the Toronto International Film Festival 2019. We’ll be based at the EFP Europe! Umbrella No. 24 at TIFF Industry Centre at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. If you would like to meet with us and get some information about Czech film industry, please come and…