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Joint stakeholders letter: DSA - Plenary holds cards to building a safer internet

With the upcoming plenary vote, the European Parliament can still turn the Digital Service Act into an opportunity for the EU to play a global role in making the internet a safer space for everyone.

The most nominations for the Czech Lion award were obtained by two films - Occupation and Zátopek

The Czech Lion knows the nominations for the year of 2021, the results were published today by the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA). Altogether 184 academics were choosing from 84 feature actors’ films, documentary features, animated and short films and television works of art that had fulfilled the statutes…

CinExpress launches the first Electronic Cinema Magazine

Cinema platform CinExpress, with the financial support of the Georgian National Film Center, publishes an electronic magazine, which will be available to a mass audience at the end of January free of charge.


Brussels: Friday 14 January 2022 - The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the industry grouping representing the interests of European cinema trade associations and operators across 39 territories, has today issued a rallying call for all involved in the European and global cinema industry to support the sector as its…

Why is Scandinavian cinema so successful in the world?

ONLINE INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION SCANDI 2022 Date: online 25. 1. 2022 - during the SCANDI festival in Slovakia and Czech republic Time: 3:30pm – 6:00pm Info: The discussion will be divided into three parts, each part will last about 45 minutes and will be held in English language. Topic: Production,…

22 new untold stories will be revealed at the upcoming hybryd edition of the Trieste Co-Production Forum

22 film projects from 18 countries will be presented at the 12th edition of When East Meets West, the Italian Co-Production Forum taking place in a special hybrid format from January 24-28, 2022 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival. The 22 projects in development - 10 feature documentaries…

The shooting of the puppet animation film (Un)Desirable Things begins

The shooting of the Slovenian part of the feature-length puppet stop motion animation (Un)Desirable Things, directed by Leon Vidmar, has started at the Viba Film Studio. The film crew has 108 days of shooting ahead of it, which is to take place from early January to mid-June 2022. Based on…

The call for projects for the new Kids Kino Docs programme is open!

The New Horizons Association (the organiser of the Kids Kino IFF, the Kids Kino Industry co-production forum, and the Kids Kino Lab script development workshops) and the South Norwegian Film Centre (Sornorsk filmsenter) present a new programme: Kids Kino Docs. The first call for projects began on 3rd of January…

Visegrad Film Forum Returns After Two Years to Welcome Award-Winning Professionals From All Over the World in 2022

Visegrad Film Forum has announced the names of the first two guests. Renowned filmmakers Jim Stark and Eddy Joseph who have collaborated with world-class directors on dozens of notorious films such as Batman, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Casino Royale or Coffee and Cigarettes will visit Bratislava to share their expertise…

The call for projects for the new Kids Kino Docs programme starts off in January 2022!

The New Horizons Association (the organiser of the Kids Kino IFF, the Kids Kino Industry co-production forum, and the Kids Kino Lab script development workshops) and the South Norwegian Film Centre (Sornorsk filmsenter) present a new programme: Kids Kino Docs. The call for projects for the first edition will open…

1st Animation Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia - Anima Tbilisi “Art of animation yesterday and today”

The first international animation conference - Anima Tbilisi 2021 – was held in Georgia on 13th and 14th of November as the initiative of the Georgian Animators Association SaqAnima.

Days of Slovenian Film in Belgrade

Between 8 and 11 December, the seventh Days of Slovenian Film will take place at the Yugoslav Cinematheque in Belgrade. The event will be opened at 6 p.m. by the short animated documentary Granny’s Sexual Life by the director Urška Djukić and the documentary feature The Slovenian Who Flew Through…

Adaptive Storytelling │ ARC UNATC Bucharest

Dear all, We are happy and proud to report that after 4 days of conference, 7 keynote speakers, 9 panel speakers, 31 conference speakers, 7 countries, 8 universities and countless ideas, ARC UNATC 2021 - Adaptive Storytelling has come to a great finish. We’re still buzzing with the energy of…

EU Filmmakers prioritize stronger collective representation in changing industry at FERA General Assembly 2021

Due to the degrading health situation in Europe, the Federation of European Screen Directors (FERA) moved its annual conference online & postponed its in-person gathering in Frankfurt to May 11-13, 2022. Over 50 representatives of members from 26 countries gathered online on December 1st for the General Assembly meeting, to…

The Czech Lion gala evening will be hosted by Jiří Havelka on 5th March

The Czech Lion awards of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) will be handed to the film artists in Dvořák’s Hall in Rudolfinum on 5th March 2022. The ceremonial evening will be hosted by the director, actor and presenter Jiří Havelka. The respected director Tereza Kopáčová will become the…

107 mothers by peter kerekes wins the arab critics' award for european films at the cairo international film festival

The Slovak-Czech-Ukrainian co-production 107 Mothers by the director Peter Kerekes has won this year's Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, which is being presented for the third time by European Film Promotion (EFP) and Arab Cinema Center (ACC) at the Cairo International Film Festival.

SOFA November 2021: Special New Concept Alumni Workshop

Between November 9-12 SOFA – School of Film Advancement held it’s very first Alumni workshop. Focusing on Female Leadership and Sustainability, the workshop took place virtually in the Polish Capital, Warsaw and alongside with keynotes, one-on-one meetings and a film screening, it offered intercultural exchange and networking for it’s participants.

Evos Film Wraps Post-Production on Ukrainian Director Christina Tynkevych’s Debut Feature HOW IS KATIA?

HOW IS KATIA? Tells the story of a single mother, working hard as a paramedic to provide a better life and a home for her young daughter. A sudden turn of events makes Anna question her moral compass in a society where everyone has lost their own. “I have always…

Announcing the projects selected for Kids Kino Lab 2022!

Kids Kino Lab 2021, photo by Paulina Kurach A total of 13 projects will participate in the 7th edition of the Kids Kino Lab script development workshop, which is aimed at developing feature-length film and series projects for young viewers. The projects will be developed under the guidance of script…

Only four days left – applications close on 22 Nov

There are only four days remaining to send us your applications. Kids Kino Lab team together with our Tutors are waiting for up and coming writers / script consultants and young producers who would like to participate in our scholarship programme as Tutors’ assistants. Application deadline: 22 November – don’t…