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The Animation Film Pitching Workshop Annecy-Tbilisi names the Winning Projects

The Georgian National Film Center, Institut Français de Géorgie, Georgian Animators Association”Saqanima”, Filmcenter “Georgian Film-Abkhazeti”, ​​„ReAnimania“ International Animation Film and Comics Art Festival of Yerevan, Festival International du film d’animation d’Annecy MIFA and film studio Kvali XXI organised, from 28 September 2020 to 2 October, for the VI time, the…

MIDPOINT Shorts: Masterclasses with Jeremy Comte, Celine Held and Logan George

The six-day online workshop of the MIDPOINT Shorts program starts on Sunday, October 18 and runs through the week till Friday, October 23. The intensive work of 8 selected filmmakers with script consultant Pavel Marek and producer tutor Marija Razgute will be enriched by the presence of guest tutors. Participants…


Award-Winning Timely Documentary Highlights The Vital Role Of Journalism In The Fight Against Corruption at The Highest Levels of Government Berlin, October 15, 2020 - The Romanian Film Centre/CNC Romania has selected Alexander Nanau’s critically acclaimed observational documentary COLLECTIVE as Romania’s official Oscar® entry for Best International Feature, the first…

ZagrebDox Big Stamp Goes to 'Froth' and 'Acasa, My Home'

The main festival award went to Ilya Povolotskiy in international competition and Radu Ciorniciuc in regional competition, and in the same category a special mention went to the Croatian director Đuro Gavran and his film 'One of Us'. On Saturday, 10 October at 8pm, an online award ceremony ended this…

Winners of Eighth Baltic Pitching Forum Announced

The projects from all participating countries shared the awards on Friday evening. The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF), which took place between 8th and 10th October, came to an end this weekend with successes for projects from all the participating countries. After 12 projects – from Estonia,…


“The Day Vladimir Died” is the biggest winner of this year's ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum. The project, directed by Fadi Syriani, won four awards in ANIMARKT Pitching. Apart from it, seven more films were awarded. The awards gala ended this year's ANIMARKT edition, which gathered online over half a thousand…

Digitally restored film Night Riders will world premiere at Lumière Festival in Lyon

Night Riders heading to Lumière Festival! We are thrilled to announce that digitally restored Slovak classic Night Riders, from the collections of the National Film Archive of the Slovak Film Institute, will be world premiered at the 11th Lumière Festival in Lyon (10 – 18 October 2020). SFI will also…

6.2 million euros funding distributed to film sector in Lithuania for losses experienced due to COVID-19

In the face of the Coronavirus the Lithuanian film industry has encountered and still encounters serious challenges. Thanks to close collaboration with the film industry, Lithuanian Film Centre has efficiently identified the most affected areas and their needs. In an attempt to counter the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic…

Luis Chaby Vaz and Edith Sepp re-elected as EFAD President and Vice-President

On October 8, the Board members of the European Film Agency Directors association unanimously re-elected Luis Chaby Vaz as EFAD President and Edith Sepp as Vice-President of the association with a 3 year mandate. President:Luis Chaby Vaz,President of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual of…

Digitally restored film Night Riders will world premiere at Lumière Festival in Lyon

Night Riders heading to Lumière Festival! We are thrilled to announce that digitally restored Slovak classic Night Riders, from the collections of the National Film Archive of the Slovak Film Institute, will be world premiered at the 11th Lumière Festival in Lyon (10 – 18 October 2020).

RE-ACT opens call for co-development funding scheme and First Cut Lab autumn session

For the sixth time, the RE-ACT (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training) initiative announces its call for project co-development funding and is once again joining forces with First Cut Lab, opening its call for the autumn workshop session for feature fiction films in editing phase. Deadline for applications is 15 November…


Nearly 40 events, participants from 34 countries, meetings with the most decision-making people in the industry, a chance to work in the American LAIKA studio or a course at the Aardman Academy. The guests include Mike Cooper, Andy Gent, Magda Bieszczak or Melanie Coombs - creators known for their work…

TONI & FRIENDS will have its world premiere at Warsaw Film Festival!

The feature film "Toni & Friends", a Numa Film production directed by Ion Indolean, will have its world premiere at the prestigious Warsaw Film Festival, in the Free Spirit competition section. The event, at its 36th edition, will take place between October 9-18. A Category A festival, according to the…

Six talented professionals selected for MIDPOINT Writers' Room

Second edition of this unique MIDPOINT program focused on TV writing is announcing its participants. The program, which runs online through October 14-23, 2020, will be led by two tutors, Ben Harris (UK) and Gabor Krigler (HU). They will help the participants to get acquainted with the structure, hierarchy and…

23rd Festival of Slovenian Film ready to kick off in an adapted format

Running from 6 to 11 October 2020 in Ljubljana, the 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film (FSF) will open on Tuesday, 6 October, with the screenings of the feature documentary Antigone – How Dare We! and the short film Inseparable. The context of this year’s edition and its new features in…

2020 Kids Kino Industry Winners Announced!

On Friday evening at the Kids Kino Industry the awards were presented to the best projects selected to be pitched at the forum. The winners has been announced during online Closing Ceremony. Kids Kino Industry awards: Audiovisual Technology Center (Ceta) – Post Production Award worth PLN 60.000 Pop Up Film…

Throwback to the 17th CICAE Training programme

The 17th edition of the international training course "Art Cinema = Action + Management" organised by CICAE took place last month, from 31 August to 6 September, on the island of San Servolo in Venice.


CICAE appeals to all levels of government to support cinemas CICAE, the international confederation of arthouse cinemas, is very concerned about the future of cinema as a cultural venue. "If effective immediate measures for our sector do not take effect soon, bankruptcies can be expected" says Christian Bräuer, President of…

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST opens call for its new special hybrid Co-Production Forum!

The last months have seen a drastic change of the world as we knew it. We all had to quickly and instinctively adapt to radically new circumstances. The next edition of WEMW will reflect this new reality with a brand new format, while keeping an eye on the usual care…

Agnieszka Holland in #online conversation with the Polish film critic Barbara Hollender * #24SofiaIFF

On the 1st of October at 20.00 CET, a unique conversation will be held #online between Agnieszka Holland and the Polish film critic Barbara Hollender The latest film by the acclaimed director, “Charlatan”, will be presented in Sofia at the special FIPRESCI Gala Screening on the 3rd of October at…