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EFA Feature Film Selection Complete with Six Further Titles

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions take great pleasure in announcing the six titles of the second part of this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection.

How to run sustainable film companies: EAVE+ is kicking off in Luxembourg!

The 10th edition of EAVE+, takes place from September 22-27, 2020 at the hotel Parc Belle-vue in Luxembourg. We are thrilled to be able to hold the event physically in Luxembourg with a slightly reduced size and with reinforced sanitary safety measures. 8 experienced producers from 6 countries and 6…

Croatian shorts at festivals in Bristol and Drama

Animated short Arka by Natko Stipaničev and fiction short Tina by Dubravka Turić are screening as part of the Encounters Film Festival competition programme, this year transferred online from Bristol and held 18th Sept–10th Oct. Meanwhile, experimental short Microcassette – The Smallest Cassette I've Ever Seen, directed by Igor Bezinović…

Promising projects from Greece, Cyprus, Croatia and the Czech Republic to be developed within MIDPOINT Shorts

MIDPOINT Institute is proud to introduce eight talented filmmakers selected for the new edition of MIDPOINT Shorts, a special program dedicated to script and project development of short films. In September, the program will take off with a preparatory 3-day online workshop, during which the participants will obtain the first…

Croatian films awarded at 13th Beldocs

The 13th edition of Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, that was held 3rd–10th Sept on locations around Belgrade and online, closed with the official awards ceremony on Thursday, 10th Sept. Josip Lukić’s White Christmas was awarded best short film, while Marija Stojnić’s Speak So I Can See You, a Croatian…

Join EAVE Yoga online on THURSDAYS

© Geraldine Aresteanu Join EAVE Yoga online on THURSDAYS "During the EAVE Producers Workshop, we have been offering morning yoga sessions to our participants for many years. Thanks to Tanika, it is now also possible online. Tanika’s wonderfully calm, positive, and radiant energy and her careful and professional guidance are…

This year’s Ji.hlava: encouraging, inspiring and lively.

Preparations of 24th Ji.hlava are in full swing! The packed programme will offer the first and the last film by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, a film portrait of artist Marina Abramović as well as the best doc of Sundance - Epicentro by Hubert Sauper. Women will dominate the music doc…

Call for the Immediate Release of Nasrin Sotoudeh

The European Film Academy and the Berlin International Film Festival call for the immediate and unconditional release of writer, human rights lawyer, and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh She is the last passenger in Jafar Panahi’s TAXI TEHERAN, winner of the Golden Bear, where she openly talks about her commitment to political…

EAVE SPECIAL FOR IRISH AND CROATIAN PRODUCERS in the framework of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020

In the framework of Capitals of Culture Galway and Rijeka 2020, EAVE has selected a group of 5 Irish producers and 5 Croatian producers to join workshops 2 and 3 of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 to develop their projects and skills further, to build professional relationships with each other and…

Animafest 2020 Grand Competition – Short Film

For the most prestigious competition section of the 30th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2020, the selection committee consisting of Daniel Šuljić, Iva Kraljević and Božidar Trkulja among 861 entries selected 40 works from 27 countries. Next to the animation titans, Canada, France, USA, Japan, South Korea,…


Closing Numbers and Highlights La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce that the Venice Production Bridge (VPB) - the market for selected projects - held from September 3rd to 11th, 2020, during the 77. Venice International Film Festival, has successfully wrapped. Above all we wish to express our thanks…

Paula Skelin’s Loose at European Short Pitch

The screenplay for the short fiction film by young director and scriptwriter Paula Skelin and producer Tina Tišljar, an Eclectica from Zagreb production, is one of the 12 projects selected by Nisi Masa to participate in the European Short Pitch 2020 workshop programme, of which the first will be held…

International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk Launched Officially in Venice

To activate the film community’s collective response to cases of filmmakers facing severe risk, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the European Film Academy have joined forces in establishing the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk. With civil society in danger around the world, filmmakers…

European Parliament and European Film Academy Relaunch the LUX Award in Venice

The new LUX Award, from now on awarded by the European Parliament together with the European Film Academy, was launched on 5 September during the Venice Film Festival in Italy. Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE), Chair of the Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee, unveiled the details of the new award. European…

Croatian titles at 32nd Filmfest Dresden

Six Croatian titles screening at this year’s edition of the International Short Film Festival – Filmfest, held 8th – 13th Sept, on locations around Dresden and online. Screening in the international competition programme are short animated film Imbued Life, created by duo Ivana Bošnjak and Thomas Johnson, and director Stefan…

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 New Deadline: September 16

Writers, producers, directors and script consultants, you have now seven extra days to apply! Feature Launch / Project Development Training A unique training and networking platform for emerging talents - teams of writers, producers, and first- or second-time directors. The 9 feature film projects go through an intensive 4-module program…

MIDPOINT Writers' Room is going online and postpones the submissions deadline

Due to current developments of the pandemic situation and prevalent protective measures all over the European continent, the Writers' Room program will be organized fully online, in the second half of October. The intensive creative work during the workshop will run on a special online collaborative platform. MIDPOINT Writers' Room…

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE - VPB Newsletter # 5 - Final Cut in Venice workshop/ Seminar On Gender Equality and Inclusivity in the Film Industry/ New Frontiers for Film Business

It's halfime at the Venice Production Bridge (VPB), organised by La Biennale di Venezia, during the 77. Venice International Film Festival. The event is being held on site at the Excelsior Hotel and online. Over the past four days it has hosted numerous international panels and the one-to-one meetings of…


The Five Star Cinema Experience by CineStar Cinemas is finally available in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The new 7 screen multiplex opened last night is the fourth CineStar cinema in Serbia, in addition to the existing multiplexes in Novi Sad, Pancevo and Zrenjanin, and one of the most prestigious…

Polish Director Filip Jan Rymsza’s Film Mosquito State Screening in Venic

Synopsis: August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown.