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Kids Kino Industry and Cinekid for Professionals join forces to launch Producers LINK

Kids Kino Industry and Cinekid for Professionals are joining forces to launch Producers LINK, a newly established programme for emerging producers of children’s content.

Czech films at Locarno IFF 2021

74th Locarno Film Festival will give floor to two Czech films. Francesco Montagner’s documentary Brotherhood will celebrate its world premiere in the Concorso Cineasti del presente competition section, and Diana Cam Van Nguyen has been invited to world-premiere her short film Love, Dad in the Pardi di domani competition. Both…

Three Czech co-productions selected for the Venice IFF 2021

At the 78th Venice International Film Festival, Czech cinema will be represented by 3 films, which have been selected for this year’s official selection. Polish-French-Czech political thriller Leave No Traces will celebrate its world premiere in the Venezia 78 Competition. Slovak-Czech-Ukrainian 107 Mothers and Romanian-Czech-Latvian Miracle will both world-premiere in…

Submission Deadline for Hypewriter is extended until August 31

Hypewriter, the international pitch forum for original tv series ideas has extended its submission deadline until August 31. Organizers Paprika Studios and RTL Hungary have received almost 200 ideas from 20 countries until the original July 15 deadline but have decided to give the chance to those late to the…

Rhodope International Documentary Film Fest (RIFE)

The revival of an emblematic international film festival for young filmmakers in Eastern Europe The Festival Rhodope International Documentary Film Festival (RIFE) is a new take on one of the most emblematic film events in Bulgaria for young filmmakers, held from 1973 to 1991 in the beautiful mountain town of…

Re-run of New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes available online

Polish Days, the most important industry event at the New Horizons International Film Festival, is organized jointly with the Polish Film Institute. This year Polish Days has been invited again for the Marché du Film Goes to Cannes programme, presenting the following works-in-progress: Imago, directed by Olga Chajdas, produced by…

Murina wins award for best debut film at Cannes

Murina cast and crew in Cannes At this year’s Cannes Film Festival gala closing ceremony, held on Saturday, 17th July, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s Murina wins the prestigious Camera d’Or, one of the biggest international achievements of Croatian film to date. Camera d’Or is the annual Cannes Film Festival award bestowed…

Czech Film Fund supported minority co-productions

The Czech Film Fund announced support for ten minority co-productions using the full amount of CZK 20 000 000 (aprox EUR 770 000) allocated in this call. Czech co-producers of five fiction features, three documentary features, one animated film and one short film succeeded in this call and will be…

First ever mentorship program for women filmmakers of the Baltic states

Mentorship has truly become a significant part of professional development. This is why the very first “Baltic Women in Film Mentorship 2021-2022” program, exclusively for women in film and TV industries of the Baltic states, is organized. The eight month mentorship welcomes women from various fields of these industries, whether…


AN ENEMY, by Teresa Zofia Czepiec and Maciej Sobieszczański from Poland, has won the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award 2021 for the Best Eastern Europan Script.

Polish Film Institute, Independent Film Foundation and ACE Producers sign partnership in Cannes

10 July 2021 – Polish Film Institute, Independent Film Foundation and ACE Producers sign partnership in Cannes have signed a 5-year partnership to organize the ACE Financing Strategies Workshops and the related ACE Training Days Poland in Warsaw from 2021 to 2025. The goal of this long-term partnership is to…

Seminar Dox In Vitro, Slovakia

September 12 - 13, 2021. Hotel Park Avenue, Piestany, Slovakia - DOX IN VITRO is aimed at young producers and documentary filmmakers who will be introduced to the „real world“ of the European film market and documentary films. The workshop will focus on the development of documentaries under the guidance…

Croatian films and filmmakers at 74th Cannes Film Festival

official poster of the 74th Cannes Film Festival Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s debut feature Murina will have its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight, a programme taking place 6th – 17th July and running in parallel to the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, producer Bojan Kanjera will be…

Tallinn Black Nights, the European Film Academy & FIPRESCI to welcome European Discovery directors at new Discovery Campus

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), the European Film Academy (EFA) and FIPRESCI will work together to promote European Discovery nominated directors as part of PÖFF’s new Discovery Campus, starting from November 2021. The EFA and FIPRESCI bestow the European Discovery Award – Prix FIPRESCI on the best Debut Film…

New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes: see 5 promising projects!

Join us for the New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes screening, which will be held on Friday 9 July from 12:00 till 14:00 at the Marché du Film. New Horizons International Film Festival and Polish Film Institute will present a selection of five Polish feature films in various stages…

Docu Talents 2021, Ji.hlava Film Fund and Emerging Producers at Cannes

Docu Talents from the East 2021 – selection announced! Eight remarkable documentary projects in post-production from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia made it to the 17th edition of Docu Talents from the East 2021. Since 2005, Docu Talents has served as a launchpad for a…

Sonja Tarokić’s The Staffroom in main programme at Karlovy Vary

scene from The Staffroom After many years, a Croatian film is part of the main programme at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Sonja Tarokić’s debut fiction feature The Staffroom, produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić (of Kinorama), will have its world premiere in the Crystal Globe competition. The 55th…

Smart Animation & 360° Clever Worldbuilding – a preview of an animated project “Journey to Yourland”. Sign up for KKI Talks free webinar

On 19 July, Kids Kino Industry invites industry professionals to join the conversation with the creators of “Journey to Yourland”. The release of the film is planned for 2022. The webinar will shed the light on the most important aspects regarding the production process and 360° approach which creators follow…

New CICAE Board of Directors elected

Arthouse cinema is more important today than ever before! The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas, the CICAE had its new board elected during the annual general assembly on June 23, shifting towards a younger, increasingly international and more gender balanced representation of its members. Christian Bräuer re-elected as President, new…

Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 revealed competition sections

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has revealed selection of three key sections of its 55th edition – Crystal Globe Competition, East of the West Competition and Special Screenings – which include 15 Czech films and minority co-productions. Films by Olmo Omerzu, Václav Kadrnka, Erika Hníková and Miro Remo will celebrate…