FNE AV Innovation: DIGIX incubator pushing the boundaries of digital media Film Europe Media Launches Two More Channels The 29th European Film Awards to Be Celebrated This Saturday Cinema City Opens Its Third Multiplex In Romania FNE IDF DocBloc: A Funny Probe Into the Absurd World of Soviet Commercials PRODUCTION: Brody, Malkovich and Banderas Shoot Unchained in Bulgaria GRANTS: Poland Announces Minority Coproduction Grants Comedy At Hostar Continues to Top Slovenian Chart FESTIVALS: CEE Films Sold at 20thTallinn Black Nights FF Winning Czech Documentary Free on VOD Poland's Supreme Court Rejects Polański Extradition Request PRODUCTION: Waiting for Invasion Shooting PRODUCTION: Petr Vaclav in Final Development with Big Budget Biopic Il Boemo Pitbull. Dangerous Women Tops a Strong Polish Box Office FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Greta Akcijonaite, Kino Pasaka GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Production Grants in 2016 FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Splendid Palace, Riga FESTIVALS: House of Others Wins the 17th Tbilisi IFF Remake of Papillon Wraps Shooting in Malta First EAVE Puentes 2017 Workshop to Be Held during 64th Pula FF GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Gives Production Grants to Six Films Croatia Tallies over 5 M EUR in MEDIA Funding FNE at Cinemania 2016: Cinemania Celebrates 30th Anniversary Georgia and Bulgaria Score Slots at Sundance FNE/IDF DocBloc: IDFA Awards Ex Oriente Doc Romania Approves New Film Law FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 30.11.2016 PRODUCTION: Low Budget Debut Wraps Shooting FNE TV: Inesa Ivanova Lithuanian producer at Kinomind Films and head of development for Baltic View GRANTS: Slovak Audiovisual Fund Development Grants for 2016


Friday, 09 December 2016   |   Serbia

GRANTS: Serbia Announces Production Grants

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia distributed 1,522,965 EUR / 188 m RSD in its latest round of grants for 2016, announced on 7 December 2016. The grants are co-financing grants and are all aimed for production.

TALLINN: DIGIX is the Baltic States’ first creative industries incubator for startups working with the elusive and fast developing field of digital media. Set up in 2015, DIGIX is located on the premises of the Baltic Film and Media School, staying close to upcoming talent in the audiovisual, media, games and e-learning fields.

PRAGUE: Film Europe Media Company launched two more channels, Československo HD and Festival Channel HD in November 2016, in addition to Film Europe Channel HD. Both channels are broadcasting in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

WROCLAW: National Forum of Music in Wrocław, European Capital of Culture 2016, will host the 29th European Film Awards on 10 December 2016. The ceremony will be streamed live on EFA website.

PIATRA NEAMȚ: Cinema City opens in the town of Piatra Neamţ its third multiplex in 2016 and wraps the year with a total investment of 21 m USD / approx. 19,735,000 EUR. Cinema City is the biggest cinema operator in Romania.

Click HERE for an interview with Estonian filmmakers Kiur Aarma and Hardi Volmer about their documentary Gold Spinner, supported by the Institute of Documentary Film.

SOFIA: Paul Solet’s American thriller Unchained, starring Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas, started shooting in Bulgaria at the end of November 2016. Nu Boyana Film Studios is servicing.

WARSAW: Five projects received 1.7 m EUR / 7.6 m PLN in the last session of the minority international coproductions fund created by the Polish Film Institute in 2016.

LJUBLJANA: The indie Slovenian comedy At Hostar / Pr’ Hostar by Luka Marčetićis has already reached almost 150,000 admissions in Slovenia in five weeks.

TALLINN: Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Estonian and Macedonian films were among those sold to new territories during the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which took place from 11 to 27 November 2016, including Glory and Graduation.

Thursday, 08 December 2016   |   Czech Republic

Winning Czech Documentary Free on VOD

PRAGUE: David Čálek's Climbing Higher, the most attended documentary of 2015 in Czech cinemas and winner of best feature length film award at Canada’s Banff Mountain Film Competition in November 2016, is available on VOD from 8 to 11 December 2016 at The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction.

WARSAW: Poland's Supreme Court has rejected a request by the country's justice minister to have Roman Polański extradited to the United States.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016   |   Serbia

PRODUCTION: Srdan Golubović Preps New Project

BELGRADE: Serbian helmer Srdan Golubović is in preparation with Otac, a feature film co-written together with the Croatian writer/director Ognjen Sviličić and based on true events. The film is a Serbian/Croatian/German/French coproduction.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016   |   Lithuania

PRODUCTION: Waiting for Invasion Shooting

VILNIUS: Documentary Waiting for Invasion by Neringa Medutyte will wrap shooting in December 2016, with the premiere set for the first quarter of 2017. The film is a coming-of-age story about two young Lithuanians conscripted in case of a Russian aggression.

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