BUCHAREST: The new minister of Culture Vlad Alexandrescu, helped by his film adviser Andrei Rus, is planning major changes in Romanian cinema starting with the Romanian Film Center, old cinemas and film education in schools.
PRAGUE: The Prague based MagicLab has announced it is providing VFX and grading for the highly anticipated two part historical biopic Masaryk, about son of the first president of Czechoslovakia who became the Czech Foreign Minister between 1940-1948. The film, directed by Julius Ševčík and produced by In Film, is now in production.
VILNIUS: The 21st Vilnius IFF, running 31 March – 14 April 2016, will screen 47 films in three competition sections.
PRAGUE: Czech director Bohdan Sláma has begun shooting of his Czech/Slovak/French coproduction Ice Mother/Bába z Ledu in Plzeň and Hradec Králové. The film is produced by Pavel Strnad and Petr Oukropec from Negativ with a budget of approximately 28 m CZK (1 m EUR).
LIMASSOL: International film director Peter Medak is shooting The Ghost of Peter Sellers, a feature length documentary about the film Ghost in the Noonday Sun, which Medak also directed.
VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission has unveiled the five companies selected to compete for redevelopment of the Malta Film Studios.
Invitation for all FIPRESCI Members attending Berlinale 2016 to participate in FIPRESCI FNE Critics Poll
WARSAW: Silver Bear winner Body by Małgorzata Szumowska and the box office hit These Daughters of Mine by Kinga Dębska received most of the nominations for the 18th edition of Polish Film Award The Eagles on 4 February 2016.