FNE FIPRESCI Venice Critics’ Poll: Chance to Receive Free DVD of Classic Slovak Films FNE at Venice FF 2015: Party and Screening Alert Tuesday 1 September and Wednesday 2 September PRODUCTION: Bulgaria’s No One to Launch Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign PRODUCTION: Laszlo Kantor’s Új Budapest Filmstúdió Rolls out Slate of European Coproductions FNE at Slovenian Film Festival in Portoroz: Case: Osterberg PRODUCTION: Czech TV Shoots Charles IV Biopic Cinematik Announces Line Up Test Wins Love is Folly International Film Festival European Commission Launch Crowdsourcing Subtitling Preparatory Action Divan Film Festival Wraps in Romania Croatia Selects The High Sun as its Oscar Bid Czech Documentary Scores High in Cinemas Polish Court to Rule on Polański’s Extradition Request on 22 September PRODUCTION: Second Part of Witnesses Trilogy Wraps Shooting in Romania FNE IDF Doc Bloc: DOKU.ARTS Sees Architectures in Motion PRODUCTION: International Coproduction Kebab Royal Wraps Shooting Foreign Productions Flock to Malta EFA Expresses Shock About the 20-Year Verdict for Oleg Sentsov CentEast Submissions Deadline Approaches FESTIVALS: Record Number of Domestic Films Submitted for Portoroz FF Discovery Channel in Production with First Polish Series HBO Romania Announces Winners of its Original Series Script Contest More Than 1,000 Supporters Across Europe Sign Letter to Free Oleg Sentsov FESTIVALS: Istanbul Film Festival Appoints New Director Popular Italian TV Series to Be Shot in Malta SOFA Trains Eight Young Film Agents in Wroclaw Papusza to Be Distributed in Spain Game of Thrones 6 Will Not Shoot in Croatia Czech Box Office Hit Life is Life Rebounds in Cinemas Netflix Coming to Poland


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VENICE: Invitation for all  FIPRESCI and SNCCI Members attending the Venice Film Festival 2015:

SARAJEVO: The new project of the acclaimed writer/director Aida Begić, A Ballad / Balada, is a story about love in post-apocalyptic Bosnia and Herzegovina where myths and reality intertwine. The premiere is set for 2017.

SOFIA: Bulgarian director Andrey Andonov’s debut feature, No One, is an independent project which is in postproduction will launch a crowd funding crowd campaign on Indiegogo this month to complete its final phase.

BUDAPEST: Hungary’s Laszlo Kantor’s Új Budapest Filmstúdió, one of Hungary’s most active producers and European coproducers has unveiled to FNE a slate of new productions and European coproductions.  

PORTOROZ: Matej Nahtigal’s debut feature, the crime drama Case: Osterberg, is competing at the Slovenian Film Festival in Portoroz. The 18th edition of the festival which annually showcases new Slovenian productions takes place from 15 to 20 September 2015.

PRAGUE: After the historic trilogy Jan Hus, Czech TV started another big production last week, Charles IV – The Vote for the Roman King. The film is directed by Vaclav Křístek and will have the premiere in 2016 on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV.

Monday, 31 August 2015   |   Slovakia

Cinematik Announces Line Up

PIEŠTANY: The 10nd Cinematik Film Festival (10-15 September 2015) will run its regular competitions Meeting Point Europe and Cinematik.doc, and will focus this year on the Catalan cinema. 

VARNA: Alexander Kott’s Test was awarded Best Film at the 23rd Love is Folly International Film Festival organized by the Congress and Festival Centre-Varna from 21 to 30 August 2015.  

BRUXELLES: European Commission is launching a 1 m EUR hunt to find out how crowdsourcing or other innovative solutions can reduce the costs of obtaining subtitles and increase the exposure of European films in video on demand services available in the EU. The deadline is 25 September 2015 for projects to run in 2016.

Monday, 31 August 2015   |   Romania

Divan Film Festival Wraps in Romania

CETATE: The 6th Divan Film Festival wrapped on 30 August 2015 after a 9 days full of movies, conferences and food. The festival focusing on the tasting of Balkan cinema and food was centered this year on the theme of Roads and Crossroads.

ZAGREB: Croatian Society of Film Workers selected The High Sun/Zvizdan by Dalibor Matanić to represent Croatia in the Foreign Language category of the Academy Awards.

PRAGUE: Miro Drobný’s new documentary Rytmus, the Urban Dream /Rytmus, sídliskový sen had 15,000 admissions in Czech cinemas and ended in the second position last weekend, after the American comedy Pixels with an attendance of 16,000.

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