FNE asked Bogdan Wenta why the LUX Prix was important for the support of cultural diversity in Europe and how it contributes to our understanding of social problems and cultural differences in Europe.
FNE asked Tiina Lokk about how being an A category festival is changing the Black Nights Film Festival and why the European Commission chose Tallinn as the place to wind up its series of 2015 European Film Forums on the Digital Single Market.
FNE asked Marge Liiske about how the Baltic Event is helping Estonian filmmakers to collaborate with European partners and to make to voice of Estonian culture heard beyond its borders.
BUCHAREST: Ioana Mischie’s debut feature 237 Years, a bittersweet comedy in the vein of Kusturica's Underground, Wolfgang's Becker's Goodbye, Lenin and Cristian Mungiu’s Tales of the Golden Age (Mobra Films) is set for shooting in 2016.
LÓDŹ: Israeli director Avi Nesher is working on Past Life, the first part of his trilogy devoted to the issues of past and identity. Opus Film is the executive producer in Poland.
ZAGREB: Acclaimed writer/director Branko Schmidt is currently in preproduction with Ivan’s Confirmation / Ivanova krizma, which will conclude his trilogy that opened with Metastases and Vegetarian Cannibal. Shooting is planned for September 2016.
TALLINN: What Nobody Can See, a psychological thriller by Latvian director Stanislavs Tokalovs, was showcased at Baltic Event Works in Progess hosted by the Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.
TALLINN: Bodom, a slasher horror film directed by Taneli Mustonen, was presented at Baltic Events Works In Progress hosted by Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.
TALLINN: Freedom, a drama from Jan Speckenbach exploring the issue of loss and the search for identity, was presented at Baltic Works in Progress hosted by Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn.