Romania Plans Overhaul of Cinema Industry Prague Post-production house MagicLab to Provide VFX for Masaryk Biopic FESTIVALS: Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris Competition Announced PRODUCTION: Uruguay in Shooting Cyprus Web Series Adds New Episodes French Films Find Favor in CEE PRODUCTION: Bohdan Sláma Begins Shooting Ice Mother PRODUCTION: Cyprus Peter Sellers Doc in Production PRODUCTION: Eric Roberts Set to Film in Croatia Shortlist for Malta Film Studios Redevelopment Announced FNE at Berlinale 2016: Attention all FIPRESCI members coming to Berlin Body and These Daughters of Mine Top Polish Eagles Nods Romanian Online Ad Market to Decline FNE IDF DocBloc: Projects Selected for Project Market 2016 PRODUCTION: Ashes in the Snow Shooting in Lithuania GRANTS: Estonia Announces Grants BIEFF Changes Dates Małgorzata Szumowska Joins Competition Jury at Berlin Film Festival PRODUCTION: Sunrise in Kimmeria in Postproduction Emmy Winner to Finish Documentary in Georgia PRODUCTION: Ita Rina, A Film Star Who Refused an Invitation to Hollywood in Postproduction PRODUCTION: Władysław Pasikowski in Development with Jan Nowak-Jeziorański Biopic Obituary: Director Ladislav Helge Marion Rathmann, New Appointment at Turner Broadcasting System in Central and Eastern Europe The Wednesday Child Wins Trieste Film Festival Two Polish Films Honoured at Sundance Malta Determined to Boost Film Industry Slovenian Box Office on the Rise Polish Coproduction to Open in France Star Wars Rumored to Shoot in Croatia
Tuesday, 09 February 2016   |   Romania

Romania Plans Overhaul of Cinema Industry

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.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016   |   Romania

PRODUCTION: Uruguay in Shooting

BUCHAREST: Uruguay, by the Spanish-born Madrid- and Bucharest-based director Jesús del Cerro, started shooting on 2 February 2016. The film stars Dragoș Bucur (The Way Back) and Cristina Flutur (Beyond the Hills, Mobra Films).

Tuesday, 09 February 2016   |   Cyprus

Cyprus Web Series Adds New Episodes

NICOSIA: I Gotta Be Me, a ten episode web-series set in Cyprus, will be releasing three more episodes in February 2016.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016   |   Region

French Films Find Favor in CEE

PARIS: French films claimed a market share of 8.9 percent in CEE territories. The numbers were driven by the strong performances of Taken 3 and The Little Prince across the region.

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.

ZAGREB: US actor Eric Roberts has joined the cast of Someone Dies Tonight which will begin filming in Croatia in March.

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.

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