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.
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.
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.
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.