BUCHAREST: Box office for Romanian films was up by approximately 19% in the first half of 2015. The total gross was also higher compared to the first half of 2014.
BRATISLAVA: The Slovak film distribution company Filmtopia has received a Distribution Support Award of the Cinema do Brasil programme for the release of two Brazilian films in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
WARSAW: The T-Mobile New Horizons IFF industry event showcased 10 upcoming projects including international coproductions and new films from Marcin Wrona, Dorota Kędzierzawska and Marie Noëlle.
MOTOVUN: The French/Belgian war film Wakhun Front by Clement Cogitore won the main prize of the 18th Motovun Film Festival, which ran 25-28 July in the Croatian mountain town.
RIGA: Award-winning animator Edmunds Jansons is working on his new short film Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness / Bize un Neguļa about a six year old girl known as Pigtail who together with her shaggy friend from her closet Mr. Sleeplessness, come up with a “brilliant” plan to return her baby brother Leo to the amusement park where they believe he was bought.