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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.

WARSAW: A Polish court due to rule on a US request to extradite filmmaker Roman Polański will sit on 22 September 2015.

BUCHAREST: Costa Fam wrapped shooting for Brutus, the second part of his war trilogy Witnesses, with Alien Film providing services. The 90-minute trilogy will be released in 2016.

The ninth edition of DOKU.ARTS entitled Architectures in Motion will take place in the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin from 9 to 27 September 2015.

SOFIA: The Belgian/Dutch/Bulgarian dramatic comedy Kebab Royal by Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens entered postproduction.

Thursday, 27 August 2015   |   Malta

Foreign Productions Flock to Malta

VALLETTA: An American blockbuster starring Dustin Hoffman could be shot in Malta later this year. Malta Film Commission has neither confirmed nor denied the information, but announces instead the shooting of Immediate Boarding, a French comedy by Philippe de Chauveron, for September 2015.

More Than 1,000 Supporters Across Europe Signed Letter to Free Oleg Sentsov

Thursday, 27 August 2015   |   Poland

CentEast Submissions Deadline Approaches

WARSAW: Submissions deadline for works-in-progress and completed films from Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine for the 11th CentEast Market is 4 September 2015.

PORTOROZ: A total of 97 out of 146 submitted films have been selected for the 18th Slovenian Film Festival. This is a record number for the festival that will run from 15 to 20 September 2015.

WARSAW: The documentary mini-series Polish Truckers is the first show produced by Discovery Channel in Poland.

BUCHAREST: The Duty / Datoria by Laurenţiu Gabriel Rusescu won the first edition of the script contest for original series, The First Episode, launched by HBO Romania on 17 February 2015.

In the face of a verdict of the Ukrainian filmmaker expected for tomorrow – prosecution has called for 23 years – supporters, institutional and individual, have gathered well over 1,000 signatures for the EFA letter to the President of Russia and Russian authorities asking for Sentsov’s immediate release.

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