Hollywood Professionals Explore Georgia PRODUCTION: Alberto Fasulo Preps Italian/Romanian Coproduction Malta Seeks Investment in Film Studios FNE/IDF DocBloc: The Goldspinners FNE at KVIFF 2016: Karlovy Vary Unveils Industry Programme OBITUARY: Andrzej Kondratiuk Polish Film Institute Creates Film School Digital Base Romanian Parliament Postpones Discussions on Cinema Law Amendments UNIC Reports Increased Attendance in CEE Czech Company Invests in Serbian Studio New Board for Polish Filmmakers Association FNE at Paphos IFF: Paphos Fest Set to Open in Cyprus PRODUCTION: Claudiu Mitcu Preps The Last Voyage FNE at KVIFF 2016: Twelve Films Pitch at Docu Talents Romanian Film Caravans Revive an Old Tradition Romanian Ministry of Culture Proposes European Amendments to the Cinema Law PRODUCTION: Bulgaria Supports Georgian Film Brighton 4th PRODUCTION: Urša Menart's My Last Year as a Loser in Preproduction PRODUCTION: ZDF's Die Vergeltung Begins Shooting in Czech Republic PRODUCTION: Alfred Molina and Cillian Murphy Cast in Estonian/Irish Animated Film PRODUCTION: Polish Film Institute Funds Claire Denis Coproduction ScripTeast - 10 Years: Focus on Estonia HBO´s Wasteland to Premiere at KVIFF FESTIVALS: Four Student Films Compete at New Slovak Festival FNE DocBloc: Doc Alliance Selection Awards Romanian National Film Archives Assesses Restructuring FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest 2016 Competition FESTIVALS: Seventh School Film Festival Opens Thursday PRODUCTION: Universal's Dragonheart 4 Completed Shooting in Romania FESTIVALS: Two Slovak Festivals Set to Unspool



Friday, 24 June 2016   |   Georgia

Hollywood Professionals Explore Georgia

TBILISI: A group of eight location scouts and producers from Hollywood are currently visiting Georgia. They have been invited by the Georgian National Film Centre and Enterprise Georgia.

BUCHAREST: Menocchio, the new project of Alberto Fasulo, who won the 2013 Rome Film Festival with TIR, will be an Italian/Romanian coproduction and is set to be shot in summer/autumn 2017.

Friday, 24 June 2016   |   Malta

Malta Seeks Investment in Film Studios

VALLETTA: Speaking at a public event, the Malta Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said that the government will be seeking investors for the Malta Film Studios.

An interview with filmmakers Kiur Aarma and Hardi Volmer.

PRAGUE: The 51st Karlovy Vary IFF, which runs 1-9 July 2016, has announced awards totalling 150,000 EUR as part of its Film Industry @KVIFF 2016 events.

Thursday, 23 June 2016   |   Poland

OBITUARY: Andrzej Kondratiuk

WARSAW: Polish cult film director Andrzej Kondratiuk died 22 June 2016 in Warsaw. He would have turned 80 on 20 July.

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute launched a digital library of school films made by the students and graduates of four leading Polish film schools. The collection includes over 200 productions, made in the last 40 years by the most accomplished filmmakers of Polish cinema as well as new titles made by recent debutantes. The films are available on the website for free.

BUCHAREST: Discussions on the amendments to the Cinema Law proposed by the Ministry of Culture will have to wait until September 2016 as the judicial commission from the Chamber of Deputies decided that the Government cannot issue emergency ordinances during the summer holiday for judicial and cultural matters and also for the state protocol administration.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016   |   Region

UNIC Reports Increased Attendance in CEE

The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) 2015 annual report shows healthy increased cinema attendance across much of Central and Eastern Europe, with especially strong results in Poland, Estonia and the Czech Republic.

PRAGUE: The Czech company SEBRE has purchased a 20 percent stake in Serbia’s Avala Film Studio. The company said there are plans to invest as much as 10 m EUR into the studio in the next three – five years.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016   |   Poland

New Board for Polish Filmmakers Association

WARSAW: The Board of the Polish Filmmakers Association has elected a new team of officers to join President Jacek Bromski.

NICOSIA: The Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF), which opens on 24 June 2016, will screen 26 international short films, 11 national short films, 13 student short films and eight special themed short films.

BUCHAREST: Claudiu Mitcu is preparing to shoot Ultimul drum / The Last Voyage, a tragi-comic documentary road movie about an undertaker transporting Romanians who have died while working in Europe.

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