FNE and Creative Europe: FNE Introduces AV Innovation Team PRODUCTION: Jan Hrebejk preps Three-part Garden Store PRODUCTION: George Ovashvili’s Khibula Wraps Shooting Slovenian Minister of Culture Resigns FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Anamaria Antoci FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė Illegitimate to Be Released in France FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Boštjan Ikovic Transilvania Talent Lab Switches to Cinema Theater Management First Romanian Sales Company Prepares for Cannes FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Tutors Announced New Director for the Georgian National Film Centre Romanian Minister of Culture Resigns PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak Shoots Crime Thriller The Line Czech TV Preps Strong Line-up of Local Productions Slovenian Cinematographers Hand Out First Awards CME Shows Positive Q1 Results TVN Moves into VOD Production Telia Hints at Plans for Content Production in Estonia PRODUCTION: The Eighth Commissioner in Production FESTIVALS: Red Spider and Vasaryova Pick up goEast Prizes TVP Partners with Polish Oil Company FESTIVALS: Russia Takes Top Prize at Cyprus Film Days FESTIVALS: Romania’s European Film Festival Celebrates 20th Anniversary Edition PUSTNIK Screenwriters Residency Opens Call for Applications FESTIVALS: Soy Nero Wins Bucharest International Film Festival Jacek Bromski Re-elected President of Polish Filmmakers Association Estonian Film Institute Awards Microgrants for Features FESTIVALS: Krakow FF Announces 2016 Competition Films FESTIVALS: New Romanian Festival BUZZ CEE Ready to Kick Off

The Film New Europe Association is main networking platform of professionals in the Central and Eastern Europe and Baltic region. The FNE Association board is made up of the heads of the most important film institutions in the region.

The webportal Film New Europe (FNE) with its FNE Daily newswire was chosen as the main tool to achieve the network’s objectives: FNE is the sharing of know how, visibility of regional cultural diversity and finally the voice of the region.  FNE is also a pan-European connection for the region and has partnerships and activities with the main pan-European film institutions based in Western Europe. 

Now FNE is introducing the first AV Innovation Team made up of Europe’s top specialists in Innovation to define what is cutting edge in the AV sector with a special emphasis on how innovation in the AV sector can provide the engine the EU’s smaller countries need to meet the challenges facing the industry today.  The FNE Innovation team is headed by Innovation specialist Peeter Nieler who will be curating a series of articles on these topics and heading a unique team of the leading young specialists in AV innovation throughout Europe for FNE.

PRAGUE: Jan Hřebejk, one of the most successful and active contemporary Czech filmmakers, has completed work on his Slovak/Czech coproduction The Teacher / Učitelka and is preparing a trilogy under the working title Garden Store.

TBILISI: Acclaimed director, producer and screenwriter George Ovashvili has just finished the shooting of his feature film Khibula, a Georgian/German/French coproduction about the first president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia, in the final chapter of his life.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016   |   Slovenia

Slovenian Minister of Culture Resigns

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian Minister of Culture Julijana Bizjak Mlakar resigned on 25 April 2016 at a session of the National Assembly ahead of a scheduled vote on her dismissal.

BUCHAREST: Producer Anamaria Antoci is a newcomer in the Romanian film industry, but the first feature film she produced, Adrian Sitaru’s Illegitimate (produced by Domestic Film in coproduction with Poland's Film Produkcja and France's Damned Films), was awarded the C.I.C.A.E. Award in Berlin’s Forum in 2016.

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s European Film Promotion (EFP) Producer on the Move Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė is a graduate of EAVE 2012, Ex Oriente 2011 and EURODOC 2010, and she holds a B.A. in both Psychology and TV and Film Management.

Tuesday, 03 May 2016   |   Romania

Illegitimate to Be Released in France

BUCHAREST: Adrian Sitaru’s incest drama llegitimate/ Ilegitim will be released by Damned Distribution in France on 8 June 2016.

LJUBLJANA: Boštjan Ikovic, a producer at the Slovenian production company Arsmedia, will attend this year's Cannes Film Festival as a part of European Film Promotion’s 2016 Producers on the Move.

SARAJEVO: Last year the Association of Filmmakers of Bosnia and Herzegovina became a member of European Film Promotion (EFP) and this year Adis Đapo has been selected as the first producer from Bosnia and Herzegovina to represent his country as a part of EFP’s Producers on the Move networking platform.

BUCHAREST: The 5th edition of Transilvania Talent Lab (TTL), a professional workshop organised in the framework of the Transilvania IFF from 31 May to 4 June 2016, will focus this year on the management of cinema theaters.

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