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 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.
SARAJEVO: The Sarajevo International Film Festival currently celebrating its 20th edition (15-23 August, 2014) is launching a unique fund, focused on the cooperation between regional, European and global partners.
PRAGUE: The new fairy tale Three Brothers by Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák had attendance of 122,000 in its opening weekend, second only to the Czech record set by the 2013 release of Babovresky by Zdenek Troška produced by Nogup Agency with 140,000 admissions.
VENICE: Films from Croatia, Georgia, Romania and Poland have all scored slots in the official line-up of the 71st Venice International Film Festival 27 August-6 September 2014.
FNE together with FIPRESCI will offer the ratings of all feature films in the official programme of Venice International Film Festival 2014 by FIPRESCI members attending the Festival.*
SARAJEVO: Bulgaria’s award-winning Iglika Trifoniva (Letter to America, Investigation) is in postproduction with her Hague Tribunal fiction False Witness, an ambitious coproduction between Bulgaria’s Klass Film , Holland’s Phanta Vision and Sweden’s Filmlance.
LIEGE: The 3D Content Financing Market (3DFM), an international co-production and financing market for projects for stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) contents, is open for applications through 31 August 2014, for the market taking place on 9-10 Dec 2014 in Liège, Belgium.
SOFIA: Milko Lazarov, whose minimalist, almost dialogue-free low budget debut film Alienation became Bulgaria’s 2013 creative surprise, is developing Nanook produced by his company Red Carpet.
BUCHAREST: The young director Cristina Iacob, who directed the most successful Romanian film in 2014, the youth comedy #Selfie, is in postproduction with A Gift for You/Un dar pentru tine, a love story set to open on 21 November 2014. She also plans to start shooting a sequel to #Selfie.