TALLINN: DIGIX is the Baltic States’ first creative industries incubator for startups working with the elusive and fast developing field of digital media. Set up in 2015, DIGIX is located on the premises of the Baltic Film and Media School, staying close to upcoming talent in the audiovisual, media, games and e-learning fields.
WROCLAW: National Forum of Music in Wrocław, European Capital of Culture 2016, will host the 29th European Film Awards on 10 December 2016. The ceremony will be streamed live on EFA website.
PIATRA NEAMȚ: Cinema City opens in the town of Piatra Neamţ its third multiplex in 2016 and wraps the year with a total investment of 21 m USD / approx. 19,735,000 EUR. Cinema City is the biggest cinema operator in Romania.
SOFIA: Paul Solet’s American thriller Unchained, starring Adrien Brody, John Malkovich and Antonio Banderas, started shooting in Bulgaria at the end of November 2016. Nu Boyana Film Studios is servicing.
WARSAW: Five projects received 1.7 m EUR / 7.6 m PLN in the last session of the minority international coproductions fund created by the Polish Film Institute in 2016.
TALLINN: Polish, Bulgarian, Czech, Slovak, Romanian, Estonian and Macedonian films were among those sold to new territories during the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which took place from 11 to 27 November 2016, including Glory and Graduation.
PRAGUE: David Čálek's Climbing Higher, the most attended documentary of 2015 in Czech cinemas and winner of best feature length film award at Canada’s Banff Mountain Film Competition in November 2016, is available on VOD from 8 to 11 December 2016 at http://dafilms.com/film/9806-cesta-vzhuru/. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction.
WARSAW: Poland's Supreme Court has rejected a request by the country's justice minister to have Roman Polański extradited to the United States.
BELGRADE: Serbian helmer Srdan Golubović is in preparation with Otac, a feature film co-written together with the Croatian writer/director Ognjen Sviličić and based on true events. The film is a Serbian/Croatian/German/French coproduction.
VILNIUS: Documentary Waiting for Invasion by Neringa Medutyte will wrap shooting in December 2016, with the premiere set for the first quarter of 2017. The film is a coming-of-age story about two young Lithuanians conscripted in case of a Russian aggression.