GDYNIA: The 46th Polish Film Festival Gdynia, which took place 20-25 September 2021, awarded its top prize of Golden Lion for Best Film to Fears / Wszystkie nasze strachy directed by Łukasz Ronduda and Łukasz Gutt.

VENICE: French director Audrey Diwan was awarded the top prize for her film Happening / L’Évenment in the main competition of the 78th Venice Film Festival, which took place from 1 to 11 September 2021.

FNE TV spoke to Polish director Jan P. Matuszyński about his new film Leave No Traces, a Polish/Czech/French coproduction that screened in the main competition of the 78th Venice Film Festival.

VENICE: FNE spoke to Boglárka Nagy, the managing director of the Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas CICAE and the Arthouse Cinema Training, and programme coordinator Javier Pachón, who summed up the insights shared and lessons learned by the participants at the CICAE training programme on the island of San Servolo in Venice this year.

FNE spoke to Christian Bräuer: President of the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas CICAE about the mission of CICAE and the future of art house cinema after the pandemic.

FNE spoke to Mira Staleva, one of the trainers at the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training on the island of San Servolo in Venice. Mira Staleva runs Cinema House in Sofia and is a director at Sofia IFF in Bulgaria. She is also involved in production, distribution, exhibition and audience development projects.

FNE spoke to Slovak director Peter Kerekes about his new film 107 Mothers / Cenzorka, a Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction that is screening in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Film Festival.

FNE spoke to the participants at the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training on the island of San Servolo in Venice to ask them about their experience during the programme and the future of art house cinema after the pandemic.

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