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ZAGREB: The Croatian multiplex chain Blitz CineStar opened a three-screen miniplex in Pula, the first one in the city, on 7 November 2018.

BERLIN: The second European VoD Meetings, a professional training course organised by EuroVoD and supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme, will take place 6 – 9 February 2019 in Berlin. Applications for the programme are being accepted through 10 December 2018, with scholarships and rebates available to participants from low audiovisual production countries and start-ups.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech animated short film Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery will premiere on 21 November in France, a day later in Slovak cinemas, on 6 December in the Czech Republic. The film is produced by Fool Moon and coproduced by Slovak Radio & TV and MAUR Film.

“IRINA” triumphed on the stage of three important international film festivals last week.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival announces the lineups of seven juries that will be evaluating the films screening in the five competition programmes of the festival. The awards will be announced at the festival’s Award Ceremony, which takes place on the 1st of December.

The feature docufiction film by Željka Suková is competing at the Festival of European Film being held from November 9th to 17th in Seville. Along with Endless Tail, the minority Croatian co-production Chris the Swiss by Anja Kofmel will also be screening at the festival in Spain.

Ready for 5 days of innovative film marketing and audience building:

Fool Moon production studio (Slovakia) - in cooperation with RTVS (Radio & Television Slovakia – public broadcaster) and MAUR film studio (Czech Republic) - has created Mimi & Lisa: Christmas Lights Mystery - a 26-minute animated film.  This new fairy-tale addition to the popular Mimi & Lisa series will premiere on 21 November in France, a day later at Slovak cinemas, on 6 December in the Czech Republic as part of a Mimi & Lisa Christmas special, and on RTVS during the festive season. Slovart Publishing Ltd has also published the fairy-tale as an attractive book in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

BELGRADE: In its second week in release Miloš Avramović’s feature South Wind / Južni vetar held on to the number one spot at the Serbian box office, taking in 964,000 USD since its 25 October 2018 opening. A second Serbian film, Slodier’s Lullaby / Zaspanka za vojnike directed by Predrag Antonijevic, debuted in the number three spot, taking in 69,300 USD.

RIGA: Inara Kolmane’s family film Bille, a Latvian/Lithuanian/Czech coproduction, won the Best Film award at the 30th Lielais Kristaps Latvian national film awards on 12 November 2018.