WARSAW: The worldwide FilmBox Arthouse TV channel is set to launch in January 2014 starting with Central and Eastern Europe and USA.
Estonia established an Estonian Film Industry Cluster in late 2012 with the support of over 20 leading production companies and organisations, followed by the launch of the Estonian Film Commission at the end of 2012, while funding for film rose by 1m EUR, following three weaker years.
WARSAW: An award of 50 000 USD and screenings at the newly created FilmBox Arthouse TV Channel await filmmakers who enter the annual FilmBox Movie Award Competition.
The launch of the new Hungarian National Film Fund saw the first results of its funding in 2013, ending a long drought in Hungarian film production. Foreign film production continued to be a strong presence in Hungary.
Slovenia’s film production has remained fairly stable, despite the 2012 recession and government budget cuts as well astax increases in 2013 as the government scrambled to prop up its mostly state-owned banks. But the distribution and exhibition sectors are challenged by falling attendance and late digitalisation of screens.
VILNIUS: The Vilnius Film Cluster will launch a new 1000 sq m sound stage and production centre in March 2014. The 4.5m LTL project aims to cash in on Lithuania’s new tax incentives which take effect at the beginning of 2014.
WARSAW: The deadline is fast approaching (31 December 2013) to apply to be an expert for the Education, Audiovisual and Culture executive Agency in the framework of the management of European Union programmes. FNE urges qualified AV professionals from the new EU member and smaller countries to apply.