Vera Dreams of the Sea wins Main Award at International MIDPOINT Programme FESTIVALS: MECEFF Opens with Beyond the Sands FESTIVALS: Nine Films Compete at Cinematik Latvia Opens Grants for Foreign Productions Global City Holdings Moves beyond Exhibition FNE at Venice IFF 2014: New Regional Coproduction Initiative RE-ACT Launches FNE FIPRESCI Venice Critics 2014; See how the critics rate the programme so far FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Screening Alert Monday and Tuesday FNE and Creative Europe- Karel Bartak and Jozko Rutar discuss the first six months Bicycle Theft Crime Wave on the Venice Lido FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Screening Alert Sunday and Monday FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Party and Screening Alert: Saturday and Sunday FIAPF Grants Top Accreditation to Black Nights Krakow Foundation Holds Third Arthouse Conference FNE IDF DocBloc: Croatian Doc Wins at Sarajevo OBITUARY Bulgarian Former Nobel Prize Nominee Valeri Petrov Dies at 94 FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Croatia's These Are The Rules FNE at Venice Iff 2014: Friday and Saturday FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Watch Venice Festival Films Online PRODUCTION: Kinga Dębska Shooting My Daughters, Cows HBO Europe Appoints Steve Matthews Executive Producer of Drama Development TVN Signs with Bloomberg Jackie Chan Named Romanian-Chinese Cultural Ambassador FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Screening Alert Thursday and Friday Oscar winner Adrien Brody Shooting in Czech Republic PRODUCTION: Anca Miruna Lăzărescu Preps Her Debut Feature AXN Central Europe in Post-production with First Polish Series FNE at Venice IFF 2014: Screening Alert Wednesday and Thursday FNE at Venice IFF 2014: These Are the Rules by Ognjen Sviličić at 71st Mostra in Venice! Closing The Gap Accepting Applications for Investor Pitching Session



PRAGUE: The fifth MIDPOINT educational programme aimed at supporting talent and development in European screenwriting, culminated at Prague's FAMU film school the final weekend of August 2014 with honours for two best projects.

Monday, 01 September 2014   |   Romania

FESTIVALS: MECEFF Opens with Beyond the Sands

MEDIAŞ: The 4th edition of Mediaş Central European Film Festival (2-6 September 2014), the only festival in Romania focusing on the Central European cinema, will screen more than 40 films including seven titles in the main competition coming from the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.

Monday, 01 September 2014   |   Slovakia

FESTIVALS: Nine Films Compete at Cinematik

BRATISLAVA: Veiko Õunpuu’s Free Range is among the nine films competing in the Meeting Point Europe section of the 9th edition of Cinematik IFF taking place 10-14 September 2014.

Monday, 01 September 2014   |   Latvia

Latvia Opens Grants for Foreign Productions

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced its annual tender for co-funding of foreign productions.

Monday, 01 September 2014   |   Region

Global City Holdings Moves beyond Exhibition

WARSAW: Global City Holdings, the largest cinema exhibitor in CEE and second largest in Europe, reported a decrease in revenues in the first half of 2014 but increases of over 70 percent in both net income and earnings per share.

VENICE: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre, FVG Audiovisual Fund and Slovenian Film Centre have joined forces for the launch of an innovative co-development initiative in cooperation with TorinoFilmLab. The new initiative will kick off with a press conference in Venice tomorrow, Monday 1 September 2014, at the Venice Film Market.

FNE together with FIPRESCI have invited FIPRESCI critics in Venice to rate the feature films in the official programme of 71st Venice Film Festival (2014) giving the films 1,2,3,4 or 5 stars - 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of the critics’ opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights to what critics in many different countries think about the programme. Click HERE to see how the critics rated the official 71st Venice Film Festival programme so far. We will update the ratings each day until the end of the festival.

Monday 1 September - Party and Event Alert

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.

Sunday, 31 August 2014   |   Region

Bicycle Theft Crime Wave on the Venice Lido

VENICE: Festival visitors should be aware that this year has seen a massive increase in the amount of bicycles stolen on the Lido during the film festival. The increase in bike theft may be as much as 10 times more than in previous years. The bicycles are often stolen in broad daylight in crowded areas even though they are securely locked. 

Sunday 31 August 2014 - Party and Event Alert

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