TALLINN: Landscape with Many Moons (Maastik mitme kuuga), the controversial feature film debut of Estonia’s internationally best known contemporary artist Jaan Toomik, struggled to find a festival slot but is now screening in the Tridens Estonian Film Prize section of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
BUCHAREST: With her second film, A Gift for You/Un dar pentru tine, expected to be broadcast on TV in December, Cristina Iacob is in preproduction with a sequel to her successful debut feature, #Selfie, entitled How to Get Married in 3 Days/Cum să te măriţi în trei zile.
BUCHAREST: Csilla Hegedus has been named as the new minister of Culture and vice-prime-minister with Romanian president Traian Băsescu signing the appointment decree on 18 November 2014.
TALLINN: I Won’t Come Back (Ya ne vernus, Ma ei tule tagasi) directed by Estonian helmer Ilmar Raag competes for the Tridens Estonian Film Prize at the Black Nights film festival running through 30 November 2014.
TALLINN: Marti Helde’s feature debut In the Crosswinds represents Estonia in the international competition of the Black Nights Film Festival running through 30 November in Tallinn. The film is also one of five Estonian films in the Estonian Tridens Film Award competition.
BUCHAREST: Romanian director/producer Marius Theodor Barna plans to shoot I Hit Therefore I Am/Lovesc, deci exist and The Witch Nuns/Călugăriţele vrăjitoare in 2015. Both documentaries received production support from the Romanian National Film Center.
VILNIUS: Five Lithuanian shorts, eight Estonian shorts and two Latvian shorts competed in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the Scanorama film festival which opened on 14 November 2014.
BRATISLAVA: Party Girl by the French writing/directing team of Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, won the Grand Prix and the Student Award of the 16th IFF Bratislava which wrapped on 14 November 2014.