FNE at Black Nights FF 2014: Competition: Landscape with Many Moons PRODUCTION: Cristina Iacob Preps Sequel to #Selfie Szumowska and Hocevar to Choose Shooting Stars Romania Appoints Csilla Hegedus as Minister of Culture Malta Boasts Fivefold Increase in Film Production PRODUCTION: Do You Love Me in Postproduction FNE at Black Nights FF 2014: Competition: I Won’t Come Back by Ilmar Raag FNE at Black Nights FF 2014: Competition: In the Crosswinds PRODUCTION: Marius Theodor Barna Preps Two Documentaries PRODUCTION: Censors Documentary by Peter Kerekes in Development FESTIVALS: Estonia Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition FNE at IFF Bratislava 2014: Party Girl Celebrates Double Win PRODUCTION Polish-Danish Coproduction Shooting in Warsaw FNE at Black Nights FF 2014: Competition: Cherry Tobacco French Arizona Productions Pipes Funding into CEE Slovakia Shifts Film Priorities as the Industry Moves into a New Phase PRODUCTION: Slovenian Czech Fantisek Cap Doc in Postproduction FESTIVALS: Black Nights Film Festival opens tonight with Polish focus FNE IDF Doc Bloc: DOK.Incubator PRODUCTION: Slovak Czech Wilson City Goes into Postproduction GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Grants FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Metropolis MIDPOINT Project Wins Greek Pitching Prize PRODUCTION: Cypriot Sunrise in Kimmeria in Preproduction FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Estonia Partners with Russia on The Dream Fish FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Anca Damian Preps In Perfect Health FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Ablabuda Film to Bow with The Button FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2014: Gregorz Jarzyna Debuts with Owl, the Baker’s Daugher FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Andreas Thim PRODUCTION: Dan Chişu Preps The Birthday Party



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.

Thursday, 20 November 2014   |   Region

Szumowska and Hocevar to Choose Shooting Stars

Slovenian producer Danijel Hocevar and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska will serve on the five-member jury selection the 2015 European Shooting Stars for European Film Promotion.

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.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014   |   Malta

Malta Boasts Fivefold Increase in Film Production

VALLETTA: In his annual budget speech to the Malta Parliament, Malta’s Finance Minister Edward Scicluna said that the film industry in Malta is on course to record a 500% increase.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014   |   Lithuania

PRODUCTION: Do You Love Me in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Lina Lužytė, one of Lithuania‘s  young generation of film directors, is working on her debut feature film Do You Love Me? (Ar tu mane myli?).

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.

BRATISLAVA: Peter Kerekes Film production company, represented by producer/director Peter Kerekes (Cooking History, Velvet Terrorists), is developing the documentary Censors, which recieved a grant of 25,000 EUR from the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme.

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.

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