FNE and Creative Europe- Karel Bartak and Jozko Rutar discuss the first six months PRODUCTION: Cătălin Mitulescu Develops Heidi Sverak Film Closes in on Opening Weekend Record FNE at Venice IFF 2014: CEE Films in Venice Line-up Attention all FIPRESCI members coming to Venice IFF PRODUCTION: Iglika Trifonova in Postproduction with False Witness FESTIVALS: Zadar Avvantura 2014 Competition 3D Content Financing Market Accepting Applications for December Edition PRODUCTION: Milko Lazarov in Development with Nanook PRODUCTION: Cristina Iacob in Postproduction with A Gift for You First CEE Oscar Contenders Announced Polish Film Karbala to Shoot in Kurdistan Malta Film Commission Takes on British Interns PRODUCTION: The Man Who Knew 75 Languages in Production FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Robert Berberih - Croatia Profits Rise at TVP TVP Sees More International Sales Polish Oscar Candidate Ida Continues International Rollout Croatian Box Office Declines Bollywood productions boost Romanian film industry Creative Europe Desk Polska and KIPA Focus on Viewers American indie Nameless shooting in Romania Biblical Thriller Clavius with Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton Filming in Malta First Bollywood Film Shoots in Romania FNE IDF DocBloc: Czech Documentary Panel Czech law office KMVS supports filmmakers from development to distribution Lodz, FAMU Top Best Film Schools List Georgia Plans 2015 Calls for Funding New Minister of Culture Appointed in Bulgaria FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Cinema Elvire Popesco, Bucharest



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.

SARAJEVO: The Sarajevo International Film Festival currently celebrating its 20th edition (15-23 August, 2014) is launching a unique fund, focused on the cooperation between regional, European and global partners.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014   |   Romania

PRODUCTION: Cătălin Mitulescu Develops Heidi

BUCHAREST: Writer/director/producer Cătălin Mitulescu, will question the situation of young women using men as vehicles for receiving nice things in life in Heidi, a feature he plans to shoot in spring 2015.

PRAGUE: The new fairy tale Three Brothers by Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák had attendance of 122,000 in its opening weekend, second only to the Czech record set by the 2013 release of Babovresky by Zdenek Troška produced by Nogup Agency with 140,000 admissions.

VENICE: Films from Croatia, Georgia, Romania and Poland have all scored slots in the official line-up of the 71st Venice International Film Festival 27 August-6 September 2014.

FNE together with FIPRESCI will offer the ratings of all feature films in the official programme of Venice International Film Festival 2014 by FIPRESCI members attending the Festival.*

SARAJEVO: Bulgaria’s award-winning Iglika Trifoniva (Letter to America, Investigation) is in postproduction with her Hague Tribunal fiction False Witness, an ambitious coproduction between Bulgaria’s Klass Film , Holland’s Phanta Vision and Sweden’s Filmlance.

ZADAR: Ten films are screening in the international competition of first and second feature films at the Avvantura Festival taking place 23-29 August 2014.

LIEGE: The 3D Content Financing Market (3DFM), an international co-production and financing market for projects for stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) contents, is open for applications through 31 August 2014, for the market taking place on 9-10 Dec 2014 in Liège, Belgium.

SOFIA: Milko Lazarov, whose minimalist, almost dialogue-free low budget debut film Alienation became Bulgaria’s 2013 creative surprise, is developing Nanook produced by his company Red Carpet.

BUCHAREST: The young director Cristina Iacob, who directed the most successful Romanian film in 2014, the youth comedy #Selfie, is in postproduction with A Gift for You/Un dar pentru tine, a love story set to open on 21 November 2014. She also plans to start shooting a sequel to #Selfie.

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