PRAGUE: A Czech holiday drama, Vanoce Kridla (Wings of Christmas), held the number one spot at the domestic box office in its third week of release, taking in some 19m CZK and 140,000 admissions, while two more Czech films also landed in the week’s Top Ten.
KRAKOW: Poland’s Alvernia Studios is partnering on the international coproduction Magnitude 9, a modern version of the Madame Butterfly story, which will be shot in Japan in 2014.
FNE asked Czech exhibitor and distributor Ivo Andrle how being both an exhibitor and a distributor can help bring more European films to the Czech audience and what are his experiences so far with day and date releases.
LJUBLJANA: Going My Way 2, Miha Hocevar’s follow up to his 2011 box office hit, landed in the number one spot at the Slovenian box office for the third week running.
FNE spoke to Vivre Indren about the first call for the new Creative Europe-MEDIA that will be published in December and what will be the biggest changes that MEDIA applicants can expect under the new Creative Europe – MEDIA in 2014.
SOFIA: The newly renovated and digitalised Odeon cinema, which since 1972 has primarily screened archive films, showed its first commercially distributed film, Woody Allen’s 2013 Blue Jasmine.
FNE together with Europa Distribution continues its Distributor of the Month series in recognition of the hard work and excellence of European distributors and the common problems they face - especially in the transition to digitalisation.
Maia Workshops, the intensive European training programme for emerging producers, is offering a package deal for its three 2014 workshops, with a 13 December 2013 deadline.
FNE asked Edit Sepp head of the Estonian Film Institute about the most important developments in the Estonian Film Industry over the past year and the importance of cooperation with its neighbours for the film industry in a small country like Estonia
This month FNE speaks with Valentin Burlacu, the manager of Cinema Studio, one of the most important art house cinemas in Bucharest.