Why Me? Sets Best Opening Record for a Romanian Film in Two Years Q.E.D. Leads Gopo Nominations FESTIVALS: New Artistic Director for Film Festival Cottbus Film Students Can Still Apply for Visegrad Film Forum FESTIVALS: Kim Novak, Mike Leigh and Alan Rickman to Attend Febiofest Historical Saga Triumphs at the Bulgarian Box Office Disco Polo Beats Gods in Opening Weekend Gods Dominates Polish Eagles 2015 FESTIVALS: Sofia IFF Lineup Announced FESTIVALS: KineDok Project Introduced at East Doc Platform PRODUCTION: Tragicomedy Miracle in Production FESTIVALS: ZagrebDox Winners Announced Georgia Joins Creative Europe Programme PRODUCTION: The Ancient Forest in Postproduction PRODUCTION: TVN Producing Sequel to Polish Box Office Hit Project KineDok Builds Bridges Between Documentarists and Their Audience GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Announces Coproduction Grants PRODUCTION: Mariam Khatchvani Preps Dede PRODUCTION: Jan P. Matuszyński Preps a Biopic on Painter Zdzisław Beksiński FNE IDF Doc Bloc: East European Forum to Open in Prague Tartu Sets Budget for Cash Rebate Fund Romania Launches Online Platform for Domestic Films Polanski's Extradition Ruling Postponed Emerging Producers Calls for Applications PRODUCTION: Agnieszka Holland to Shoot Game Count 1944 Sets an All-time Opening Record in Estonia GRANTS: Polish Film Institute Announces Grants for Feature Productions New President of the Croatian Film Directors' Guild TV Trilogy Jan Hus Finished Shooting Slovakia Sees Rising Attendance in 2014

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BUCHAREST: Tudor Giurgiu’s political drama Why Me? set an opening and box office record for a domestic film in the last two years. Released on 27 February 2015, it had 14,983 admissions in its first weekend, cashing in 50,538 EUR / 222,369 RON.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015   |   Romania

Q.E.D. Leads Gopo Nominations

BUCHAREST: Only three Romanian films are nominated in Best Film category at the 9th edition of the Gopo Awards which will be announced on 30 March 2015. Andrei Gruzsniczki's Q.E.D. has 17 nods followed by Nae Caranfil's Closer to the Moon with 12 nominations.

COTTBUS: Bernd Buder, currently the Programme Director of the Cottbus Film Festival, is being promoted to artistic director of the festival, a position he will hold for the next five years.

BRATISLAVA: The Visegrad Film Forum, which will run from 11 to 14 March 2015, is accepting applications for accreditation until 7 March 2015.

PRAGUE: This year the 22nd edition of Febio Fest will take place from 19 to 27 March. Kim Novak, star of Hitchcock's Vertigo, will be in attendence.

SOFIA: The two part 117 minutes historical saga Dyakon Levski, directed by actor Maxim Genchev and produced by Amrita Art, ranked third in the Bulgarian Top 10 this weekend with 18,195 admissions and nearly 87,000 EUR in the box office.

Wednesday, 04 March 2015   |   Poland

Disco Polo Beats Gods in Opening Weekend

WARSAW: Surreal comedy Disco Polo directed by Maciej Bochniak sold over 250,000 tickets during the opening weekend.

Tuesday, 03 March 2015   |   Poland

Gods Dominates Polish Eagles 2015

WARSAW: Polish box office hit of 2014 Gods won seven Polish Eagles awards including Best Film, Best Director and Best Script.

Tuesday, 03 March 2015   |   Bulgaria

FESTIVALS: Sofia IFF Lineup Announced

SOFIA: The festival programme for the 19th International Sofia Film Festival has been announced. This year Sofia is celebrating 100 years of Bulgarian Cinema. The film festival will gather films, guests, stars, journalists and cinema fans from 5-29 March 2015.

PRAGUE: On the occasion of the East Doc Platform in Prague, the KineDok project and its website will be officially launched on 6 March 2015.

VILNIUS: A tragicomic drama with flourishes of magical realism Miracle/Stebuklas written and directed by Eglė Vertelytė is in production.

Monday, 02 March 2015   |   Croatia

FESTIVALS: ZagrebDox Winners Announced

ZAGREB: The ZagrebDox festival, which ran from 22 February to 1 March 2015, has announced its winners for this year.

Monday, 02 March 2015   |   Georgia

Georgia Joins Creative Europe Programme

TBILISI: Georgian Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Mikheil Giorgadze and the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics have signed an Agreement on Georgian participation in the Creative Europe Programme in Brussels.

VILNIUS: Feature documentary The Ancient Forest by Mindaugas Survila (The Field of Magic, Monoklis Studio) is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for the end of 2016.

WARSAW: Maciej Dejczer is shooting a sequel to Letters To Santa, a romantic comedy that sold 2.3m tickets in 2011.

Within the key industry meeting of documentary filmmakers, East Doc Platform, Institute of Documentary Film will introduce a new international project, focused on alternative distribution of creative documentary, KineDok, on March 6, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.

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