WARSAW: Film industry leaders and AV policy makers from central and eastern Europe see a new and more active role for their AV industries in the upcoming Creative Europe programme that kicks off next year.
Polish film production has moved to the top ranks of the CEE film industry, thanks to the commitment to film funding through the Polish Film Institute and a strong system of regional film funds. However, Poland continues to lag behind its CEE neighbors in introducing film incentives for foreign productions.
Although Cyprus has a population of 1.13m and is only slightly smaller than Estonia and nearly triple the population of its Mediterranean neighbour Malta, the country is still developing as a producer of domestic films or as a destination for foreign film production.
Lukas Pribyl, director of the Forgotten Transports series of documentaries, is working on a portrait of Czech expatriate H.G. Skilling.
BUCHAREST: Daniel Barbu, Romania’s Minister of Culture, resigned on 12 December 2013 after a public statement in which he noted that the budget of the HIV/AIDS programme is half of the budget of the Ministry of Culture.
Warsaw: The audiovisual summit “From MEDIA to CREATIVE EUROPE started yesterday 11 December at 9.55 CET in Warsaw and film professionals are able to watch the event live online. FNE as one of the main partners of the event has prepared up to the minute industry country profiles on all the 13 countries in the region.
TBILISI: The acclaimed Georgian filmmaker George Ovashvili plans an April 2014 completion date for Corn Island which is finishing a two-part shoot.