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.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre estimates that international productions will spend almost 11m EUR in Croatia in 2014, almost as much as in 2012 and 2013 combined. Seven international projects have applied for tax incentives in the first eight months of 2014.
American and European experts will converge in Prague for the 2014 edition of DOK.Incubator.
SARAJEVO: The 20th anniversary edition of the Sarajevo International Film Festival, 15-23 August 2014, marks the launch of a new Avant Premiere platform dedicated to the expansion of regional films distribution.
PRAGUE: Czech TV is coproducing three major projects with the Franco-German cultural channel ARTE and Discovery Channel: the documentary Life according to Vaclav Havel, the television miniseries Jan Hus and the cycle Fish Legends with Jakub Vagner.
ZAGREB: The Croatian Film Directors Guild (DHFR) is launching a public debate about the difficult relationship between the filmmakers and the televisions, especially Croatian Radio and Television (HRT), regarding copyright laws and is preparing an official document to submit to the authorities in autumn.
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.
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.