FNE and Creative Europe- Karel Bartak and Jozko Rutar discuss the first six months GRANTS: Georgian Animation Grants Announced FESTIVALS: T-Mobile New Horizons Kicks IDF DocBloc: Czechs Back Zeman Doc Pixar’s Anthony Wong teams up with Anomalia CG animators and artists for animated short Wildlife Crossing New Head’s for Creative Europe MEDIA and EU CULT Committee Malta Court Upholds Eviction of Mediterranean Film Studios Kinocola Launches VOD in Slovakia Romanian projects in Locarno Industry Days PRODUCTION: Love Express. The Strange Case of Walerian Borowczyk PRODUCTION: Genre Coproduction Binderiana Seeking Director Ida Opens Day and Date in Czech Republic PRODUCTION: Slovak Czech Tattooist in Development PRODUCTION: Jirasky in Preproduction with Hanna and Marie PRODUCTION: My Farm is My Castle Sets October Release Latvian Film Council Elects New President Sam Neill Shooting Austrian SciFi in Romania FESTIVALS: Gdynia Film Festival announces Main Competition line-up FNE TV at KVIFF 2014: Jan Naszewski CEO New Europe Film Sales and Board Member Europa International FNE IDF DocBloc: Interview with Andrius Stonys FNE TV: FNE Coproduction Meeting Crowdfunding Nets 2,328 EUR for Save the Film Depot FESTIVALS: New Horizons 2014 International Competition Pazura and Karolak Join Bangistan Cast PRODUCTION: Five Year Okhwan Doc Nears End of Journey PRODUCTION: Otter Films Producing Found Footage Doc PRODUCTION: Hastrman Pitched at KVIFF Italian Andron to Film in Malta PRODUCTION: The Beauteous Pitches at KVIFF Artcam Picks up KVIFF Winner



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.

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Fund (GNFC) has announced the winners of the competition for grants national development finance for animated short films. GNFC allotted 10,568EUR/25,000GEL for five out of six applicants.

Friday, 25 July 2014   |   Poland

FESTIVALS: T-Mobile New Horizons Kicks

WROCLAW: The 14th edition of T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival kicked off last night opened by festival director Roman Gutek and the screening of Argentine director Damián Szifrón’s Wild Tales. The festival which running from 24 July to 3 August 2014

Groundbreaking Czech animation filmmaker Karel Zeman is the subject of an upcoming Czech documentary.

SARAJEVO: Nine films are competing in the feature competition of the 20th edition of Sarajevo IFF, including three world premieres.

WARSAW: Lucia Recalde Langarica has been announced as the new head of the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. She succeeds Xavier Troussard who stepped down at the end of June.  She will take up her post on 1 September 2014.

MALTA: The Malta Court of Appeals has upheld an eviction order against the Mediterranean Film Studios according to local media reports. The decision will open the door for the use of the facilities for further development of the Maltese film industry

Wednesday, 23 July 2014   |   Slovakia

Kinocola Launches VOD in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Kinocola, a new VOD platform, was launched in Slovakia on 22 July 2014. The platform is the creation of producer Peter Nedvedal of Filmpark and co-founder Jana Klukova.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014   |   Romania

Romanian projects in Locarno Industry Days

BUCHAREST: After winning the first edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop at TIFF Father Moves Mountains/Tatăl mută munţii by Daniel Sandu and Mariţa by Cristi Iftime will be pitched at Locarno Industry Days (9-11 August) due to a partnership between Locarno and Transilvania IFFs.

KARLOVY VARY: Polish-French art house filmmaker and photographer Walerian Borowyczyk is the subject of a documentary directed by Kuba (Jakub) Mikurda for Colab Pictures.

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