Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods Opens at Number One at Polish Box Office FESTIVALS: Winners of the 8th Cyprus International Short Film Festival Jakub Duszyński re-elected as Co-President of Europa Distribution Romanian director Iulia Rugina in Postproduction with a Box Office Hit Sequel Laska na Vlasku Sets Slovak Box Record FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: The Judgment Wins the Top Prize in Varna FNE at WFF 2014: Winners of the 30th Warsaw Film Festival HAVC Announces Minority Coproduction Grants FNE at Zagreb FF 2014: Zagreb Film Festival Gets Under Way FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2014: Bulgaria, Slovenia, Lithuania Polish Film Institute Announces Grants Tartu to Launch Estonia’s Second Regional Fund FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Viktoria FNE IDF Doc Bloc: IDF and EAVE Announce Partnership Estonia’s Regional Cinemas Go Digital PRODUCTION: Călin Peter Netzer Develops Ana, Mon Amour FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: The Lesson FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Bulgarian Rhapsody FESTIVALS: Camerimage Readies 22 Edition Ida Submitted in Five Oscar Categories FNE at Regiofun: UK’s Phoenix Buys Film Rights for Bulgarian Hit TV Series Roland Rust Departs Film Festival Cottbus FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Alienation EFP LA Screenings for Nine CEE Films PRODUCTION: Corneliu Porumboiu Starts Shooting The Treasure FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Competition: Stefan Komandarev’s The Judgment FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014:Competition: Buffer Zone FNE at Jihlava IDFF 2014: Jihlava Announces Programme Lineup PRODUCTION: Hungary’s Laokoon Shooting Kills on Wheels FNE at Let’s CEE FF 2014: Ilmar Raag’s I Won’t Come Back Wins Top Prize


WARSAW: Polish films took possession of the top three slots at the local box office with the latest in a string of local hits, Gods directed by Łukasz Palkowski topping the Polish box office on its opening weekend. Gods scored over 210,000 and pushed Jan Komasa's Warsaw 44 into the number two slot. With Patryk Vega’s Służby Specjalne in the number three slot Polish films overwhelmingly dominated the local box office.

LIMASSOL: Lullaby of the Butterfly, a film about a mysterious crime directed by Tonia Mishiali, won the 1st Prize in the National Competition of the 8th Cyprus International Short Film Festival which took place 11-17 October 2014.

WARSAW: Jakub Duszyński, artistic director at Gutek Film has once again been chosen to co-head Europa Distribution, this time alongside Laurent Dutoit.

WARSAW: Another Love Building is a sequel to Romania's 2013 box office hit Love Building written by Iulia Rugină, Oana Răsuceanu and Ana Agopian. "Our first feature project was very low-budget but extremely successful. Since it generated over 27,000 viewers we decided to go ahead and create the sequel," Oana Răsuceanu told FNE.

Monday, 20 October 2014   |   Slovakia

Laska na Vlasku Sets Slovak Box Record

BRATISLAVA: A new Slovak fairytale Láska na Vlásku directed by Mariana Čengel Solčanská has had the best opening weekend for a domestic feature film in the last three years. The film which opened 9 October gathered 14, 427 admissions during its first weekend in cinemas and a total of 17,772 viewers have seen it so far.

VARNA: Stefan Komandarev’s The Judgment was awarded the most prestigious Bulgarian award for a feature film at the 32 edition of the Golden Rose Film Festival. Assen Blatechki also received the award for Best Actor for his role in the film.

WARSAW: The Grand Prix of the 30th Warsaw Film Festival went to The Coffin In The Mountain, a Chinese drama directed by Xin Yukun.

Monday, 20 October 2014   |   Croatia

HAVC Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center allotted 228,689EUR/1,750,000 HRK for four minority coproductions and approved script and project development funding for 10 documentary and animated films.

ZAGREB: The 12th edition of Zagreb Film Festival (19-26 October 2014) presents more than one hundred films in a dozen different programmes.

This year the FNE partners with the Jihlava International Documentary Festival who will be presenting its Emerging Producers project 22-26 October 2014 as a part of the event. The Jihlava Emerging Produers brings together talented documentary film producers from EU countries. FNE has spoken to all the young emerging producers from the CEE region and will be bringing you exclusive profiles of these new talents.

Friday, 17 October 2014   |   Poland

Polish Film Institute Announces Grants

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute allotted a new round of grants amounting to 4,219,309 EUR/17,800,000 PLN for feature film production.

TARTU: Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia is setting up a regional film fund for incoming productions. The fund is initially budgeted at approximately 100,000 EUR annually and is part of an ambitious initiative aimed at turning Tartu into the country’s main film hub.

Friday, 17 October 2014   |   Bulgaria

FNE at Golden Rose FF 2014: Viktoria

VARNA: Scriptwriter/director Maya Vitkova’s film portrays the first decade after the communist era through a story of a girl born with no umbilical cord. Viktoria screens at the Varna Golden Rose Film Festival 11-17 October 2014.

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