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.
PRAGUE: Work on CG animated short film Wildlife Crossing! has been completed.
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
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.
KARLOVY VARY: Producers and a scriptwriter of a proposed Czech-Polish coproduction entitled Binderiana presented the project at Karlovy Vary’s recent Pitch and Feedback forum, telling the panel that they’re still looking for the right director to handle the unusual genre film.