BOX OFFICE: Box Office in Hungary Falls by 70% in 2020

BUDAPEST: Hungarian domestic box office fell by 62% in 2020. The total gross of Hungarian films was 838 million HUF / 2.3 million in EUR in 2019, but fell to…
19-01-2021

Shadow Country Dominates Czech Lion Nominations

PRAGUE: Shadow Country directed by Bohdan Sláma topped the list of films competing for the 2020 Czech Lion Awards with 15 nominations. It was followed by Havel directed by Slávek…
19-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Fest Anca 2021 Calls for Entries

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak festival of animated films Fest Anca is accepting submissions through 31 January 2021 for this summer’s event.
19-01-2021

Mega Hit TV Series Besa 2 Completes Filming in Montenegro

PODGORICA: Besa 2, a continuation of one of the most successful and popular Balkan TV series, has completed the Montenegrin shoot for its second season, which began in the autumn…
18-01-2021

BOX OFFICE: Box Office and Admissions in Georgia Show Huge Decline in 2020

TBILISI: The total 2020 box office in Georgia decreased by 86% from 4,145,123 EUR / 13,264,395 GEL in 2019 to 564,637 EUR / 2,258,549 GEL in 2020, as a consequence…
18-01-2021

BOX OFFICE: Malta’s Largest Cinema Complex Reports 80% Drop in Sales in 2020

VALLETTA: Eden Cinemas, Malta’s largest cinema complex, experienced a drop of 80 percent in sales in 2020, compared to the previous year, according to its Chief Executive Director, Simon De…
18-01-2021

FNE TV: Michal Bregant: Head of Czech National Film Archives

FNE asked Michal Bregant about the rapidly evolving technologies that are shaping the future of film archives and the role film archives will play in the future.
18-01-2021

Latvian/Norwegian Animation My Favourite War Signs Distribution Deals with Spain and France

RIGA: The feature animation My Favourite War / Mans mīļākais karš, directed by Ilze Burkovska-Jacoben and produced by Trond Jacobsen for Bivrost Film & TV and Guntis Trekteris for Ego…
15-01-2021

WEMW Industry Side Sections

TRIESTE: When East Meets West (WEMW), the 25 – 28 January 2021 industry programme accompanying the Trieste Film Festival, will present five creative documentaries in the seventh edition of Last…
15-01-2021

Motherland and Son of Sofia Win ArteKino 2020 Awards

STRASBOURG: Motherland by Tomas Vengris won the Audience Award of the 2020 edition of ArteKino and Son of Sofia by Elina Psykou won the Young Audience Award. They were among…
15-01-2021

FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: Acasa, My Home: Radu Ciorniciuc

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, speaks to Romanian documentary maker Radu Ciorniciuc, who speaks about his observational documentary…
15-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Radu Muntean In Postproduction with New Feature Film

BUCHAREST: The acclaimed Romanian director Radu Muntean is currently in postproduction with his seventh feature film Întregalde, which he shot 6 November - 7 December 2020. This independent project is…
14-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Twelve Films Compete at 2021 Trieste FF

TRIESTE: Twelve films from across the CEE, Baltic and Balkan region will screen in the feature film competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January…
14-01-2021

MIDPOINT Intensive SK 2021 Calls for Applications

BRATISLAVA: The three-day script development workshop MIDPOINT Intensive SK is accepting applications through 11 February 2021. The workshop will take place 30 March to 1 April within the Industry Days…
14-01-2021

Director of collective Alexander Nanau Refuses Romanian National Honour

BUCHAREST: Internationally acclaimed documentary director Alexander Nanau has turned down the “Cultural Merit” medal from Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on the occasion of Romania’s Day of National Culture celebrated on…
13-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian/Vietnamese Coproduction Wraps Hungarian Shoot

BUDAPEST: Dóra Szűcs's second film, Budapest, Where the Love Starts / Budapest, ahol a szerelem kezdődik finished shooting in Hungary, before moving to Vietnam to continue filming. „This is the…
13-01-2021

Reel 2 Reel Films to Release Danny. Legend. God.

SOFIA: UK based Reel 2 Reel Films will launch the release of the sarcastic thriller Danny. Legend. God. by Bulgarian-born director Yavor Petkov, currently living and working in London.
13-01-2021

Earthquakes Damage House of Croatian Film Forcing Filmmakers to Move Out

ZAGREB: A new series of strong earthquakes that hit Croatia on 11 January 2021 have led to the closure of the House of Croatian Film located in the Zagreb city…
13-01-2021

FNE Interview: dok.incubator Calls for Ambitious Documentary Films for 2021 Anniversary Edition

PRAGUE: The international documentary rough-cut workshop dok.incubator will celebrate its 10th anniversary with three one-week workshops taking place in April, June and September 2021 under the evolving Covid-19 circumstances. The…
13-01-2021

BOX OFFICE: Domestic Market Share Increases in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO: The total 2020 box office in Bosnia and Herzegovina dropped by 70%, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the domestic box office showed a 786% growth, from…
12-01-2021