GRANTS: Croatia Funds Production of Fifteen Films

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre approved funding for 15 films at its online meeting on 14 December 2020.
16-12-2020

Bulgarian Cash Rebate Passes First Parliamentary Hurdle

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s cash rebate for film production has passed its first hurdle. The cash rebate of up to 25%, which is included in amendments to the country’s 2003 Film Industry…
16-12-2020

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Dear Ones

GDYNIA: Dear Ones directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, a Polish/Czech coproduction about complicated family relationships, screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place online 8…
16-12-2020

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Never Gonna Snow Again

GDYNIA: The Polish Oscar entry Never Gonna Snow Again directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place…
16-12-2020

FESTIVALS: Ivan Tverdovskiy Picks Up Third Win at Cottbus FF

COTTBUS: Ivan Tverdovskiy won the main prize at the 30th FilmFestival Cottbus for an unprecedented third time, this year for the Russian/Estonian/Italian/UK coproduction Conference.
15-12-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Gentle Monster Takes Shape

BUDAPEST: Gentle Monster / Jámbor szörnyeteg, the story of a woman bodybuilder directed by Anna Nemes and László Csuja, completed the first phase of production on 9 December 2020. Shooting…
15-12-2020

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Kill It and Leave This Town

GDYNIA: Kill It and Leave This Town, the animated feature film about dealing with trauma, directed by Mariusz Wilczyński, won the best film award in the main competition of the…
15-12-2020

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Far Away From Here

GDYNIA: Far Away From Here, the new drama by Piotr Domalewski, coproduced by Poland and Ireland, screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place…
15-12-2020

FNE at Gdynia Polish Film Festival 2020: Prize Winners

GDYNIA: The 45th Polish Film Festival Gdynia, which took place online 8-12 December 2020, awarded its top prize of Golden Lions for Best Film to the animated feature Kill It…
14-12-2020

Romania and Poland Win EFA 2020 Prizes

BERLIN: Tomas Vinterberg’s Another Round won the European Film 2020 award at the European Film Awards, held on 12 December 2020. Alexander Nanau’s Romania/Luxembourg coproduction collective won the European Documentary…
14-12-2020

GRANTS: Bulgaria Announces Second Round of Production Grants for 2020

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center gave 1,987,397 EUR / 3,877,000 BGN to nine films in production and nine films in development at its second session of grants for Bulgarian…
14-12-2020

FESTIVALS: Podgorica Film Festival 2020 Opens Online

PODGORICA: The 5th edition of the Podgorica Film Festival will be held from 15 to 20 December 2020 on the first VoD platform in Montenegro. It will open with the…
14-12-2020

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: How I Became a Gangster. True Story

GDYNIA: How I Became a Gangster. True Story, the feature debut from Maciej Kawulski, starring Marcin Kowalczyk, screens in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, that took…
14-12-2020

Netflix Commissions Polish Original Animated Series

WARSAW: Netflix has announced its first commission of a Polish original animated series, Kajko and Kokosz, based on the cult comic book by Janusz Christa. The premiere is planned for…
11-12-2020

The Piper Wraps Latvian Shoot

RIGA: Director Anthony Waller has completed shooting in Latvia on the US fantasy/horror film The Piper. The film’s service producer is the Latvian studio Tasse Film. The main shooting period…
11-12-2020

FNE at Golden Rhyton 2020: Before the End and Santiago Win Bulgarian Golden Rhytons

SOFIA: The 25th edition of the national Golden Rhyton festival of animated and documentary films, held online 4-10 December 2020, gave the best documentary film award to Eldora Traykova’s Before…
11-12-2020

OBITUARY: Aleksandre (Sasha) Rekhviashvili

TBILISI: Georgian classic film director, cinematographer and writer Aleksandre (Sasha) Rekhviahsvili died on 10 December 2020 at the age of 82. The premiere of his last film, the documentary Reviving…
11-12-2020

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Magnesia

GDYNIA: Maciej Bochniak’s Magnesia, which is a combination of detective story, comedy and western, screens in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, taking place online 8 –…
11-12-2020

FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: Her Mothers: Asia Dér, Sara Haragonics

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, speaks to Hungarian documentary makers Asia Dér, Sara Haragonics, who speak about their…
11-12-2020

GRANTS: Georgia Gives 12 Feature Film Development Grants

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center distributed 45,000 EUR / 180,000 GEL for the development of 12 full-length feature film films to be directed by Marine Gulbiani, Papuna Mosidze, Sandro…
10-12-2020