DAFilms Launches Asian Platform

PRAGUE: The Czech documentary film streaming service DAFilms has launched its first Asian platform, DAFilms Asia.
26-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Mladen Đorđević’s Feature Labour Day in Production

BELGRADE: Director Mladen Đorđević started shooting his fourth feature Labour Day / Prvi maj on February 19. The film is a major Serbian production with coproducers from Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro…
25-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The year 2020 was an extraordinary year for the Estonian film industry. The coronavirus pandemic had a devastating effect on the industry and cinema attendance all over Europe. However,…
25-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Cottbus and coco Release First Plans for 2021

BERLIN: The East-West coproduction market connecting cottbus and the Cottbus Film Festival hosted its traditional Berlinale brunch in an online format on 24 February 2021, where they unveiled early plans…
25-02-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Funds Ten Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has announced over 500,000 EUR in a production grant for one feature film, a pre-production grant for one feature film and development grants…
24-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: HUNGARY

BUDAPEST: The year 2020 started as a good one. The National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI) was established in January 2020 as the successor of the Hungarian National Film Fund,…
24-02-2021

New Horizons IFF Launches VOD Platform

WARSAW: The New Horizons IFF will launch New Horizons VOD in Poland on 26 February 2021 at nowehoryzonty.pl/vod. The platform is aimed at fans of film festivals and films awarded…
24-02-2021

Cinemas in Estonia Reopen with Limited Capacity

TALLINN: Cinemas in Tallinn and the Ida-Viru County have been allowed to reopen since the beginning of February 2021, with a cap of 50 percent occupancy.
24-02-2021

MM Grupp Abandons Purchase of Forum Cinemas in Estonia

TALLINN: The Estonian Competition Authority announced on 19 February 2021 that MM Grupp OÜ’s purchase of Forum Cinemas OÜ has been broken off as the parties decided to abandon the…
23-02-2021

House of Film Picks Up Serbia’s King Peter the First

BELGRADE: The LA-based distribution company House of Film has acquired world distribution rights for the Serbian history drama King Peter the First / Kralj Petar Prvi directed by Petar Ristovski.…
23-02-2021

Romanian and Serbian/Bulgarian Films Join WIDE Slate at EFM

PARIS: The French international distribution company WIDE has added Bogdan George Apetri’s thriller Unidentified and Dusan Milic’s drama Darkling to its newest slate of films to be screened at the…
23-02-2021

FERA Supports Artistic Freedom at EU Level

BRUSSELS: The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA) has issued a statement “welcoming the initiative bringing artistic freedom in focus” at the EU level.
23-02-2021

International Launch of Maltese Drama Luzzu

VALLETTA: The Maltese film Luzzu directed by Alex Camilleri has been launched on the international festival circuit with its premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where Jesmark Scicluna, who…
23-02-2021

Poland Proposes Advertising Revenues Levy

WARSAW: The Polish government has proposed a levy on advertising revenues aimed mainly at multinationals operating in Poland that pay only a small fraction of their revenues in the form…
22-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: LATVIA

RIGA: Latvian film industry experienced disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic since mid-March 2020. The cinemas were closed from 13 March to 9 June and from 9 November until the…
22-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Bence Fliegauf Competes for Golden Bear with Forest - I See You Everywhere

BUDAPEST: Bence Fliegauf’s newest film Forest – I See You Everywhere / Rengeteg – Mindenhol látlak has been invited to the Main Competition of the 71. Berlin International Film Festival,…
22-02-2021

FESTIVALS: New Horizons IFF Announces New Dates

WARSAW: The 21st edition of New Horizons IFF has moved its 2021 dates to 12 – 22 August. The festival, which traditionally takes place in July, made the decision after…
22-02-2021

MIDPOINT Accepts Applications for Sofia Meetings Programme

PRAGUE: The script development and training programme MIDPOINT will hold a special edition of MIDPOINT Intensive tailored for the Sofia Meetings. Applications for the programme are being accepted through 8…
22-02-2021

Bulgarian Cash Rebate Passes Second Parliamentary Vote

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s cash rebate for film production passed its second Parliamentary vote on 17 February 2021. The vote took place nearly a month later than originally scheduled, following a series…
19-02-2021

FNE TV: Marek Walczyk: VFX Supervisor NO LABEL

FNE spoke to Polish filmmaker Marek Walczyk about how the pandemic had impacted his work as a filmmaker and VFX supervisor. He spoke about how the pandemic diversified the international…
19-02-2021