FNE TV: Einar Hansen Tomasson: Film Commissioner for Iceland

FNE spoke to Iceland Flim Commissioner Einar Hansen Tomasson about the impact of the pandemic on filming in Iceland. With much of the world shut down for film production in…
08-02-2021

Poland To Reopen Cinemas Next Week

WARSAW: Poland has announced the reopening of cinemas and theatres starting from 12 February 2021 with a 50 percent seating capacity available. Both have been closed since 7 November 2020,…
05-02-2021

FESTIVALS: The 25th Anniversary Sofia FF Announces First Films and Format

SOFIA: Stefan Kitanov, the director of the Sofia International Film Fest, announced that the 25th anniversary edition will still take place in the context of the ongoing pandemic, but will…
05-02-2021

Turkish TV Project Wins 2nd NEM Network Competition

ZAGREB: The 2nd edition of NEM (New Europe Market) Network selected The Truth and Other Blindspots from Turkish creators Yeşim Özsoy, Melisa Önel, Melisa Üneri, and Uluç Keçik as the…
05-02-2021

FESTIVALS: International Short Film Festival of Cyprus Calls for Entries

LIMASSOL: The 11th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus has opened its call for entries for the 2021 edition, to take place 9-15 October.
05-02-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Film Festival 2021 Changes Dates and Format

PRAGUE: The 23rd annual International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World is scheduled to take place 10-28 May 2021, a departure from its usual March timeline.
05-02-2021

FNE TV: Montenegrin Filmmaker Ivan Marinovič

FNE TV spoke to Montenegrin filmmaker Ivan Marinovič about how the Montenegro Film Centre has kick-started film production in this small country after its founding just five years ago. He…
05-02-2021

Hungarian Oscar Winner László Nemes Prepares The Orphan

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary supported the pre-production of The Orphan / Az árva, the third feature film by László Nemes, with 66.5 m Ft / 186,250 EUR.
04-02-2021

Serbian Feature The Pond to Be Distributed in USA

BELGRADE: The Serbian horror-thriller feature The Pond directed by Petar Pašić is scheduled to be distributed in the USA in February.
04-02-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 03.02.2021

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…
04-02-2021

Macedonian Cinema Admissions Drop by 77% in 2020

SKOPJE: Macedonian cinema admissions decreased by 77% in 2020 compared to 2019 when admissions were at the highest point ever. In 2019 the admissions rose to 0.5 m which was…
04-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: SLOVAKIA

BRATISLAVA: The COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of cinemas and to a number of measures restricting filming and travel for coproduction teams in 2020. However, Slovak filmmakers managed to…
04-02-2021

Serbian Oscar Bid Dara in Jasenovac Enters Distribution in USA

BELGRADE: Dara in Jasenovac / Dara iz Jasenovca, Serbia’s bid for the 2021 Oscars in the best international feature film category, will enter cinema distribution in the USA on 5…
03-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Georgian/French Beginning Wins 2021 Trieste FF

TRIESTE: The Trieste Prize for Best Film at the 32nd Trieste Film Festival went to the Georgian/French film Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili. Three films received special mentions in the category.
03-02-2021

Pustnik Screenwriters Residency 2021 Calls for Applications

BUCHAREST: The TETA Association has opened applications for the 7th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, scheduled for 10–18 September 2021, the first Romania-based residency for feature film development for emerging…
03-02-2021

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2021 Calls for Projects

NOVI SAD: CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is accepting applications for its 2021/2022 edition.
03-02-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute Hungary Funds Nine Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has announced over 1 m EUR in production grants for five feature films, a pre-production grant for one feature film, and development grants…
02-02-2021

FNE Interview with North Macedonia Film Agency Managing Director Bojan Lazarevski

SKOPJE: FNE spoke with the new Managing Director of the North Macedonia Film Agency on his appointment and his priorities for the Macedonian film industry.
02-02-2021

FNE TV: Ronald Koetzier: Tabletop Director and Director of Photography

FNE asked Netherlands based Director and DoP Ronald Koetzier how the pandemic and working remotely has changed the way he works and what are the advantages and disadvantages. He talks…
02-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: The Coronavirus pandemic was challenging for the Lithuanian film industry as limitations were imposed upon all culture and film events in the whole country.
02-02-2021