Lithuanian Film Tax Incentives Programme Flourished in 2020

VILNIUS: Producers taking advantage of Lithuania’s eight-year-old Film Tax Incentive received 11.3 m EUR for film production in 2020, according to the Lithuanian Film Centre. International film productions spent almost…
26-01-2021

BOX OFFICE: Serbian Box Office Plummets in 2020

BELGRADE: The total cinema admissions in Serbia plummeted from 4,784,598 in 2019 to 1,562,590 in 2020, while total gross fell from 16.6 m EUR in 2019 down to 5.2 m…
26-01-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

SARAJEVO: The already fragile film industry of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been severely shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic. The cinema attendance dropped by 70% compared to 2019 results, almost all…
26-01-2021

Projects From FNE Partner Countries Receive SEE Cinema Network Funding

SKOPJE: Films from Cyprus, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro have received South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) grants for development of feature-length projects. Each project will receive…
25-01-2021

FNE TV: Milica Božanič: Executive Director of the Serbian Film Commission

FNE asked Milica Božanič how the pandemic has affected foreign and domestic shoots in Serbia and what safety measures have been taken to get production back on course. She also…
25-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Polish Director Aleksandra Trepińska in Postproduction With Other People

WARSAW: Other People, a Warner Bros.- Madants coproduction based on the 2018 bestselling novel by Dorota Masłowska, has entered the post-production stage. The film directed by Aleksandra Trepińska received support…
25-01-2021

Cinemas in Bucharest Re-Open

BUCHAREST: Cinemas in Bucharest are re-opening on 25 January 2020 together with theatres, restaurants and gambling facilities, as the rate of the Coronavirus infections dropped under 3 cases for 1,000…
25-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Ivailo Hristov’s Fear Competes at 2021 Triste FF

TRIESTE: Ivailo Hristov’s feature Fear (Pro Film) will be screened in the main competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January 2021 and focuses on…
25-01-2021

Slovak Audiovisual Fund Increases Development Support

BRATISLAVA: The Audiovisual Fund Council approved an increase of 160,000 EUR in support of the second term of 2020 development grant calls on 19 January 2021. The total amount of…
22-01-2021

BOX OFFICE: Box Office in Slovenia Falls by Almost 80% in 2020

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian cinema admissions and total box office decreased by some 77% in 2020, compared with 2019 results. Admissions dropped to only 539,970 compared to some 2.45 m in 2019,…
22-01-2021

Cyprus Dot.on.the.Map 2021 Calls for Applications

LIMASSOL: The 2nd edition of the Cyprus Film Days industry event Dot.on.the.map Industry Days has opened applications to participate in its international coproductions forum, which will take place 21 –…
22-01-2021

Animated Films from Poland, Croatia and Latvia in Race for Oscar Nod

WARSAW: Polish Kill It and Leave This Town by Mariusz Wilczyński, Croatian Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Water Rebus by Dalibor Barić and Latvian My Favourite War by Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen…
22-01-2021

FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: An Ordinary Country by Tomasz Wolski

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, speaks to Polish documentary maker Tomasz Wolski about his documentary An Ordinary Country.
22-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival 2021 Set to Kick Off

BELGRADE: The 14th edition of the Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival will kick off on 22 January 2021 and run through 25 January via the online platform kustendorf.online. A…
21-01-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 20.01.2021

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…
21-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Father Competes at 2021 Trieste FF

TRIESTE: Srđan Golubović's social drama Father / Otac / Oče will be screened in the main competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January 2021…
21-01-2021

FESTIVALS: In the Dusk Competes at 2021 Trieste FF

TRIESTE: The historical drama In the Dusk / Sutemose (also known as At Dusk) by acclaimed Lithuanian director Šarūnas Bartas is screening in the main competition of the 32nd Trieste…
21-01-2021

Serbia Adopts Changes to Film and TV Incentives Programme

BELGRADE: The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Government of Serbia has taken charge of the country’s film and TV incentives programme. It was previously handled by the Ministry…
20-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Polish/Swedish Sweat Competes at 2021 Trieste FF

TRIESTE: The sophomore drama from Magnus von Horn, the Polish/Swedish coproduction Sweat, will screen in the main competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January…
20-01-2021

FESTIVALS: Romanian The Campaign / Berliner Competes at 2021 Trieste FF

TRIESTE: Romanian director Marian Crișan sends his fourth feature film The Campaign / Berliner to the main competition of the 32nd Trieste Film Festival, which runs 21 – 30 January…
20-01-2021