FNE Visegrad 2021: Polish Film Production Recovers From COVID Pandemic

WARSAW: Polish producers have adapted to working under COVID restrictions and production has continued to recover during 2021.
06-12-2021

Salome Jashi's Taming the Garden Opens in German and Swiss Cinemas

TBILISI: Salome Jashi’s documentary film Taming the Garden debuted in cinemas in Germany and Switzerland on 2 December 2021. The film was shortlisted for this year's European Film Awards.
06-12-2021

FNE at Animateka 2021: Impossible Figures and Other Stories Wins Grand Prix

LJUBLJANA: Marta Pajek's short animated film Impossible Figures and Other Stories won the Grand Prix of the 18th edition of Slovenia’s festival of animated films Animateka, which was held in…
06-12-2021

PRODUCTION: Czech Comedy The Island Filming in Thailand

PRAGUE: The Czech comedy The Island / Ostrov by by Rudolf Havlík is currently shooting in Thailand and will spend almost the entire time of the production there.
06-12-2021

FESTIVALS: Vilnius Short FF 2022 Announces Competition Films

VILNIUS: Ten films have been selected for the national competition of the Vilnius International Short Film FestivalShort Film Festival, running 12 – 18 January 2022, and another 29 films have…
06-12-2021

FESTIVALS: Omar El Zohairy Wins 2021 Auteur Film Festival in Belgrade

BELGRADE: Omar El Zohairy’s feature Feathers won the Grand Prix at the 27th edition of the Author's Film Festival, which was officially closed in Belgrade’s Kombank Hall on 3 December…
06-12-2021

Czech Republic Ranks Sixth in European Animated Film Production

PRAGUE: A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory ranked the Czech Republic sixth in the number of animated films produced between 2015 to 2019, with an average of four…
03-12-2021

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2021: What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

TBILISI: The German/Georgian coproduction What Do We See When We Look at the Sky? by Alexander Koberidze screens in the main competition of the 21st edition of the Tbilisi International…
03-12-2021

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2021: Otar's Death

TBILISI: Georgian director Ioseb Bliadze’s debut feature film Otar’s Death screens in the main competition of the 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which opened in an online…
03-12-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 02.12.2021

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…
03-12-2021

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2021: Brighton 4th

TBILISI: Brighton 4th, the third feature film by Levan Koguashvili, screens in the main competition of the 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which opened in an online…
02-12-2021

FNE at Animateka 2021: No One Ever Looked at Elephants as You Do Wins Pitching Prize

LJUBLJANA: The Slovenian project No One Ever Looked at Elephants as You Do won the fifth edition of Animateka PRO Pitch that took place on 30 November as part of…
02-12-2021

CEE Animation Forum 2022 Opens Call for Entries

PRAGUE: CEE Animation Forum, the leading animation pitching, financing, and coproduction event in Central Europe, is accepting applications from animated projects in five categories through 16 January 2022. The categories…
02-12-2021

Slovak/CzechUkrainian 107 Mothers Wins Arab Critics Award

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Kerekes received the Arab Critics’ Award at the Cairo IFF for the Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers. Kerekes received the award virtually at a gala ceremony on…
02-12-2021

GRANTS: Film Center Serbia Announces Grants in Four Categories

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia has announced this autumn’s batch of grants in four categories. They include a new category focusing solely on book/literary work adaptations. A total of 2,215,122 EUR…
01-12-2021

North Macedonia Film Agency Launches Women in Film Initiative

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency has started an initiative to single out the women who have excelled in the Macedonian film industry in 2021. Actresses Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Sara…
01-12-2021

SOFA Alumni Workshop Focuses on Women and Sustainability

WARSAW: The first SOFA (School of Film Advancement) Alumni Workshop, held in Warsaw 9 – 12 November 2021, concentrated on female leadership and sustainability.
01-12-2021

FNE at Tbilisi IFF 2021: Father

TBILISI: Srđan Golubović's social drama Father / Otac / Oče screens in the main competition of the 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, which opened in an online…
01-12-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Slovak Distribution Facing Challenges in Fight to Recover

BRATISLAVA: Slovak distributors recovered some momentum during the second half of 2021, releasing several long-awaited domestic titles, which had been waiting to premiere since the beginning of the pandemic, as…
30-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Guram Ghonghadze: Programme Coordinator of Tbilisi IFF

FNE's Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Guram Ghonghadze, programme coordinator of the Tbilisi International Film Festival, about the 22nd edition of the Tbilisi IFF in Georgia,…
30-11-2021