Hungarian Comedy Liza the Fox-Fairy Gets Indian Adaptation

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian black comedy Liza the Fox-Fairy (2015) directed by Károly Ujj Mészáros is being adapted in India. Aafat-E-Ishq directed by Indrajit Nattoji has recently started shooting and will…
16-09-2020

PRODUCTION: HBO Europe Series RUXX Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: The eight-episode TV series RUXX, directed by Iulia Rugină and Octav Gheorghe, and produced by HBO Europe, has started shooting in Romania. Cristian Mungiu and Tudor Reu are providing…
16-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Speak So I Can See You Wins Belgrade's Beldocs

BELGRADE: Marija Stojnić’s long documentary Speak So I Can See You / Govori da bih te video won the Serbian Competition Programme of the 13th International Documentary Film Festival Beldocs…
16-09-2020

Five Croatian Producers Selected for Croatian-Irish EAVE Workshops

ZAGREB: Five Croatian producers have been selected to participate in EAVE workshops with five Irish producers, to develop projects together.
16-09-2020

GRANTS: National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Low Budget Film Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced the results for the low budget film production grants scheme.
15-09-2020

PRODUCTION Hungary and Serbia Team Up on Frust

BUDAPEST: Hungarian indie production company Joyrider and Serbian production house Firefly are coproducing Frust, an offbeat comedy/drama series.
15-09-2020

CANAL+ Supports Four Polish Films

WARSAW: Munk Studio SFP and CANAL + Polska will begin filming four feature films in the autumn of 2020 as part of the "60 Minutes" Programme.
15-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Holy Father Wins Audience Award at 2020 Astra Film Fest

SIBIU: Andrei Dăscălescu's Holy Father was awarded the Audience Award at the open-air edition of the 27th Astra Film Fest, which was held from 4 to 13 September 2020. The…
15-09-2020

Cineplexx Opens Fourth Multiplex in Belgrade

BELGRADE: Cineplexx, the leading cinema chain in the region, opened its fourth cinema in Belgrade on 3 September 2020. The latest Cineplexx, situated in the BEO Shopping Centre, has eight…
15-09-2020

FNE at Venice 2020: Venice Prize Winners: Nomadland Wins Golden Lion

VENICE: Nomadland (USA) directed by Chloé Zhao (USA) was awarded the top prize in the main competition of 77th Venice Film Festival, which took place from 2 to 12 September…
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Netflix Acquires Mundruczo's English Language Debut

BUDAPEST: Pieces of a Woman, Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo’s first film in English, has been picked up by Netflix.
14-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Central European FF Timișoara 2020 Prepares Pandemic Edition

TIMIȘOARA: The 4th edition of the Central European Film Festival Timișoara will take place from 23 to 27 September 2020 under the theme of Utopias, but because of the Coronavirus…
14-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF Announces Competition Films

RIGA: Eight films will screen in the main competition of the 7th Riga International Film Festival, which runs from 15 – 25 October 2020. The competition section presents recent films…
14-09-2020

Cyprus to Reopen Cinemas

NICOSIA: Indoor cinemas in Cyprus are scheduled to reopen on 17 September 2020, according to the Cyprus Ministry of Health.
14-09-2020

Let There Be Light Wins Top Prizes at Slovak Sun in A Net Awards

BRATISLAVA: The drama Let There Be Light / Nech je svetlo was awarded best feature film at the Sun in a Net Awards 2020, organised by the Slovak Film and…
11-09-2020

FNE at Venice 2020: Poland’s Never Gonna Snow Again Scores International Sales

VENICE: The Polish film Never Gonna Snow Again directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert has become a hot seller in Vence racking up sales in Italy, Germany and the…
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FNE at Venice 2020: Polish Director Receives Women in Cinema Award

VENICE: Polish director Alicja Węgorzewska has received the Women in Cinema Award at the 77th Venice Film Festival for her production of opera films and her support of developing young…
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FESTIVALS: BIAFF 2020 Postponed

BATUMI: The 2020 Batumi International Art house Film Festival has been postponed until October due to the deterioration of the pandemic situation in the region. The management of the BAIFF…
11-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Theodore Ushev Shoots Dystopian Saga in Bulgaria

SOFIA: The Bulgarian-born Canadian animator Theodore Ushev started the shooting of his first feature film, a dark dystopia based on Vladislav Todorov’s novel The Spinning Top. The actual film title…
11-09-2020

Approaching Deadlines for Warsaw FF and MIDPOINT Workshops

WARSAW: MIDPOINT has extended its deadline for Feature Launch 2020 applications through 16 September 2020. The Warsaw Film Festival is accepting applications for its FIPRESCI critics project.
11-09-2020