PRODUCTION: Montenegrin/Serbian Doc Djina

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin/Serbian full-length documentary Djina, directed by Sara Stijovic, received a 20,000 EUR grant from Film Center Serbia. It was one of eight projects receiving grants in the minority…
02-12-2020

Estonian Animation Studio Launches IPO

TALLINN: The Estonian animation and interactive content studio IMEPILT Studios will launch an IPO in Tallinn. The offering will take place on the Nordic platform Nasdaq First North, which is…
01-12-2020

FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup

TBILISI: The 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival opened in an online from on 30 November 2020 and runs through 20 December. The films will be screened on…
01-12-2020

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM Moves Screenings Online

BRNO: EKOFILM has moved most of its competition films online, following the closing of cinemas due to the declaration of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic.
01-12-2020

WEMW 2021 Extends Deadline

TRIESTE: The coproduction forum When East Meets West (WEMW) has extended its deadline for four 2021 programmes until 4 December 2020.
01-12-2020

FESTIVALS: Be2Can 2020 Festival Presents Hybrid Distribution Model

BRATISLAVA: The 7th edition of Be2Can, a festival of award-winning films from Berlinale, Venice and Cannes, applied the principle of multi-platform distribution through cinema, TV and VOD. After screening in…
01-12-2020

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute's 2020 Grants for Animation, Children’s and Minority Coproductions

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported the production of nine new animated films, four minority coproductions, and six films for young audiences in the third batch of funding for 2020.
30-11-2020

USA's Romancing the Cure Wraps Filming in Malta

VALLETTA: The US film Romancing the Cure directed by Matt Shapira has just wrapped shooting in Malta.
30-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Hands Out Ten Awards

TALLINN: Ten projects received awards at the Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event ceremony held on 26 November 2020. More than 850 guests attended the week of online presentations, with…
30-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Film Fear Wins 2020 Black Nights FF

TALLINN: The Bulgarian film Fear won Best Film at the 2020 hybrid edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which concluded on 29 November 2020. The director Ivaylo Hristov…
30-11-2020

FESTIVALS: There Is No Evil Wins 2020 BIAFF

BATUMI: There Is No Evil by Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof was awarded best film at the 15th Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, which took place online from 15 to 25…
30-11-2020

FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: Caught in the Net: Documentary Producer Pavla Klimešová

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, presents an interview with Pavla Klimešová, the producer of the Czech documentary Caught…
27-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Afterparty Wins MIDPOINT TV Launch Prize at Tallinn

TALLINN: HBO Europe’s Czech branch presented its award of 5,000 USD to the Croatian project Afterparty, which participated in MIDPOINT TV Launch in Tallinn. Projects from Croatia, Hungary, Latvia and…
27-11-2020

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Nobody Likes Me in Preproduction

BRATISLAVA: Nobody Likes Me / Nikto ma nemá rád by Czech directors Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda is in preproduction. The drama is produced by the Slovak company Arytmia Film…
27-11-2020

FESTIVALS: CEE Animation at Slovenia’s Animateka

LJUBLJANA: CEE Animation will present its new series of masterclasses, CEE Animation Experience, in an online format starting on 2 December 2020 at the Animateka International Animated Film Festival. The…
27-11-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time is Hungary's Oscar Bid

BUDAPEST: Lili Horvát’s sophomore feature Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time / Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre is Hungary's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion…
26-11-2020

OBITUARY: Montenegrin Festival Director and Producer Zoran Zivkovic

PODGORICA: Zoran Zivkovic, director of the Herceg-Novi Film Festival died unexpectedly of Covid-19 on 17 November 2020. His death was a shock to Montenegrin film institutions and film professionals, with…
26-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Slovenian Animateka Announces Pitching and Competition Titles

LJUBLJANA: The 17th edition of Animateka will screen 33 short animated films at this year’s festival, which will be held online from 30 November to 9 December 2020. Six projects…
26-11-2020

Slovenian Arthouse Cinemas See Grants Cut By Half

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian arthouse cinemas, already struggling for survival from COVID closures and capacity restrictions, are now facing funding cuts of nearly half from the Slovenian Ministry of Culture.
25-11-2020

Nova Lituania Sails Off with Six 2020 Silver Crane Awards

VILNIUS: Karolis Kaupinis's feature film Nova Lituania won awards for the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Script, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Lithuanian…
25-11-2020