East Doc Platform Announces Selected Projects

PRAGUE: Ten documentaries have been selected to participate in the 10th edition of East Doc Platform, the coproduction, funding and distribution market for documentary filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe,…

First Cut Lab Slovakia Calls for Submissions

BRATISLAVA: First Cut Lab Slovakia, the consultancy programme designed for Slovak feature films in the editing phase, will take place online within the period of 15 February to 15 April…

CEE Animation Forum 2021: Deadline for Submissions

PRAGUE: CEE Animation Forum is accepting applications for its 2021 regional pitching, financing and coproduction market through 17 January 2021.

FNE wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Safe and Successful New Year! See you again on 11 January 2021

Film New Europe would like to thank all its sponsors, supporters and readers and to wish them a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.
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FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: Merry Christmas, Yiwu: Mladen Kovacevic

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, speaks to Serbian documentary maker Mladen Kovacevic, who speaks about his documentary Merry…

Malta’s Luzzu Selected for Sundance

VALLETTA: Luzzu directed by Alex Camilleri will be the first Maltese feature film to be presented in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, which will run…

Releases of Estonian Films Postponed Due to COVID-19

TALLINN: Estonian feature films have postponed their December 2020 releases and moved the premieres to the beginning of 2021, due to the new restrictions and increase in COVID-19 cases.

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 18.12.2020

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…

When East Meets West - 25-28 January 2021

Twenty one projects selected for this special “out of the box” edition of the Trieste Co-Production Forum

North Macedonia Approves Financial Support for Film Workers

SKOPJE: The Government of North Macedonia approved financial support for film workers affected by COVID-19 at its 11 December 2020 session. The new package of measures includes 24,948,000 MKD /…

GRANTS: Hungary Funds Coproduction with Morocco

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary supported the production of one feature film in its December 2020 round. Scirocco / Sirokkó is Moroccan/Hungarian/Italian coproduction and tells the story of…

Eurimages Awards Last Grants For 2020

STRASBOURG: Coproductions from Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia are among the films receiving funding in the last batch of Eurimages grants in 2020.…

Bojan Lazarevski Named Acting Director of North Macedonia Film Agency

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Government named Bojan Lazarevski acting director of the North Macedonia Film Agency at its 15 December 2020 session. He is replacing Gorjan Tozija, whose second mandate expired…

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Gela Kandelaki in Production With The Thought

TBILISI: The notable Georgian film and theatre director and producer Gela Kandelaki is currently in production with his documentary film The Thought. The first shoot took place in 2011-2012 in…

Poland Approves Additional 27 m EUR for Cinema Industry in COVID-19 Relief

WARSAW: The Polish Government will give an additional 27 m EUR / 120 m PLN from the COVID-19 Counteracting Fund to help the cinema industry.

GRANTS: Croatia Funds Production of Fifteen Films

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre approved funding for 15 films at its online meeting on 14 December 2020.

Bulgarian Cash Rebate Passes First Parliamentary Hurdle

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s cash rebate for film production has passed its first hurdle. The cash rebate of up to 25%, which is included in amendments to the country’s 2003 Film Industry…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Dear Ones

GDYNIA: Dear Ones directed by Grzegorz Jaroszuk, a Polish/Czech coproduction about complicated family relationships, screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place online 8…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Never Gonna Snow Again

GDYNIA: The Polish Oscar entry Never Gonna Snow Again directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert screened in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival, which took place…

FESTIVALS: Ivan Tverdovskiy Picks Up Third Win at Cottbus FF

COTTBUS: Ivan Tverdovskiy won the main prize at the 30th FilmFestival Cottbus for an unprecedented third time, this year for the Russian/Estonian/Italian/UK coproduction Conference.