Slovak Film Week 2020 Goes Online

BRATISLAVA: The 6th Slovak Film Week, the showcase of domestic production, will take place this year in a reduced online form on 20-26 October 2020. Selected films will also be…
19-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Lithuania's A Butterfly‘s Heart in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Director Inesa Kurklietyte has moved into post-production with her feature film A Butterfly‘s Heart / Drugelio širdis produced by Živilė Gallego for Lithuania‘s Fralita Films.
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Oscar Winner Kristóf Deák Shoots The Grandson

BUDAPEST: Kristóf Deák is currently shooting his first feature film The Grandson / Az unoka, a thriller and coming-of-age film with shades of black comedy. Deák won the Academy Award…
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Natia Nikolashvili Preps Full Length Animation Igi

TBILISI: Georgian director Natia Nikolashvili is currently in pre-production with her first full length animated feature film Igi. The animation is produced by Vladimer Katcharava through 20 Steps Productions. The…
16-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Anton and Damian Groves in Development with King Wray

BUCHAREST: Romanian directors Anton and Damian Groves are developing their debut feature King Wray, which will use an innovative animation technique. The project received the CEE Animation Workshop Award at…
16-10-2020

FNE at Slovak Film Week 2020: Let There Be Light

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director/writer/producer Marko Škop’s critically lauded film film Let There be Light / Nech je svetlo will be shown as part of the Slovak Film Week, which is scheduled…
16-10-2020

FESTIVALS: CEE Docs Shine at Ji.hlava IDFF

PRAGUE: Nine documentaries that cover the breadth of the CEE region will screen in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition of the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs…
15-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Filmmaker Nana Djordjadze In Production with Forced Migration of the Butterflies

TBILISI: The notable Georgian film director, scriptwriter and actress Nana Djordjadze is currently in production with her feature film Forced Migration of the Butterflies. The first shoot of the four-season…
15-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Georgian Director Nika Tsiklauri In Production With The Five Views Of The Caucasus

TBILISI: Georgian film director Nika Tsiklauri is currently in production with his long documentary The Five Views of the Caucasus, a 90 minute documentary film on the topics of culture,…
15-10-2020

FESTIVALS: New Horizons and American Film Festival Go Online

WARSAW: The New Horizons IFF and the American Film Festival have announced that they will be held online 5 – 15 November 2020. The festival will hold a few symbolic…
15-10-2020

CEE Animation 2021 Call for Projects

PRAGUE: CEE Animation has opened a call for filmmakers from low capacity film countries for its CEE Animation Workshop, a year-long project to take place online.
15-10-2020

Emergency COVID Financial Support for Slovak Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: Slovak cinema operators, who were stunned by the government’s decision to close them for a second time as of 15 October 2020, will receive 500,000 EUR as a part…
14-10-2020

Romania Re-opens Cinemas

BUCHAREST: Despite the increase in coronavirus infection cases, the Romanian Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU) has decided to re-open indoor cinemas, theatres and restaurants on 15 October 2020, unless the…
14-10-2020

FESTIVALS: Cottbus Unveils Competition Titles

COTTBUS: Twelve films representing 22 countries will compete for the main prize of 25,000 EUR at the 30th edition of FilmFestival Cottbus, 3 – 8 November 2020. Serbia is especially…
14-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Filming of The Game Has Begun in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Filming on the Hungarian spy film called The Game / A játszma directed by Péter Fazakas started at the beginning of September 2020. The film’s 43 shooting days will…
14-10-2020

TVP Documentary Channel to Launch in November

WARSAW: The TVP Dokument channel of Telewizja Polska will begin broadcasting on 19 November 2020, available via satellite and cable networks. Tomasz Piechal, the current head of the documentary department…
14-10-2020

Slovak Cinemas Close Due To Pandemic

BRATISLAVA: Cinemas will be closed in Slovakia as of 15 October 2020 due to a significant increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections. The stricter measures, which were taken…
13-10-2020

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM Postpones Screenings But Keeps Online Programme

BRNO: In response to the newly announced COVID-19 measures closing cinemas in the Czech Republic, the organisers of the 46th edition of the EKOFILM 2020 International Film Festival have decided…
13-10-2020

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020 Announces Winners

VILNIUS: Short film projects from each of the four participating countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and 2020 guest country Poland) won the awards handed out at the conclusion of the Eighth…
13-10-2020

Estonia Supports Film Industry With Additional 3 m EUR

TALLINN: The Estonian government has decided to support the film sector with an additional 3 m EUR. The money will go to the Estonian Film Institute and is aimed at…
13-10-2020