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FNE caught up with some of the decision makers at both EU and national level who are shaping the EU's new Creative Europe to discuss the results of the first six months of this programme.

FNE spoke to Karel Bartak Creative Europe Coordinator – European Commission about the results of the first six months of the new Creative Europe programme and what are the implications for the smaller countries of central and eastern Europe.

FNE spoke to Jozko Rutar about the new Creative Europe programme and its impact on the smaller countries of the EU and what needs to be done to ensure a level playing field. 

FNE spoke to Doris Pack LUX Prize coordinator and former Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament in 2009-2014

BUCHAREST: Alex Zamm's romance A Royal Christmas is currently shooting entirely in Romania. The film is produced by Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA) with Romania's Castel Film Studios as services provider.

BUCHAREST: Director Bobby Păunescu (Francesca) finished shooting Pioneers Palace on 8 May 2014. The story is set in 1992 and involves a group of highschool friends witnessing the drama of two of their colleagues who are afraid of catching AIDS after their first sexual experience in a brothel.

KARLOVY VARY: Slovenian director Sonja Prosenc, in Karlovy Vary to premiere her first film The Tree in the East of the West competition, spoke with FNE about her next project with the working title History of Love.

Friday, 11 July 2014   |   Region

FNE IDF DocBloc: Magnus Gertten

IDF interviewes Ex Oriente tutor Magnus Gertten.

KARLOVY VARY: Czech producer Filip Remunda, the former enfant terrible of Czech documentary filmmaking, was in Karlovy Vary to present his upcoming films, the Romany ghetto doc Gajdo and the North Korean doc In the Rays of Sun at Docu Talents from the East, hosted by Jihlava IDFF director Marek Hovorka.

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak director Juraj Lehotsky, whose 2013 film Miracle received the Special Mention when it premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF last year, was back at the festival this year to pitch his new project Erik about an eight-year-old boy suffering through his parents’ divorce.

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Center allotted 238,361 EUR/1.81 m HRK in project development grants to 15 projects and 20 script development grants. The Center received applications from 92 projects.

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has nearly doubled the amount to be given in grants for local film promotion, to 40,000 EUR.

KARLOVY VARY: Polish director Tomasz Mielnik has completed shooting on his debut film Journey to Rome, which was presented at the Karlovy Vary IFF Works in Progress.

Wednesday, 09 July 2014   |   Czech Republic

Goat Wins Karlovy Vary Pitch Prize

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak director Ivan Ostrochovsky’s feature film debut project Goat was then popular winner of the 10th edition of Works in Progress Award, presented at the Karlovy Vary IFF on 8 July 2014.

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak documentary director Ivan Ostrochovsky will make his feature fiction debut with a Slovak/Czech road-movie drama lightened by quirky touches, Goat.

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