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EU Filmmakers welcome initiative to bring Artistic Freedom in focus at EU-level

Today, the event “Media and artistic freedom under attack - Europe has to act” organized by the S&D Group in the EU Parliament brought much-needed focus on a worrisome trend of undemocratic interference in the media and cultural sectors in Europe. As an organization representing filmmakers at European level and…
22-02-2021

MIDPOINT Intensive at Sofia Meetings!

Special edition of our MIDPOINT Intensive program was tailored for Sofia Meetings (running online, March 17–24, 2021), the international co-production market which takes place online during the Sofia International Film Festival. MIDPOINT Intensive Sofia Meetings is a one-off online training program open to 1st and 2nd feature film projects in…
19-02-2021

Sumbissions open to Ji.hlava 2021 & EMERGING PRODUCERS 2022

Film submissions to the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF are now open! We are now receiving submissions for the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF and look forward to seeing your films. We accept feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. The films premiered in Jihlava have a chance to be nominated for the…
17-02-2021

"Let's go!"

60 Years of Manned Space Flight– Homage to Yuri Gagarin // Pop-Up Culture at the Pan-European Picnic // Anti-Oscar Night with Radu Jude and Dan Perjovschi // Accreditation and Press Conference As Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin set off from Kazakhstan’s Tyuratam spaceport on 12 April 1961, on the first manned…
17-02-2021

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn and Je suis Karl selected for Berlinale

Two Czech minority co-productions have been selected for the upcoming Berlinale. Radu Jude returns to the Berlinale Competition with his latest feature film Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn, subtitled Sketch for a Popular Film, made in co-production of Romania, Luxembourg, Czech Republic and Croatia. Je suis Karl, a new…
12-02-2021

KKI TALK “BEYOND STEREOTYPES: CREATING STORIES FOR A YOUNG AUDIENCE” – CHECK WHO IS GOING TO JOIN US

As many of you may know Kids Kino Industry teamed up with JEF and WANDA to bring you the next KKI Talk “Beyond Stereotypes: Creating stories for a young audience”. Today, we are delighted to walk you through the details about this talk and introduce our speakers who will join…
12-02-2021

Ex Oriente Film tutors

The 3rd session of the Ex Oriente Film workshop 2020/21 will take place during the East Doc Platform (March 6-17, 2021, online). Find all about the tutors who will help filmmakers develop their documentary projects! The lead tutors of the 3rd Ex Oriente Film workshop are documentary expert Mikael Opstrup,…
12-02-2021

Film Education Connecting the Region

Film education plays an important role in the development of children and young people, since film is one of the cultural and art forms they prefer and most often turn to. At the international online seminar, more than a hundred representatives of key institutions in the broader region sought ways…
12-02-2021

Press release "Abandoned Village" (Animation film, 14 min)

For the first time, Georgian animation film at the Tokyo Museum of Photography at Yebisu International Festival For Art & Alternative Vision, 5 - 21 February 2021. Screening: 2/9 Tue. 18:00 2/21 Sun. 11:30 The theme of this year's festival is "E-MOTION GRAPHICS" The film is selected in the section…
12-02-2021

Online Cinema DAFilms Launches Asian Domain With Kazuhiro Soda Retrospective and Wang Bing’s Cannes-Selected Dead Souls

Streaming service DAFilms, following the successful introduction of a new Americas domain early in 2020, is celebrating the Chinese New Year with the launch of a bespoke platform in Asia, giving documentary and festival enthusiasts on the continent a chance to explore diverse Asian cinema from across Asia all year…
12-02-2021

Press Invite Kick-Off Show

We are delighted to invite you to join, discover and celebrate the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2021 INVITATION TO THE VIRTUAL KICK-OFF SHOW 10:00 AM GMT // 11:00 AM CET PRESENTED BY EFP & VARIETY HOSTED BY EDITH BOWMAN Joined by Special Guests: Game of Thrones' Pilou Asbaek and The Undoing's…
09-02-2021

The Grand Prix for the short film Sisters at the festival in Clermont Ferrand

The main international award at the most important short film festival went to a Slovenian film. On Saturday, 6 February, the 43rd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, which took place remotely as of 29 January, came to an end. The main international award at this most important short film festival…
09-02-2021

E-MEETING POINT – VILNIUS 2021 Call for entries for COMING SOON SESSION, INDUSTRY SCREENINGS and TALENTS NEST INITIATIVE

We are pleased to announce the 2021 digital edition of e-Meeting Point – Vilnius (eMPV) that will be held on April 14–16. eMPV is the international Work-in-Progress pitching forum for debut films and the best platform to discover, develop and support European talents and upcoming debut films. It aims to…
04-02-2021

Applications now open worldwide for the 2021 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

TETA Association has opened applications for the 7th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, which has been scheduled for 10–18 September 2021. Pustnik was established as the first Romania-based residency for feature film development and is dedicated to emerging filmmakers from all over the world. After an online edition in 2020,…
02-02-2021

21st Edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (20-26 April 2021)

goEast Aims to Return to the Cinema // goEast Symposium 2021: "Unveiling Central Asia" // Emerging Together, Beyond Borders – Apply Now for the East-West Talent Lab Wiesbaden/Frankfurt, 2 February 2021 From 20 to 26 April 2021, goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, organised by DFF –…
02-02-2021

MIDPOINT TV Launch / New deadline: February 7, 2021

"TV Launch creates a safe space for you to work with the support of the most enthusiastic experts who keep pushing your limits." Maja Pek-Bruenjes, producer, TV Launch 2020 alumna The call for submissions has now been extended, granting the applicants one extra week – until Sunday, February 7, 2021.
01-02-2021

Dušan Hanák: Both Acclaimed & Censured First Online Retrospective of this Czechoslovak New Wave Director

The DAFilms streaming portal is paying tribute to Dušan Hanák, one of the most important Slovak directors, by presenting thirteen digitally restored films in what is the first online retrospective focused on his work. Hanák’s creative start dates to the 1960s, when the Czechoslovak New Wave began to attract interest…
29-01-2021

Croatian projects and filmmakers in 71st Berlinale’s industry section

Two projects created by production house Antitalent and author Dora Šustić chosen to participate in the industry section of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. The author will develop one of these projects at the Berlin Talents platform, along with two other Croatian film professionals participating in the programme. Berlinale’s…
28-01-2021

What's Slovak in Clermont-Ferrand?

Central European Cinema Stand / January 26, 2021 Dear colleagues & friends! We are pleased to share with you What's Slovak in Clermont-Ferrand? this year. Animated short film project Tourists by Mária Kralovič will be presented at the co-production Forum Euro Connection. Moreover, an online discussion with the Czech, Slovak,…
27-01-2021

The shooting of the feature Wake Me by the director Marko Šantić begins

On Tuesday, 26 January 2021, the shooting of the new Slovenian live-action feature Wake Me by the director Marko Šantić began in Jesenice. Wake Me / Zbudi me Because of temporary amnesia, the film’s protagonist Rok returns from an idyllic tourist town to the city where he grew up. He…
27-01-2021