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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…

Don't miss your chance to apply for TV Launch 2021!

TV Launch / Series Development TV Launch is residential “idea-to-market” training program for drama series developed by emerging professionals coming from the Central and Eastern European region. The program accepts both limited or ongoing long form series. The 9 selected projects go through an intensive 3-module program and are built…

Czech films at the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2021

At the 43rd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Czech Republic will be represented by three films in the official selection. Washing Machine by Alexandra Májová was selected for the International Competition, Leaf by Aliona Baranova is a part of the Young Audience section, and Plus One by Myroslava Klochko…

6 days to the DEADLINE: 27th January 2021

dok.incubator workshop last chance to apply! deadline: Wednesday, January 27th APPLY NOW and develop your rough cut into a high-quality cinematic feature with 21 internationally recognized experts dok.incubator 2021 editing tutors: Joëlle Alexis /BE/ Joëlle has been working on full length documentaries for over 20 years and her works have…

Croatian titles at 32nd Trieste Film Festival

Five Croatian films to screen in different sections of the 32nd Trieste film Festival, taking place online, 21st – 30th January. In addition, a series of Croatian projects will be presented in industry sub-programme When East Meets West. Croatian titles at 32nd Trieste Film Festival Ivan Ramljak’s documentary feature Once…


Let’s kick off the 2021 with a webinar focused on streaming platforms: "UNRAVEL STREAMERS – What producers need to know". KKI Talks are here to help you find the best streaming platform for your content. As usual the session will be run on ZOOM, January 25th, 3:00-4:00 PM CET.

From Nicole Muj/ Live Action LGBTQ Short Film "Into The Night" (Poland) - Oscar-Qualifying Short

Short Live Action Short INTO THE NIGHT (Poland) - Oscar Qualifying Short!Directed by Kamila TaraburaFemale director and female-led production team Produced by Munk Studio and Papaya Films, Into the Night won “Best Short Live Action Film Award” at the 36th Annual Warsaw International Film Festival, making it eligible for Academy…

The films Shadow Country, Havel and Charlatan have obtained the most nominations for the Czech Lion Awards

Today the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) announced the nominations for the 28th annual awards of the Czech Lion. Altogether 190 academics voted about 87 feature films, documentary features, animated and short films as well as television works of art that had fulfilled the statutes of the Czech Lion…

What's Slovak at Fipadoc Biarritz

Dear colleagues & friends! This year’s edition of International Documentary Festival Fipadoc in Biarritz, France is focusing on Visegrad countries. Learn more about the program which includes Slovak films and works-in-progress and multiple panel discussions about documentary output and film industry in V4 countries. Even though the festival screenings in…

MIDPOINT Cold Open selects nine producers for the 2021 edition

Second edition of the program organized in collaboration with When East Meets West will run online January 25–28, 2021. MIDPOINT Cold Open targets independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high quality television content and offers a diverse selection of 8 participating countries.

Czech docs compete and being pitched at the FIPADOC 2021

Czech cinema will enrich this year’s programme of the FIPADOC (January 18-24, 2021) with 4 documentary films and co-productions in four different competitions. Two docs were selected for the Visegrad Focus. In addition, two projects take part in the International Pitches and several Czech professionals participate in industry panels.

How Czech Animation Managed the Pandemic Year 2020 And What Lies Ahead This Year

Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic hit all creative industries, and animation was no exception. Many domestic and foreign festivals, where premieres take place and distribution cooperation is negotiated, have been cancelled or moved to the online environment. How did Czech animation creators cope with the limitations and new challenges?

dok.incubator submission deadline - meet us January 7th

APPLY HERE for 20 days of editing /marketing /distribution tailored made for your documentary in the rough cut stage dok.incubator workshop 2021 DEADLINE: January 27th (early bird deadline with no application fee: January 15th) Find more info here or meet us and ask our participant Francesco Montagner and his editing…

Sander Joon starts production with the rally-themed short animation Sierra

Parents often push their children to follow their steps. In this case, the father's obsession with the rally turns the kid into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world. “The idea for the film started to take shape when…

MIDPOINT Shorts: final workshop and pitching presentation online!

Short films-oriented program with filmmakers from Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Greece is approaching the big finale! The final workshop of the MIDPOINT Shorts program starts online on Monday, January 11 and runs till Friday, January 15. 8 participants have already experienced two online workshops and individual online consultations…

Fiction feature Mayday, shot in Croatia, to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Early next year, Karen Cinorre’s debut fiction feature Mayday, will have its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival (screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition). Last year, the film was shot entirely in Croatia, with production house Antitalent acting as service producer. Sundance Film Festival is held online, 28th Jan –…

Welcome, romanian film development - as a new °efp country representative

European Film Promotion (EFP) welcomes the non-profit association Romanian Film Development (ADFR - Ascociatia de Dezvoltare A Filmului Romanesc) as its 38th member organisation and successor to Romanian Film Promotion.

The Diary of Diana B. included in Eurimages’ publication “The Gold Album – Female Directors”

The director of The Diary of Diana B., Dana Budisavljević, finds herself in select company of only 50 female directors included in the first edition of the publication “The Gold Album – Female Directors,” published by the Council of Europe’s cultural support fund Eurimages. In addition to The Diary of…


Alexander Nanau’s critically acclaimed homage to the powers of investigative journalism wins top EFA prize Berlin, December 12, 2020 – COLLECTIVE by Romanian-German filmmaker Alexander Nanau has won the top documentary award at this year’s EFA. COLLECTIVE chronicles a team of fearless journalists as they expose political corruption in the…

New Horizons IFF partners with Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad

We are happy to announce that for 2021, Pop Up Residency partners with New Horizons International Film Festival , Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and prepared a special program for the film projects and their filmmakers from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and…