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International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk Launched Officially in Venice

To activate the film community’s collective response to cases of filmmakers facing severe risk, the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam and the European Film Academy have joined forces in establishing the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk. With civil society in danger around the world, filmmakers…

European Parliament and European Film Academy Relaunch the LUX Award in Venice

The new LUX Award, from now on awarded by the European Parliament together with the European Film Academy, was launched on 5 September during the Venice Film Festival in Italy. Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE), Chair of the Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee, unveiled the details of the new award. European…

Croatian titles at 32nd Filmfest Dresden

Six Croatian titles screening at this year’s edition of the International Short Film Festival – Filmfest, held 8th – 13th Sept, on locations around Dresden and online. Screening in the international competition programme are short animated film Imbued Life, created by duo Ivana Bošnjak and Thomas Johnson, and director Stefan…

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 New Deadline: September 16

Writers, producers, directors and script consultants, you have now seven extra days to apply! Feature Launch / Project Development Training A unique training and networking platform for emerging talents - teams of writers, producers, and first- or second-time directors. The 9 feature film projects go through an intensive 4-module program…

MIDPOINT Writers' Room is going online and postpones the submissions deadline

Due to current developments of the pandemic situation and prevalent protective measures all over the European continent, the Writers' Room program will be organized fully online, in the second half of October. The intensive creative work during the workshop will run on a special online collaborative platform. MIDPOINT Writers' Room…

VENICE PRODUCTION BRIDGE - VPB Newsletter # 5 - Final Cut in Venice workshop/ Seminar On Gender Equality and Inclusivity in the Film Industry/ New Frontiers for Film Business

It's halfime at the Venice Production Bridge (VPB), organised by La Biennale di Venezia, during the 77. Venice International Film Festival. The event is being held on site at the Excelsior Hotel and online. Over the past four days it has hosted numerous international panels and the one-to-one meetings of…


The Five Star Cinema Experience by CineStar Cinemas is finally available in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The new 7 screen multiplex opened last night is the fourth CineStar cinema in Serbia, in addition to the existing multiplexes in Novi Sad, Pancevo and Zrenjanin, and one of the most prestigious…

Polish Director Filip Jan Rymsza’s Film Mosquito State Screening in Venic

Synopsis: August 2007. Isolated in his austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown.

Baltic Pitching Forum announces participants for 2020 edition

Eighth edition takes place online between 8th-10th October 2020 with Poland as guest country The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF) has announced the 12 projects that will be pitched at its renowned industry event between 8th and 10th October. Moving completely online due to the current pandemic,…

Romania’s TANGIBLE UTOPIAS VR directed by Ioana Mischie is selected for the Venice Gap Financing Market

the meditative virtual reality game brings to life an Odyssey of enchanting future cities inspired by the visions of children and developed extensively by artists, architects or sociologists. the virtual reality prototype is selected for Venice Gap Financing Market, that will take place in between the 4th and the 6th…

BIAFF 2020 – Batumi Film Festival announces International Jury Line-up

BIAFF film festival will take place 13-20 September. BIAFF festival organizers – Batumi Art-house ARGANI and official partner – Batumi city hall. BIAFF 2020 international jury list is finalized, which includes: BIAFF INTERNATIONAL Feature Films Competition Lana Ghoghoberidze – Head of Jury Carmen Grey, Germany Layth Abdulamir, France Nika Abramishvili,…

Arūnas Žebriūnas’ classic “The Girl and the Echo” to run across French cinemas

A restored 1964 classic “The Girl and the Echo” (lit. Paskutinė atostogų diena) by the Lithuanian director Arūnas Žebriūnas is opening across French cinemas today. This month, the film will be available to viewers in 24 French cities. This is the second Lithuanian classic film released in France. The classic…


EUROPEAN VOD MEETINGS The European VoD Meetings, the only training course especially conceived for the Video on Demand industry, is kicking off today, September 1st in Venice. After the previous workshop set to take place in Sofia, Bulgaria in March this year was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, VoD…

Kids Kino.Lab Call For Submission Opens! Submit Your Project!

Kids Kino.Lab, script development programme, opens the call for submission. Are you ready to submit your project? The deadline is October 23rd. Kids Kino.Lab is an international script development programme for film projects and TV series for young audiences. It is dedicated to scriptwriters and producers who are interested in…

The shooting of the feature Grandpa Goes South by the director Vinci Vogue Anžlovar begins

The shooting of the feature Grandpa Goes South by the director Vinci Vogue Anžlovar started on Friday, 21 August. All of us still remember Grandma Goes South (1991), in which the director sent the protagonist, played by Majolika Šuklje, to the seaside. Grandpa Goes South - 2020 The film Grandpa…

Free live webinar: Exploring the Change

In preparation for this year's Kids Kino Industry, we're hosting a series of a free weekly Inspirational Webinars with industry professionals. The first webinar “Exploring The Change. Göteborg’s Film Festival Nostradamus Report Meets Kids Kino Industry” starts today at 15:00 CEST (GMT+2). When: Every MONDAY from 24th August to 21st…

CICAE Art Cinema Newsletter - August 2020

POLITICS Public consultations launched by the European Commission. The European Commission has launched three public consultations with regards to The Digital Services Act Package, the Impact Assessment for a possible New Competition Tool and the Community Competition Law. The CICAE is participating in them to make sure that the arthouse…

CARTOON SPRINGBOARD - 27-29 October 2020 - Valencia, Spain

ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP!Deadline: 11th September 2020 PITCHING EVENT FOR YOUNG TALENTSdeveloping new animation projects The sixth edition of Cartoon Springboard will take place in Valencia, Spain, from 27 to 29 October 2020. It will be an excellent opportunity for the young talents of European animation…

Winner of the 16th Docu Talents from the East announced

The 2020 Docu Talent Award was granted today at the Cinelink Industry Days @Sarajevo FF to the most promising documentary project from Central and Eastern Europe.

More than 16 Mentors and Experts take a seat on SOFA –Successful start of SOFA’s 8th edition

Since August 18, 2020, the 8thedition of SOFA –School of Film Advancementis in full swing. Tenparticipants take part inthe edition’s first workshop that lasts until August 28 and that was originally supposed to be held in Warsaw but had to move online. This “eWarsaw” edition is the first station forthe…