CANNES: Europe’s leading Pan-European film organisations have issued a statement on the importance of freedom of choice as a key driver for the future development of the European film industry.

CANNES: Lithuanian sci-fi drama Vesper directed by Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and France’s Bruno Samper has racked up theatrical sales deals via Anglo-French outfit Anton.

PRAGUE: The 62nd edition of the Zlin Film Festival, which is focused on children and youth, will take place 25 May to 1 June 2022.

LIMASSOL: FNE spoke to Danae Stylianou, Head of Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days held 14-16 April 2022. She spoke about the first on site edition of the event, which is part of the Cyprus Film Days and was held in Limassol at the Rialto Cinema in Cyprus.

LIMASSOL: Utama by Alejandro Loayza Grisi, a coproduction between Bolivia, Uruguay and France, has been awarded as best film in the Glocal Images International Competition of the 20th edition of the Cyprus Film Days International Festival. Cypriot/Greek Dog by Yianna Americanou received the award for best Cypriot film.

WARSAW: FNE is pleased to announce that Variety has struck an exclusive editorial agreement with news service Film New Europe to augment its coverage of growing content markets across Eastern and Central Europe. Film New Europe sees this agreement as an important event in its strategic development.

PRAGUE: The annual documentary event East Doc Platform (25-31 March 2022) gave its top award to the Polish project The World Is Not A Mine by Natalia Koniarz about inhabitants working in inhuman conditions mining metals on the Cerro Rico mountain. Organised by the Institute of Documentary Film East Doc Platform is the largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform for Central and East European documentaries

SOFIA: FNE spoke to Nu Boyana Studios CEO Yariv Lerner about the Job Fair the Sofia based studios has been hosting to help Ukrainian refugees and the kind of jobs and training the studios are offering to new arrivals. He also spoke about Nu Boyana’s new studios in Greece.

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