VENICE: Films from FNE partner countries are among those in almost all the sections of the 78th Venice Film Festival, set to take place 1-11 September 2021.

CANNES: The French film Titiane directed by Julia Ducournau was awarded the Palme d'Or at the 74th Cannes Film Festival that took place from 6 to 17 July 2021. The festival took place two month later than its usual May date after missing 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. In the main competition Compartment No 6 (Finland, Germany, Estonia, Russia) directed by Juho Kuosmanen was awarded the Grand Prix Ex Aequo together with A Hero (Iran, France) directed by Asghar Farhadi.

CANNES: The top prize at the 15th Krzysztof Kieslowski Scripteast Award ceremony in Cannes went to An Enemy by Teresa Zofia Czepiec and Maciej Sobieszczański from Poland.

CANNES: The new projects by Zuzana Kirchnerová (Caravan, Czech Republic) and Srđan Vuletić (The Otter, Montenegro) are among the 15 projects showcased at the 17th edition of Cannes’ Cinefondation’s Atelier 8-13 July 2021.

CANNES: Restored films by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Márta Mészáros, Vojtech Jasný, Tengiz Abouladzé and Zdravko Velimirovic will screen in Cannes Classics 2021, whose selection was announced on 23 June 2021.

CANNES: A Macedonian film has entered the Cannes Short Films Competition for the first time, while films from Romania, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic are in the Cinéfondation selection.

CANNES: Întregalde by Romanian Radu Muntean and Murina, the debut feature by Croatian director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, have been selected for the 53rd edition of Cannes Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs), which will be held 6-17 July 2021. When Night Meets Dawn by another Romanian director Andreea Cristina Borțun is among the short films selected for the same section.

CANNES: The Slovenian minority coproduction Small Body by Laura Samani and the Romanian short fiction film Intercom 15 by Andrei Epure will have their world premieres at the 60th edition of Cannes’ sidebar section Critics Week, set to take place 7-15 July 2021.

KRAKOW: Walk with Angels by Tomasz Wysokiński received the Golden Hobby-Horse and a recommendation for the European Film Award at the 61st Krakow Film Festival, which took place in a hybrid format from 30 May to 6 June 2021.

PARIS: Ildiko Enyedi’s new film The Story of My Wife has been selected for Cannes 2021 Competition, as well as the Estonian minority coproduction Compartment No.6 by Juho Kuosmanen, while other titles from FNE partner countries have been selected for other sections of the Official Selection, which was announced on 3 June 2021. The 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will be held 6-17 July 2021.

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