VENICE: The Green Border by Agnieszka Holland and Woman Of by Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert have been selected for the Competition of the 80th Venice Film Festival, which will be held 30 August – 9 September 2023.

KARLOVY VARY: Bulgarian/German coproduction Blaga's Lessons / Urotcite na Blaga directed by Stephan Komandarev received the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the main competition of the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which was held 30 June – 8 July 2023.

KARLOVY VARY: Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises industry segment, which was held 2 – 5 July 2023, has announced its winners.

VENICE: Three projects (co)produced by Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Serbia and Romania have been selected for the 10th edition of the Venice Gap – Financing Market, which will be held 1 – 3 September 2023 within the 80th Venice IFF (30 August – 9 September 2023).

VALLETTA: If the level of organisation and quality of infrastructure that was on display during the first edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival, organised by the Malta Film Commission 25-30 June 2023 in Malta is anything to go by then international filmmakers should flock to Malta to shoot their films there as soon as possible.

VALLETTA: Alcarràs directed by Carla Simón won Best Feature Film at the first edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival, organised by the Malta Film Commission in Valletta 25 – 30 June 2023. Croatian Juraj Lerotić received the award for Best Director, while the rest of the awards were almost shared between Italian Nostalgia and Portuguese Alma viva.

KARLOVY VARY: The 57th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June - 8 July 2023) kicked off with a star studded opening ceremony and gala party with Russell Crowe and his band The Indoor Garden party giving a free outdoor concert despite the traditional opening night downpour of rain earlier in the evening. The music went on until well after midnight with Crowe joking with the audience who cheered and shouted their approval.

KARLOVY VARY: Four projects (co)produced by Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and Romania are among the eight projects from the 8th edition of First Cut+ to be showcased at Eastern Promises (2 - 5 July 2023) within the 57th Karlovy Vary IFF (30 June – 8 July 2023).

CANNES: The Hungarian/French coproduction 27 by Flóra Anna Buda received the Palm d’or for a short film at the 76th Festival de Cannes (16 – 27 May 2023). Polish minority coproduction The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer received the Grand Prix of the Competition as well as the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize.

CANNES: Sixteen documentaries have been selected by Doc Alliance, the creative partnership of seven European documentary festivals including the Ji.hlava International Documentary FF, for the Doc Alliance Award 2023. The announcement was made during the Doc Day of the Marché du Film in Cannes at the Cannes Film Festival on 23 May 2023.