KARLOVY VARY: The 1st Annual Czech Leonarda Film Award was launched during the Karlovy Vary IFF for female filmmakers who create scripts for feature and documentary films, animated films, new TV formats and experimental films for cinema, television or the web.

KARLOVY VARY: Northern Irish documentary maker Mark Cousins took home the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe at the 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for his film A Sudden Glimpse to Deeper Things (UK), which screened in the main competition. The film is about the life and work of Scottish artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, an under-appreciated female artist of last century. The festival took place 28 June to 6 July 2024.

KARLOVY VARY: The winners of KVIFF Eastern Promises, the industry segment of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, have been announced. The 58th edition of the festival is held from 28 June to 6 July 2024.

VALLETTA: Turkish film Life / Hayat by Zeki Demirkubuz, which screened in the main competition at the second annual Mediterrane Film Festival, won the Golden Bee for Best Feature Film. British director Mike Leigh was honoured with the festival’s Career Achievement Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to celebrated Maltese veteran production coordinator Rita Galea (World War Z).

VALLETTA: The second edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival (22 - 30 June 2024) continued to build and expand on the themes of last year’s successful launch edition with a series of stunning events showcasing Malta’s unique advantages as one of Europe’s leading film locations.

VALLETTA: The Mediterrane Film Festival has announced the full programme for its second edition taking place in Valletta from 22 to 30 June 2024. The festival is organised by the Malta Film Commission under the theme Unity through Film.

KARLOVY VARY: New films by Iveta Grófová, Adam Martinec, Bruno Anković and Beata Parkanová are among the 12 titles selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which will be held from 28 June to 6 July 2024. A total of 15 out of 32 films featured in the official selection are debuts.

CANNES: Croatian/Bulgarian/Slovenian/French The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent by Nebojša Slijepčević won the Palme d’or for Short Film in the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, held 14 – 25 May 2024. The US film Anora by Sean Baker received the Palme d’or in the main competition.

CANNES: The Malta Film Commission hosted a Cannes launch party for the second edition of the Mediterrane Film Festival, which will be held from 22 to 30 June. The festival is organised by the Malta Film Commission under the theme Unity through Film.

CANNES: French sales agent Salaud Morisset has acquired Estonian film director Anna Hints’s latest short film, Sauna Day / Sannapäiv, co-directed together with Indian director Tushar Prakash. The film will have its world premiere on 19 May, 20:00 at Miramar, in the Special Screenings – Short Films section of the 63rd Critics’ Week (Semaine de la Critique), held 15 – 23 May 2024 within the Cannes Film Festival (14 – 25 May 2024).

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