SARAJEVO: A Ballade directed by Aida Begić has been selected as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a Bosnian/French coproduction.

BUCHAREST: More than 90 film professionals are requesting the the head of the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) Anca Mitran, step down from her position after an interview (Anca Mitran, directorul CNC: "Toți regizorii noștri fac filme pentru festivaluri, filme de artă. Și atunci, ducem o lipsă acută de filme pentru public." - Cultura la dubă) where she said that lately all Romanian filmmakers make art films instead of films for the audience, and also that documentaries are not meant to be screened in cinemas.

On September 15 2022, the head of the Romanian film fund (hereafter referred to by its Romanian acronym, CNC), Ms Anca Mitran, gave an interview in which she positions the CNC in conflict with Romanian filmmakers, rather than as a supporter and ally of local film productions.

First Cut Lab RE-ACT is a comprehensive consultancy & training program designed for 4 feature films in editing phase from Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and Slovenia. Films can be fiction or documentary. First Cut Lab RE-ACT offers a 4-month trajectory, with activities ranging from editing consultancy to the acquisitions of skills in marketing, promotion, and audience engagement.

SKOPJE: The Happiest Man in the World by Teona Strugar Mitevska has been selected as North Macedonia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a coproduction between North Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Denmark.

VALLETTA: British TV Series HMS Murder directed by Gordon Anderson, which is shooting in Malta for seven weeks, will generate around 2.3 m EUR into the local economy.

PLZEN: Ten films are competing in the Golden Kingfisher Feature Film and Animated Film Competition of the 35th Finále Plzeň Film Festival (23 – 28 September 2022). The lineup includes the Czech Oscar bid, Il Boemo by Petr Václav, which will open the festival.

Czech Film Springboard, the showcase of Czech feature film projects in development organized by the Czech Film Fund / Czech Film Center, will be held at Finále Plzeň film festival between September 23–25, 2022.

VARNA: Orlin Milchev’s debut feature The Art of Falling will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022). The film is a coming-of-age and women empowerment drama.

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