SOFA – School of Film Advancement's class of 2020/2021 will hold its third and final workshop virtually in Vilnius. Via well-proven online conference tools, SOFA has put together an effective and busy digital experience for the participants and renowned international experts. The workshop will take place from October 18-22 and focus on individual ways of financing the participants' projects. SOFA has prepared a wide range of lectures, keynotes and "one-on-one" meetings fitted to the participant's individual needs.

The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in congratulating the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film.

TALLINN: Edith Sepp, the Head of the Estonian Film Institute (EFI), spoke with FNE about the current situation of the Estonian film industry, which has changed dramatically over the last few months.

TALLINN: The Finish/German/Estonian/Russian coproduction Compartment No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen is Finland’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

PRAGUE: The members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) have selected the Czech/Slovak coproduction Zátopek directed by David Ondříček as Czech Republic's candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

In Prague, 11th October 2021 – The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA), which organizes the Czech Lion Awards, chooses every year the candidate of the Czech Republic for an Oscar. In this year’s vote the academics have decided to nominate the film Zátopek directed by David Ondříček to fight for an Oscar in the category of International Feature Film. David Ondříček decided to cast the film, which describes the life story of the Czech Olympic champion Emil Zátopek, with Václav Neužil and Martha Issová in the lead roles. Ondříček worked on the screenplay together with Alice Nellis and Jan P. Muchow. The world premiere of the film Zátopek took place at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

ZAGREB: Tereza37 by Danilo Šerbedžija has been selected by the Filmmakers’ Association of Croatia as the Croatian candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which celebrates its 25th anniversary from 12 to 28 November 2021, has announced the first six titles from its Official Selection competition.

It's our birthday and you're invited.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event turns 20. We're planning some very special events to celebrate (including an opera!?), but we know great films and great industry events are at the heart of what we do. So it's our huge pleasure to announce the first 6 world premieres featuring in our Official Selection competition and to open accreditations for industry professionals and press.