PLZEN: Eight films are vying in the Feature and Animated Films Competition of the 34th edition of Finale Plzen, which will wrap on 29 September 2021.

PRAGUE: The Swedish/Danish/Norwegian film Charter by Amanda Kernell won the main competition of the 28th edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest. The festival took place in person in Prague from 17 to 24 September 2021.

WARSAW: FNE Visegrad YR2021 has teamed up with Warsaw Kids Kino Industry for a live panel discussion on distribution and exhibition in Warsaw hosted by Film New Europe (FNE) in cooperation with the Warsaw Kids Kino Industry, that will also appear online as a live podcast. It will also be available online as a video recording after the event.

The Golden Fruit Plan is initiated by The Golden Tree International Documentary Festival, the Golden Tree Documentary Fund, both based in Germany and Beijing and the Arkana Film Studio, based in Warsaw, Poland. The partner is Wajda School. It aims to discover new talents and promote cooperation and co-production of documentary film making between China and Europe.

WARSAW: Fifteen titles including new films by Lech Majewski, Algimantas Puipa, Oleg Sentsov and Bogdan George Apetri have been selected for the International Competition of the 37th Warsaw Film Festival, set to take place 8-17 October 2021.

PODGORICA: The 12th edition of UnderhillFest, the only long documentary international film festival in Montenegro, started in Podgorica on 22 September 2021. More than 20 titles divided into International Competition, Regional Competition and Out of Competition will screen till 30 September 2021.

BUCHAREST: Four long documentaries, one feature film, eleven short fiction films, one short animated film and one medium length fiction film have been selected from 91 projects for the 6th edition of FILM+, the alternative programme supporting independent film productions from Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Serbia and Greece.

BUCHAREST: The famous ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, who was a special guest of the 20th edition of Transilvania IFF (TIFF, 31 July - 9 August 2021), has shot a short film in Romania on the famous Transalpina road, the highest road in Romania and the oldest across the Carpathian Mountains, as well as in an oak forest in Valcea County.

LJUBLJANA: The first Slovenian film retrospective in Izmir will screen six Slovenian feature films and six short films during the 7th Balkan Panorama Film Festival, taking place in Izmir, Turkey, from 27 September to 3 October 2021. All the films were co-financed by the Slovenian Film Centre, which is organising the Slovenian focus.

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