JIHLAVA: Producers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia are among the 17 participants selected as Emerging Producers 2023. The programme organised by the Ji.hlava IDFF consists of two workshops taking place in Jihlava in October 2022 and during the Berlinale in 2023.

SARAJEVO: The Ukrainian project Dad’s Lullaby by Lesia Diak received the Docu Talent Award at the Docu Talents from the East 2022, organised by the Ji.hlava IDFF and the Sarajevo FF, and presented during CineLink Industry Days on 15 August 2022. Between Revolutions (Romania, Croatia, Iran, Qatar) by the Romanian director Vlad Petri received the DAFilms.com Distribution Award.

EAST WEST INDEX 2022: THE REPRESENTATION OF EASTERN EUROPEAN FILMS IN WESTERN EUROPE REMAINS UNBALANCED

SARAJEVO: The Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian/Finnish coproduction The Last Socialist Artefact by Dalibor Matanić won five awards including Best Drama Series, while Serbian Strange Kind of Loves by Nikola Kojo received four awards in the Comedy Series category at the 2nd edition of the TV series Awards at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival. Bosnian production Advokado was awarded as Best Comedy Series.

VENICE: The 19th edition of the CICAE international training addressed to art house exhibitors will be held on the San Servolo island in Venice 29 August – 4 September 2022. This year the programme will welcome 40 exhibitors and young film professionals from 20 countries.

LOCARNO: The Slovak/Czech/French coproduction Nightsiren by Tereza Nvotová was awarded the Pardo d’oro Concorso Cineasti del presente for best film at the 75th Locarno Film Festival (3 - 13 August 2022). In the same competition, Croatian production Safe Place by Juraj Lerotić received the awards for best emerging director and best actor (Goran Marković). Safe Place also received the Swatch First Feature Award, while the Polish majority coproduction Love Dog by Bianca Lucas received a Special Mention in the First Feature Competition.

WROCLAW: American feature film projects in rough or final cut can be submitted for finishing funds to the 2022 edition of U.S. in Progress, which will take place during the 13th edition of the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland 9 – 11 November 2022. The deadline is 11 September 2022.

SARAJEVO: The Be Innovative workshop, which is a part of the 19th Arthouse Cinema Training mentoring programme of CICAE (the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas), was held during the Sarajevo Film Festival from 13 to 15 August 2022.

PRAGUE: The Czech adult family comedy Střídavka by Petr Nikolaev, which premiered on 4 August 2022, is ranking first after the opening weekend in the Czech Republic, with 28,498 admissions, ahead of the Hollywood action film Bullet Train.

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Vlad Petri is currently in postproduction with his long documentary Between Revolutions / Intre revolutii. This Romanian/Croatian coproduction is among the nine Central and Eastern European projects to be showcased at the Docu Talents from the East 2022 within the CineLink Industry Days on 15 August 2022.

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