VARNA: Borimir Ilkov-Bono’s first feature film Anna will screen in the main competition of the 40th Anniversary Golden Rose National Film Festival (23 – 29 September 2022).

VILNIUS: Laurynas Bareiša’s debut feature Pilgrims / Piligrimai has been selected as Lithuania’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

COTTBUS: Projects selected for cocoPITCH and cocoWIP have been announced. The 24th edition of connecting cottbus (coco), the East-West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus, will be held 9 – 11 November 2022 mainly in-person.

BELGRADE: The psychological thriller Darkling directed by Dušan Milić has been selected as Serbia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a Serbian/Danish/Bulgarian/Italian/Greek coproduction.

connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus, presents this year’s selection of projects in development and works in progress.

BUCHAREST: Immaculate / Imaculat, the debut feature by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark, has been selected as Romania’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

On 15 September 2022, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre decided to support six minority coproductions (five feature films and one long documentary).

TBILISI: A Long Break / Didi Shesveneba by David Pirtskhalava has been selected as Georgia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

PODGORICA: Dušan Kasalica’s debut feature The Elegy of Laurel has been selected as Montenegro’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 Montenegro and Serbia.

BUDAPEST: Chinese Return to Dust by Ruijun Li received the main prize of the 18th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival, the Emeric Pressburger Award. The festival was held in Miskolc 9 – 17 September 2022.