A select committee headed by Estonian Film Institute (EFI) decided by a narrow edge to represent Estonia in the race for Best International Feature Film (also known as Best Foreign Language Film) Oscars in 2022 a drama feature On the Water, directed by Peeter Simm and adapted for screen from his best-selling novel by Olavi Ruitlane.

WEMW launches the brand-new Slate Market and opens call for all works-in-progress sections!

WARSAW: Romanian/Czech/Latvian Miracle / Miracol by Bogdan George Apetri has received the Grand Prix in the International Competition of the 37th Warsaw Film Festival, 8-17 October 2021. The award for best film in the 1-2 Competition went to Hive / Zgjoi by Blerta Basholli, a coproduction between Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macedonia and Albania.

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers / Cenzorka by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been selected as Slovakia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

VALLETTA: Alex Camilleri’s debut feature Luzzu has been selected as Malta’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category.

The European Film Forum Scanorama presents the 12th edition of the short film competition New Baltic Cinema (NBC), introducing young film talents from nine Baltic Sea Region countries. Traditionally, the Lithuanian programme nominees were invited to NBC breakfast. The short film selection will be shown at this year's Scanorama on November 12–14.

It will offer 25 competition films, exhibitions, talks as well as a popular family day

BRNO/CZECH REPUBLIC - The 47th edition of EKOFILM the international film festival with an environmental theme starts in exactly one week. Visitors can look forward to twenty-five competing documentaries from all over the world from 20th to 23rd October. The festival will open with a panel titled Green Architecture: A Place to Live in the 21st Century, musicians in the streets of Brno dressed in EKOFILM T-shirts and a grand opening concert by the Brass Avenue band. There will also be an accompanying programme full of discussions and workshops, a programme for schools and a popular family day. Admission to the screenings is completely free, just register on the website www.ekofilm.cz/program/.

European films prevail, exotic locations represented by films from Australia, India, Canada and USA

BRNO/CZ – EKOFILM programmers led by Jitka Kotrlová selected 25 competition films out of 207 submissions. The festival jury will award the best films in the following sections: Beauty of Nature, Central European Films and Short Films. Every competition film is also eligible for one of the festival’s special awards: the Minister of the Environment’s Award for the Best Film and the Festival President’s Award. The 47th edition of the International Film Festival focusing on environment will take place from 20th to 23rd October in Brno. The award ceremony will be held on Friday 22nd October at the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University. The festival theme reflected mainly in its accompanying programme is Green Architecture. 

The 25th Ji.hlava IDFF, a key European documentary film festival, kicks-off in two weeks! Festival visitors can look forward to three hundred films including the latest Czech and international documentary cinema, a unique retrospective of Romanian experimental film, and a section dedicated to the American thinker and essayist Susan Sontag. This year’s Ji.hlava Inspiration Forum will include a discussion with gender studies legend Judith Butler. The 25th Ji.hlava IDFF will take place on October 26–31.

Every year, at the beginning of October, films from all over the world compete for a prestigious place on the program of the Krakow Film Festival.

From 29 May to 5 June and online from 3 to 12 June, the audience at next year’s Krakow Film Festival will get to watch approximately 200 carefully selected films in cinemas. They are going to be presented over several thematic series and 4 competitions: the international documentary competition, the international short film competition, the DocFilmMusic international music documentary competition, and the national competition. As every year, all competition films will be presented in Poland for the first time, and many of them will have their world premieres at the Krakow Film Festival.