ZAGREB: Safe Place / Sigurno mjesto, the first feature film by Juraj Lerotić, has been selected as Croatia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a Croatian coproduction produced in collaboration with Slovenia.

TALLINN: The first seven films in the main competition - Official Selection of the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) have been announced. The festival will be held 11 – 27 November 2022.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) Announces the first seven films to join its main Official Selection competition programme.

ZAGREB: The Uncle / Stric, David Kapac and Andrija Mardešić’s debut feature, has been acquired by Bendita Films.

RIGA: Projects from the Ukraine, Latvia and Finland won awards at the 26th edition of Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs), which ran 5-11 September 2022.

The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will bring together local and international audiences for the ninth time this year. RIGA IFF takes place between 13 and 23 October and is one of the most important film events in the Baltic Sea region. The broad programme of more than 100 local, European, and international films will screen both in person and online. The full festival programme, which is divided into 12 sections and 6 competitions, is now available on the festival website: rigaiff.lv.

RIGA: Ten films will vie in the Feature Film Competition of the 9th Riga International Film Festival, which will take place in person and online 13 – 23 October 2022. More than 100 titles will screen in 12 sections and six competition programmes.

TALLINN: More than 30 of Estonia's cultural institutions, including the Estonian Film Institute, the Estonian Film Industry Cluster, the Estonian Cinema Association, Forum Cinemas, Artis Cinemas and the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), have appealed in an open letter to the government for an increase in salaries and operating grants.

PRAGUE: The period drama Il Boemo by Petr Václav has been selected by the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) as Czech Republic’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a Czech/Italian/Slovak coproduction.

BUCHAREST: Isn’t It a Beautiful World (UK) directed by Joseph Wilson was awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 8th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Festival. The only dance film festival in Romania was held 8 – 11 September 2022.