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.

This year, the 7th Balkan Panorama Film Festival, which is taking place between 27 September and 3 October, will focus on Slovenia. The Turkish audience will be able to see a total of twelve Slovenian films, of these six features and six shorts.

FILM+, the alternative program supporting independent film productions from Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Serbia announces the participants of the 6th edition, following the open call for projects submitted this summer. The program also includes a fifth country from now on, Greece, and will cover a year of mentoring and support in its three labs dedicated to development, production and post-production.

From the 91 projects proposed by filmmakers, 18 projects were selected for this edition: 4 documentary feature films, a  fiction feature film, 11 fiction shorts, an animated short and a medium length fiction film.

LJUBLJANA: Sanremo, Miroslav Mandić's drama about aging, has been selected as Slovenia’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film category. The film is a Slovenian/Italian coproduction supported by the Slovenian Film Centre.

PRAGUE: The Irish-UK producer and European Film Academy Chairman Mike Downey received the Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award at 28th edition of Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, which is taking place in person 17-24 September 2021.

BUCHAREST: Cristi Puiu’s Malmkrog was awarded the Grand Prix and the Trophy of the 50th edition of the Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) awards at the UCIN Gala held at the National Opera in Bucharest on 20 September 2021. collective by Alexander Nanau received the Special Jury Prize, while Acasă, My Home by Radu Ciorniciuc and Wood by Monica Lăzurean Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger, shared the award for best documentaries.

BUCHAREST: John Malkovich is set to play the main part in The Yellow Tie, a drama about the legendary conductor Sergiu Celibidache. The film, co-written and directed by Celibidache’s son Serge Ioan Celebidachi, will be a Romanian/British coproduction.