WARSAW: Polish Television (TVP) is launching the first edition of Co-production Forum, which will take place in Warsaw within the 2nd edition of the Heart of Europe International TV Festival (14 – 17 November 2022).

TALLINN: Melchior the Apothecary: The Ghost by Elmo Nüganen, the second instalment in the trilogy based on the medieval crime bestsellers by Estonian writer Indrek Hargla, will be theatrically released in Estonia on 19 August 2022. With the first instalment released on 15 April 2022 and the final, Melchior the Apothecary: The Executioner's Daughter, to be released on 14 October 2022, this is the first time when a domestic trilogy is entirely released in Estonia in a single year.

BELGRADE: Serbian sci-fi mystery/coming-of-age drama series Block 27 directed by Momir Milosević and Milic Tomović, and Czech/Slovak crime drama series Ultimatum directed by Michal Kollar, have been picked-up by Beta Film.

PRAGUE: The fourth season of Sky series Das Boot directed by Dennis Gansel is currently shooting in Czech Republic’s capital with Stillking Films providing services.

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.

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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 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.