COTTBUS: Twelve films are running in the Feature Film Competition of the 32nd edition of FilmFestival Cottbus, taking place 8 – 13 November 2022. One of the world's leading forums for Eastern European cinema will screen 219 films from 48 countries.

LJUBLJANA: Ten films including Croatian/Slovenian Safe Place by Juraj Lerotić, Slovenian/Australian Moja Vesna by Sara Kern and the Czech minority coproduction Beautiful Beings by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson will run for the Kingfisher Award in the Perspektives Competition of the 33rd Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe, 9 – 20 November 2022).

RIGA: Godland by Hlynur Pálmason won the main prize in the Feature Film Competition of the 9th Riga International Film Festival, which took place in person and online 13 – 23 October 2022. Signe Baumane’s My Love Affair with Marriage received a Special Mention in the same competition programme.

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia’s National Assembly, one of the two bodies of the Parliament, has adopted amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act and the Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights Act. Thus, Slovenia is preparing to become the 18th out of 27 EU member states which have implemented the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

WARSAW: Pjer Žalica’s Bosnian/Croatian/Macedonian/Serbian coproduction May Labour Day, received the Warsaw Grand Prix in the International Competition of the 38th Warsaw Film Festival (14 – 23 October 2022). The Latvian/Italian coproduction Sisters / Māsas directed by Linda Olte won the main prize in the 1-2 Competition.

BERLIN: Three from the five titles nominated for the European Film Awards 2022 in the European Short Film category come from Slovenia, Czech Republic & Slovakia, and Lithuania. One Latvian majority coproduction was nominated in the European Animated Feature Film section.

TALLINN: Edith Sepp will start her third term as head of the Estonian Film Institute (EFI) in 2023, the board of EFI has announced.

BUDAPEST: Toldi, the last work of Marcell Jankovics, who passed away in 2021, was released in 74 cinemas in Hungary on 20 October 2021, one day before Jankovics’s birthday.

WARSAW: The recent edition of the Kids Kino Industry international co-production forum was a success, with new events alongside traditional ones and companies visiting for the first time, such as Warner Bros. Discovery, Disney and Wild Bunch.

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announced another 16 titles from the main competition on 20 October 2022 and now the lineup is full. Most of the titles will have their world premiere at the festival.