Join us for the New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes screening, which will be held on the 22nd of July from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at the Marché du Film Online.

New Horizons International Film Festival and the Polish Film Institute will present a selection of five Polish films; 1 documentary and 4 feature films, in various stages of production (works-in-progress):

  • The Horse Tail, directed by Justyna Łuczaj-Salej, produced by Studio Indeks (debut film)
  • The Last Mission, directed by Jacek Bławut, produced by Aura Films
  • Everyone Has a Summer, directed by Tomasz Jurkiewicz, produced by Before My Eyes (debut film)
  • Wika!, directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka, produced by My Way Film

europe gathers forces together for women in film

Directors of EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM 2020: Marta Pulk, Kasia Mateja, Malgorzata Goliszewska, Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond, Alli Haapasalo, Reetta Aalto, Malou Reymann, Jenni Toivoniemi, Anna Paavilainen, Barbara Ott, Antoneta Kastrati, Neasa Hardiman, Amanda Kernell, Elli Toivoniemi, Kirsikka Saari, Sandra Beerends, Miia Tervo

For the first time, European Film Promotion (EFP) joins forces with the European Women's Audiovisual Network (EWA) for this year's EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM - as part of the digital edition of the Sydney Film Festival which opens today.


A unique training platform for emerging talents aimed at scouting the most talented filmmakers & producers of the future who are developing their first or second feature film projects. It focuses primarily on creative teams from Central and Eastern Europe.

Every year it selects teams of writers, directors and producers of 9 feature film projects and it also selects 3 script consultant trainees who join the creative process.

The best project of the program receives the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award of 10.000 EUR. See the Awards section for more information about other networking awards the program offers.

If you are not sure about your eligibility, please don't hesitate to contact us.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch is realized with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union.


Workshop 1: January 15-22, 2020
Workshop 2: April-June 2020
Workshop 3: July 1-8, 2020
Feature Launch Spotlight: January 2021

More information here.

KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award Jury

Joseph Fahim

Joseph Fahim

Joseph Fahim is an Egyptian film critic, programmer and lecturer. He is the Arab delegate of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a former member of Berlin Critics' Week, the curator of the 2018 Safar Film Festival in London, and ex-director of programming of the Cairo International Film Festival. He has co-authored various books on Arab cinema and has contributed to numerous online outlets in and outside the Middle East. To date, his writings have been published in six different languages. He also works as a script consultant for various institutions and production companies around the globe.


Danijel Hočevar

Danijel Hočevar

Born in 1965 in Ljubljana, Slovenia (former Yugoslavia), Danijel is a film producer with extensive working experience in international co-productions and narrow-budget films, and is also the managing director of Vertigo, a Ljubljana (Slovenia)-based film production company. Danijel has produced or co-produced more than 40 feature films, as well as more than 15 documentaries, including award-winning films such as Otac / Father (2020, Berlinale Panorama: Audience Award and Ecumenical Prize) and Circles (2013, Sundance FF World Cinema Competition’s Jury Prize), both directed by Srdan Golubović, God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (2019, Berlinale Competition: Ecumenical Award and Guild Prize) by Teona Mitevska, Half-Sister (2019, Karlovy Vary IFF Main Competition), Nightlife (2016, Karlovy Vary IFF’s Best Director Award), Slovenian Girl (2009, Toronto IFF) and Spare Parts (2003, Berlinale Competition), all three directed by Damjan Kozole, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013, 2 Berlinale Silver Bears) by Danis Tanović, Alexandrians (2011, Trieste Film Festival Best Documentary) by Metod Pevec, Bread and Milk (2001, Venice FF’s Lion of the Future Award) by Jan Cvitkovič and many more. Danijel has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers to Watch in 2001, is a voting member of the European Film Academy and has been actively involved since 2005 in several European audio-visual training initiatives, such as MIDPOINT Feature Launch, EAVE (Group Leader between 2009–13), Nipkow Program and Maia Workshops. He is also an advisor and member of the selection committee of the When East Meets West co-production market in Trieste.

Alessandra Pastore

Alessandra Pastore

Alessandra has 15 years of experience in the audiovisual industry. She has been involved in the setup and coordination of international vocational training programmes for emerging professionals, including MAIA Workshops, Hermes, and Directors Across Borders - Producers and Story Development Workshops. Alessandra is the founder and manager of LAND-Local Audiovisual Network & Development, a format to develop professional skills and networks in local environments in connection with the work of Film Commissions and Regions. Since 2016, she has been Industry Coordinator at When East Meets West, the co-production forum in Trieste (Italy). Starting in 2019, Alessandra has been the Head of Industry of Meeting Point – Vilnius, the industry Work In Progress event under the Vilnius International Film Festival – Kinopavasaris. Alessandra is also a member of the European Film Academy.



Directed by:Vladimir Dembinski
Producer:Bogdan Crăciun
Release date:Autumn 2022



Film synopsis

Adrian is a 30-year-old fisherman who lives in Sulina, a small town on the Danube Delta surrounded by water. He lives with his father and takes care of him. Together they own a small fish shop on the ground floor of their building. Things haven’t been going so well for him lately and he’s in a situation where he needs money. He finds out that a cruise ship with foreign tourists is about to arrive in Tulcea. To get money, Adrian decides to take his boat and go to Tulcea to take tourists on trips to the Delta. There, one night, out of curiosity, he enters the cruiser, where he sees his first love, Maria. He hasn’t seen her for almost 10 years now. Soon, they recognise each other and spend the night together. They realise that they are still in love, so they plan to run away together and give their love another chance.

More information here.

Only a few days left to submit narrative feature films and documentary films to the 28th edition of EnergaCAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography. The deadline is Tuesday, 30th June 2020.

The deadline for other categories (music videos, TV pilots, student etudes) is 31st July 2020.

Brno (25 June 2020) Every year, the EKOFILM festival, which has long been organised and financed by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, opens up some of the current environmental topics of the present. This year, the topic is sustainable consumption. In addition to dozens of competitive and non-competitive films from the Czech Republic and abroad, which will fight for the main prize in several categories, the festival will offer lectures and workshops with experts, discussions and talks with interesting guests and creators of competitive films, as well as the open-air concert that has become a traditional evening opener, family day and other cultural programme.

MIDPOINT Institute presents 9 feature film projects and 3 script consultants at online Eastern Promises Industry Days of KVIFF.

PRAGUE: MIDPOINT will present nine feature film projects at its online third edition of Works in Development = Feature Launch on 7 July 2020.

On Sunday, June 7th, the 60th Krakow Film Festival finished with the screenings of the awarded films; it’s the first film festival in Poland that happened entirely online and ended in the Kino Pod Baranami cinema in Krakow! During the 8 festival days we organised 230 screenings and showed 172 latest documentary, animated and short films from all over the world, which were watched by the audience of over 40 000 people!  

Awards of the 60th Krakow Film Festival

Which Regions are Under-Represented in Programming of Film Festivals and Why?

In the time of growing concern over gender and racial equality in the film industry we have decided to bring attention to the programming selection process of film festivals with regards to balance of the world regions. Let us explore the specifics of programming of documentary film festivals in different national contexts and discuss if it is possible to achieve a wider diversity of films across the world. Where are the boundaries between the purely curatorial approach emphasizing artistic forms of films and the focus on capturing the variety of current movements in world cinema? What should the filmmakers do in order to have their films screened at film festivals outside their cultural milieu?

With speakers Álvaro Arroba, Programmer, Bafici, Argentina; Emilie Bujès, Festival Director, Visions du Réel, Switzerland; Wanling Chen, Programmer, Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, Taiwan; Asako Fujioka, Board member and former Programmer, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Japan; Veton Nurkollari, Artistic Director, DokuFest, Kosovo; Thom Powers, Artistic Director of DOC NYC, USA, & documentary Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada. Moderated by Marek Hovorka, Festival Director & Jarmila Outratová, Head of Industry, Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic.

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