After the qualification of the digitally restored Štiglic’s film The Valley of Peace (1956) for the 2016 Cannes Classics competition, the celebration of the 60th anniversary of its making, and its Cannes premiere, the same director’s film The Ninth Circle (1960) was the third work of his that was screened in Cannes (the first one had been the 1949 film On Our Own Land).

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CLUJ-NAPOCA: Ivana Mladenović’s sophomore feature Ivana the Terrible will screen in the Romanian Days competition at the 19th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), running in Cluj-Napoca from 31 July to 9 August 2020. This Romanian/Serbian coproduction won the Special Jury Prize in the Cineasti del presente section of the 72nd Locarno Film Festival 2019.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Liviu Săndulescu’s debut feature Cărturan will screen in the Romanian Days competition at the 19th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), running in Cluj-Napoca from 31 July to 9 August 2020. The film is a Romanian/Swedish coproduction.

On Thursday 23rd of July, all three competition programmes of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival, which is to take place between 14 and 21 August, were announced.

The selection of ten shorts includes the second professional short film by the director Sara Kern, titled Vesna Goodbye, which will thus have its world premiere at the most important festival of our region.

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Kids Kino Industry, the international co-production film and series pitching forum which takes place in Warsaw every September is going to be fully online this year. This is the only Polish industry event to have received funding from the European Union and recognition among European experts. 

Kids Kino Industry is the third component of the Kids Kino programme implemented by the New Horizons Association, recognised by the film industry in Europe. Apart from the industry event, the programme consists of two parts: Kids Kino International Film Festival (as one of the three selected Polish festivals, others being the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival and the New Horizons International Film Festival) and Kids Kino.Lab, an international programme for the development of films and series for young audiences.

BUDAPEST: With two domestic feature films in shooting since June 2020, a Netflix production filming since mid-July and several domestic and international productions  set to start shooting, Hungarian film production is making a strong comeback after the pandemic lockdown.

VENICE: Four majority and minority coproductions from Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Estonia and Poland have been selected for the Competition programme of the 17th edition of the Venice Days (Giornate degli Autori). The independent Venice Film Festival sidebar will run 2-12 September 2020.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Marona’s Fantastic Tale by Anca Damian will screen in the Romanian Days section at the 19th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), running in Cluj-Napoca from 31 July to 9 August 2020. The film was nominated at the European Film Awards 2019 in the European Animated Feature Film category.

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Dorian Boguță’s debut feature Legacy will screen in the Romanian Days competition at the 19th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), running in Cluj-Napoca from 31 July to 9 August 2020.

SARAJEVO: Eight titles will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo award in the Competition Programme - Feature Film 2020 of the 26th Sarajevo Film Festival. The festival has also announced the selection for the other three competition programmes: documentary, short and student film. In all, 49 films will compete for awards at the festival running from 14 to 21 August 2020.

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