Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has concluded the project selection for its 26th edition that will run on 5-11 September. The most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, Baltic Sea Docs is focused on projects from the wider Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe and Caucasus region. The 18 selected projects represent film studios in 8 countries, including Poland, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, Germany, and Ukraine.

VALLETTA: The eighth instalment of the Mission: Impossible series will be partly shot in Malta in 2023. It will be the first time that Tom Cruise will film on the island.

SARAJEVO: American screenwriter, director and film critic Paul Joseph Schrader will be presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival (12-19 August 2022).

In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the art of film, American director and screenwriter Paul Joseph Schrader will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival.

BUCHAREST: The total media market in Romania is estimated to reach 640 m EUR by the end of 2022, with a 20 percent growth for digital and six percent growth compared to 2021, according to Romania’s Media Fact Book.

ZAGREB: The first edition of the Zagreb Mountain Summer Film Festival is taking place 13 – 17 July 2022. The festival offers free open air film screenings, concerts and workshops.

This year for the seventh time FNE together with FIPRESCI organised the ratings of all feature films in the main Crystal Globe competition, and for the first time the Proxima competition of the official Karlovy Vary International Film Festival programme by international critics attending the Festival.

VALLETTA: Johann Grech has received a new three-year mandate as the head of the Malta Film Commission (MFC).

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Lithuanian Film Centre have allocated 126,000 EUR as grants for Ukrainian artists who fled Ukraine.

ENISALA: Eight projects have been selected for the 8th edition of the Pustnik screenwriting residency, a Romanian initiative hosted for the first time by the Enisala Safari Village in the Dobrogea region from 10 to 17 September 2022. Over 70 applications from 40 countries were submitted.