Slovak Film Institute in cooperation with the Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers is taking part in Marché international du film d'animation d'Annecy (Mifa) (15 – 30 June 2020) to serve as an information and promotion point for film professionals interested in Slovak animated film and audiovisual industry.

PULA: The Pula Film Festival will be one of the first festivals in the CEE region to take place in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. This year’s festival dates are still 18 – 26 July 2020, as previously announced.

ANNECY: Animated projects from Slovakia, Georgia and Estonia are pitching at Annecy’s Mifa market, running through 30 June 2020.

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Ioana Mischie is in production with the virtual reality project Tangible Utopias. The project has been selected for Cannes XR, which will take place 22 – 26 June 2020 online.

These grants were announced by the Film Centre of Montenegro on 15 May 2020.

SPLIT: The 13th Mediterranean Film Festival Split has confirmed that it will be held in the Adriatic coast city on 2 – 11 July 2020.

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Ioana Mischie is in production with the virtual reality project Tangible Utopias. The project has been selected for Cannes XR, which will take place 22 – 26 June 2020 online.

ZAGREB: The 18th Zagreb Film Festival, which will take place 8 – 15 November 2020, has opened its call for entries for competition films and for the My First Script workshop.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry professionals across Europe. Click here for FNE UNIC EU Cinema Policy Update.

CineEurope

CineEurope online edition will take place on 17 & 18 June - CineEurope

CineEurope’s special online edition will take place on 17 & 18 June. The full programme can be found here. Some of the seminars lined up include an executive roundtable on “The Future of the Global Cinema Sector: Preparing for the New Normal”, a presentation on “Cinema's Strength...And the Way Back” and a very timely session on post-pandemic technologies. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit a virtual Trade Show floor and engage with the companies there.  In addition, European and Hollywood studios and talents will join the convention with special messages and some surprises.  The deadline for registrations is June 15.

COVID-19 - EU Recovery Plan & MFF 2021-2027

03/06: EU budget: Commission takes steps to make €11.5 billion available for crisis repair and recovery in 2020 - European Commission

The Commission has proposed modifications to its budget for 2020 to make €11.5 billion for crisis repair and recovery available already in 2020. Once available, the funds will go to help the regions most in need, support businesses and those in need outside EU borders.

05/06: Digital priorities for future of EU – EU2020HR

Meeting at their second informal video conference, telecommunications ministers held a policy debate on the EU’s digital priorities in the post COVID-19 era.

02/06: Statement by Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič at the press conference on sectoral MFF 2021–2027 proposal by the European Commission – European Commission

02/06: The EU’s long-term budget explained – European Parliament

How is the EU funded and what is the money used for? Read on to understand what the EU long-term budget is and how it is decided.

Accessibility

08/06: Parliament calls for a new ambitious EU Disability Strategy – European Parliament

As the current EU Disability Strategy comes to an end, Parliament is calling on the European Commission for an ambitious post-2020 strategy. Discover its priorities.

Events

15 June: The Commission to propose MFF Contingency Plan

17 & 18 June: CineEurope online

17-19 June: EP Plenary session

19 June: European Council to discuss the Recovery Fund and Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF)

23 June: EAO Advisory Board members take part in a Q&A for the virtual Marché du Film

1 July: start of the German Presidency of the EU

15 July: Postponed CJEU opinion on the YouTube copyright case

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