CANNES: The Slovenian short film Love In Plane Sight by Slovenian art student Matej Rimanić, has won one of the two main prizes of the Tik Tok competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

CANNES: Lithuanian director Vytautas Katkus has received the Cannes Critics' Week's Next Step Award for his project The Visitor in what is being hailed by many as a “Lithuanian New Wave” with Lithuanian films seeing an increasingly high profile around the world.

Key players show their commitment to the art of cinema and its unique power and magic to move audiences, by stimulating their curiosity, by exploring other realities, emotions and concepts.

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Cannes Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight and Critics Week, giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics’ opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights into what critics in many different countries think about the programme. FNE will be publishing updates each day from today until the end of the festival.

Each May, we gather in Cannes to celebrate the scriptwriters who have participated in ScripTeast over the past year and award the best of their scripts the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award at a ceremony by the sea. Fully polished through hard work with the help of our distinguished advisors, we present to you here 10 of the best projects and their authors from Eastern Europe, amongst which we hope you might find the next great internationally acclaimed discovery. All writers are in Cannes so there is a chance to meet.

CANNES: EFM Director Dennis Ruh announced on Friday 19 May in Cannes that the first big film market of next year will take place in person and that for the first time three "Countries in Focus" will be highlighted, to help promote both individual talents as well as projects and completed features, shorts and documentaries from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Since the privatization of movie theaters in Georgia began, the country's most important cinemas (Rustaveli, Apollo) have radically modified their function, causing a massive gap between films and audiences. As long as Georgian films celebrate victory at home and abroad from festival to festival, filmmakers individually try to screen their films where they were shot; it must be emphasized that due to the scarcity of cinemas, Georgian films to a large extent remain unattended; whereas the interest of film viewers in Georgian cinema is growing from year to year. The large number of attendees at Georgian film festivals, growing interest in the retrospectives of the archive cinema or film screenings in the cinema house is factual evidence to this.

CANNES: The long-awaited historical epic Medieval by Petr Jakl, about the independent-minded Bohemian general Jan Zizka, who never lost a battle, had its first screening in the Market and proved to be a spectacular kick off and Cannes opener for Hollywood's Highland Film Group and its new sales and distribution company The Avenue.

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Film Centre has distributed almost 4 m EUR / 20 m RON as production grants for feature films, documentaries, short fiction films, animated films and one thematic feature film, and also as development grants. New projects by Radu Jude, Constantin Popescu and Ioana Uricaru are among the winners in the feature film category.

The following grants were announced by the Romanian Film Centre on 18 May 2022.