COTTBUS: Peter Kerekes’s hybrid film 107 Mothers, which weaves documentary into fiction, won the Main Prize of the 31st Cottbus Film Festival, which concluded on 7 November 2021.

COTTBUS: The Best Pitch Award of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus (coco) went to the Polish project She presented by director Agnieszka Zwiefka and producer Izabela Igel from Harine Films.

TALLINN: The government of Estonia announced on 5 November 2021 that it is granting an exemption from any additional health restrictions to the Tallinn Film Festival. The festival begins on 12 November and runs through 28 November.

Films have been made for the cinema in Slovakia for 100 years! Reason enough to look into the history and present of an unusual film country. The FFC compares cult films from the 1960s with current works - in exciting pairs of long and short films from Slovakia.

These films will join our competition films previously announced, across the Official Selection, First Feature, Baltic Competition and Rebels with a Cause programmes. Previously announced side programmes include this year’s In Focus: Hungary selection and Goethe-Institut Presents: New German Cinema. Finally, the KinoFF sub-festival will screen a programme of Russian language films in Eastern Estonia. In total, 179 feature films will screen, alongside 244 shorts at PÖFF Shorts, 55 as part of Just Film, 17 in KinoFF and 18 series at TV Beats. PÖFF's film programme features 34 world premieres, 32 international premieres and 11 European premieres.

COTTBUS: The Polish project She directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka received the coco Best Pitch Award at the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco), the East-West coproduction market of the FilmFestival Cottbus, held in a hybrid format 3-5 November 2021.

COTTBUS: Nine projects from FNE partner countries are among the 14 cocoPITCH projects showcased at the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco), the East-West coproduction market at FilmFestival Cottbus, held in a hybrid format 3-5 November 2021.

WARSAW: Polish sales agent New Europe Film Sales has sold the Polish/French/Czech coproduction Leave No Traces by Jan P. Matuszyński to Spain, Portugal, ex-Yugoslavia, Estonia and Slovakia.

While the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus (coco) is still in full swing, the award winners of this year’s hybrid edition were just announced.

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission (MFC) has announced that 72 projects have been submitted for consideration for the first edition of the Malta Film Awards, which will take place on 29 January 2022.