After the success of its 2023 edition, the Arthouse Cinema Training (ACT) will return to Berlin from 19 to 25 August 2024. The only programme of its kind worldwide, the ACT gathers independent arthouse cinema professionals from across the globe for a week-long intensive workshop on running an arthouse movie theatre and advancing film culture. In 2023, cinema professionals from over two dozen countries and four continents, for one week, turned the German capital into the centre of the arthouse movement. For its 21st edition, the Training will return to Holzmarkt, an event campus in the heart of the German capital. In its 21-year history, over 1,000 independent cinema operators and industry representatives from 60 countries have participated in the programme.

BERLIN: The Arthouse Cinema Training (ACT) will return for its 21st edition to Holzmarkt, an event campus in the heart of Berlin, from 19 to 25 August 2024.

The 29th edition of the Vilnius International Film Festival attracted over 105 000 spectators

Vilnius, Lithuania - [April 11, 2024] - The largest film festival in Lithuania, Vilnius International Film Festival (VIFF), has pleased auteur cinema lovers all over the country for two weeks, attracting 105,408 people on March 14–27. The festival organizers say that this year, VIFF has returned to the volumes of previous editions, leaving behind the challenges of the pandemic.

BUCHAREST: Romania is relaunching its cash rebate scheme in May 2024, as the Government has approved amendments proposed by the Office for Film and Cultural Investments (OFIC) on 21 March 2024, and the application procedures were submitted for public consultation on 8 April 2024

ZAGREB: Skam, the groundbreaking format from Norway's NRK, is getting a new adaptation in Croatia, titled Sram and produced by CGM Films for the Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT). The series is set to be broadcast on HRT1 starting in the fall of 2024.

PODGORICA: A EAVE on Demand tailor-made workshop for Montenegrin producers was held at the Montenegrin Cinematheque in Podgorica on 9 April 2024. The event was organised in partnership with the Film Centre of Montenegro and MEDIA Desk Montenegro.

On Friday 12 April, Europa Distribution will hold the closing session for the fourth edition of the EDMS mentorship programme in Brussels. The closing session will bring together 20 women working in distribution and allow all of the participating pairs to finally meet in person to share and exchange on their experiences, ideas and feedback as mentors and mentees.

SOFIA: Bulgarian series are starting to be featured on HBO Max as three acclaimed productions of the Bulgarian National Television will be broadcast on the global streaming platform starting April 2024.

VALLETTA: A one-week professional development programme Future Visions, organised by the Malta Producers’ Association (MPA), will be held in Valletta 23 – 27 April 2024.

WARSAW: The 8th international coproduction forum for films and series for young audiences Young Horizons Industry is inviting producers to submit long films and series projects for young audiences till 19 April 2024.