International Union of Cinemas (UNIC)

08/03: UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme: Call for applications open - UNIC

UNIC is delighted to announce that the call for applications for the 5th edition of the UNIC Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme is now open.

COVID-19: EU response

10/03: European Commission raises further €9 billion under SURE via second issuance in 2021 – European Commission

The European Commission has issued a €9 billion single tranche bond due in June 2036 under its EU SURE programme to protect jobs and workers, and to mitigate the severely negative socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

09/03: Parliament adopts InvestEU programme for strategic and innovative investments – European Parliament

MEPs adopted the new InvestEU programme, which will mobilise public and private investments and guarantees simplified access to financing.

09/03: Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of InvestEU – European Commission

The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's vote, confirming the political agreement on InvestEU reached in December 2020.

03/03: Remarks by Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis on the updated approach to the fiscal policy response to the coronavirus pandemic – European Commission

01/03: Senior MEP voices concern over role EU regions will play in Coronavirus recovery plan – The Parliament Magazine

Specifically, Ferber, a German member, accuses EU Member States of failing to comply with the Parliament’s demand that cities and regions are fully consulted about the way the flagship plan is put into practice at local level.

Digital tax

10/03: Better cooperation between national authorities on taxation of digital trading – European Parliament

MEPs recommended changes to draft legislation aiming to trace and tax the sales that people make through online platforms more effectively.

Poland

11/03: State aid: Commission approves €1.1 billion Polish scheme to further support companies affected by coronavirus outbreak – European Commission

The European Commission has approved a €1.1 billion (PLN 5 billion) Polish scheme to support companies in various sectors affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Events:

17 – 18 March: IMCO Meeting

18 March: Transparency of content moderation – EAO Webinar

23-26 March: EUIPO working groups

23 March: Rebuilding Europe: what happens next? Conference

May 2021: Porto Social Summit

The evolution of the Arthouse Exhibition

3 March // 16:00 - 17:00 // via zoom (with pre-registration) and youtube

The film industry is at a point of resetting. This panel, bringing together representatives of the film industry and policy makers, aims at reimagining the industry.

The opening question is how the sector can be reshaped, by looking at collaborative efforts, new projects, as well as at the value of interpersonal connection and digital offers.

It is also an occasion to look at how the arthouse exhibition is staying at top of the game, arthouse cinemas engaging their audiences at their best.

Dear colleagues and friends,

virtual Berlinale and EFM give you an opportunity to meet multiple talented Slovak filmmakers and producers while also catch up with Slovak cinema at market screenings.

Berlinale Talents has two participants from Slovakia, both directors and producers: Barbora Berezňáková and
Matúš Krajňák.

Teodor Kuhn is participating in the scriptwriting training program ScripTeast with his new project Trophy and experienced producer Zora Jaurová is taking part in the 2021 edition of Emerging Producers.

The EFM market screenings schedule includes Bohdan Sláma’s latest film Shadow Country which had its international premiere at last year’s London Film Festival.

Two Czech minority co-productions are part of the official Berlinale selection. Six other Czech features and series will be screened at the European Film Market and the Czech Film Fund, represented by its divisions Czech Film Center and Czech Film Commission, will be present at the market with a virtual booth. 

Streaming service DAFilms is partnering up with 11 film festivals from across both American continents this month for a spectacular program of 12 titles hand-picked by festival programmers and directors entitled “Recommended By… Festivals”. These partner film festivals, some of the best-regarded nationally and internationally for non-fiction cinema, themselves chart a course all along the map of the Americas, covering Peru, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, the Yukon in Canada, and the United States. Collectively, their choices reflect and emphasize the great diversity of styles of documentary filmmaking that can be found on the scene today.

Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj, Romania) reinforces and expands its industry platform for the 20th edition, in order to address current issues of the film sector and strengthen the Romanian pool of talents and its ties to neighbouring countries.

Transilvania IFF was the first major film festival to take place physically in Europe during the pandemic in the summer of 2020. The festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new summer edition, from July 23 to August 1, 2021. 

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We are thrilled to share with you the news about the launch of the New Horizons VOD platform. The NH VOD platform is co-created by the team at the Kids Kino International Film Festival parent of Kids Kino Industry and Kids Kino.Lab. We are proud and happy that the selection of children’s film chosen by the Kids Kino IFF team will be available for Polish audience at the NH VOD platform. We believe that this platform will help us promote the best high quality children’s films among Polish viewers all year round.


A great selection of films for the launch of the New Horizons VOD platform

Over 200 carefully selected films, including movies from the masters of cinema, festival hits from around the world and a unique offer for children – all these things are on offer on the New Horizons VOD platform created by the team at the New Horizons Association, the organisers of the New Horizons International Film Festival, the American Film Festival and the Kids Kino IFF, in conjunction with distributor Gutek Film, the project partner. Today, Friday, 26th February, we invite you to the nationwide launch of the platform (the platform is available only in Poland).

Also on 26th February, at 6:30 p.m. we invite you to meet the New Horizons Association team in a live streaming (available on the Facebook pages of New Horizons and the Kids Kino IFF), where we will talk about the offer and how NH VOD will work.

We hope you can’t wait for another KKI Talk. In March, we will focus on digital distribution, Virtual Cinemas and parallel windows. You can already save the date: 22nd March, 3-4 PM CET. Below, please find what you can expect from this session. The free registration for this session is open.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN DISTRIBUTION

– Virtual Cinemas and parallel windows

The session will be run on ZOOM,
22nd March, 3-4 PM CET.

Book your place

This year’s 71st Berlin International Film Festival is a “hybrid event”, taking place in two stages – the online presentation of the official programme for the film industry representatives will last from 1 to 5 March; while the audiences will be able to see the selected films live between 9 and 20 June.

Three Slovenians have qualified for the nineteenth edition of the Berlinale Talents, dedicated to discovering new film authors from all over the world: the producer Nina Robnik as well as the screenwriters and directors Darko Štante and Urban Zorko. These talents have been selected from among 3,000 applicants from 65 countries, while the motto of this year’s edition was Dreams.

21 projects got selected for this year’s edition of DOC LAB POLAND organized by the Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation. There are many recognized Polish filmmakers as Eliza Kubarska, Pawel Chorzepa, Piotr Bernas, Matej Bobrik among them. First session in 2021 will be held on April in Warsaw (online or in a hybrid mode) while the second one with pitchingis DOCS TO START, DOCS TO GO! and individual meetings is planned offline at Krakow Film Festival as part of the KFF Industry.