BRNO/PRAHA/CR – Green and sustainable architecture and accommodation, new technologies in our everyday lives that save natural resources and help us, nature in cities and community life as a return to tradition and self-sufficiency. That’s just a short list of subjects that go together with the subtitle Address: Planet Earth, chosen by the organisers of EKOFILM, the oldest international film festival focused on the environment in Europe, for its 47th edition. From now until 31 March filmmakers may submit their films via the website filmfreeway.com. The festival is held by the Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic in cooperation with organisers Key promotion, Masaryk University and EkoInkubátor.

TALLINN: The 25th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has opened submissions to the main programme as well as to its short film, animation, and children’s film sister events. Tallinn Black Nights FF will run 12 – 28 November 2021.

Croatian minority co-production Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn directed by Radu Jude has won the main award at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival. The film, which had its world premiere in Berlinale’s main competition programme, is a co-production between Romania, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic and Croatia. The Croatian co-producer is Kinorama, with Ankica Jurić Tilić as co-producer.   

The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival will pay tribute to director Wim Wenders and honour him in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the art of film. The acclaimed director will be presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award and honoured with a retrospective of his selected works in the Festival’s “Tribute to” Programme.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF has announced dates for its 25th-anniversary edition and opens submissions for the main festival and sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and Just Film.

The 25th edition of Tallinn Black Nights and the Youth and Children's Film Festival Just Film will run from the 12th until the 28th of November, while the International Short Film and Animation Festival PÖFF Shorts will take place from the 16th until the 24th of November. The festival’s industry platform Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event will run from 19th until the 26th of November.

TALLINN: The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival launched a year-around online cinema on 6 March 2021. The launch began with the screening of five films of the Women's Nights Film Festival, followed by films from the programme of the Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has delayed the 55th edition of the festival until 20 – 28 August 2021.

WARSAW: The London-based sales agency One Eyed Films has announced its acquisition of Carol of the Bells, a Ukrainian/Polish coproduction set around WWII.

WARSAW: The 2021 edition of DOC LAB POLAND, organised by the Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation, will present 21 projects in two industry sections. The first session in 2021 will be held in April in Warsaw (online or in a hybrid mode), and the second one with pitchings DOCS TO START, DOCS TO GO! and individual meetings is planned offline at the Krakow Film Festival (30 May – 6 June) as part of the KFF Industry.