The City of Wrocław, Futureal Investment Partners – the new owner of the Wratislavia Tower building and the New Horizons Association agreed on the future of the New Horizons Cinema. This means that the movie theater and its main events – the New Horizons International Film Festival and the American Film Festival will stay in Wrocław at least until 2032. The modernization of the cinema and the entire building will start this summer.

Polish Days – the most important industry event of New Horizons IFF, co-organized by the Polish Film Institute has just finished.

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Branislav Cíbik, game producer of Slovak Darkvision Games, about the company’s current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry.

BUCHAREST: Amber Studio has opened its eighth office in Warsaw, Poland. The Romanian gaming company is now running two studios in Romania (in Bucharest and Botosani), as well as one in Warsaw (Poland), Ukraine (Kiev), USA (San Francisco and Los Angeles), Canada (Montreal) and Mexico (Guadalajara).

BRNO/PRAHA/ČR - This year's 48th EKOFILM international environmental film festival will offer a cardinal spectacle. A total of 243 documentaries from more than 50 countries have entered the competition. This year, the United States leads the way with 34 entries, followed closely by Germany with 27 films. The Czech Republic is putting forward 20 documentaries. The dramaturgy team will select the 25 most interesting films from all the entries next month to enter the final competition. The oldest environmental film festival in Europe will take place in Brno from 12th to 15th October this year.

95 projects from 27 countries have been submitted for the pitching sections of the Kids Kino Industry forum, which is the absolute record in the history of the event. The most promising 26 projects have been selected for the pitchings and they will join the previously preselected winning project of the Kids Kino Industry Exchange Award. The event will take place from the 27th to the 29th of September (Warsaw/online), and on the 30th of September (online).

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Ladislav Dedik, founder and owner of the Slovak Studio727, about the company’s current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry.

The Industry Programme is intended for film professionals from Croatia and abroad with the goal of professional networking and education, but primarily the goal of marketing Croatian film projects in postproduction.