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PRAGUE: FNE spoke with Pavel Barák, chairman of the Czech Game Developers Association (GDA), about the association's current activities, as well as the state of Czech game development industry.

After a short pause due to the pandemic, Europa Distribution is finally back in Karlovy Vary (CZ) to
organise its distribution workshop in the scope of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

About 25 independent distributors, coming from all around Europe, will participate in the first
edition of the Film Distribution Innovation Hub and take part in the KVIFF’s activities

Films by Tin Dirdamal (MEX), Marko Grba Singh (Serbia), Ivan Ramljak (Croatia), James N. Kienitz Wilkins (USA), Fiamma Montezemolo (Italy-USA) and selection of regional filmmakers.

The Anča Awards have been announced! Winners were awarded at the festival’s closing ceremony on July 2 at historical Žilina Town Theatre. The jury was primarily swayed by student films that depicted the world with emotion, humour, and objectivity.

The visual identity of the 26th Ji.hlava IDFF has been revealed! Its concept invites us to joyfully discover new and creative approaches to the world around. The author of the visuals, Juraj Horváth, is an award-winning book graphic designer and illustrator who has been the creator of the festival’s visual identity for over two decades and is also behind the celebrated EMERGING PRODUCERS catalogues. Explore the new Ji.hlava poster and read the traditional poem accompanying the visual here.

La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce the line-up of the 9th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market (September 2 - September 4, 2022), organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge, which will take place within the framework of the 79th Venice International Film Festival (August 31st - September 10th, 2022).

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Marek Jezo, chief executive officer of the Blue Faces, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry. Blue Faces is a creative studio that offers a wide range of world-class visual effects services.


Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works for the International and Romanian Short Film Competitions of BIDFF – Bucharest International Dance Film Festival. 

Through the (un)safe zones theme, the eighth edition of BIDFF (September 8 - 11, 2022) invites artists and audiences alike to witness art redefining its shapes in a world in crisis. The artistic formats undergo mandatory mutations: the film leaves the cinema, the dance leaves the stage, the stage becomes a space open to debates, and the reality is radically transformed by imaginative artistic manifestations.

BIDFF #8 questions the future’s safety in the face of current events and wonders what forms of art we are heading towards. What molds will movies accede to? What topics will gain relevance as we are forced to be more aware of national, bodily, and inner boundaries?

→ Regular: June 24th 2022
→ Late: July 15th 2022
All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their submission by August 1st 2022.

How to apply
→ Submit your film on Filmfreeway:
→ Find more information on our website:

Awards & Prizes
BIDFF awards excellence, novelty and courage in filmmaking with a prize pool of 1500 euros.
→ Best International Film
→ Best Romanian Film

Rules & Terms
The competition section is dedicated to short films only and is divided into International and Romanian. The board will take into consideration fiction, documentary and animation films that either use movement to explore an idea or speak about issues related to the body and the world of dance and performance. We also highly encourage you to apply if you have a short film that explores the future of art, questioning issues related to the ethics of collaboration, communication, and co-existence.

We are looking for:
→ short dance films of a maximum of 20 minutes, produced in the last two years;
→ short dance films in the genres of dance film, screen-dance, dance for camera, musical, animation, fiction or documentary about the body or the world of dance, experimental shorts conceptually oriented around the idea of movement;
→ short dance films with a minimum quality of Full HD (1920 x 1080);
→ each director can submit a maximum of two films.

We are NOT looking for:
→ music videos, trailers or recordings of performances, films already submitted in the previous years to BIDFF, one-minute films, commercials, home-made videos;

We offer:
→ money awards for Best International Film and Best Romanian Film;
→ free entry to all the events of the festival, excluding workshops that require a previous application.

BIDFF is a platform for exquisite films that use movement as their main language or the body as their main subject. Faced with the camera lenses, the body becomes the main focus of cutting-edge arthouse films with a sometimes transparent, sometimes coded meaning, but always challenging the viewer to a playful exchange of information about social life, politics, extreme emotions, interesting places and oddly beautiful aesthetics.
The festival takes place each year in September, in multiple locations from Bucharest, Romania.
Besides film screenings, BIDFF organizes panels, exhibitions, public presentations and film production labs.

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