On 18 July, the first tickets to this year’s Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF, 17–27 October) go on sale, granting access to the retrospective of Czech animation director and artist Jan Švankmajer, in the festival section IN KINO VERITAS. The festival will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the author along with the centenary of the Surrealist movement and examine its role during the Cold War. Švankmajer retrospective screenings will take place over two weekends,19–20 and 26–27 October,at the festival’s main venue, cinema Splendid Palace. A documentary film on the director’s life and work will be screened online throughout Latvia.

The following production grants were announced by Film Center Serbia on 16 July 2024.

On July 31st, at TheOneCotroceni, #TheAlternativeSchool’s Creative MBA presents #TheFutureOfCreativity, an event distilling global trends in visual languages, branding and communication through the business intelligence lenses, echoing the 71st edition of Cannes Lions. The event, a spin-off of the #CannesForClients series, is designed for creatives, brand managers, designers and agency professionals passionate about the culture of creativity. It aims to help them set strategic objectives for the new year based on the latest and most enticing innovations in advertising & the associated disciplines, on a global scale.

On Friday, 5 July 2024, the shooting of the youth feature Elvis Škorc, Clever Klutz by the director Boris Jurjaševič began in Ljubljana. The screenplay for the film is based on the novel of the same name by the author of youth literature and screenwriter Janja Vidmar.

The children’s film Block 5, directed by Klemen Dvornik, has been selected for the official programme of the Locarno Kids Screenings section of this year’s International Film Festival in Locarno. The festival will take place from 7 to 17 August. The official Locarno Kids Screenings section, featuring the new Slovenian children’s film, has been running since 2017.

The following grants for feature film, documentary, docudrama and fiction documentary projects were announced by the Provincial Government of Vojvodina through the Provincial Secretariat for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities on 2 July 2024.

Submissions are still open for the 26th edition of East-West co-production market connecting cottbus. Taking place during FilmFestival Cottbus on 6-8 November 2024, coco will present 13 projects in development (cocoPITCH) and 6 works in progress (cocoWIP).