FNE Visegrad 2021: Exclusive Q&A with Daniel Ratuszniak

WARSAW: Daniel Ratuszniak, Director of the New Horizons Cinema in Wrocław, the leading Polish art house cinema, talks to FNE about the state of Polish cinemas as they are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

04-10-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Exclusive Q&A with Frédéric Berardi

WARSAW: Frédéric Berardi, Head of The Board of Kino Świat, the leading Polish distributor, and CFO at CANAL+ Polska, talks to FNE about the Polish cinema industry recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

28-09-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Polish Exhibition: Cinema Operators Making Up for Lost Time

WARSAW: Facing the threat of the fourth nationwide lockdown in the autumn of 2021, Polish cinema operators are eager to make up for lost time and to not repeat the losses from 2020.

27-09-2021

Czech Republic Increases Budget for Production Incentives by 12 m EUR

PRAGUE: The Czech Government has decided to supplement the annual production incentives budget, which used to be around 31.5 m EUR / 800 m CZK, with another 12 m EUR / 300 m CZK. As a result, the total production incentives budget for 2021 increased to 43.5 m EUR / 1.1 billion CZK.

24-09-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Agnieszka Dziedzic: Producer, Founder and Co-owner of Koi Studio

FNE’s Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to producer Agnieszka Dziedzic, founder and co-owner of a production company Koi Studio, a member of the Polish Guild of Producers, and a board member of the Polish Audiovisual Producers Chamber, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the pandemic, as well as on the challenges and activities of the film industry, on site as the Polish film industry begins to recover from the pandemic.

14-09-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła: Head of Programming at Krakow Film Festival


FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła head of programming at Krakow Film Festival. One year after the festival had to go online Krakow FF which took place from 30 May to 6 June 2021 became one of the first events in the region to go live again with cinema screenings and networking cocktails to bring filmmakers together again.

The 2021 Year of Recovery for Film in Visegrad Countries (YR2021) project brings together filmmakers and cultural professionals across the V4 to cooperate in the recovery of the film industry which has been badly damaged by the COVID pandemic and to reconnect with cinema audiences across the region and across borders. We want to share the lessons learned about reaching audiences online and the advantages of hybrid events in creating new connections across the Visegrad region.

26-08-2021

FNE Visegrad 2021 Year of Recovery for Film and Television Industry: See the Online Podcast With Visegrad Decision Makers

BRATISLAVA: YR2021 kicked off with a live panel discussion at Kino Lumière Bratislava on 29 June 2021. It was the first of a year-long series of events that will gradually take place in the capitals of the Visegrad Four: Bratislava, Warsaw, Prague and Budapest.

02-07-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Lukas Gira, Head of Marketing and Distribution, Continental Film

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Lukas Gira, head of Marketing and Distribution at Continental Film, about the challenges Slovak distributors faced during the pandemic and the new post-pandemic environment for cinemas and distribution as the Slovak film industry begins to recover from the pandemic.

29-06-2021