FNE TV: Susan Wendt head of Europa International

FNE spoke to Susan Wendt head of sales at TrustNordisk, Denmark and recently elected head of the sales agents’ organisation Europa International about why they are teaming up with Europa Cinemas in Athens this year and how films from CEE can attract a sales agent.


FNE TV: Ivo Andrle, head of Kino Aero and Aerofilms Distribution

FNE asked Czech exhibitor and distributor Ivo Andrle how being both an exhibitor and a distributor can help bring more European films to the Czech audience and his experiences so far with day and date releases.


FNE TV: Tiina Teras winner Europa Cinemas Best Programming Award 2013

FNE asked Tiina Teras, programmer of Kino Artis in Tallinn and winner of the Europa Cinemas Best Programming Award 2013 about how she programmes her cinema in Tallinn and the challenges of running a cinema in a very small market like Estonia


FNE TV: Xavier Troussard Head of Unit for Creative Europe-MEDIA programme, European Commission

FNE asked Xavier Troussard what changes the Central and Eastern European film industry can expect to see under his leadership as the new head of Creative Europe-MEDIA programme at the European Commission and what challenges lie ahead for him personally in his new position.  We also asked him about what he thinks should be on the agenda of the upcoming Warsaw AV Summit in December.


FNE TV: Joanna Wendorff head of MEDIA desk Poland: Warsaw to host AV Summit

As Warsaw gets ready to host the biggest Audiovisual Summit in the history of central and eastern Europe 11-12 December FNE asked Joanna Wendorff head of the Polish MEDIA desk about why industry decision makers expect this summit to set the agenda for the region in the new Creative Europe.

Keynote speakers including Jan Truszczyński, Director-General of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture and Bogdan Zdrojewski, Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage will come together with both pan-European and national leaders for the first time not just for discussion but to craft an agenda for future action.


Venice Report

by Anna Franklin


Andrzej Wajda and Lech Walesa in Venice

The appearance of Andrzej Wajda and Lech Walesa for the international premier of Walesa, Man of Hope was one of the highlights of this year's Venice Film Festival. FNE brings you the video of of Andrzej Wajda and Lech Walesa on the red carpet together with the stars of the film Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Maria Rosaria Omaggio.  Joining them are the Polish Minister of Culture Bogdan Zdrojewski, Agnieszka Odorowicz head of the Polish Film Institute and Jacek Bromski head of the Polish Filmmakers Association. Click here for the video.


Doris Pack, Chair EU Parliament Culture and Education Committee

FNE asked Doris Pack for an update on Creative Europe and what she thinks needs to be on the agenda for the upcoming Warsaw Audiovisual Summitt.