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BIAFF 2021 Closing Ceremony and Awards

BIAFF Film festival closing ceremony took place on 24 September, at Cinema Apollo Festival Jury awarded prizes in three competition sections – Feature Films, Doc Films and Short Films. BIAFF 2021 international competition section’s Jury consisting of five members – Lana Ghoghoberidze – Head of Jury (Georgia), Iryna Gordiichuk (Ukraine),…

Subject: GOLDEN FRUIT PLAN 2021 call for projects till September 30th

Dear Documentary Filmmaker, We would like to invite you to take part in the new documentary pitching program GOLDEN FRUIT PLAN. Golden Fruit Plan is focused on film projects from Europe and China, meant for the audiences from Europe and China. We are looking for the films capable to share…

Irish-UK Producer and European Film Academy Chairman Mike Downey, Honoured with the Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award, at Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest

Mike_Downey_BW_photo_Damil_Kalogjera The Award, will be presented tonight at the opening of the festival by British film and theatre director, three times Academy Award nominee, Stephen Daldry picture: EFA/Getty Images “In the difficult times which we are all experiencing,” says Downey, “I’m delighted that my career as a European producer and…

The Crossing awarded in IFF Zlín

The Crossing / Přes hranici We would love to inform to you that the feature animated film THE CROSSING / Přes hranici was awarded at ZLIN FILM FESTIVAL yesterday – Special Jury Prize in a Feature Films in the Youth Category (Niklas Teng – Chairman of Jury)!!! The largest and…

Women in revolt and other stories: the coco line-up 2021

Connecting cottbus, the East-West co-production market at the FilmFestival Cottbus, presents this year’s selection of projects in development and works in progress. On 3-5 November, the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco) will take place as a hybrid event with online and on-site components and we look forward to welcoming…

The astra film festival 2021 has announced its winners

Us Against Us (Andra Tarara, Romania), Night Nursery (Moumouni Sanou, Burkina Faso), Wolves at the Border (Martin Páv, Czech Republic) and Milkless (Lidia Ilie, Romania) are the big winners of AFF2021. Best directors: Olga Lucovnicova („My Uncle Tudor”) – Romania Section and Maja Novaković („Then Comes the Evening”) – DocSchool…

BIAFF 2021 Announces Lineup

BATUMI: Nine titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival, running 18-24 September 2021. An international jury headed by the Georgian director Lana Ghoghoberidze will award five prizes, including the Grand Prix. The competition line-up includes films from Georgia, Hungary,…

The Romanian rowers medalled at the Tokyo Olympics rowed towards the Astra Film Festival screens

AFF2021 continues in Sibiu with a dense weekend,which can be considered a festival in itself A special event at the Astra Film Festival. The Romanian rowers medalled this summer at the Tokyo Olympics came to row on the lake in Dumbrava Sibiului. This time, not to win new medals, but…

News from The Astra Film Festival. `The Lifeboats` Special Programme has started

The films produced by journalists can be watchedfrom boats and pedal boats floating on the lake or from Casa Podarului, located near the screen The Lifeboats Programme at the Astra Film Festival has begun. During this programme, the audience can watch films projected on a huge screen placed between windmills,…

Beldocs IDFF announces the programme for industry events

Beldocs Industry this year offers a wide range of industry activities accessible and available both on site in Belgrade and online lasting from 9 until 15 September. More than 65 industry professionals - sales agents and distributors, festival representatives, VOD platforms and TV broadcasters, representatives of film centres and markets,…


BATUMI: Nine titles have been selected for the International Feature Films Competition of the Batumi International Art house Film Festival, running 18-24 September 2021.

Beldocs 2021: Full lineup revealed for Eastern Europe’s boutique documentary film festival

The rich program of the 14th Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, to be held 9-16 September in Belgrade, Serbia, consists of more than 100 documentaries and VR/AR content. After breaking the ice last fall as one of the first festivals to go back to public screenings after the COVID-19, Beldocs…

Dumitru Budrala: Real films you can only see at the festival in Sibiu

The celebration of the Documentary Film begins! The Astra Film Festival starts on Sunday in Sibiu and will take place in open air, in cinemas and online, between September 5th-12th. The opening event, which will take place starting at 6pm, at The Lake Stage within the Astra Museum, will be…

Taoba International Youth Film Festival to continue in physical form

On September 25-30, Tbilisi will host the 4th edition of Taoba International Youth Film Festival, which this year will be held only for Georgian young audience due to the restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic.

Tudor Chirilă is presenting the programme of the Astra Film Festival 2021

`The Documentary is bringing that area of balance one needs to understand the world`, says the artist Tudor Chirilă recommends the programme of the 28th edition of the Astra Film Festival in Sibiu. In his message, which will be screened at the opening of the festival, Tudor Chirilă refers to…

BIAFF Industry Platform - “Alternative Wave 2021” announces the selected projects

Industry Platform “Alternative Wave” will be take place under the framework of BIAFF film festival in Batumi during 20-24 September, 2021. The main focus of the “Alternative Wave 2020” is to develop the low budget feature film projects with the support of foreign and local experienced film industry specialists.


Climate collapse alert,the central theme of the Astra Film festival sibiu Tickets and festival passes for the AFF Sibiu events now on sale on the astrafilm.ro website and the Eventbook platform. What is awaiting us, as mere earthlings, after all the bad things we’ve done and continue to do? This…

ONE WORLD: Submit Your Film! – Deadline September 1st 2021

ONE WORLD INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, 24th EDITION March 21 – April 3 2022 in Prague Followed by regional screenings in over 30 towns around the Czech Republic and Brussels. We would like to invite you to submit your film to the 24th edition of the festival. One …

2021 Kids Kino Industry list of projects and how to take part in the forum

35 projects – 25 projects in In Development, Work in Progress and Market Presentation, as well as, 10 projects developed within the Kids Kino Lab – script development workshop to be presented at the upcoming Kids Kino Industry, the pitching and co-production forum for feature films and series (live-action, animation…

The heart of documentary cinema is beating at the Astra Film Festival

Full Pass and #AFFStudentPass tickets now on sale