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Press Release of the Cannes International Film Festival

At this time of global health crisis, our thoughts go to the victims of the COVID-19 and we express our solidarity with all of those who are fighting the disease.

Submissions to Ji.hlava IDFF 2020 are open!

Based in the Czech city of Jihlava, the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival ranks among the key European documentary film events and is the largest of its kind in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

The Zlín Film Festival is moving to the start of September

The organizers of the Zlín Film Festival are moving this year's event to September 4-10, 2020. They have made this decision based on the coronavirus pandemic. The 60th anniversary of the oldest and largest film festival for children and youth was originally scheduled to take place during its traditional period…

RIGA IFF Seeks Baltic and Nordic Feature Debuts and International Shorts

Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) welcomes submissions to its four competition programmes: the RIGA IFF Feature Film Competition and three SHORT RIGA competitions – the international and national short film competitions, and the Baltic Music Video Competition (BMV). The festival's competitions are especially opportune for debuting directors seeing that…

One World Festival Moves its Films to the DAFilms.cz Online Cinema

The One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, whose organisers decided to interrupt the festival on Wednesday, 10 March, in order to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, will make its films available to viewers online. In cooperation with the DAFilms.cz online cinema, the festival will present the selected films…

Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is changing dates or moving online

Resulting in the state emergency declared by the Estonian government, the 15th Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival is currently postponed or may take place online.

Programmers of Tallinn Black Nights and other festivals help to launch an online short film festival designed to raise money in light of Coronavirus

Tallinn Black Nights programmer Laurence Boyce has joined colleagues from festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno and many others to support the launch of MY DARLING QUARANTINE, an online short film festival designed to raise money in light of Coronavirus.

25th Vilnius IFF Goes Digital

Vilnius IFF is adapting to the latest measures enacted by the Lithuanian government to combat the spread of coronavirus, including the cancellation of all public events. The festival will take place March 19–April 2 as scheduled, with more thanhalf of its programmemoving to streaming platforms, making Vilnius IFF the first…

TDF: Agora Doc Market celebrates success with awards

The Agora Doc Market was successfully completed online for the first time in its history, after the postponement of the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, due to the coronavirus.

Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest will take place on 18-25/09/2020

Following on from our previous press release about the cancellation of this year’s edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest 2020 on the planned dates of 19–27.3.2020, we announce that replacement dates for the festival have been set. The 27th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest will take…

16th ZagrebDox Postponed

We hereby inform you that the 16th edition of ZagrebDox, due to take place from 15 to 22 March at CineStar Zagreb – Branimir Mingle Mall, is being postponed. Based on the information and guidelines received recently from the Republic of Croatia Civil Protection Headquarters, including a recommendation of a…

The sale of festival passes and accreditations has started.

The Krakow Film Festival is one of the oldest and the most important events in the world, dedicated to documentary, animated and short feature films. This year, it celebrates its 60th anniversary. In the programme, over 200 films from all over the world will be shown, including several dozen premieres!…

One World Festival Interrupted

The organisers of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival regret to announce that because of the most recent decree issued by the government of the Czech Republic, they are interrupting the festival with immediate effect. This measure applies to all screenings and accompanying events, the afternoon school screenings,…

Meeting Point – Vilnius Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The international industry event that was scheduled to take place March 30 – April 1 has been cancelled to protect the safety of participants amid coronavirus threat. The decision was also brought on by travel restrictions across Europe. Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV), which takes place during Vilnius IFF, attracts…

Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest in Czech Republic cancelled until further notice

As of 10 March, in accordance with the position of Government of the Czech Republic and extraordinary measures introduced in connection with the spread in the Czech Republic of the disease COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest is cancelled until further notice.…

Deadline for Beldocs Industry extended until 15 March!

The deadline for applications for various programs of Beldocs Industry has been extended until 15 March 2020! Projects in development, works in progress, rough cuts from Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo*, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, are eligible to apply. Projects should be…

Agora Doc Market now live in 16 countries

Online Agora The Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is now live in 16 countries! For the first time, a film festival presents its pitching forum live and online. The Festival may be postponed (new dates will be announced soon), but the festival staff is working feverishly for the completion of the events…

Submissions for #PÖFF24 are now open!

This year, some things will be different, however, as Black Nights, in league with other festivals feels that festivals need to do more in the context of the looming climate crisis.

22nd TDF: Part of the Agora Doc Market to take place online

After the postponement of the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, a significant part of the initiatives and projects hosted by Agora Doc Market, the development branch of the Festival, will be carried out online during the next week, with the support of the European program Creative Europe MEDIA. Specifically, three main…

News: Opportunities for documentary filmmakers, deadline March 15

Emerging Producers introduced at Berlinale, new call open! Eighteen up-and-coming documentary film producers from Europe were introduced to film professionals and journalists present at the 70th Berlinale (see photo gallery). The call for applications for the next edition of EMERGING PRODUCERS was also announced in Berlin, with a deadline on…