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Romania's Hooked grabs Palm Springs award

Hooked, a Romanian/French co-production directed by Adrian Sitaru, won the New Voices/New Visions prize at the Palm Springs film festival.

The 20th edition of the Trieste Film Festival, 15-22 January 2009

From Madonna to James Joyce: TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL celebrates the 20TH edition- from 15TH to 22ND January- with a packed programme.

Hungarian Film Week line-up announced

Eighteen new feature films will compete for the Golden Reel Award at the 40th Hungarian Film Week running from January 27 to February 3 in Budapest.

The European Independent Film Festival 2009 early submission deadline closes on December 15.

The European Independent Film Festival (ÉCU) discovers, promotes and projects the best independent films from around the world every year at La Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. This year's festival will take place on the 13th, 14th & 15th March, 2009. Approximately one hundred films will be selected to…

Zlín Film Festival receives prestigious status and signs new PARTNER contracts

Organizers of the 49th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which will be held from 31 May until 7 June 2009 in Zlín, the Czech Republic, are proud to announce that the festival as well as its supporting event „Minisalon - Film Clapperboards 2009" have been selected by the…

Baltic Event awards Ukrainian and Finnish projects, Russian and Estonian producers

The seventh annual Baltic Event and Co-Production Market ended last Wednesday on a high note. With more than 200 international guests, a plethora of one-on-one meetings, four awards given out at the Co-Production Market, and some of the more informative and important panels ever presented, this edition raised the bar…

The seventh annual Baltic Event to take place in Tallinn

For the seventh time, Baltic Event will take place in Tallinn from November 30 - December 3. Approximately 200 representatives of the international film industry, including film producers and -financers, distributors and representatives of film funds will attend the event. Baltic Event Co-Production Market will take place during the Black…

Berlinale special on Central European Cold War films

"After Winter Comes Spring - Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall" - A Special Series on the End of the Cold War at the Berlinale 2009 In autumn 2009, the peaceful revolution and the fall of the Wall will celebrate their 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the German…

Sofia festival accepting film submissions

The 13th Sofia International Film Festival (March 5-15, 2009) is accepting submissions for films through December 10.

Baltic Event Co-Production Market Announces Slate of Projects for 2008 Edition

The Baltic Event Co-Production Market starts on December 1st, and presents a slate of 12 projects chosen from the Baltics, Scandinavia, Central-Eastern Europe, and Russia. The market occurs in the framework of Baltic Event, which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia from November 30-December 3, 2008, and presents a complete package…

Wajda, Hunger win Ljubljana top prizes

The jury voter for innovativeness, the viewers for Andrzej Wajda, as Steve McQueen's Hunger won the Kingfisher award for best film and Katyn won the audience award at the 19th LIFFE film festival in Ljubljana on November 23.

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Cottbus looks back.. and to the future

In the shifting economic landscape, the Cottbus film festival, which closed it 18th edition on November 15, is smartly securing its future by remembering its past.

Cottbus Film Festival 2008 prize-winning films

PREISTRÄGER | AWARD WINNERS Wettbewerb Spielfilm | Feature Film Competition Die Internationale Festivaljury vergibt den | The International Festival Jury awards the Hauptpreis für den besten Film | Main Prize for Best Film 18.000 EUR gestiftet von | donated by Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Film- und Fernsehrechten PLENNYJ | GEFANGEN…

Glittering end to the 18th Filmfestival Cottbus

On Saturday, 15th November, the 18th edition of the FilmFestival Cottbus came to an end with an impressive closing ceremony where prizes to a total value of 67,000 Euros were awarded. The most important cultural event in Cottbus celebrated its coming of age with what looks like being record full…

Ljubljana film festival opens November 12

For twelve days, between Wednesday 12 and Sunday 23 November 2008, Ljubljana and Maribor will play host to the highest achievements of world cinema.

FilmFestival Cottbus guests arrive

Six sizzling festival days in the autumn Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier visiting the 18th FilmFestival Cottbus On Tuesday, 11th November 2008, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Brandenburg's Minister President Matthias Platzeck will be visiting Cottbus as patrons of the 18th film festival. Numerous guests…

Cottbus competition films announced

The 18th FilmFestival Cottbus (November 11-16) has announced 10 film from Central and Eastern Europe for its feature film competition.

18th FilmFestival Cottbus competition and programme

In less than a week it will be "curtain up" again for East European cinematic art at its finest. The FilmFestival Cottbus will be having its 18th edition from November 11 to 16. The leading festival for films from the Central and East European region will be "coming of age"…