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FilmFestival Cottbus: A record for the anniversary in 2020, 2021 as a symbol of European film

The 30th FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) presented 150 films within four competitions and eleven other sections from December 8 to 31, 2020 during its nationwide digital anniversary edition. In conclusion, the festival organisers recorded 13,600 individual accesses to the films of the programme as well as almost 5,600 views of the…

Call for submissions: New Horizons International Competition 2021

photo: The Metamorphosis of Birds, dir. Catarina Vasconcelos / Grand Prix winner of the 20th New Horizons IFF The 21st edition of the New Horizons International Film Festival will take place in Wrocław, from 22nd July to 1st August 2021. The New Horizons International Competition — a platform where artistic…

RIGA IFF announces 2021 dates and publishes video archive

Events at RIGA IFF 2020 brought together many film industry professionals, experts and cinema-goers – both in person and online. As of today, video recordings of the most engaging public discussions, lectures and interviews have been compiled into an archive that can be found on the festival website. In the…

WEMW unveils all the juries and the final line up of LAST STOP TRIESTE, THIS IS IT and COLD OPEN

Trieste, January 12th, 2021 – The “Out of the Box” edition of When East Meets West kicks off in less than two weeks, on January 25th, with a promising double focus on Israel and Italy. After having revealed the Co-Production Forum project selection, WEMW is now proud to announce that…

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival sets new attendance record with a boost from online industry events

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event estimate that 101 833 physical and virtual attendances took place, setting a record for the industry events which saw over 35 000 virtual attendances. Over 1600 professionals were accredited to the events. As anticipated by the festival’s team, the ticket…

WHEN EAST MEETS WEST - January 25-28, 2021

21 projects selected for this special “out of the box” edition of the Trieste Co-Production Forum

#LubinaLove in a cube: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy wins the main prize at the FilmFestival Cottbus for the third time

Ivan I. Tverdovskiy wins the main prize for the best film in the Feature Film Competition of the 30th FilmFestival Cottbus. This is the third time the Russian director has been awarded the 25,000 EUR prize at the FFC, following CORRECTIONS CLASS (2014) and ZOOLOGY (2016). The Special Award for…

RIGA IFF announces 2021 dates and publishes video archive

Events at RIGA IFF 2020 brought together many film industry professionals, experts and cinema-goers – both in person and online. As of today, video recordings of the most engaging public discussions, lectures and interviews have been compiled into an archive that can be found on the festival website. In the…

Submit your film to the Transilvania IFF 2021

Take advantage of our early bird fee and submit your film to the 20th edition of Transilvania International Film Festival until December 31st.The anniversary edition is set to take place between May 28 and June 6, 2021 in Cuj-Napoca, Romania.

Silent Film Festival online with "live" music - virtual cinema in Krakow (Kino Pod Baranami)

Fundacja dla Kina and Kino Pod Baranami present the 21st edition of the Silent Film Festival - which will be held online on e-kinopodbaranami.pl platform. All featured films will be filled with nostalgia and melancholy. The home screens will be filled with great silent cinema stars, such as Marlena Dietrich,…

17th Animateka opening today & Animateka exhibitions opening

The grand opening of the 17th edition of Animateka 2020 International Animated Film Festival will happen on Monday 30/11/2020, at 20:00. After the festival opening, we invite you to our festival platform, to watch a special opening programme of animated shorts selected by this year’s international jury, plus an opening…


Call for all Works-in-Progress & Workshops: EXTENDED DEADLINE! After closing the call for the Co-production Forum, WEMW offers the last chance to apply to one of the many initiatives included in this special 2021 edition: from the Works-in-Progress for feature fiction films and the Fine-Cut-Session for creative documentaries, to a…

EKOFILM 2020 will take place, most of the films will be available online

BRNO/PRAGUE/Czech Republic – Fans of films about the environment will be able to watch most of the competition films of the 46th edition of the EKOFILM festival online. They will find them from December 4th to December 7th on the website www.ekofilm.cz thanks to the support of the internet TV…

The winners of the Awards at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event are announced!

On November 26, Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event rewarded the best projects after an exciting week full of online presentations, networking, panel discussions and meetings attracting more than 850 guests from all around the globe. Ten Awards were given out to projects in different stages of scriptwriting, development or…

Eastern Europe nationwide – the 30th FilmFestival Cottbus shows its programme in a stream

As the Federal Government and the German States extended the measures aimed at combating the coronavirus pandemic on November 25th, 2020 and cinemas will also remain closed, therefore, the film screenings of the 30th FilmFestival Cottbus planned between the December 8th to 13th, 2020 in the cinemas cannot take place.…

The winners of the 20th New Horizons International Film Festival and the 11th American Film Festival. Attendance Records at the Combined Editions of NH and AFF.

The jury of the 20th New Horizons International Film Festival awarded the Grand Prix to The Metamorphosis of Birds (A Metamorfose dos Pássaros) directed by Catarina Vasconcelos. The festival audience additionally chose the film by the Portuguese director as the best of 12 in-competition titles.

TV Beats investigates challenges in series production in 2020

TV Beats Forum, the drama-series-oriented section of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, presents high-profile case studies, previews new exciting series and looks at trends in commissioning alongside the challenges of series production in 2020.

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival screens 13 fresh series in the TV Beats section

The selection includes seven new Russian series, the latest work by two-time Academy Award nominee Steve James and the world premiere of Estonian thriller In the Line of Fire. Entering its third year, the TV Beats section sees a programme introducing exciting new series to the festival’s audience and industry,…

The first virtual Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event welcomes more than 800 guests

Today, the 19th edition of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, taking place virtually this year, kicks off with its online programme including over 50 workshops, panels and seminars, hundreds of 1:1 meetings, and more than 800 accredited film industry professionals. According to Marge Liiske, Head of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the …

Screening Technologies of the Future An Open Letter from the director of EnergaCAMERIMAGE festival, Marek Żydowicz

Dear filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts, As the director of EnergaCAMERIMAGE International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, I would like to make an unusual appeal to you. We seek your advice based on your professional know-how and expertise. As you might already know, we received funding in the amount…