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Black Nights Stars 2020 are now announced

Black Nights Stars, the initiative of the Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, has announced eight young actors from the Baltic Sea region to participate in the programme this November, also inviting young talents from Russia to attend for the first time within the RUSSIA IN FOCUS program. The Black Nights Stars…
20-10-2020

EnergaCAMERIMAGE 2020 DOCUMENTARY SHORTS AND FEATURES COMPETITIONS' LINE-UPS!

We announce the line-ups of two of this year's EnergaCAMERIMAGE Competitions: Documentary Shorts Competition 2020 Documentary Features Competition 2020 The aim of the Documentary Shorts Competition is to recognize the art of documentary filmmaking as creative interpretation of reality. Putting emphasis on the visual and aesthetic aspects of the selected…
20-10-2020

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) announces the First Feature Competition lineup for 2020

The festival has selected 18 films in competition and three out of competition, coming from many corners of the globe to be screened at the hybrid edition of the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Featuring ten world premieres, seven international and one European, the programme embodies the festival’s mission…
15-10-2020

From the butt in the backyard to the passion of the wastepaper collector – Short Film and U18 Youth Film Competition of the 30th FFC

From the butt in the backyard to the passion of the wastepaper collector – the Short Film Competition and the U18 Youth Film Competition of the 30th FilmFestival Cottbus Down-to-earth attitude mixed with poetry – alongside the international Feature Film Competition, FilmFestival Cottbus presents the Short Film Competition and the…
15-10-2020

Kids Kino.Lab. 10 days left to submit your project!

The final deadline to submit an application for the Kids Kino.Lab, script development programme for film projects and TV series for young audiences, is approaching. We wait for the applications until October 23rd. Submit your project here. Who are the workshops for? We are looking for teams: producer + scriptwriter…
14-10-2020

Competition sections of the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF

The 24th Ji.hlava IDFF kicks-off in two weeks! Despite the recent forced shift of the event to digital space, the full-fledged festival programme with over 59 world and 26 international premieres remains. What can the viewers look forward to? The programme features over 220 films: from the latest of Czech…
14-10-2020

Black Nights Film Festival announces first 8 films * Accreditations are open * The Estonia-Uganda connection * Screen's Stars of Tomorrow 2020

FIRST 8 We've announced the first 8 films of the Official Selection Six of the announced films are world premieres, as Black Nights welcomes the return of Latvian auteur Laila Pakalnina with In the Mirror; the celebrated Kazakhstan director Adilkhan Yerzhanov with Ulbolsyn; the multiple-award-winning Croatian director Dalibor Matanić with…
14-10-2020

Moving to digital asylum – 24th Ji.hlava IDFF will be fully online

Dear friends, As a result of measures introduced by the government of the Czech Republic yesterday – which include complete closure of cinemas in the country – we were forced to move the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF to a fully online edition. Both the film selection and the rich festival’s industry…
12-10-2020

Warsaw Film Festival celebrates its International Competition

The calling card of the Warsaw Film Festival will present seven World Premieres, seven International Premieres and one European Premiere to the local audience gathered in Warsaw, as well as the international jury. 18 Kilohertz / 18 kiloherców / 18 Kilohertz, dir. Farkhat Sharipov, Kazakhstan 2020, 82 min. The realities…
12-10-2020

The EKOFILM festival is postponing its screenings in compliance with the new measures, but fans will be able to see part of the program online

BRNO/the CR – In response to the newly announced measures against the spread of Covid, the organisers of the 46th year of the EKOFILM international film festival are postponing the film screenings at cinemas to a later date which has yet to be determined. However, part of the promised accompanying…
12-10-2020

Winners announced at the 23rd FSF

The 23rd Festival of Slovenian Film closed last night with the awards ceremony to celebrate the highest creative achievements in Slovenian cinema. Directed by Matej Filipčič and hosted by Jure Longyka, the event took place in the Grand Hall of the Hotel Union and started with an address by the…
12-10-2020

Warsaw Film Festival opens with The Book of Vision

Carlo S. Hintermann's film will open the 36th edition of the Polish festival, which will wrap on 18 October, 2020. The Book of Vision Counting Terrence Malick among its executive producers, the film premiered at the Venice Film Festival. "Terry really understands that when you want to do something new,…
09-10-2020

The Riga International Film Festival Invites Industry Professionals to Gather Online for the Upcoming Edition of RIGA IFF FORUM

The seventh Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will take place from October 15–25. Most festival films will be screened both in theaters and online simultaneously, but in response to the ongoing global health crisis, all RIGA IFF FORUM industry events will be held completely online. This decision has opened…
09-10-2020

30th FFC – Feature Film Competition complete

The FilmFestival Cottbus has been known for the best cinema from Eastern Europe for 30 years. In the Feature Film Competition at the 30th FilmFestival Cottbus (November 3 to 8, 2020), twelve films from a total of 22 (co-)production countries compete for the main prize of 25,000 euros and the…
09-10-2020

24th Ji.hlava will be a fully online edition / PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT

Ji.hlava is moving to digital asylum. We have always preferred the festival to happen physically as we draw our inspiration primarily from screenings in cinema halls, discussions and personal meetings. However, the situation has changed and we respect that. Therefore, we want to see the currently closed cinemas in the…
09-10-2020

RIGA IFF Invites You to the Film Programme and Exhibition PIONEERING WOMEN IN FILM

At this year's festival, as part of the project PIONEERING WOMEN IN FILM, the Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF), in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Latvia, the Swedish Institute and the Swedish Film Institute, will pay special attention to the works and significance of female directors in…
08-10-2020

SUBMISSIONS FOR TALENT DEMO ARE NOW OPEN

Can a single meeting change the course of a novice filmmaker’s career? It surely can! As a beginner filmmaker with head full of ideas sometimes you need that one advice, that push in the right direction. Talent Demo will get you there! What is it? Talent Demo is an educational…
06-10-2020

Press accreditation to the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is now open

The media accreditation to the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival aka PÖFF and the audiovisual industry platform Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event is now open! The physical festival takes place from the 13th to the 29th of November in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia, while the industry events will happen only…
05-10-2020

The winners of the 30th Animafest Zagreb

The 30th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb 2020 closed with an award ceremony at SC cinema after over 300 screened films and many side events in six festival days. The Grand Competition – Short Film jury consisting of Clémence Bragard, Réka Bucsi, Nancy Denney-Phelps, Vladislav Knežević and…
05-10-2020

Call for entries for the 61st KFF is announced!

A suite of Hobby Horses at the Krakow Film Festival The emotions after the jubilee edition have barely subsided, and the Krakow Film Foundation has just announced a call for entries for the 61st Krakow Film Festival. As every year, at the beginning of October, the proposals of documentary, short…
02-10-2020