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The 30th FilmFestival Cottbus celebrates Eastern Europe with a dual format

On the occasion of its 30th anniversary edition (November 3 to 8, 2020), the FilmFestival Cottbus (FFC) makes itself and Germany a gift: The FFC is growing into the digital world and is expanding the Cottbus festival onto a new level with a nationwide online program. The goal of the…
27-08-2020

Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event goes online! It's time to submit your projects!

25 August / What's cooking? Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2020 takes place online! Submissions are open for Works in Progress Baltic Event Co-Production Market waits for your project! Send in your script for TV series or feature film for Script Pool 2020 POWR Baltic Stories Exchange calls for participants INDUSTRY@TALLINN&BALTIC…
26-08-2020

Baltic Sea Docs online edition begins this week

The 24th edition of Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries begins this week, taking place mostly in an online form from 29 August to 6 September. Baltic Sea Docs is the most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, bringing together filmmakers from the wider Baltic Sea region,…
26-08-2020

"Real Romania" under magnifying glass at Astra Film Festival 2020

This year's selection includes 21 Romanian documentaries which will be screened outdoors Astra Film Festival 2020 has a hybrid format, outdoors and online, and brings to the public a program consisting of the best 80 Romanian and international documentaries, selected from 3,000 films submitted. Held under special conditions, due to…
24-08-2020

Fest Anča’s 13th edition feature film headliners: an animated Hiroshima classic and Švankmajer’s Alice

Fest Anča 2020 starts in less than two weeks – so it’s high time to unveil the programme! While the international animation festival focuses on short films, it also includes an animated feature-length section – which will be a huge hit with this year’s viewers. The 13th festival’s theme and…
18-08-2020

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival’s industry strand goes online

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the industry strand affiliated to Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has decided to move online completely due to likely travel restrictions caused by the resurgence of COVID-19. The preparations for the 24th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival include the readiness to provide global…
14-08-2020

Black Nights Film Festival is happening, lockdown or no lockdown!

WE WILL HAPPEN! Black Nights will happen, lockdown or no lockdown! Following the events unfolding in the world and the signs of potential COVID-19 resurgence in Europe, we are preparing for all possible scenarios, including making most of the festival and industry features available online. This includes a new feature:…
06-08-2020

Changes to the 45th PFF: new date, new competition

The next Polish Film Festival will be held in December 2020 and will present the latest Polish films in three competition sections, decided the Organizing Committee of the Polish Film Festival. The 45th Polish Film Festival will be held in Gdynia on December 8-12, 2020. The decision was made by…
06-08-2020

PUSTNIK announces the residents for its 6th edition

4th of August, 2020 TETA has selected the writers for the sixth edition of the Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, which will take place 7–14 September 2020. The eight projects have been selected from 110 submissions from 52 countries. Tim Ellrich – Tal der Könige (Germany) Cristina Groșan – Meteos (Romania /…
05-08-2020

WEMW 2020: schedule and confirmed guests

When East Meets West,CineMart and New Nordic Filmsare happy to announcea brand new partnershipwith Marché du Film Online! For the very first time, Marché du Film will showcase a line-up of 20 international projects previously presented in one of three markets, and will offer them a series of Co-Production Speed…
31-07-2020

Polish Days 2020 Awards announced

Polish Days – the most important industry event of New Horizons IFF, co-organized by the Polish Film Institute and The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has just ended. Over 170 guests from Poland and abroad watched the latest Polish projects in all stages of production, including completed films and…
30-07-2020

Fest Anča 2020 – new beginnings and a focus on Slovak animation

The 13th Fest Anča International Animation Festival will showcase the best Slovak and international animation. For this year’s focus, the organisers have chosen a very relevant theme: The Day After, as reflected in the Japanese animated classic about Hiroshima Barefoot Gen, and Jan Švankmajer’s debut Alice. And this year special…
30-07-2020

First Cut Lab in the frame of Polish Days

The fifth edition of First Cut Lab is addressed to Polish filmmakers. First Cut Lab is a programme designed for feature fiction films in editing phase. The majority of First Cut Lab-supported films are debuts and many projects have gone on trto premiere in festivals like Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Karlovy…
28-07-2020

New visual & Submission deadline

Playing with the light? Visual concept of the 24th Ji.hlava unveiled The visual design for the twenty-fourth festival edition was a challenge. We don’t want to pretend that this year’s edition will be the same as the previous ones. The contrast of black and white, the concept of black and…
20-07-2020

goEast Goes On: Central and Eastern European Cinema Returns to the Theatre

On site, in person and on the big screen: goEast 2020 presents postponed festivalOn site, in person and on the big screen: goEast 2020 presents postponed festivalsections at DFF cinema in Frankfurt // “Film Heritage in Transition” Symposium shedslight on a turbulent era with gripping imagery from 24 to 27…
20-07-2020

45th Gdynia Film Festival will take place in 2020

FPFF_22-09-2018_02_fot. Anna Bobrowska WARSAW: The 45th edition of the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia will take place from November 9-14, 2020. Film screenings will take place without the participation of the audience. "In order to meet the expectations of the film industry, the Organizing Committee of the Polish Film…
16-07-2020

Open Calls for the Film Industry Office of Odesa IFF!

Pitching, Work in Progress and East Series have opened the calls for submissions with the deadline set for August 1, 2020. Due to the pandemic situation, the Odesa International Film Festival will be held online, September 25-October 3, and the dates of its Film Industry Office are set for September…
13-07-2020

Participants of the 11th edition of New Horizons Studio+ selected

New Horizons Studio+, organized by the New Horizons Association and Creative Europe Desk Poland is a training programme for directors and producers developing their first or second feature film. It involves workshops and lectures on various aspects related to the promotion and development of projects. 11th edition of New Horizons…
13-07-2020

COCO GOES ONLINE: open call & awards 2020

The East-West co-production market connecting cottbus will be held on 4-6 November 2020 entirely online. “With the project presentations at the core of the event, we will focus on the networking aspect among all participants and provide a vivid space for dialogue and exchange for the industry in Autumn, as…
10-07-2020

Kids Kino Industry goes online and announces its final selection of projects!

Kids Kino Industry (formerly known as the Warsaw Kids Film Forum) is going to welcome industry representatives on 29.09–02.10 to join the extended programme performed fully online. The decision to move the event online was based on the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation as well as on talks with industry…
10-07-2020