Montenegro Cinemas Struggle To Recover From COVID-19 Losses

PODGORICA: Cinemas in Montenegro are open but after being closed for months during the pandemic they face a rough ride on the road to recovery.

Montenegrin Films I Was 10 and Rainbow Achieve Success Abroad

PODGORICA: The long documentary I Was 10 by Velibor Covic and the short fiction film Rainbow by Aleksandar Vujovic are gaining recognition abroad, although very few feature films were completed…

Film Centre of Montenegro Launches Film in Montenegro Platform

PODGORICA: Film Centre of Montenegro has launched the web platform Film in Montenegro, aimed at promoting Montenegrin cinema and encouraging foreign film and TV productions to discover Montenegro as a…

Film Centre of Montenegro to Back New Student Film Fund

PODGORICA: Film Centre of Montenegro and the University of Montenegro have signed an agreement for the formation of the Student Film Fund. They will both contribute to financing the production…

New Multifunctional Studio Open in Montenegro

PODGORICA: A new multifunctional studio of 1000 square metres has opened 8 km from Podgorica. The construction of the studio, owned by the Dragutinović company, took more than two years.

FNE Market Analysis 2020: MONTENEGRO

PODGORICA: The budget of the Film Centre of Montenegro has been increasing each year since its establishment at the end of 2016. In 2020 the budget of the Film Centre…

FNE TV: Montenegrin Filmmaker Ivan Marinovič

FNE TV spoke to Montenegrin filmmaker Ivan Marinovič about how the Montenegro Film Centre has kick-started film production in this small country after its founding just five years ago. He…

Mega Hit TV Series Besa 2 Completes Filming in Montenegro

PODGORICA: Besa 2, a continuation of one of the most successful and popular Balkan TV series, has completed the Montenegrin shoot for its second season, which began in the autumn…

FESTIVALS: Podgorica Film Festival 2020 Opens Online

PODGORICA: The 5th edition of the Podgorica Film Festival will be held from 15 to 20 December 2020 on the first VoD platform in Montenegro. It will open with the…

PRODUCTION: Montenegrin/Serbian Doc Djina

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin/Serbian full-length documentary Djina, directed by Sara Stijovic, received a 20,000 EUR grant from Film Center Serbia. It was one of eight projects receiving grants in the minority…

OBITUARY: Montenegrin Festival Director and Producer Zoran Zivkovic

PODGORICA: Zoran Zivkovic, director of the Herceg-Novi Film Festival died unexpectedly of Covid-19 on 17 November 2020. His death was a shock to Montenegrin film institutions and film professionals, with…

PRODUCTION: Montenegrin/Serbian Coproduction The Face of Honour

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin/Serbian coproduction The Face of Honour / Djeca (working title), directed by Nikola Vukcevic, has recently wrapped shooting in Montenegro. The film, with a screenplay by Ana Vujadinovic…

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Montenegro Selects Breasts as Oscar Bid

PODGORICA: The family drama Breasts / Grudi directed by Marija Perović will represent Montenegro at the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards in the best international feature…

FESTIVALS: Seanema Film Festival 2020 Continues Post-Festival Activities

PODGORICA: The 2020 edition of the 6th Seanema film festival will distribute the short documentary Solcinj, made by its third year group of Young Film Producers, in early December.

Montenegrin Cinematheque Reopens in New Location

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin Cinematheque and Music Centre of Montenegro officially moved to their new building after two decades, with an opening ceremony taking place on 3 November 2020. Due to…

FESTIVALS: Green Montenegro IFF 2020 Goes Online

PODGORICA: The 2020 edition of Green Montenegro International Film Festival (GMIFF), which usually takes place at the Dumitor National Park during the first week of August, will take place online…

FESTIVALS: A Tunnel and Honeyland Triumph at UnderhillFest

PODGORICA: The Georgian/German coproduction A Tunnel, directed by Nino Orjjnikidže and Vano Arsenishvili, was awarded the Dandelion prize in the International Competition of the 11th edition of UnderhillFest International Film…

GRANTS: Montenegro Announces 2020 Grants

PODGORICA: The Film Centre of Montenegro gave over 700,000 EUR in grants for production, development and related cinema activities.

Montenegrin Cinematheque Boosts Film Activities

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin Cinematheque / Crnogorska kinoteka, which will move into its long-promised new premises later this summer, has been keeping cinema alive during the COVID-19 lockdown. Among its activities…

Macedonian Cutaway Offers Free VoD Films in Balkans

SKOPJE: The Macedonian VoD platform Cutaway is making more than 200 films available online, free of charge to its users.