FNE Podcast: SOFA|School of Film Advancement: Nikolaj Nikitin and Oliver Baumgarten

SOFA helmers Nikolaj Nikitin and Oliver Baumgarten talk about how SOFA is holding its training sessions online during the COVID-19 crisis. They also share the beginnings of SOFA and how…

CME Sees First Effects of COVID-19 on Revenues

PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) released its first quarter of 2020 results, reporting a 2 percent decline in net revenues, with TV advertising down by 4 percent.

FESTIVALS: goEast Offers Festival Films On Demand

WIESBADEN: The 20th edition of the goEast Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will offer selected works from its programme on-demand from 5 to 11 May 2020.
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Europa Distribution and FIAD Issue Joint Statement on COVID-19 Impact

BRUSSELS: European film distributors represented by Europa Distribution and the International Federation of Film Distributors’ Associations FIAD have issued a joint call for urgently needed support during the COVID-19 crisis.

Cannes Launches Marché du Film Online

CANNES: The Cannes Film Festival will launch Marché du Film in an online format running 22 – 26 June 2020.

Cannes Announces it Will Not Take Place in 2020 in "Original Form"

CANNES: The 2020 edition of the Cannes Film Festival will not take place in late June and early July, the festival announced in a statement on 14 April 2020. The…

UNIC Releases Report on COVID-19 Effects Across European Cinema Industry

BRUSSELS: The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) has issued a comprehensive report on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on cinemas across the 38 countries it represents.

FESTIVALS: Cottbus Calls for Submissions

COTTBUS: FilmFestival Cottbus is accepting submissions for its 30th anniversary jubilee edition, to be held 3 – 8 November 2020.

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 31.03.2020.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…

Authors’ Organisations Urge Decision-makers to Help Self-employed and Freelance Authors

BRUSSELS: Authors’ organisations have launched an appeal to decision-makers to include specific measures to help self-employed and freelance authors and support the Cultural and Creative industries heavily impacted by the…

UNIC Urges Government Support for European Cinemas

BRUSSELS: The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) calls on national governments to do all they can in the weeks and months to come to ensure that European cinemas are able…

Cannes Cancels May Dates

PARIS: The Festival de Cannes has announced that the festival will not be held 12 to 23 May 2020 as scheduled, due to the Corona Virus crisis. Several options are…

More Updates on Coronavirus Impact on Film Industry - 19 March

Czech Republic: The Finále Plzeň Film Festival has decided to postpone its upcoming edition due to take place from 16 to 22 April 2020. The team of the festival are…

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 17.03.2020.

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…

More Updates on Coronavirus Impact on Film Industry

Film production, cinemas and festivals are being shut down as the Coronavirus spreads across Europe.

Agora Doc Market Announces Awards

THESSALONIKI: The Italian/French project A Steady Job directed by Mattia Colombo and Gianluca Matarrese, received the Thessaloniki Pitching Forum Award at Agora Doc Market. The industry section of the 22nd…

FNE Association: Working Together in a Time of Isolation and Quarantine

WARSAW: The cinema industry is an event industry and we are already feeling the impact of the Coronavirus crisis much more strongly than many other industry sectors as festivals are…
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FNE TV at Berlinale 2020: Elisabetta Brunella Media Salles

FNE asked Elisabetta Brunella, head of Milano based Media Salles, about the latest trends in cinema admissions, especially in Central and Eastern Europe and what this can tell us about…
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Projects from North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia Selected for 2020 Cannes Cinefondation L’Atelier

CANNES: Macedonian Teona Strugar Mitevska, Romanian Marian Crișan and Serbian Pavle Vučković are among the 15 directors whose new projects were selected for the 16th edition of Cannes Cinefondation L’Atelier…

FESTIVALS: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020 Postponed

THESSALONIKI: The 22nd edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will be postponed, probably for the end of May/beginning of June 2020, due to coronavirus. However, a significant part of the…