Successful First Edition of Month of European Film

BERLIN: European cinema has been celebrated in 35 cinemas across Europe during four weeks. The first edition of the Month of European Film met with often packed and sometimes sold…

FNE Partner Countries Win Awards at 35th European Film Awards

REYKJAVIK: Lithuanian majority coproduction Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Kvedaravičius won European Documentary, while Slovenian majority coproduction Granny’s Sexual Life by Urška Djukić and Émilie Pigeard won Short European Film at…
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EUFCN Welcomes Slovak Zuzana Bieliková and Croatian Tanja Ladović Blažević Among Its Board Members

BRATISLAVA: Zuzana Bieliková, the head of the Slovak Film Commission, and Tanja Ladović Blažević, the head of Filming In Croatia, have been elected to the European Film Commission’s (EUFCN) Board.

Projects from FNE Partner Countries to Receive Eurimages Coproduction Support

STRASBOURG: Eleven majority and minority coproductions from FNE partner countries are among the 24 projects receiving Eurimages coproduction support on 5 December 2022.

Creative Europe – MEDIA Cuts Funding for Only International Training for Arthouse Cinemas

BERLIN: Creative Europa - MEDIA has withdrawn its support for the international training course of the International Arthouse Cinema Association (CICAE) for 2023 – 2025, thus making it impossible to…

FNE Podcast: Nikolaj Nikitin: Founder and Director of SOFA

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Nikolaj Nikitin, founder and director of SOFA – School of Film Advancement, about the main activities and workshops of this year’s …

Extended Deadline for When East Meets West 2023

TRIESTE: The deadline for submissions to the open calls for Last Stop Trieste, This is IT, EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs at 2023 When East Meets West (WEMW) has been…

FESTIVALS: Safe Place Wins 2022 FilmFestival Cottbus

COTTBUS: Juraj Lerotić’s debut feature Safe Place, a coproduction between Croatia and Slovenia, was awarded Best Film in the Feature Film Competition of the 32nd edition of FilmFestival Cottbus (8…

Connecting Cottbus 2022 Announces CocoPITCH and CocoWIP Winners

COTTBUS: The winning cocoPITCH and cocoWIP projects of the 24th edition of connecting cottbus were announced during a ceremony on 10 November 2022.

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Fires

COTTUBS: Montenegrin producer Bojana Radulović presented the Montenegrin/Italian/Belgian/Croatian/Serbian coproduction Fires directed by Nikola Ljuca at the East-West pitching forum connecting cottbus, which was held 9 – 11 November 2022. The…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Spite

COTTBUS: Serbian company BaBoon Production teams up with Montenegrin coproducer Open Box on Spite, a dramatic mystery written and directed by Andrijana Stojković. The project was presented at connecting cottbus,…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Supermarket

COTTBUS: Sarajevo-based production company SCCA/ continues its ten-year collaboration with Bosnian director Nermin Hamzagić with the drama Supermarket. The project was showcased at the East-West pitching forum connecting cottbus, held…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Asphalt

COTTBUS: Slovenia’s Studio Virc, best known for the entertaining 2016 docufiction mockumentary film Houston, We Have a Problem! by Žiga Virc, is coproducing the Greek/Slovenian comedy Asphalt. The project was…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Deconstruction

COTTBUS: Bulgarian producer Veselka Kiryakova teams up with writer-director Pavel G. Vesnakov and co-writer Simeon Ventsistavov on Deconstruction, one of 13 projects presented at the connecting cottbus East-West pitching forum…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Black Blood

COTTBUS: Czech director Beata Parkanová returns to the East-West pitching forum connecting cottbus with Black Blood produced by Ondřej Zach for Ozet Film.

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Maricel

COTTBUS: Cypriot production company Filmblades presented the Cypriot/Greek coproduction Maricel at connecting cottbus, taking place 9 – 11 November 2022, where the producers were seeking a third coproducer to come…

FNE at Connecting Cottbus 2022: Dolphin

COTTBUS: Dolphin, the Polish film project which won the Midpoint Coco Award, was presented at the 2022 edition of connecting cottbus (9 – 11 November 2022). The film is produced…

European Film Academy Announces European Film Awards 2022 Main Nominations

BERLIN: Four coproductions from FNE partner countries have been nominated for the 35th European Film Awards in the European Discovery – Prix FIPRESCI category. The European Film Academy announced the…

EFA Launches Month of European Film on 13 November 2022

BERLIN: The European Film Academy is celebrating European cinema through a series of events entitled Month of European Film, starting on 13 December and culminating with the 35th European Film…

SkyShowtime Announces Launch Dates for Central and Eastern Europe

SARAJEVO: The pan-European streaming service SkyShowtime will launch in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia on 14 December 2022, and it will expand to Czech Republic,…