Series from FNE Partner Countries Acquired by SkyShowtime from Warner Bros. Discovery

WARSAW: The new Czech/Slovak series The Winner directed by Jan Hřebejk and Polish series Warszawianka by Jacek Borcuch, as well as other titles from FNE partner countries, are among 21…

Major Festivals from Poland, Romania and Lithuania among Founders of SMART7

WARSAW: The New Horizons International Film Festival from Wrocław (Poland), Transilvania IFF from Cluj-Napoca (Romania) and Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris from Vilnius (Lithuania) have launched the cooperation network SMART7 together…

WEMW Co-production Forum Announces Full Lineup

TRIESTE: Projects from Georgia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Lithuania, North Macedonia and Serbia are among the 22 projects selected for the 13th edition of When East Meets West, the Italian Co-Production Forum…

FESTIVALS: Films, Projects and Talents from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Berlinale Classics, Retrospective Young at Heart and Berlinale Co-production Market

BERLIN: The digitally restored version in 4K of György Fehér’s Twilight will have its world premiere in the Berlinale Classics section at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival (16 -26…

Films from Poland, Estonia and Slovenia on 2023 Oscar Shortlists

LOS ANGELES: Jerzy Skolimowski’s EO has been included in the International Feature Film shortlist, while Sierra by Sander Joon and Steakhouse by Špela Čadež have been included in the Animated…

FESTIVALS: Films from FNE Partners Countries Selected for 2023 Berlinale’s Forum

BERLIN: Romanian/Polish/German/Swiss/British feature film Mammalia by Sebastian Mihăilescu and Slovak/Czech documentary Notes from Eremocenes by Viera Čákanyová are among the first titles announced in the Forum section at the 73rd…

FNE wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Safe and Successful New Year! See you again on 9 January 2023

Film New Europe would like to thank all its sponsors, supporters and readers, and to wish them a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year.
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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…