New Head Appointed at Romanian Public Television

BUCHAREST: Dan Turturică has been approved by the Romanian Parliament as the new general manager of the Romanian public television (TVR). He is replacing acting general manager Ramona Săseanu, whose…
17-11-2021

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Launches TV Beats Forum

TALLINN: TV Beats Forum will present eight series projects as part of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event’s new TV Beats co-financing market. The industry programme of the Tallinn Film Festival, which…
17-11-2021

Martin Scorsese Joins Kornél Mundruczó’s Evolution

BUDAPEST: Martin Scorsese has become the executive producer of Evolution, Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber's next feature. Scorsese was a producer on Mundruczó’s Oscar-nominated film Pieces of A Woman. The…
16-11-2021

Cinemas in Latvia Re-open after Four Weeks of Lockdown

RIGA: Cinemas were allowed to re-open in Latvia on 15 November 2021. The closure of cinemas and all other cultural venues, among other restrictions, had been in place since 21…
16-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A on Hungarian Exhibition with Cinema City’s Andrea Buda

BUDAPEST: Andrea Buda, the marketing director of film theatre operator Cinema City, talks to FNE about how Hungarian exhibitors bounce back in 2021, as the vaccination rate increases and pandemic…
16-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Lithuania’s Techno Mama Wins 2021 Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian short film Techno, Mama (2021) by Saulius Baradinskas won the best film prize in the New Baltic Cinema (NBC) competition of short films at the European Film…
16-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Bucharest Experimental IFF 2021 Launches National Competition

BUCHAREST: Thirty titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 11th edition of the Bucharest Experimental International Film Festival (BIEFF, 17 – 21 November 2021). For the first…
16-11-2021

FNE at Ljubljana IFF 2021: Servants

LJUBLJANA: Slovak director/producer Ivan Ostrochovsky’s Servants will screen in the main competition of the 32nd Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFFe), which takes place in cinemas from 10 to 21 November…
16-11-2021

FNE at Verzió Film Festival 2021: Arica Take Top Prize at Hungarian Doc Fest

BUDAPEST: Arica by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén won the best film award at the 18th edition of the Verzio Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, which concluded its in…
15-11-2021

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Lithuania Picks Isaac as Its Second Oscar Entry

VILNIUS: The Holocaust drama Isaac/Izaokas directed by Jurgis Matulevičius has been selected as Lithuania’s second candidate to for a 2022 Oscar nomination.
15-11-2021

Malta’s National Book Council Announces Film Adaptation Fund Results

VALLETTA: Malta’s National Book Council (NBC) has awarded its 2021 Film Adaptation Fund to production company Take Two, who will be producing an adaptation of the Maltese novel Castillo written…
15-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Lukas Nola Films Croatian/Macedonian/Kosovan Black Comedy Drama

ZAGREB: Filming on the Croatian/Macedonian/Kosovan coproduction Escort directed by Lukas Nola and produced by Kinorama began in Croatia in mid-October 2021. The film is being shot at several locations in…
15-11-2021

FNE at Ljubljana IFF 2021: Murina

LJUBLJANA: Murina, the Camera d’Or winning debut feature by Croatian director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, screens in the main competition of the Ljubljana IFF (LIFFe), which runs 10 – 21 November…
15-11-2021

Six Feature Film Projects From Serbia at Paris Coproduction Market

BELGRADE: Six Serbian feature film projects will be presented at a coproduction market held in Paris 17 - 19 November 2021, organised by Film Center Serbia, the French Center for…
15-11-2021

FNE Visegrad YR2021 Livestream: Join Us in Budapest

BUDAPEST: FNE YR2021 Visegrad Livestream with Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.
12-11-2021

FNE at Verzió Film Festival 2021: Verzió Launches Places to B Fest Network

BUDAPEST: Verzió International Human Rights Film Festival (Budapest, Hungary), Fipadoc International Documentary Film Festival (Biarritz, France) and Biografilm festival (Bologna, Italy) are launching a new network, Places to B –…
12-11-2021

FNE at Zagreb FF 2021: The Staffroom

ZAGREB: The Staffroom / Zbornica, the debut feature of Sonja Tarokić, screens in the main competition of the Zagreb Film Festival, which runs 14 – 21 November 2021. The film…
12-11-2021

FNE at Zagreb FF 2021: As Far as I Can Walk

BELGRADE: As Far as I Can Walk / Strahinja Banović by Stefan Arsenijević screens in the main competition of the 19th Zagreb Film Festival, which takes place 14 - 21…
12-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Distributor Máté Takács: Fórum Hungary

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hungarian distributor Máté Takács who is publicity manager of Fórum Hungary, about the challenges he has faced as a distributor during the pandemic,…
11-11-2021

Slovenian Cinemas Hit With New COVID Restrictions

LJUBLJANA: Newly announced Covid prevention measures declared by the Slovenian Government will limit the activities in the field of cinema exhibition. The restrictions include upgrading acceptable mandated masks, presentation of…
11-11-2021