Viaplay Signs Partnership with CANAL+ Polska

WARSAW: The Viaplay streaming service will be available to CANAL+ Polska's subscribers thanks to a direct-to-home (DTH) distribution partnership between Viaplay Group and CANAL+ Polska.

FESTIVALS: Golden Tower of 2022 European Film Festival Palić Goes to Cristian Mungiu’s R.M.N.

PALIĆ: The 29th edition of the European Film Festival Palić, which wrapped on the evening of 22 July 2022, awarded its top prize to the Romanian/French/Belgian/Swedish coproduction R.M.N. directed by…

FNE Film Meets Games: Romanian Games Developer Amber Opens Studio in Poland

BUCHAREST: Amber Studio has opened its eighth office in Warsaw, Poland. The Romanian gaming company is now running two studios in Romania (in Bucharest and Botosani), as well as one…

Kids Kino Industry 2022 Announces Official Selection

WARSAW: A total of 26 projects have been selected from among 95 projects from 27 countries for the upcoming edition of the Kids Kino Industry coproduction forum, set to take…

PRODUCTION: Beata Parkanová in Production with Czech/Slovak Tiny Lights

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Beata Parkanová is currently in production with her full-length feature, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Tiny Lights, about Amálka's day that captures a moment of vital transformation and loss,…

FNE Editor in Chief Anna Franklin Spoke to the Los Angeles Times About Hollywood Shooting in Central and Eastern Europe

WARSAW: The Los Angeles Times today reports “Hollywood is heading to Estonia, Bulgaria and beyond. Insiders share how it’s happening”

FESTIVALS: Sarajevo Film Festival 2022 Announces Competition Programmes

SARAJEVO: Eight titles will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo award in the Competition Programme - Feature Film 2022 of the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival.

Cameras Start Rolling for Dune: Part Two in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Filming of Dune: Part Two has begun in Budapest as it was announced on the film’s Facebook-page on 18 July 2022. Shooting in Budapest of this Warner Bros. Pictures…

Macedonian Vardar Film Opens Renovated Cinema and New Studio in Celebration of 75th Anniversary

SKOPJE: After 20 years since it was closed, the first Macedonian production company Vardar Film has put into use a renovated cinema, along with a new studio for colour grading…

FESTIVALS: Countryside Animafest Cyprus 2022 Announces Selection

NICOSIA: A total of 41 films from 21 countries will screen in the official selection of the 21st Countryside Animafest Cyprus Views of the World. The main animated films festival…

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Doc Kapr Code Introduces New Opera in Film Form

PRAGUE: Lucie Králová’s documentary Kapr Code / Kapr focuses on the contradictory life of progressive composer and prominent communist Jan Kapr (1914-88) using the innovative formula of the opera documentary.…

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Anna Dziapshipa in Postproduction with Doc Self Portrait Along the Borderline

TBILISI: Georgian director/producer Anna Dziapshipa is currently in postproduction with her documentary, the Georgian Self Portrait Along the Borderline / Avtoportreti Zghvarze. The film participated in the Eastern Promises –…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Ladislav Dedik - Founder and Owner of Slovak Studio727

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Ladislav Dedik, founder and owner of the Slovak Studio727, about the company’s current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry.

FNE at Venice 2022: Karel Kachyna’s The Ear to Screen in Venice Classics

VENICE: The Ear / Ucho, a Czechoslovak production from 1969 directed by Karel Kachyna has been selected for Venice Classics, which returns this year to the Venice International Film Festival…

First Edition of CineLink Producers’ Lab Announces Participants

SARAJEVO: Nineteen young producers from 12 countries have been selected for the first edition of the CineLink Producers' Lab, which will be held 12 - 15 August 2022 within the…

Kevin Spacey Steps Back from Genghis Khan Film Set to Shoot in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Kevin Spacey will not play the lead in 1242: Gateway to the West directed by Hungarian director Péter Soós and set to start shooting in Hungary on 17 October…

Lithuanian Sci-Fi Drama Vesper Announces Domestic Release

VILNIUS: The sci-fi drama Vesper by Lituanian director Kristina Buožytė and French director Bruno Samper will be released in Lithuania by Kino Pavasaris on 30 September 2022. Recently, the film…

Piret Hartman Appointed as New Estonian Minister of Culture

TALLINN: The president of Estonia Alar Karis appointed Piret Hartman as new Estonian Minister of Culture on 18 July

AFIFS Announces New Award for Serbian Minority Coproductions at European FF Palić

BELGRADE: The Association of Serbian Film Festivals (AFIFS) has launched a new award for best Serbian minority coproduction at the 29th European Film Festival Palić (EFF 16 – 22 July…

FESTIVALS: Beach Film Festival 2022 Kicks Off in Ohrid, North Macedonia

OHRID: A total of 38 films from 17 countries are in the selection of the 5th edition of the Beach Film Festival, running 20-24 July 2022 at four locations in…