GRANTS: Romania Announces First Grants in 2021

BUCHAREST: New feature film projects by Cristian Mungiu, Radu Jude, Adina Pintilie and Ivana Mladenovic received production support from the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) at its first grants in 2021.…
30-07-2021

FNE Podcast: Elene Margvelashvili: Parachute Films

FNE Georgia correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Georgian producer Elene Margvelashvili, who works for Parachute Films, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the…
30-07-2021

FNE at Venice Film Festival 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected in Giornate degli Autori

VENICE: Three films produced or coproduced by FNE partner countries have been chosen for the Official Selection of the 18 edition of Giornate degli Autori, which will take place 1-11…
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FESTIVALS: IFF Cinematik Piešťany will open with Kerekes´s docudrama 107 Mothers

PIEŠŤANY: The 16th edition of IFF Cinematik will take place 14 – 19 September, 2021 in Piešťany. The festival will present dozens of domestic and foreign titles, many of them…
30-07-2021

Kids Kino Industry Selects 24 Projects

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry, the pitching and co-production forum for feature films and series (live-action, animation and documentaries) for young audiences, has announced the 24 projects for its next edition…
30-07-2021

Serbian Director Kosta Đorđević Shoots His New Feature Sweet Sorrow

BELGRADE: Production of the feature titled Sweet Sorrow / Žal started in Belgrade on July 28. It is being directed by Serbian helmer Kosta Đorđević, it marks his third feature…
29-07-2021

Hypewriter Extends Submission Deadline

BUDAPEST: Hypewriter, the international pitch forum for original tv series ideas, has extended its submission deadline until 31 August 2021. The forum is organised by Paprika Studios and RTL Hungary.
29-07-2021

FNE Q&A: Tatia Bidzinashvili, Head of Film in Georgia: Relaunch of Cash Rebate

TBILISI: The Film in Georgia 20-25% cash rebate programme was launched at the beginning of 2016. The programme, including a cash rebate offer, was recently renewed by the Government of…
28-07-2021

FNE at Venice 2021: Memento International Picks Up Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle

BUCHAREST: Miracle / Miracol, the third feature film by the Romanian-born, New York- based director Bogdan George Apetri, has been picked up by Memento International ahead its world premiere in…
28-07-2021

Eight Projects Head to Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

BUCHAREST: The 7th Pustnik Screenwriters Residency has selected eight projects to participate in the in-person is 2021 programme taking place at Port Cultural Cetate, September 13–20.
28-07-2021

FNE at Venice 2021:Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for the 78 Venice Film Festival

VENICE: Films from FNE partner countries are among those in almost all the sections of the 78th Venice Film Festival, set to take place 1-11 September 2021.
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FNE Podcast: Mihai Chirilov: Artistic Director: Transilvania International Film Festival

CLUJ-NAPOCA: FNE spoke to Mihai Chirilov, Artistic Director of the Transilvania Film Festival about the challenges of the 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival which took place on site…
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GRANTS: North Macedonia Announces First Film Production Grants for 2021

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 1,160,975 EUR / 71,400,000 MKD within the first grant call deadline in 2021 for production grants for feature, short, animation films, and documentaries.…
27-07-2021

PRODUCTION: Cristina Grosan Shoots Ordinary Failures

PRAGUE: Hungarian-Romanian director Cristina Grosan is currently shooting her sophomore feature Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání. Shooting started on 28 June 2021 and will wrap 18 August 2021. The film…
27-07-2021

Rise of the Raven To Be Most Expensive Hungarian Series

BUDAPEST: A ten-part big budget Hungarian series Rise of the Raven (working title) is being made about John Hunyadi, a leading Hungarian military and political figure in the 15th century,…
26-07-2021

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Vytautas V Landsbergis Shooting The Poet

VILNIUS: A well-known Lithuanian writer and film director Vytautas V Landsbergis, along with newcomer Giedrius Tamoševičius, is currently shooting the historical drama The Poet/Poetas, a true story about the betrayal…
26-07-2021

The Worst Person in the World and Bad Blood Win 28th European Film Festival Palić

BELGRADE: The 28th edition of the European Film Festival Palić in the north region of Serbia, which wrapped on 23 July 2021, awarded it top prize to the Norwegian film…
26-07-2021

Blue Flower wins Grand Golden Arena at the Pula Film Festival

PULA: The 68th Pula Film Festival, which ran for the first time under the direction of new artistic director Pavo Marinković from 17-24 July 2021, gave the Golden Arenas for…
26-07-2021

EKOFILM Sees Fifty Percent Increase in Submissions

PRAGUE: More than 200 documentary films have been submitted to the 47 edition of the International Film Festival about the Environment EKOFILM, which will take place 20-23 October 2021.
26-07-2021

PRODUCTION: Amazon Series Jack Ryan to Shoot in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Third season of Tom Clancy´s Jack Ryan will be partially shot in Slovakia in August 2021. This political thriller series is produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television and Skydance…
23-07-2021