Animation Filmmakers Face COVID Effects from Baltics to Balkans

PRAGUE: FNE and CEE Animation, the umbrella organisation for animation associations across Central Europe, spoke with animation representatives and filmmakers regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their local…
24-03-2021

Eurimages Supports Seven Projects from FNE Partner Countries

STRASBOURG: The Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund awarded 5,822,000 EUR to 24 film projects at its 162nd meeting ending on 19 March 2021. The list of awarded projects included seven…
23-03-2021

Sofia Meetings 2021 Opens to TV Series Projects

SOFIA: The 18th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market, taking place online till 24 March 2021, included TV series projects for the first time. Eight projects were presented, three…
23-03-2021

Milcho Manchevski’s Willow Released on VOD in Europe

SKOPJE: Willow / Vrba by the acclaimed Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski was released on VOD in Europe on 20 March 2021 on HBO Go and Cinemax 2.
23-03-2021

Romanian Creative Web-Documentary Series Initiated by Women for Women

BUCHAREST: Romanian director and producer Ioana Mischie together with writer and actress Ioana Flora explore contemporary challenges of womanhood in the creative web-documentary series FRAGILE, whose first five episodes will…
23-03-2021

GRANTS: Croatia's HAVC Supports Five Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: The 12th session of the Croatian Audiovisual Council awarded five minority coproduction grants totaling 2,100,000 HRK / 277,200 EUR.
22-03-2021

IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days Announce Work in Progress Selection

BRATISLAVA: The 6th edition of the IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days will present 11 new Slovak projects in an online format on 29 March 2021.
22-03-2021

Tea Tsulukiani Appointed New Georgian Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth

TBILISI: Tea Tsulukiani was appointed by the Parliament as the Minister of the newly created Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia on 19 March 2020. Tsulukiani will take…
22-03-2021

FNE at Sofia IFF 2021: Brazilian The Pink Cloud Wins Grand Prix of Sofia IFF

SOFIA: Iuli Gerbase’s science fiction debut The Pink Cloud (Prana Filmes) won the Sofia City of Film Grand Prix in the international competition of the 25th Anniversary Sofia IFF, with…
22-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2021 Chooses Five Projects

SARAJEVO: The 11th edition of Docu Rough Cut Boutique, the development platform of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section and Balkan Documentary Center, announced the selection of five projects that…
22-03-2021

Romanian Debut Feature Poppy Field Gets North American Distribution

BUCHAREST: Eugen Jebeleanu's first feature Poppy Field / Câmp de maci has been sold by the German sales agent Patra Spanou Film to Film Movement for North American distribution. This…
22-03-2021

Bulgaria Closes Cinemas Till End of March

SOFIA: All cinemas throughout the country will be closed from 22 March to 31 March 2021, due to the introduction of stricter anti COVID-19 measures.
19-03-2021

TVCO Acquires Worldwide Sales Rights for Bosnia and Herzegovina's The White Fortress

SARAJEVO: The Bosnian and Herzegovinian film The White Fortress by Igor Drljača, which premiered at the 2021 Berlinale in the Generation 14plus programme, has been sold for worldwide distribution to…
19-03-2021

MIDPOINT Intensive SK 2021 Selects Six Projects

BRATISLAVA: The 10th edition of MIDPOINT Intensive SK has chosen four Slovak projects to participate in its development programme, which will take place online from 30 March to 2 April…
19-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2021 Calls for Submissions

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival, which will take place 14 – 24 October 2021, has opened submissions for all six of its competition sections. Submissions will be free of…
19-03-2021

Kids Kino Industry Addresses Digital Distribution

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry, which has been holding a year-long series of free monthly webinars, will look at the topic of the digital transformation in distribution through virtual cinemas and…
19-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Cyprus Film Days 2021 Returns in Person

LIMASSOL: The 19th edition of Cyprus Film Days will take place in Limassol and Nicosia from 16 to 24 April 2021. The festival was cancelled in 2020.
19-03-2021

FNE TV: Aksel Ustun, Actor and Filmmaker

FNE asked Paris based Aksel Ustun how actors and filmmakers have been impacted by the pandemic and what the government is doing to support performers who have been unable to…
19-03-2021

Ukraine Wins Top Prize at East Doc Platform

PRAGUE: The Ukrainian project Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise by Serhiy Lysenko won the main East Doc Platform Award of 2021. Four other projects won cash and other awards at…
18-03-2021

Italy’s Iervolino Entertainment Opens Two Animation Studios in Serbia

BELGRADE: The international film and television production company Iervolino Entertainment, founded in Rome in 2011 by Andrea Iervolino, recently opened Iervolino Studios, an animation company based in Serbia, with the…
18-03-2021