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.

FNE at Venice 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for 78th 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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

FESTIVALS: The 27th Sarajevo Film Festival Announces Competition Programmes

SARAJEVO: Nine titles will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo award in the Competition Programme - Feature Film 2021 of the 27th Sarajevo Film Festival. The festival has also announced…

FESTIVALS: Hive Wins Best Film at Cinedays European Film Festival 2021

SKOPJE: Hive by Blerta Basholli, a coproduction between Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macedonia and Albania, won the Golden Star, the main prize in the Official Competition of the 20th Cinedays Festival…

FNE at TIFF Romanian Days 2021: Unidentified

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Police thriller Unidentified, the sophomore feature by the Romanian-born New York-based writer/director Bogdan George Apetri will screen in the Romanian Days programme at the 20th edition of the Transilvania…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants For Minority Co-Production

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed approximately 780,000 EUR as production grants for minority co-productions in 2021.

FNE at TIFF Romanian Days 2021: The Father Who Moves Mountains

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Daniel Sandu’s sophomore feature The Father Who Moves Mountains will screen in the Romanian Days programme at the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes…

FNE at TIFF Romanian Days 2021: Toni & Friends

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Ion Indolean’s sophomore feature Toni & Friends / Toni și prietenii săi will screen in the Romanian Days programme at the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival…

FNE at TIFF Romanian Days 2021: Poppy Field

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Eugen Jebeleanu’s debut feature Poppy Field will screen in the Romanian Days programme at the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF), which takes place in Cluj-Napoca…

FNE at TIFF Romanian Days 2021: The Ladder

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Ladder / Scara, the sophomore feature by director/producer and Castel Film Studios’s CEO Vlad Păunescu, will have its world premiere in the Romanian Days programme at the 20th…

Eight Screen Multiplex to Open in Skopje

SKOPJE: Cineplexx cinema group will open the second multiplex in North Macedonia at the brand-new Skopje East Gate shopping center in Skopje. The cinema is expected to open in the…