Baltic Pitching Forum 2021 Announces Selected Participants

VILNIUS: The 9th Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF) will take place in person 7-9 October 2021. Selected participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be joined by Swedish fellow participants, as…

FESTIVALS: Beldocs 2021 Announces Full Programme

BELGRADE: More than 100 documentaries and VR/AR content will be presented at the 14th Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held in Belgrade 9-16 September 2021. The festival…

FNE Podcast: Dok Incubator 2021: Andrea Prenghyová

OLOMOUC: FNE spoke to Dok Incubator organiser Andrea Prenghyová about what lessons she learned during the pandemic and how filmmakers are adapting their projects in the period of recovery.
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FNE TV: Venice 2021: CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training: Mira Staleva

FNE spoke to Mira Staleva, one of the trainers at the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training on the island of San Servolo in Venice. Mira Staleva…
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PRODUCTION: Alina Grigore Wraps Shooting Sophomore Feature Amid Waters

BUCHAREST: Writer/director/actress Alina Grigore has entered postproduction with her sophomore feature Amid Waters / Între ape (working title). Her debut feature Blue Moon / Crai nou has been selected for…

OBITUARY: Romanian Actor Ion Caramitru

BUCHAREST: The revered Romanian theatre and film actor Ion Caramitru died at 79 on 5 September 2021. He was Minister of Culture from 1996 to 2000, manager of the National…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest International Dance FF 2021 Announces Winners

BUCHAREST: Belia by Egyptian director Eman Hussein received the award for best film at the 7th edition of the Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (1-5 September 2021), the only event…

FESTIVALS: As Far as I Know Wins Central European FF Timișoara 2021

TIMIȘOARA: The Hungarian/Romanian coproduction As Far as I Know directed by Nandor Lörincz and Balint Nagy has been awarded Best Film at the 5th edition of the Central European Film…

FESTIVALS: Taoba International Youth FF 2021 Takes Place in Person Only for Georgian Audience

TBILISI: The 4th edition of the Taoba International Youth Film Festival will be held only for Georgian young audiences, due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, from 25…

FNE TV: Venice 2021: Peter Kerekes 107 Mothers

FNE spoke to Slovak director Peter Kerekes about his new film 107 Mothers / Cenzorka, a Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction that is screening in the Orizzonti competition of the Venice Film Festival.
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FNE TV: Venice 2021: CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training

FNE spoke to the participants at the International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas CICAE Arthouse Cinema Training on the island of San Servolo in Venice to ask them about their experience…
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PRODUCTION: Sebastian Mihăilescu Preps Romanian/Polish/German Coproduction Double Happiness

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Sebastian Mihăilescu is preparing to start shooting his debut feature Double Happiness on 4 October 2021. Diana Păroiu and Ada Solomon are producing through Romania’s microfilm in…

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Leave No Traces to Represent Poland in Oscar Race

WARSAW: The Polish/French/Czech coproduction Leave No Traces by Jan P. Matuszyński is Poland’s candidate for the 94th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature…

PRODUCTION: Filming on Second Season of Serbian Series Besa Wraps in Estonia

BELGRADE: The popular Serbian crime drama series Besa directed by Igor Stoimenov, Nikola Ljuca, Milan Todorović and Maša Nešković finished filming its second season in Estonia, after Montenegro and Serbia,…

FNE at Venice 2021: FNE TV: Pascal Diot, Head of the Venice Production Bridge

VENICE: FNE asked Pascal Diot how the Venice Production Bridge has managed to continue its work during the COVID pandemic and what changes he expects to see in the film…
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Polish/French/Czech Leave No Traces Sold to Benelux, Lithuania and France

VENICE: The Polish/French/Czech coproduction Leave No Traces / Żeby nie było śladów by Jan P. Matuszyński has been sold by New Europe Film Sales to Benelux, Lithuania and France. The…

FESTIVALS: Submit Your Project to Baltic Event Co-Production Market

TALLINN: Feature films in development can apply for the 2021 edition of Baltic Event Co-Production Market, which will be held within the 25th Black Nights Film Festival from 19 to…

FESTIVALS: BIAFF Industry Platform Alternative Wave 2021 Announces Selected Projects

BATUMI: Ten projects have been selected for the Industry Platform Alternative Wave, which will be held in the framework of the Batumi International Art House Film Festival from 20 to…

PRODUCTION: Filming of War Drama Pula Starts in Croatia

PULA: Final preparations are ongoing for the filming of Pula, the debut feature of renowned Croatian documentarist Andrej Korovljev produced by Kinematograf. The filming is set to start in mid-September…

Films Boutique Picks Up Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian 107 Mothers

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak/Czech/Ukrainian coproduction 107 Mothers by the acclaimed Slovak director Peter Kerekes has been acquired by Films Boutique. The film will compete in the Orizzonti section of the 78th…