BBC Buys Broadcasting Rights for Croatia’s Pavilion 6

ZAGREB: The BBC purchased broadcasting rights for Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the long documentary Pavilion 6 directed by Goran Dević and produced by Croatia’s Fifteenth Art. This is…

PRODUCTION: Sundance Winner Ondřej Hudeček Shoots Debut Feature Little Thief

PRAGUE: The Czech director Ondřej Hudeček, who won the Special Jury Prize for Best Direction at the Sundance Film Festival for his short film Peacock / Furiant in 2016, is…

Winners of 2023 European Film Awards

BERLIN: The Estonian majority coproduction Smoke Sauna Sisterhood by Anna Hints was awarded European Documentary at the 36th edition of the European Film Awards held in Berlin on 9 December…

Spy/Master Wins NEM Award for Best Drama TV Series in CEE Region

ZAGREB: Spy/Master, directed by Christopher Smith and produced by Proton Cinema (Hungary) and Mobra Films (Romania) for HBO Europe, received the NEM Award for Best Drama TV Series in the…

GRANTS: Nine Latvian Projects Supported through ERFD to Be Completed in 2023

RIGA: Nine projects that received support from the National Film Centre of Latvia through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in 2022 are expected to be finished by the end…

ArtTech Forum Held in Vilnius

VILNIUS: An interesting ArtTech Forum was held in Vilnius on 8 December 2023, organised by ArtTech Agency in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, the…

Polish Filmmakers File Lawsuit against State Treasury over Compensation Dispute

WARSAW: The Polish Filmmakers Association has sued the State Treasury over the reprographic fee, claiming inadequate compensation for filmmakers and producers.

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Alise Zariņa Shoots Feel-good Feature about Death and Abandonment

RIGA: Latvian production company Mima Films is currently in mid-production with Alise Zariņa’s sophomore feature Impressions / Nospiedumi, in which the seemingly dark topics of slow death, fear of abandonment,…

Lost Country by Vladimir Perišić Shortlisted for 2023 Arab Critics' Awards for European Films

BELGRADE: The French/Serbian/Luxembourg/Croatian coproduction Lost Country directed by Serbian director Vladimir Perišić is among the three titles shortlisted for the 2023 Arab Critics' Awards for European Films, which were launched…

dok.incubator 2024 Opens Call for Documentaries in Rough Cut Stage

PRAGUE: Editors, directors and producers are invited to apply with long documentaries in the rough cut stage for the 2024 dok.incubator workshop. The deadline is 25 January 2024.

PRODUCTION: Igor Cobileanski's Romanian/Moldavian Comatogen in Postproduction

BUCHAREST: Igor Cobileanski’s fourth feature film Comatogen has finished editing and will soon enter sound design, sound mixing and colorisation. The film is a coproduction between Romania and the Republic…

PRODUCTION: Svetoslav Draganov in Postproduction with Documentary Snescha and Franz

SOFIA: Bulgarian director/producer Svetoslav Draganov is in postproduction with his new documentary Snescha and Franz, a universal story about the call of freedom vs. the family life, based on the…

Croatia’s Pine Studio Sells Two Million Copies of Escape Simulator Game

ZAGREB: Croatia’s Pine Studio sold over two million copies of its hit game Escape Simulator to PC users, according to November statistics of the Steam platform.

Mayday Starring Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh to Be Shot in Hungary

BUDAPEST: Cold War action adventure Mayday starring Ryan Reynolds and Kenneth Branagh will be shot in Budapest as well as in San Diego and Montreal starting 5 February 2024.

GRANTS: Film Fund Sarajevo Cancels 2023 Grants and Opens New Call

SARAJEVO: The Acting Members of the Board of Directors of Film Fund Sarajevo have annulled their funding decisions taken in 2023 and opened new calls following a decision of the…

GRANTS: Romania Announces Production Grants

BUCHAREST: Projects by Rady Jude, Danis Tanović and Sergei Loznitsa are among the winners of the latest production grants announced by the Romanian Film Centre (CNC). Approximately 5.7 m EUR…

FESTIVALS: The 20th International Animated Film Festival Animateka Announces Winners

LJUBLJANA: The 20th edition of the International Animated Film Festival Animateka, which was held 27 November - 3 December 2023, has announced its winners. The Jury Grand Prix in the…

FESTIVALS: Drawing Lots by Zaza Khalvashi Wins 2023 Tbilisi IFF

TBILISI: The late Zaza Khalvashi’s film Drawing Lots won the Prometheus award for best feature film at the 24th edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival (26 November – 3…

Croatian Network of Independent Cinemas Welcomes New Member

ZAGREB: The Croatian Network of Independent Cinemas has welcomed a new member, CMIK/CMC Novigrad-Cittanova, which has become the 71st independent cinema under its wing.

Interview with Vladimir Burianek, New Director of Slovak Audiovisual Fund

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke with Vladimir Burianek, the new director of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, about the first steps he intends to take and his priorities for the next five-year period…