Paul Joseph Schrader to Receive Honourary Heart of Sarajevo Award

SARAJEVO: American screenwriter, director and film critic Paul Joseph Schrader will be presented with the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival (12-19 August 2022).

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Executive Director of Slovak Game Developers Association Maroš Brojo

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke with Maroš Brojo, executive director of the Slovak Game Developers Association (SGDA), about the constantly growing Slovak game development industry.

PRODUCTION: Innovative Comedy/Drama Free Money Shoots in Estonia and USA

TALLINN: Estonian comedy/drama Free Money by Rain Rannu is currently shooting in the United States and Estonia. This Estonian production will be one of the first films ever to incorporate…

Romanian Media Market Expects Record Year 2022

BUCHAREST: The total media market in Romania is estimated to reach 640 m EUR by the end of 2022, with a 20 percent growth for digital and six percent growth…

Georgian Film Industry Representatives Meet Leading Hollywood Companies

TBILISI: Representatives of six Georgian film production companies met six leading global companies in Hollywood as part of the Film in Georgia programme. They also took part in the American…

FESTIVALS: Gdynia Film Festival 2022 Announces Lineup

GDYNIA: Sixteen films have been selected for the Main Competition of the 47th Polish Film Festival and will compete for Golden and Silver Lions. Among them are three debuts and…

FESTIVALS: First Edition of Mountain Summer FF Kicks off in Zagreb

ZAGREB: The first edition of the Zagreb Mountain Summer Film Festival is taking place 13 – 17 July 2022. The festival offers free open air film screenings, concerts and workshops.

PRODUCTION: Ergo Kuld's Faulty Brides Wraps Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: The domestic comedy Faulty Brides / Vigased pruudid by Ergo Kuld was shot during 18 days from 8 June to 10 July 2022 in the Matsalu National Park in…

Warner Bros. Discovery Halts Local Original Productions for HBO Max in CEE and Removes Original Content from Platform

BUDAPEST: Hungarian drama series The Informant, Romanian series Hackerville and Ruxx, and Czech series The Sleepers are among the FNE partner countries’ original content removed from HBO Max. Warner Bros.…

PRODUCTION: Serbian Actor Rade Ćosić in Postproduction with Directorial Debut

BELGRADE: Serbian actor Rade Ćosić is currently in postproduction with his directorial debut feature Dead or Alive / Ko živ, ko mrtav. This buddy-buddy film / action comedy with aspects…

FNE Market Analysis 2021: CROATIA

ZAGREB: The total gross of Croatian cinemas surged from 5.9 m EUR in 2020 to 11.7 m EUR in 2021, mainly due to cinemas reopening after the lockdowns. Box office…

FNE at KVIFF 2022: See How The Critics Rated the Films

This year for the seventh time FNE together with FIPRESCI organised the ratings of all feature films in the main Crystal Globe competition, and for the first time the Proxima…

Johann Grech Re-appointed as Malta Film Commissioner

VALLETTA: Johann Grech has received a new three-year mandate as the head of the Malta Film Commission (MFC).

Lithuania Allocates 126,000 EUR for Ukrainian Artists

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Council for Culture and the Lithuanian Film Centre have allocated 126,000 EUR as grants for Ukrainian artists who fled Ukraine.

Pustnik Residency 2022 Announces Selected Projects

ENISALA: Eight projects have been selected for the 8th edition of the Pustnik screenwriting residency, a Romanian initiative hosted for the first time by the Enisala Safari Village in the…

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Prize Winners: Summer with Hope Wins Grand Prix

KARLOVY VARY: Summer with Hope / Tabestan Ba Omid (Canada, Iran) directed by Sadaf Foroughi won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival held…
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FESTIVALS: Cinefemina FF 2022 Takes Place in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Eleven films including Polish, Czech and Romanian coproductions are in the selection of the 2nd edition of Cinefemina, a festival dedicated to women in the film industry that is…

PRODUCTION: Robert Kirchhoff In Postproduction with Slovak/Czech Alexander Dubček Doc

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Robert Kirchhoff is currently in postproduction with his creative documentary All Men Become Brothers / Všetci ľudia budú bratia. The film is produced by Kirchhoff´s atelier.doc and…

GRANTS: Ministry of Culture of Kanton Sarajevo Announces Grants

SARAJEVO: The Ministry of Culture of Kanton Sarajevo has allocated grants for the production of long and short films, as well as the development of TV series, for the second…

Slovakia Reports 57% of Films Were Minority Coproductions in 2021

BRATISLAVA: In 2021, Slovakia was more focused on collaboration with foreign production companies, in particular with Czech companies, and 57% of all films were minority coproductions, according to a report…