Cinema Parallels 2022 Ready to Kick-off in Banja Luka

BANJA LUKA: The third edition of Cinema Parallels will take place in Banja Luka, Srpska Republic, Bosnia and Herzegovina from 7 to 9 July 2022. The theme of the edition…

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Filip Kovačević Preps Sophomore Feature Children of the Gods

BELGRADE: Young Serbian director Filip Kovačević is currently in preproduction with his sophomore feature Children of the Gods / Deca Bogova. The project was showcased at the Transilvania Pitch Stop…

PRODUCTION: Slovenian/Croatian Lunatic by Igor Šterk Wraps Shooting

LJUBLJANA: Igor Šterk’s feature film Lunatic wrapped shooting in the Slovenian seaside town of Piran. The Slovenian/Croatian coproduction is a bittersweet autobiography of the director’s family, whose father Jure Šterk,…

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Attention all film critics coming to Karlovy Vary IFF

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

Serbian Classic Sold for Comic Book Adaptation in Japan

BELGRADE: The Kadokawa Corporation and Tuttle-Mori Agency from Tokyo bought the rights for the comic adaptation of the classic Yugoslav and Serbian feature film The Bloody Fairy Tale / Krvavava…

Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Venice Gap-Financing Market 2022

VENICE: Projects from Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia and Poland have been selected for the 9th edition of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, which will take place 2 -…
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FESTIVALS: Calls Open for Submissions to Ji.hlava Film Festival 2022

PRAGUE: The 26th Ji.hlava IDFF, which will take place 25-30 October 2022, has opened calls for feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. Until July 31 the festival is…

FESTIVALS: Bucharest Short Film Festival 2022 Starts in Romania’s Capital City

BUCHAREST: The 6th edition of the Bucharest Short Film Festival will be held 1-6 July 2022.

Paul Negoescu’s Romanian/Bulgarian Men of Deeds Picked Up by Patra Spanou

BUCHAREST: Men of Deeds / Oameni de treabă, the fourth feature film by the Romanian director Paul Negoescu has been acquired by the German sales agent Patra Spanou. This Romanian/Bulgarian…

MEDICI Workshop to Hold 11th Edition in Montenegro in September 2022

PODGORICA: The 11th edition of the MEDICI workshop will be organised by the Foundation for Professional Training in Cinema and Audiovisual Media FOCAL in cooperation with the Film Centre of…

PRODUCTION: Romanian/Bulgarian/Serbian Coproduction Horia Starts Shooting in Romania

BUCHAREST: Ana-Maria Comănescu’s debut feature Horia starts shooting in Romania on 29 June 2022. The film is a Romanian/Bulgarian/Serbian coproduction produced by Carla Fotea and Ada Solomon through microFILM in…

First Serbian Doc Released on Netflix

BELGRADE: Serbian long documentary The Long Road to War / Dugo putovanje u rat by Miloš Škundrić was released on Netflix on 28 June 2022. The first Serbian documentary released…

Macedonian Cinematheque Premieres Restored Classic Frosina in Celebration of Its 70th Anniversary

SKOPJE: The Cinematheque of North Macedonia has released the digitally restored version of the first Macedonian feature film Frosina by Vojislav Nanović on Blu-ray. This is one of the several…

FESTIVALS: Second Edition of Svaneti IFF Announces Lineup

MESTIA: A total of 20 titles have been selected for the short film competition of the second edition of the Georgian Svaneti International Film Festival, which will take place in…

Digital Advertising on the Rise in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Investment in digital advertising continues to rise in Slovenia and is expected to see a 15% growth in 2022.

UPDATE: Violetta Villas Biopic in Development

The information about the new Violetta Villas biopic directed by Karolina Bielawska unintentionally included incorrect information on the financing and the stage of production which is currently in the development…

PRODUCTION: Karolina Bielawska in Development with Violetta Villas Biopic

WARSAW: After five years of working on the project, director Karolina Bielawska moves into development with her debut feature, a biopic inspired by the life of iconic Polish singer Violetta…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A Marek Jezo CEO of Blue Faces Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: FNE spoke to Marek Jezo, chief executive officer of the Blue Faces, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Slovak game development industry. Blue Faces…

PRODUCTION: Turkish TV Series Shoots in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: Turkish public broadcaster TRT is shooting the TV series Balkan Lullaby / Balkan Ninnisi in Skopje, directed by Doğan Ümit Karaca and serviced by the Macedonian company City Star…

Ten Projects from FNE Partner Countries Receive Eurimages Co-production Support

STRASBOURG: Ten majority and minority coproductions from FNE partner countries, including new projects by Radu Jude, Ivan Ostrochovský and Petar Valchanov & Kristina Grozeva, received Eurimages coproduction support at the…