Czech Producers Request Increase in Production Incentives

PRAGUE: Czech Republic’s Audiovisual Producers´ Association (APA) has requested the Minister of Culture, Martin Baxa, to include an increase in production incentives of at least 25% in the amendment to…

FNE Podcast: Natja Brunckhorst – Actress, Screenwriter, Director

FNE together with German Films has launched the Year of German Central European Films 2024 with a special focus on German films in Central and Eastern European countries plus Cyprus…

Alpha Violet Picks up Lithuanian/Latvian Drowning Dry ahead of Locarno Premiere

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Laurynas Bareisa’s sophomore feature Drowning Dry has been acquired by the French sales agent Alpha Violet. The film will have its premiere in the International Competition of…

GRANTS: Serbia’s Autonomous Province of Vojvodina Announces Production Grants

BELGRADE: The Provincial Government of Vojvodina allocated through the Provincial Secretariat for Culture, Public Information and Relations with Religious Communities 432,375 EUR / 50.7 m RSD for the production of…

Reinhold Messner, Special Guest at 2024 Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival

MESTIA: The 2024 edition of the Mestia International Short and Mountain Film Festival will have the legendary climber and film director Reinhold Messner as its guest of honour from 23…

Maltese Project Wins Let's Pitch Some Shorts! Pitching Forum in Croatia

ZAGREB: The workshop and pitching forum Let's Pitch Some Shorts!, which took place in Zagreb, announced its winners. The main prize for the best pitch was awarded to the short…

OBITUARY: Polish Iconic Actor and Director Jerzy Stuhr

WARSAW: Celebrated Polish actor, director and educator Jerzy Stuhr passed away at the age of 77, after a long battle with cancer.

PRODUCTION: Aris Kaplanidis and Elias Roumeliotis in Production with Animated Documentary Film The Women of 1922

NICOSIA: Greek directors and writers Aris Kaplanidis and Elias Roumeliotis are currently in production with their animated documentary film The Women of 1922 / Oi Gynaikes Tou 1922, which is…

Bulgarian/German Lessons Win 2024 Sveti Vlas Film Fest

SOFIA: The Bulgarian/German coproduction German Lessons by Pavel Vesnakov received the award for Best Feature Film at the 3rd edition of the Sveti Vlas Film Fest. Stephan Komandarev won Best…

Wim Wenders, Guest of Honour at Budapest Classics Film Marathon

BUDAPEST: The 7th edition of the Budapest Classics Film Marathon, organised by the National Film Institute – Hungary, will bring more than 100 restored classics screenings in the Hungarian capital…

Upcoming Activities of Erich Pommer Institute

POTSDAM: The Erich Pommer Institute (EPI) has great news for you. Due to postponed dates, you can still register till 23 September 2024 for its seven-day workshop Play, Promote, Publish …

Romania Speeds Up Reimbursements to International Productions Shot within Cash Rebate Scheme

BUCHAREST: Romanian Minister of Culture Raluca Turcan has announced that all the international projects shot in Romania under the cash rebate scheme in 2018, 2019 and 2020 will be settled…

FESTIVALS: The 4th Svaneti International Film Festival DALI Ready to Kick Off

MESTIA: Seventeen films including four world premieres will screen in the main competition of the Svaneti International Film Festival DALI, which will be held in Mestia, Georgia 15 - 21…

FNE at KVIFF 2024: First Film Award for Czech Female Screenwriters, Film Directors and Artists Established

KARLOVY VARY: The 1st Annual Czech Leonarda Film Award was launched during the Karlovy Vary IFF for female filmmakers who create scripts for feature and documentary films, animated films, new…
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Film Archives in National Archives of Estonia Halfway through Digitalisation

TALLINN: A total of 245 hours of the film archives in the National Archives of Estonia were digitalised by the end of 2023.

FNE Market Analysis 2023: SLOVENIA

LJUBLJANA: In 2023, cinema exhibition and film production were generally stabilised. Cinema attendance still did not reach pre-pandemic numbers but is getting there, having reached 2 m admissions. Film distribution…

German Films Previews 2024 in Potsdam

POTSDAM: Over 70 international film professionals travelled to Potsdam on 3 July 2024 for the 24th edition of German Films Previews, an annual three-day event organised by German Films since…

FNE at KVIFF 2024: Mark Cousins Documentary Takes Grand Prix

KARLOVY VARY: Northern Irish documentary maker Mark Cousins took home the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe at the 58th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for his film A Sudden Glimpse…
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FNE at KVIFF 2024: See how the critics rated the films

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

PRODUCTION: Film Based on Heroic Military Mission Gets Major State Support in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film Operation Sámán by Zsombor Dyga will start shooting in Hungary in August 2024, benefitting from a grant of approximately 7.13 m EUR / 2.8 billion HUF…