Applications Open for 16th Focal Production Value Workshop to Be Held in Riga

RIGA: Focal Production Value has launched the call for applications for its 16th edition that will take place in Riga 7 – 15 January 2023. The deadline is 15 November…

Robert Eggers Gives Masterclass in Prague While Prepping Nosferatu

PRAGUE: Robert Eggers, who is preparing to shoot Nosferatu in Prague later this year, will give a masterclass together with cinematographer Jarin Blaschke at the cinema Bio Oko on 17…

FESTIVALS: Dracula Film Festival Celebrates 10th Edition

BRASOV: More than 40 films are screening in the anniversary 10th edition of the Dracula Film Festival, running 12 – 16 October 2022.

Filmdelights Picks Up Viktor Portel’s The Investigator

PRAGUE: Vienna-based Filmdelights has acquired international sales rights to Czech/Croatian long documentary The Investigator / Vyšetřovatel. The film directed by Viktor Portel was selected for both Opus Bonum and Czech…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava International Documentary FF 2022 Announces Full Lineup

JIHLAVA: Sixteen films have been selected for the Opus Bonum international competition of the 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (25 – 30 October 2022), which announced its full lineup…

OBITUARY: Slovenian Filmmaker Tugo Štiglic

LJUBLJANA: The well-known Slovenian director and screenwriter Tugo Štiglic died on 11 October 2022 at the age of 76.

FESTIVALS: Festival of Slovenian Film Portorož 2022 Announces Lineup

LJUBLJANA: Seven Slovenian feature films and four long documentaries, together with five long documentaries dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Slovenia's independence and six Slovenian minority coproductions, will screen in…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 2.56 m EUR to six feature film projects in the second production call of 2022. New projects by Olmo Omerzu and Tereza Nvotová…

PRODUCTION: Paul Negoescu Shoots Follow Up to His BO Hit Two Lottery Tickets

BUCHAREST: Paul Negoescu is currently filming a sequel to his domestic BO hit Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri. Produced again independently by, Three Lottery Tickets / Trei lozuri…

PRODUCTION: Polish Classic Mr. Blot's Academy Revamped with Film Franchise and Metaverse

WARSAW: Maciej Kawulski’s new feature film Mr. Blot's Academy / Akademia Pana Kleksa, based on the bestselling children's novel by Jan Brzechwa and currently in production, will be divided into…

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Director Dániel Hevér Shoots Debut Feature Some Birds

BUDAPEST: Dániel Hevér is currently in production with his first feature film, Some Birds / Valami madarak. The project was prepared in the Incubator Programme of the National Film Institute…

Approaching Deadline for First Cut Lab RE-ACT Programme

TRIESTE: Film projects in editing from Croatia, Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and Slovenia can apply to First Cut Lab RE-ACT till 15 October 2022. For the first time this…

Tenth CEE Animation Forum Announces Selected Projects

PRAGUE: Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland are among the countries with the most projects selected for the 10th edition of the CEE Animation Forum, which will be held in a…

Extended Deadline for Less Is More 2023

WARSAW: Sixteen filmmakers will be selected to develop their first, sophomore or third feature film at the Less Is More (LIM) programme 2023. The deadline for applications has been extended…

Romania Approves COVID-19 Support for Cultural Independent Sector

BUCHAREST: The Romanian Government has approved a memorandum of the Ministry of Culture for allotting approximately 28 m EUR / 140 m RON to the cultural independent sector, including cinema,…

Tenth Baltic Pitching Forum Announces Winners

VILNIUS: The anniversary 10th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum showcased 12 projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and this year’s guest country Norway, from 5 to 8 October 2022.

Nosferatu Expected to Shoot in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu starring Bill Skarsgard and Lily-Rose Depp has added Nicholas Hoult to its cast, a sign that the project will soon start shooting in the Czech Republic,…

Horror Film Azrael Starts Shooting in Estonia

TALLINN: The action horror film Azrael directed by Evan Katz and starring Samara Weaving is starting principal photography in Estonia on 10 October 2022.

PRODUCTION: Slovenian Director Sonja Prosenc Starts Shooting Redemption

LJUBLJANA: Sonja Prosenc started shooting her third feature film Redemption / Odrešitev in the town of Vodice, near Ljubljana, on 5 October 2022. This black comedy/drama is a Slovenian/Italian/Croatian/Serbian/Norwegian coproduction.

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival 2022 Announces Industry Programme

ZAGREB: The Zagreb Film Festival, which will run 23 - 30 October 2022, has announced a rich industry programme for its 20th anniversary edition.