North Macedonia Caps Cinema Attendance at 75% of Capacity

SKOPJE: Cinemas in North Macedonia are now allowed to fill cinemas to 75 percent of their capacity under COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

PRODUCTION: Netflix's The Witcher S3 Shoots In Slovenia

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia is one of the three countries, beside Croatia and Italy, hosting the Netflix film crew shooting the third season of the hit fantasy drama series The Witcher, based…

Croatian Audiovisual Centre Proposes to Increase Incentives to 30%

ZAGREB: The Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) is proposing an increase in incentives for international productions shooting in Croatia from 25 to 30%, and three percent from the total amount to…

FESTIVALS: Istanbul IFF 2022 Announces Lineup

ISTANBUL: The Istanbul International Film Festival has announced the programme of its 41st edition, which will take place 8-19 April 2022.

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 04.04.2022

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…

OBITUARY: Czech Illustrator Jiří Šalamoun

PRAGUE: Czech artist and illustrator Jiří Šalamoun, the father of the cartoon character Maxipes Fík, has died at the age of 86. The dog Maxipes Fík is one of the…

Slovak Film Week 2022 Kicks Off Today

BRATISLAVA: The 8th edition of the Slovak Film Week, the annual showcase of domestic titles, starts on 4 April 2022. More than 40 feature, documentary and animated films will be…

FESTIVALS: Vilnius Kino Pavasaris IFF 2022 Announces Winners

VILNIUS: The Serbian documentary Rampart directed by Marko Grba Singh has been awarded Best European Debut at the Vilnius Kino Pavasaris International Film Festival, which took place 24 March -…

OBITUARY: Lithuanian Director Mantas Kvedaravičius

VILNIUS: Acclaimed Lithuanian documentary film director Mantas Kvedaravičius (45) has been killed in Mariupol, the very Ukrainian town which he documented in Mariupolis.

Hungarian Series The Informant Broadcast to 61 Countries on HBO Max

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian spy drama series The Informant / A besúgó, written and directed by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, was released in 61 countries worldwide on HBO Max on 1 April 2022.

PRODUCTION: Janez Burger Shoots Slovenian/Croatian/Italian/Macedonian Observing

LJUBLJANA: Janez Burger is currently shooting the socially critical drama Observing / Opazovanje, inspired by real events. The film is a coproduction between Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and North Macedonia.

FESTIVALS: goEast 2022 Announces Lineup

WIESBADEN: Fourteen titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 22nd edition of goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film, hosted by DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut…

Watch FNE Visegrad Panel Podcast: Festivals 2.0: How to Approach Audience in Post-COVID Era

To watch the panel discussion click HERE. The Panel discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation…

FNE at East Doc Platform 2022: Winners: The World Is Not A Mine Takes Top Prize

PRAGUE: The annual documentary event East Doc Platform (25-31 March 2022) gave its top award to the Polish project The World Is Not A Mine by Natalia Koniarz about inhabitants…
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Big Budget International Productions Heading to Hungary

BUDAPEST: Hungary is ready to welcome new international productions in 2022, including Dune: Part Two by Denis Villeneuve and the Netflix miniseries All the Light We Cannot See, after a…

Czech Fairy Tale Tops Box Office in First Quarter of 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech Box Office number one hit in 2022 so far is the children fairytale The Secret of an Old Pistol 2 / Tajemství staré bambitky 2, directed by…

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2022 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont, a coproduction between Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine, has been awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 24th edition…

New Season of Bedekr Show Wraps Shooting in Croatia

DUBROVNIK: The tourist show Bedekr produced by the Czech Television wrapped shooting a new season in Croatia in Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes, and Dubrovnik.

Disney+ To Be Launched in 16 FNE Partner Countries

WARSAW: Disney+ will be launched in 42 new countries in May-June 2022, including in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia,…

PRODUCTION: Romanian Director Andrei Cohn Preps Gefilte Fish

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director Andrei Cohn is preparing to shoot his third feature film Gefilte Fish in April 2022. The film will be produced by Anca Puiu through Romania’s Mandragora in…