East Doc Platform 2022 Announces Projects

PRAGUE: The East Doc Platform, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film and One World film festival, has announced the full selection of projects to participate in its 11th edition,…

Globally Acclaimed David Walliams to Host Malta Film Awards

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission is proud to announce that the globally acclaimed British comedian, actor, writer and television show presenter David Walliams will be hosting the Malta Film Awards…

Films from FNE Partner Countries on Oscar 2022 Shortlist

LOS ANGELES: Three minority coproductions from Estonia, Poland and North Macedonia have been selected for the Academy Awards International Feature shortlist. One Polish film and one Romanian minority coproduction are…

Occupation and Zátopek Dominate Czech Lion Nominations for 2021

PRAGUE: The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) has announced the nominations for the 29th annual Czech Lion awards. Occupation and Zátopek scored thirteen nods each, followed by The Man…

Trieste Film Festival 2022 Announces Lineup

TRIESTE: The 33rd edition of the Trieste Film Festival, running in person this year on 21 – 30 January, has announced its competition programme lineup.

WEMW 2022 Announces Full Lineup of Work in Progress Sections, Slate Market and Inspirational Labs

TRIESTE: When East Meets West kicks off on 24 January 2022 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival, in a unique hybrid format combining digital connections and real emotions.

Twenty Two New Untold Stories Will Be Revealed at Upcoming HybrId Edition of Trieste Co-Production Forum

TRIESTE: A total of 22 film projects from 18 countries will be presented at the 12th edition of When East Meets West, the Italian Co-Production Forum taking place in a…

FNE Visegrad 2021: Q&A with Viktoria Petrányi, Co-Founder of Proton Cinema

BUDAPEST: Producer Viktoria Petrányi, the co-founder of Proton Cinema, whose long list of credits includes Hungarian award-winning titles such as White God, as well as acclaimed international productions, talks to…

Nominees for Malta Film Awards Announced

VALLETTA: The nominees for the first edition of the Malta Film Awards, due to take place on 29 January, were announced in a recorded presentation this week.

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Q&A with Czech and Slovak Distributor Ivan Hronec

BRATISLAVA: Ivan Hronec is a founder and CEO of Film Europe, which distributes award-winning films selected from European productions and international festivals. He is also an exhibitor with two famous…

GRANTS: Bulgarian National Film Center Announces Partial 2021 Grants

SOFIA: The Bulgarian National Film Center has approved funding for feature, documentary and animated productions since the end of November 2021. The specific amounts for each project will be determined…

Karlovy Vary IFF Acquires Czech Distributor Aerofilms

PRAGUE: The KVIFF Group, a newly established entity connected with Karlovy Vary IFF, has announced that it has acquired a majority share in the Aerofilms distribution company. The acquisition was…

Communications Company Announces 1m EUR Investment in Maltese TV Content

VALLETTA: One of Malta’s foremost communications services companies, GO has announced a 1 million EUR investment over three years to support original TV content, with Sharp Shoot Media’s Chalet being…

FNE Visegrad YR2021: Hungarian Film Production Booms in 2021 Despite the Pandemic

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian film industry will close a record year in 2021, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with a spend of more than 200 billion HUF / 544m EUR, the country’s…

FNE Podcast: YR2021: Jiri Konecny: Producer, Czech Republic

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Jiri Konecny, emerging producer from the Czech Republic, about the challenges he has faced as a producer during the pandemic, as well as…

PRODUCTION: Kastriot Abdyli Wraps Shooting on Macedonian/Belgian/Bulgarian Perhaps

SKOPJE: Kastriot Abdyli has finished the shooting of his second feature Perhaps / Mozebi, produced by Dardania Film.

PRODUCTION: Italian/Romanian Documentary The Land You Belong Gets Eurimages Grant

BUCHAREST: Italian director/scriptwriter Elena Rebeca Carini is currently in production with her long documentary The Land You Belong, whose shooting started in November 2021. This Italian/Romanian coproduction received a grant…

PRODUCTION: Sharon Bar-Ziv Wraps Shooting on Slovenian/Israeli/German Wild Urge

LJUBLJANA: Israeli director Sharon Bar-Ziv has finished shooting the Slovenian/Israeli/German women’s drama Wild Urge. The two-week shoot, which took place in Ljubljana and on a hill called Kurescek, ended on…

FESTIVALS: Anifilm Accepts Submissions for 2022 Edition

PRAGUE: The Czech animation festival Anifilm is accepting applications for its 2022 edition through 31 December 2021.

My Sunny Maad Gets Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film

PRAGUE: My Sunny Maad by acclaimed Czech director Michaela Pavlátová has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture – Animated category of the Golden Globes, which are scheduled to take…