PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Agim Abdula in Postproduction with Debut Feature Koma

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Agim Abdula is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Koma, a Macedonian national film, which is set to premiere by the autumn of 2022.
29-04-2022

FESTIVALS: Art Film Fest Košice Cancels 2022 Edition

KOŠICE: The organisers of the 29th edition of Art Film Fest Košice, which was planned to take place 17-24 June 2022 in Košice, have announced that they are canceling the…
29-04-2022

Ridley Scott Shoots Kitbag with Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby in Malta

VALLETTA: Joaquin Phoenix and Vanessa Kirby will start shooting next week in Malta on Ridley Scott’s film Kitbag, about Napoleon's rise to power. Polish cinematographer Dariusz Adam Wolski is lensing.
29-04-2022

Slovak 2021 Admissions Lowest Since 1993

BRATISLAVA: Total admissions in Slovakia reached 2,037,942 in 2021, with a decrease of 13.82% compared to 2020. It is the lowest number of admissions since 1993. The total gross was…
29-04-2022

Admissions to Domestic Films in North Macedonia Declined Significantly in 2021

SKOPJE: Admissions to domestic films in North Macedonia declined drastically from 24,138 in 2020 to 2,652 in 2021, even though almost the same number of films were released in cinemas,…
29-04-2022

Talents Sarajevo 2022 Launches Call for Applications

SARAJEVO: The call is open for the 16th edition of Talents Sarajevo, founded in collaboration with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talents. Talents Sarajevo will be held under the …
29-04-2022

Short Film by Radu Jude Added to Cannes Directors’ Fortnight

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude’s new short film The Potemkinists / Potemkiniștii has been added to the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) selection, together with another nine short films.
28-04-2022

FNE Podcast: goEast 2022: Georgian Producer Ketevan Kipiani

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke in Wiesbaden with Ketevan Kipiani, who works for Sakdok Film, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the pandemic,…
28-04-2022

Latvian Comedy Samuel's Travels Acquired by HBO Central Europe

RIGA: Samuel's Travels, directed by Latvian/Armenian filmmaker Aik Karapetian, has been acquired by HBO Central Europe. The deal was signed by the Copenhagen-based LevelK, who had picked up the international…
28-04-2022

FESTIVALS: Krakow Film Festival Announces 2022 Lineup

KRAKOW: The prestigious list of 15 documentaries eligible to compete in the Krakow Film Festival’s competition includes six productions from the CEE region. The 62nd Krakow Film Festival will be…
28-04-2022

FESTIVALS: Vera Dreams of the Sea Wins 2022 goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film

WIESBADEN: The Macedonian minority coproduction Vera Dreams of the Sea by Kaltrina Krasniqi was awarded the Golden Lily for best film in the International Competition of the 22nd edition of …
28-04-2022

GRANTS: Estonia Announces Animation Grants

TALLINN: Estonian Film Institute distributed 521,500 EUR among five animated films in production and four animated projects in development. The decision was made public on 26 April 2022.
27-04-2022

BOX OFFICE: Estonian Majority Coproduction Melchior the Apothecary Leads at Local Box Office

TALLINN: The historical crime thriller Melchior the Apothecary by Elmo Nüganen, a coproduction between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany, tops the Estonian box office with 57,456 admissions. It is the…
27-04-2022

FNE Podcast: Michal Bregant: Executive Director of Czech NFA

FNE's Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Michal Bregant, executive director of the Czech National Film Archives (NFA) about the 2022 FIAF Congress, as well as the…
27-04-2022

Admissions in Georgia Show Increase in 2021

TBILISI: Admissions to domestic films increased in Georgia from 2,000 in 2020 to approximately 10,000 in 2021, while total admissions increased from 230,160 in 2020 to approximately 560,000 in 2021.
27-04-2022

FESTIVALS: Croatian Film Days 2022 Announces Programme

ZAGREB: The 31st edition of the Croatian Film Days / Dani hrvatskog filma will screen 73 films, which have been selected from among 179 applicants. The most comprehensive overview of…
27-04-2022

BOX OFFICE: Slovak Romantic Comedies Continue to Top Local BO

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak romantic comedy And a Happy New Year 2 / Šťastný nový rok 2: Dobro došli by Jakub Kroner cashed in 1,106,438 EUR at the local box office…
26-04-2022

PRODUCTION: Ralitza Petrova Preps Bulgarian/Danish/Swedish Coproduction Lust

SOFIA: Award-winning director Ralitza Petrova is currently in preparation with her sophomore feature, Lust. A coming-of-middle-age story and a mystery psychological drama, the film follows a flawed prison officer, who …
26-04-2022

Serbian Minority Coproduction The Dam

ZAGREB: Serbian minority coproduction The Dam / Le Barrage directed by Lebanese director Ali Cherri will have its world premiere in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. The film has been supported…
26-04-2022

Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2022 Launches Earlier Call for Submissions

TALLINN: Baltic Event Co-Production Market, the largest international coproduction market in Northern Europe, has launched its call for applications earlier than usual. The deadline is 30 June 2022.
26-04-2022