Małgorzata Szumowska’s First American Film Starring Naomi Watts Opens in USA

WARSAW: Infinite Storm, the first American film by Małgorzata Szumowska, opened on 1,500 screens in the USA on 25 March 2022. This is the first Polish film in years to…
28-03-2022

Applications Open to CICAE International Mentoring Programme for Art House Cinema Exhibitors

BERLIN: The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas (CICAE) is launching a brand new six-month mentoring programme for senior exhibitors starting April 2022. Exhibitors and programmers of independent cinema theatres worldwide…
28-03-2022

FNE Visegrad 2021-2022: Czech Distributors Keen to Maximise Revenue in Market Shifting to SVOD

PRAGUE: Digital Video-On-Demand (VOD) revenues are expected to keep increasing in the Czech Republic, according to some film distributors in the country, even as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes across Europe…
25-03-2022

FNE Market Analysis 2021: ESTONIA

TALLINN: The COVID-19 pandemic continued to shape the local film landscape in 2021. Both the ticket revenue and attendance hit a new low for the past 10 years, partly due…
25-03-2022

Malta Launches New Cash Rebate Scheme for International Productions

VALLETTA: The Government of Malta has recently upgraded the cash rebates for filmmakers, making the financial guidelines more attractive to the film industry. Productions which satisfy the cultural test can…
25-03-2022

FESTIVALS: ZagrebDOX 2022 Announces Programme

ZAGREB: The 18th edition of the International Documentary Film Festival ZagrebDOX will screen 86 films in 11 sections at the Kaptol Boutique Cinema in Zagreb from 3 to 10 April…
25-03-2022

Transilvania Pitch Stop Opens Call for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Transilvania Pitch Stop, the coproduction platform of the Transilvania IFF (TIFF), has opened the call for applications for its 2022 edition announced for 23-25 June. The deadline is 10…
25-03-2022

FNE at IFF Febiofest Bratislava 2022: Fakir Wins Best Pitch Award at Industry Days

BRATISLAVA: Fakir / Pokiaľ ja žijem, a Slovak documentary in preproduction by Roman Ďuriš, won the main prize at the 7th edition of the IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days.
24-03-2022

Polish Drama Other People Starts Sales as It Hits Local Cinemas

WARSAW: Aleksandra Terpińska’s debut feature Other People has been sold by Polish New Europe Film Sales to British Magnetes Pictures, which will release it not only in the UK and…
24-03-2022

Meeting Point Vilnius 2022 Ready to Kick Off

VILNIUS: Twenty projects from 18 countries will take part in the Coming Soon pitching session within Meeting Point Vilnius, the industry platform of the Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris, which will…
24-03-2022

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Czech Cinema Operators Register Uneven Post-pandemic Recovery

PRAGUE: Despite some reprieve from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, Czech film exhibitors recorded market instability throughout last year and the beginning of 2022, with theatres unable to attract pre-crisis…
24-03-2022

Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days 2022 Announces Programme

LIMASSOL: Seven feature film projects have been selected for the Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point Co-production Forum 2022, which will take place within Dot.on.the.Map Industry Days 14-16 April 2022.
24-03-2022

PRODUCTION: Balázs Lóth Preps Historical Adventure with Record High Production Grant

BUDAPEST: Balázs Lóth is currently in preproduction with the historical adventure film Now or Never! / Most vagy soha!, for which he received a record amount of funding of 12.2…
23-03-2022

FESTIVALS: Febiofest Bratislava 2022 Announces Winners

BRATISLAVA: The Austrian short film How to Disappear directed by Total Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf) was awarded Best Film in the In the Heart of Europe…
23-03-2022

FNE Podcast: Ana Chubinidze: Georgian Illustrator and Animation Filmmaker

TBILISI: FNE correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke with Ana Chubinidze, award winning Georgian animation filmmaker and illustrator, about her work and the development and challenges of Georgian animated cinema.
23-03-2022

Projects from Georgia, Bulgaria and Czech Republic in Cannes’s L’Atelier

CANNES: New projects by Georgian Levan Koguashvili (Guria), Bulgarian Stephan Komandarev (Made in EU) and Czech Tomas Weinreb & Petr Kazda (The Forest) are among the 15 projects selected for…
23-03-2022

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2022 Opens Call for Applications

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival has launched the call for applications for its new edition set for 13 - 23 October 2022. Feature, short, and children's films, as well…
23-03-2022

PRODUCTION: György Kristóf in Postproduction with Dystopian Dance Thriller

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director György Kristóf is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature Bunker (working title). The film will use dance as cinematic language and it is a coproduction between…
22-03-2022

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Luka Mihailović Wraps Shooting on Indigo Crystal

BELGRADE: Young Serbian film director Luka Mihailović has just wrapped up the shooting of his debut feature, the urban crime drama Indigo Crystal / Indigo Kristal, in his hometown of…
22-03-2022

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Czech Producer Ondřej Zima

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Czech producer Ondřej Zima from FILM KOLEKTIV, Evolution Films and Offside Men, about the challenges he faced as a producer during the COVID-19 pandemic and how…
22-03-2022