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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Slovak Film Week Returns to Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: The 8th edition of the Slovak Film Week will take place at the Lumière Cinema in Bratislava 4–10 April 2022. After two editions which took place online and in…

Academy Award Nominee Polish Short The Dress Acquired by HBO Max

WARSAW: The Dress / Sukienka by Tadeusz Łysiak, which is nominated for the Academy Awards 2022 in the Short Film (Live Action) category, has been acquired by HBO Max.

FNE at Sofia FF 2022: Prize Winners: Sonata Takes Top Prize

SOFIA: The 26th Sofia International Film Festival gave its top prize for best first and second feature films to the Polish film Sonata directed by Bartosz Blaschke, which also was…
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PRODUCTION: Polish Director Jan Holoubek Shoots Sophomore Feature Doppelgänger

GDAŃSK: Doppelgänger is currently shooting in Gdańsk with a star cast including Jakub Gierszał, Tomasz Schuchardt and Andrzej Seweryn. This is the second feature by Jan Holoubek after 25 Years…