FESTIVALS: Pleasure Wins Art Film Fest Košice 2021

KOŠICE: Pleasure by Ninja Thybergwon, a coproduction between Sweden, the Netherlands and France, won the Blue Angel, the main prize in the International Competition of the 28th Art Film Fest …

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Hana Kutlikova, Assistant Manager, Artkino Metro

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Hana Kutlikova, assistant manager at Artkino Metro, about the challenges Slovak cinemas are facing as they struggle to re-open. She shares…

FNE at TIFF 2021: Unprecedented Number of Domestic Films at Romania’s Transilvania IFF

CLUJ-NAPOCA: Twelve feature films, eight long documentaries and 13 short films will screen in the Romanian Days selection of the 20th Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF). Romania is the star…

Serbian Classic Film Who’s Singin’ Over There? in Theatrical Distribution in France

BELGRADE: The digitally restored version of the Serbian and Yugoslav classic film Who’s Singin’ Over There? / Ko to tamo peva (1980) directed by Slobodan Šijan has racked up 3,000…

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt to Resume Filming in Hungary

BUDAPEST: The action/adventure/fantasy Brahmastra directed by Ayan Mukerji and starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, is set to resume shooting in Hungary sometime after August 2021, when the travel restrictions…

Maltese Film Luzzu Sold For North American Distribution

VALLETTA: Luzzu by Alex Camilleri has been sold by Memento International to Kino Lorber for North American distribution.

Montenegro Cinemas Struggle To Recover From COVID-19 Losses

PODGORICA: Cinemas in Montenegro are open but after being closed for months during the pandemic they face a rough ride on the road to recovery.

FNE at Cannes 2021: Restored Films from FNE Partner Countries in Cannes Classics

CANNES: Restored films by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Márta Mészáros, Vojtech Jasný, Tengiz Abouladzé and Zdravko Velimirovic will screen in Cannes Classics 2021, whose selection was announced on 23 June 2021.
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FESTIVALS: Pula FF 2021 Announces Lineup

PULA: Six films will compete in the Croatian Programme of the Pula Film Festival, which will run under the new artistic director Pavo Marinković from 17-24 July 2021.

FNE Visegrad YR 2021 Q&A: Slovak Producer and Head of SAPA Marián Urban

FNE correspondent Zuzana Vojtekova spoke to Slovak producer Marián Urban, head of ALEF FILM & MEDIA and the Slovak Audiovisual Producers' Association (SAPA), about what challenges he faced as a…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2021: Wanda Adamík Hrycová, Producer, President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to producer Wanda Adamík Hrycová, the President of the Slovak Film and Television Academy, and a member of the Association of Independent…

GRANTS: Film Center Serbia Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

BELGRADE: Film Center Serbia has distributed 339,864 EUR / 40 m RSD among nine minority coproductions, of which seven originate from FNE partner countries. The list includes the new projects…

Kill It and Leave This Town Wins Polish Eagles for Best Film

WARSAW: Kill It and Leave This Town by Mariusz Wilczyński has won the Eagles for best film, best sound and best music at the Polish Film Awards. However, the biopic…

Thriller The Wreck Set to Start Shooting in Malta in September

VALLETTA: A shark attack thriller The Wreck by Liam O’Donnell will start filming in Malta in September 2021. The film is set to take advantage of Malta’s cash rebate of…

Twelve Projects in Online Edition of ZagrebDox Pro 2021

ZAGREB: Twelve projects from 13 countries have been selected for the ZagrebDox Pro workshop, which is running online 21-25 June 2021.

Maltese Cinemas Registered 78% Drop in Admissions in 2020

VALLETTA: Cinemas in Malta and Gozo registered 165,475 admissions in 2020, representing a drop of 78% compared to 2019, which had seen a total of 748,568 admissions, according to Malta’s…

Hungarian/Slovak Family Drama Wild Roots Acquires Worldwide Distributor

BUDAPEST: The Berlin-based sales company M-Appeal has acquired the distribution rights to the Hungarian/Slovak coproduction Wild Roots / Külön Falka. Hajni Kis’ debut feature will have a market screening at…

FESTIVALS: On Site Anifilm 2021 Kicks Off Today

LIBEREC: The 2021 edition of Anifilm – International Festival of Animated Films starts in physical form today in Liberec, Czech Republic. Ten feature films will compete in the International Competition…

FESTIVALS: Paphos IFF 2021 Ready to Kick Off with Open-Air Screenings

PAPHOS: The 6th edition of the Paphos International Film Festival (PIFF) will present 25 independent short films and documentaries within open-air screenings from 25 to 27 June 2021.

FESTIVALS: Sergei Polunin Special Guest at Transilvania IFF 2021

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The international ballet star Sergei Polunin will be a special guest of the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (23 July – 1 August 2021).