GRANTS: Georgia Announces Debut Feature Production Grant

TBILISI: The Georgian National Film Center has allocated 169,312 EUR / 550,267 GEL for the production of one debut feature, Worker, which will be directed by Giorgi Kobalia.

Kino Świat Names Urszula Piasecka as New CEO

WARSAW: Urszula Piasecka is the new CEO of the Polish film distributor Kino Świat, replacing Frederic Berardi.

PRODUCTION: Áron Gauder Works on Animated Film on Native American Creation

BUDAPEST: The production of Áron Gauder’s Minden a rokonom is approaching completion. “The animation is 95 percent complete, with five minutes left in the 100-minute film. The last phase of…

FNE Podcast: György Ráduly: Director of the National Film Institute - Film Archive

FNE's Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to György Ráduly, director of the National Film Institute - Film Archive about the 2022 FIAF Congress, as well as the…

Cinephilia and Runner Lead Lithuanian Silver Crane Awards Nods

VILNIUS: Algimantas Puipa's Cinephilia and Andrius Blaževičus Runner have scored the most nominations,13 each, at the Lithuanian National Silver Crane film awards, which will be announced on 5 June 2022.…

FESTIVALS: You Resemble Me Wins 2022 Prague IFF – Febiofest

PRAGUE: The debut feature by Dina Amer You Resemble Me, a coproduction between France, Egypt and the USA, won the Main Competition award at the 29th Prague International Film Festival…

Dušan Milić's Darkling Hits Italian Cinemas

BELGRADE: Dušan Milić’s latest feature film Darkling, winner of the Audience Award at the 2022 Trieste Film Festival, will be released by Lo Scrittoio in cinemas in 16 Italian towns…

Producers from FNE Partner Countries among 2022 EFP Producers on the Move

CANNES: Producers from Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania and Slovakia are among the 20 producers from 20 different countries selected for EFP Producers on…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A With Georgia’s Sound Artist and POSTRED Founder Beso Kacharava

Central and eastern Europe is one of the most important locations for global games developers and studios, and artists in the region are increasingly working for both film and games.…

PRODUCTION: Montenegrin Director Ivan Marinović Preps Forever Hold Your Peace

PODGORICA: Montenegrin writer/director Ivan Marinović is currently in preparation with the farcical comedy Forever Hold Your Peace / Živi i zdravi, which he plans to start shooting on 13 May…

Peter Bebjak’s TV Series Nineties Attracted Most Viewers in Czech Republic in 18 Years

PRAGUE: Czech crime series Nineties / Devadesátky by Slovak director Peter Bebjak has gathered 2.23 m viewers during only six Sunday evenings on the Czech Television. This is the best…

BOX OFFICE: Bosnia and Herzegovina Sees Rise of Interest in Domestic Films for Second Consecutive Year

SARAJEVO: Danis Tanović’s Not So Friendly Neighbourhood Affair / Deset u pola (Obala Art Centre, 2021) scored 35,341 admissions in 2021, following the success of Jasmila Žbanić’s Quo Vadis, Aida?,…

FESTIVALS: Anifilm 2022 Ready to Kick Off

LIBEREC: The International Festival of Animated Films – Anifilm will take place in Liberec, Czech Republic, from 10 to 15 May 2022. Eleven films have been selected for the Feature…

The 3rd Drive in Culture Brings Drive-in Cinemas to Four Croatian Towns

ZAGREB: The 3rd edition of Drive in Culture will screen domestic and European films in the Croatian towns of Sisak, Pula, Osijek and Zagreb from 6 to 28 May 2022.…

PRODUCTION: Harry Connick Jr. and Mira Sorvino Shoot US/Cypriot RomCom The Islander

NICOSIA: The South African-Cypriot writer/director Stelana Kliris is currently shooting The Islander, a romantic comedy starring Harry Connick Jr. and Mira Sorvino, in Cyprus. The film is a US/Cypriot coproduction…

Dean Devlin’s American SF TV Series The Ark Currently Shoots in Serbia

BELGRADE: Dean Devlin's new space-themed TV show The Ark has officially begun production with its main cast. The principal photography is taking place at the PFI Studios in Belgrade.

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Wins Best Film at Gopo Awards 2022

BUCHAREST: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude was awarded Best Film at the 16th edition of Gopo Awards, held at the National Theatre in Bucharest on 3…

FESTIVALS: Hungarian Motion Picture Festival Announces 2022 Programme

BUDAPEST: The 2nd edition of the Hungarian Motion Picture Festival will screen nearly 100 films from 9 to 12 June 2022. The festival is organised by the National Film Institute…

Latvian Film Marathon Returns Live on 4 May 2022

RIGA: The traditional Latvian Film Marathon organised by the National Film Centre of Latvia returns to the big screen on 4 May 2022, after two years of online screenings. The…

GRANTS: Montenegro Announces Production Grants

PODGORICA: The Film Centre of Montenegro has distributed 106,000 EUR to four projects as production grants at its last batch of funding.