FNE Market Analysis 2021: SLOVAKIA

BRATISLAVA: In 2021, Slovakia was significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic for the second year. Although production fully restarted in the summer months, thanks to the stabilisation of measures and…

Zsa Zsa Gabor Museum Opens in Budapest

BUDAPEST: A museum has opened in Budapest dedicated to Hungary’s most famous film star Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died in 2016. The museum was opened by her widower Frederic Prinz…

Bosnian Director Bahrudin Cengic’s Classic Life Of a Shock Force Worker Scores Restoration Grant

LJUBLJANA: The 1972 Yugoslav classic Life Of a Shock Force Worker directed by Bosnian Bahrudin Čengić has received a 50 000 EUR restoration grant from the Association des Cinematheques Europeennes…

Ex Oriente Film Announces Documentary Projects Selected for 2022

PRAGUE: The Prague based Institute of Documentary Film has announced the 12 documentary projects that have been selected for the 20th edition of the Ex Oriente Film workshop. The workshop's…

FNE at Cannes 2022: Cannes Prize Winners

CANNES: The 75th Cannes Film Festival held 17-28 May 2019 awarded its top prize to Triangle of Sadness (Sweden, France, UK, Germany) directed by Ruben Östlund. The Polish/Italian coproduction EO…
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FNE at Cannes 2022: See How the Critics Rated Films

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Cannes Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight and Critics Week, giving the…

Kaha Sikharulidze Appointed New Head of Georgian National Film Centre (GNFC)

TBILISI: Kaha Sikharulidze, the First Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, will be taking over as director of the Georgian National Film Centre. Maya Tchilashvili will maintain her position…

FNE at Krakow FF 2022: In Person KFF Industry Returns

KRAKOW: The first in person edition of KFF Industry since 2019 kicks off today, 30 May 2022, after two years of online and hybrid editions. KFF Industry is an accompanying…
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PRODUCTION: Netflix Paradise Filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The biggest project in Lithuania so far this year, the Netflix feature film Paradise, is currently being filmed in the Lithuanian capital city Vilnius.

GRANTS: Eleven Animated Projects Supported by Czech Film Fund

PRAGUE: One animated feature and 10 animated shorts have been supported by the Czech Film Fund in the combined call for both development and production with the total amount of…

FNE at Cannes 2022: RIGA IFF Responds to “Cultural Colonisation” in Film Media

CANNES: The Riga International Film Festival has responded to what they are calling “cultural colonisation” of film media during the Cannes Film Festival.

FNE Podcast: dok.incubator 2022: Andrea Laciaková, Ondřej Kazík and Miriam Ryndová

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Andrea Laciaková (international programme manager), Miriam Ryndová (regional programme manager) and Ondřej Kazík (open programme coordinator), who work for dok.incubator, about…

Czech National Film Archive Premieres Newly Restored Classic on Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

PRAGUE: The Czech National Film Archive (NFA) has just premiered the newly digitised The Assasination / Atentát, a unique 1964 depiction of the killing of acting Reichsprotector Reinhard Heydrich by…
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FNE at Cannes 2022: See How the Critics Rate the Films So Far

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Cannes Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight and Critics Week, giving the…

FNE at Cannes 2022: Scripteast Award Goes to Hungarian Script Our Place is Outer Space

CANNES: The Hungarian scriptwriting team Daniel Daoud and Simon Szabo were awarded the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award 2022 for the Best Eastern European Script for Our Place Is Outer Space.…
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FNE at Zlin Film Festival 2022: Czech Children’s Festival Announces Programme Lineup

PRAGUE: The 62nd Zlin Festival of films for children and youth, which takes place from 26 May to 1 June 2022, has announced its programme lineup as well as its…

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Dragan Bjelogrlić In Production With New Feature Chain Reaction

BELGRADE: Serbian actor/director Dragan Bjelogrlić started the production of his latest feature Chain Reaction / Lančana reakcija in Belgrade on the eve of 18 May. The film is being made…

PRODUCTION: A Diabolical Cat Seduces Franciska Törőcsik in Hungarian Romantic Comedy

BUDAPEST: The absurd romantic comedy Cat and Muse / Cicaverzum is shooting in various Budapest locations from 6 May to 15 June. One of the main characters in Rozália Szeleczki’s…

FNE at Sarajevo FF 2022: Festival Jury of 28th Sarajevo Film Festival Unveiled

SARAJEVO: The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from 12 to 19 August 2022, has announced the jury for its main competition will be headed by Austrian director and…

FNE at Cannes 2022: Lithuanian Director Vytautas Katkus Receives Critics' Week's Next Step Award

CANNES: Lithuanian director Vytautas Katkus has received the Cannes Critics' Week's Next Step Award for his project The Visitor in what is being hailed by many as a “Lithuanian New…