Submissions Open for connecting cottbus 2021

COTTBUS: connecting cottbus (coco) has opened the applications call for its 23rd hybrid edition set to take place 3-5 November 2021.

ACE Producers Goes to Belgrade

BELGRADE: The Serbian capital city is currently hosting the ACE 30 Financing Strategies Workshop organised by the Amsterdam-based ACE Producers. The event is supported by Film Center Serbia and takes…

First Domestic Premiere After Cinemas’ Reopening Tops Estonian BO

TALLINN: Estonian Funeral by René Vilbre, the first domestic film to premiere after Estonian cinemas reopened on 24 May 2021, ranks first at the box office with 8,803 admissions during…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Cannes’ Critics Week

CANNES: The Slovenian minority coproduction Small Body by Laura Samani and the Romanian short fiction film Intercom 15 by Andrei Epure will have their world premieres at the 60th edition…
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CineLink Co-Production Market and CineLink Drama 2021 Announce Selected Projects

SARAJEVO: Ten feature films and six drama series from Southeast Europe have been selected for the 2021 CineLink Co-production Market and CineLink Drama, respectively. They will take part in a…

OBITUARY: Georgian Screenwriter and Director Rezo Gabriadze

TBILISI: A legendary figure of Georgian cinema and theatre, director, screenwriter, puppeteer, painter, sculptor, production designer and book illustrator Revaz (Rezo) Gabriadze died on 5 June 2021 at 84.

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Announces Grants

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 5,381,199 EUR / 1.86 billion HUF for the production of three projects and 94.6 m HUF / 273,689 EUR for the…

Jure Pavlović's Coproduction Mater in French Distribution

ZAGREB: Jure Pavlović’s debut feature Mater was released under the title Mère et fille in France on 2 June 2021.

FNE at Krakow FF 2021: Prize Winners Announced

KRAKOW: Walk with Angels by Tomasz Wysokiński received the Golden Hobby-Horse and a recommendation for the European Film Award at the 61st Krakow Film Festival, which took place in a…
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Marona’s Fantastic Tale Wins Best European Children’s Film of the Year

BUCHAREST: The Romanian majority coproduction Marona’s Fantastic Tale by Anca Damian received the award for the Best European Children’s Film of the Year at the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA)…

Latvia Launches COVID-19 Cultural Project Tests

RIGA: Latvia will launch six pilot projects, including two film screenings at Forum Cinemas' Kino Citadele, starting 10 June 2021, in order to develop and check the requirements for the…

FESTIVALS: Submissions Open for Bucharest International Dance FF 2021

BUCHAREST: Filmmakers, dance artists, animators, visual artists and digital art makers are invited to submit their works to the competition section of the 7th Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (BIDFF),…

PRODUCTION: Slovak/Czech Romantic Comedy Just a Lot of Love in Production

BRATISLAVA: The romantic comedy Just a Lot of Love / Hlavne veľa lásky by Slovak director Branislav Mišík, an adaptation of another bestseller by Evita Twardzik Urbaníková, is currently in…

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 03.06.2021

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Projects from FNE Partner Countries Selected for 9th Goes to Cannes Initiative of Cannes Marché du Film

CANNES: Several projects in postproduction from FNE partner countries, presented at the New Horizons International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights FF, Thessaloniki IFF, Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum…
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Multiplex Cinemas in Czech Republic Ready to Reopen

PRAGUE: Multiplex cinemas are getting ready for reopening in the Czech Republic on 10 June 2021, starting with Cinema City. Smaller cinema theatres are already open since 24 May 2021,…

Slovenian Cinemas Reopen Gradually

LJUBLJANA: Most Slovenian art houses have already reopened, while the COVID-19 situation is less and less restrictive, whereas cineplexes, with the exception of Maribox, are still waiting, as the food…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Cristian Mungiu Is Jury President of Cannes’ Critics Week 2021

BUCHAREST: Romanian writer/director/producer Cristian Mungiu will head the jury of the 2021 Cannes’ Critics Week. Karel Och, the artistic director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a member…
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Irish/Polish Coproduction Wolf to Be Released in December 2021

WARSAW: The Irish/Polish coproduction Wolf by Nathalie Biancheri and starring George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp will be released by Focus Features in the USA on 3 December 2021. The film…

FESTIVALS: ZagrebDox 2021 Ready to Kick Off in Physical Format

ZAGREB: Eighteen titles have been selected for the International Competition of the 17th edition of the ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival, which will be held physically from 13 to 20…