FNE Partner Countries' Cinema Groups in Giants of Exhibition: Europe Ranking

BRUSSELS: Cinema groups from Poland (Helios), Serbia (Blitz CineStar), Czech Republic (CineStar) and Slovakia, are among the inaugural Giants of Exhibition: Europe listing, ranking the top 50 European cinema groups…
09-06-2022

Romania Approves Tax on Streaming Platforms

BUCHAREST: Romania has approved a 4% tax on streaming platforms' proceeds from unique transactions or subscription fees. The money will go to the Film Fund, which is managed by the…
09-06-2022

Quo Vadis, Aida? Dominates Polish Film Awards – Eagles

WARSAW: Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić won four awards including best film, best director and best script at the 24th Polish Film Awards - Eagles. It is a coproduction…
09-06-2022

Quo Vadis, Aida? Wins LUX Audience Award 2022

STRASBOURG: Quo vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Žbanić has been voted by the European public and the members of the European Parliament as the winner of the second LUX Audience Award.…
09-06-2022

GRANTS: Hungarian Feature Film Production Grants Announced in 2022

BUDAPEST: The Hungarian Film Institute – Hungary has distributed 24.5 m EUR for feature film production so far in 2022. Director Balázs Lóth is the biggest winner from the list…
09-06-2022

connecting cottbus Launches Call for Applications

COTTBUS: The 24th edition of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus (coco, 9-11 November 2022) is now accepting project submissions. The event will take place on-site with some features held…
09-06-2022

PRODUCTION: Czech Author Jan Budař In Postproduction with Debut Feature Prince Mamma’s Boy

PRAGUE: Czech actor/director/screenwriter/composer Jan Budař is in postproduction with the fairytale Prince Mamma’s Boy / Princ Mamánek. This 100% Czech coproduction is the first feature film by Budař as a…
08-06-2022

Mladen Kovačević’s Serbian/French Doc Another Spring Gets Sales Agent

BELGRADE: Mladen Kovačević’s long documentary Another Spring got snatched by the London-based sales company Taskovski Films Ltd. ahead of its world premiere in the newly-founded Proxima competition of the 56th…
08-06-2022

Stalker Thriller Watcher Shot in Romania Gets Wide U.S. Release

BUCHAREST: Chlow Okuno’s debut feature Watcher, which was shot in Bucharest with Romanian company Abis Studio providing services, has been in wide release in the USA since 3 June 2022…
08-06-2022

Asta Vrečko Appointed New Slovenian Minister of Culture

LJUBLJANA: Asta Vrečko has been appointed as the new Minister of Culture of Slovenia by the National Assembly. Her first priorities will be a development-oriented and inclusive culture policy, an…
08-06-2022

Cristian Mungiu’s R.M.N. Sold in Over 40 Countries

BUCHAREST: R.M.N. by acclaimed Romanian director/writer/producer Cristian Mungiu has been sold to over 40 countries including North America, where it will be released by IFC Films.
07-06-2022

FESTIVALS: FNE at Krakow FF 2022: Prize Winners

KRAKOW: The main prizes of the 62nd Krakow Film Festival, taking place 29 May-12 June 2022, went to The Cathedral by Denis Dobrovoda, Hamlet Syndrome by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr…
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Pilgrims Wins Best Film at Lithuanian National Silver Crane Film Awards

VILNIUS: Pilgrims by Laurynas Bareiša was awarded best feature film at the Lithuanian National Silver Crane Film Awards ceremony, which took place at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of…
07-06-2022

BOX OFFICE: Domestic Films Dominate Czech and Slovak Top 20

PRAGUE: Up to nine Czech titles are on the list of the top 20 most popular films in Czech cinemas after the weekend of 2–5 June 2022. In Slovakia, two…
07-06-2022

GRANTS: Film Center of Montenegro Announces Grants

PODGORICA: Film Center of Montenegro has distributed 806,000 EUR as feature film, work in progress, animated and documentary film production grants.
07-06-2022

Extended Deadline for EKOFILM 2022

BRNO: The 48th edition of EKOFILM has extended the deadline for submissions to 30 June 2022. Europe's oldest environmental film festival will take place in Brno from 12 to 15…
07-06-2022

Sofia Meetings 2022 Ready to Kick Off

SOFIA: The 19th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market will take place as a physical and online event from 6 to 12 June 2022. The event was due to…
06-06-2022

FESTIVALS: Mediterranean Film Festival Split Announces 2022 Competition

SPLIT: The 15th Mediterranean Film Festival Split (FMFS) will start on 16 June 2022 in the open-air cinema Bačvice with the world premiere of Kick and Scream, the debut feature…
06-06-2022

FESTIVALS: UnderhillFest 2022 Ready to Start in Montenegro

PODGORICA: The 13th edition of UnderhillFest will run in Podgorica from 7 to 15 June 2022. The festival is dedicated to long documentaries created in small cinematography and independent productions.
06-06-2022

Rise & Shine Animation Pitching Lab Starts at Animafest

ZAGREB: The Rise & Shine animation pitching lab is taking place within the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb from 6 to 8 June 2022, and also within…
06-06-2022