FESTIVALS: Vilnius Film Festival 2021 Holds Screenings in Hotels

VILNIUS: The 26th Vilnius International Film Festival will take place 18 March – 24 April 2021 in the Lithuanian capital‘s six top hotels, complete with red carpets and step-and-repeat marketing…

Sofia Meetings Takes Place Online for the Second Time

SOFIA: The 18th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market, set to take place from 17 to 24 March 2021 within the 25th Anniversary Sofia International Film Festival, will be…

FESTIVALS: IFF Febiofest Bratislava 2021 Changes Course

BRATISLAVA: The 28th IFF Febiofest Bratislava, which was planned for 24 - 30 March 2021, will not take place in its traditional form.

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Selects 42 Projects

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Forum announced the 42 animated projects that will be presented in the 26 – 29 April 2021 pitching competition and at the Anifilm IFAF on 4…

FESTIVALS: Fest Anča 2021 Announces Official Selection

ŽILINA: A total of 1,244 films from 67 countries were submitted to the 14th Fest Anča International Animation Festival 2021, which will take place 1 – 4 July 2021 in…

Romanian Satire Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Sold to 15 Territories

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude's satire Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn has been sold to 15 territories so far, including North America, where it will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures. The…

FESTIVALS: Pavo Marinković Appointed Director of Pula FF

ZAGREB: Playwright Pavo Marinković has been appointed artistic director of the Pula Film Festival, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media announced on Wednesday.

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Darijan Pejovski in Postproduction with Mimi

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Darijan Pejovski is currently in postproduction with his second feature film Mimi, which he shot from 13 October to 16 November 2020. The film is produced by …

Maltese Film Luzzu Sold to Major Territories

VALLETTA: Luzzu, the low budget Maltese film by Alex Camilleri, has secured distribution in major territories, including the USA, the UK, France, China, Spain, Scandinavia, Portugal, Greece, the former Yugoslavia,…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Expands to Three Territories

PRAGUE: The Ji.hlava IDFF is expanding its post-festival online showcase Echoes of Ji.hlava, to reach audiences in Belgium, France, and New York, in addition to its Czech component.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Distributes Feature Production and Documentary Development Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund gave a total of 2.5 m EUR / 64 m CZK to eight fiction feature films and 170,000 EUR / 4.5 m CZK for the…

GRANTS: Latvia Gives 2021 Co-financing Programme Grants To Six Films

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia gave out the Latvian Co-financing programme grants totalling 1,158,013 EUR to six film projects originating from Germany, Russia, the Netherlands and Denmark.

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2021 Calls for Entries

BRNO: EKOFILM has opened the call for entries for its 47th edition, taking place 20 – 23 October 2021, under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions are accepted until the…

Media Move Acquires Serbian Thriller Loan Shark

BELGRADE: Berlin-based Media Move has acquired world sales rights for the Serbian thriller Loan Shark / Lihvar directed by Nemanja Ćeranić. The film is scheduled to have its national premiere…

Srdan Golubović’s Father Sold for Distribution in USA

BELGRADE: Cologne-based The Match Factory has sold distribution rights (theatrical, video, on demand, ancillary) for the Serbian feature Father / Otac directed by Srdan Golubović to the USA. The deal…

Latvian Drama The Pit Sold to German Speaking Territories

RIGA: Latvian director Dace Pūce’s debut feature film The Pit / Bedre (2020), whose sales are handled by TVCO (Italy), has been sold to the German distributor Arsenal Filmverleih. The…

Dogwoof Acquires Salome Jashi’s Documentary Taming the Garden

TBILISI: Salome Jashi’s documentary film Taming the Garden has been acquired by the film-distribution company Dogwoof for the UK. Toronto-based Syndicado Film Sales brokered the deal.

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Black Nights 2021 Opens Submissions

TALLINN: The 25th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has opened submissions to the main programme as well as to its short film, animation, and children’s film sister…

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Radu Jude Takes Top Awards in Berlin

BERLIN: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude was awarded the Golden Bear at the 71st edition of the Berlin International Film Festival, which took place online 1-5…
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Charlatan and Shadow Country Dominate 2021 Czech Lions

PRAGUE: Charlatan / Šarlatán by Agnieszka Holland was honoured with the statue for the best film, director and three others at the Czech Lion Awards. Six other categories, including screenplay…