FNE Podcast: Georgian Cinemas Re-Open: Gvantsa Garmelia: Cavea Cinemas

FNE spoke to Gvantsa Garmelia Marketing Co-Director for Cavea Georgian cinemas about the challenges Georgian cinemas are facing as they struggle to re-open. Georgian cinemas re-opened on 8 April after…
16-04-2021

American/Slovenian Infinite Storm and Slovenian Minority Coproduction Citadel Receive Support from Slovenian Cash Rebate Scheme

LJUBLJANA: The American/Slovenian coproduction Infinite Storm directed by Małgorzata Szumowska and starring Naomi Watts, as well as the Slovenian minority coproduction Citadel, received support from the Slovenian cash rebate scheme.…
16-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Bulgarian Debut Feature The Art of Falling Wraps Shooting

SOFIA: First time director Orlin Milchev completed the shooting of his feature film The Art of Falling, produced by Pavlina Jeleva through Geopoly with the support of the Bulgarian National…
16-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Goce Cvetanovski in Postproduction with Debut Feature

SKOPJE: The debut feature by Goce Cvetanovski The Day of the Woman / Denot na zenata, produced by White River Films, is currently in postproduction and opting for a physical…
16-04-2021

Malta Opens Film Funding Call for Local Producers

VALLETTA. The Maltese Film Commission and the island’s Ministry of Tourism have opened a call for applications for the Screen Malta film fund scheme, offering development, production and distribution grants…
16-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Actress Elza Gauja in Postproduction with Debut Feature

RIGA: Latvian actress Elza Gauja is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Keep Smiling, Mom!, which will be released by the broadcasting company TV3 Group in all three Baltic…
15-04-2021

Finnish Production Starring Teresa Palmer Shoots in Estonia

ESTONIA: Finnish director Taneli Mustonen is currently filming his first English-language horror film The Twin in southern Estonia. This Finnish production starring Australian actress Teresa Palmer and Scottish Steven Cree…
15-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Sara Kern Starts Shooting First Slovenian/Australian Coproduction Moja Vesna

LJUBLJANA: Slovenian screenwriter/director Sara Kern, who has been living in Australia for several years now, started shooting her debut feature Moja Vesna in Melbourne on 6 April 2021. This is…
14-04-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 14.04.2021

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…
14-04-2021

PRODUCTION: The Ghosts of Monday Enters Postproduction in Cyprus

NICOSIA: The Ghosts of Monday by Italian director Francesco Cinquemani, produced by Cypriot Altadium Group and starring Julian Sands, is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for the autumn…
14-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Crème de la Crème French Film Festival Goes Online

PRAGUE: The Crème de la Crème 2021 French Film Festival launched by Film Europe Media Company and the French Institute in 2014 is held online in Slovakia and the Czech…
14-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Matej Mináč Develops Sophomore Feature Based on His Meeting with Fellini

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Matej Mináč is in the final development stage with a comedy based on his meeting with Federico Fellini in 1989. Never Give Up / Nikdy sa nevzdaj…
13-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Linda Olte Shoots Latvian/Italian Debut Feature Sisters

RIGA: Latvian director Linda Olte is currently in production with her debut feature Sisters / Māsas, a social family drama that required a thorough research. The film is a Latvian/Italian…
13-04-2021

Applications Open for Ex Oriente Film 2021

PRAGUE: Creative long documentary projects and docuseries in development and early production from Central and Eastern Europe can apply to the Ex Oriente Film workshop 2021 till 23 April 2021.
13-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Mihai Mincan in Production with Romanian/French/Greek/Bulgarian/Czech Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Mihai Mincan is currently in production with his debut feature To the North. This Romanian/French/Greek/Bulgarian/Czech coproduction is being shot in Romania and Greece. Luxbox has already acquired its international…
12-04-2021

Bulgaria’s Cinemania Festival To Take Place in Re-Opened Cinemas

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s major annual film festival Cinemania, which was postponed several times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is finally taking place 8 – 22 April 2021 in cinemas at 30%…
12-04-2021

European Producers Club Issues Code of Fair Practices for VOD Services

PARIS: The Paris-based European Producers Club (EPC) has issued a Code of Fair Practices for VOD services, aiming at establishing basic parameters to be applied to VOD Services’ contracts when…
12-04-2021

Midpoint TV Launch Announces Participants Selected for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: Nine series projects and three development executive participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and the Czech Republic have been selected for Midpoint TV Launch 2021.
09-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Network of Festivals in Adriatic Region Launches Joint Online Edition

ZAGREB: The Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia), Auteur Film Festival (Serbia) and Herceg Novi - Montenegro Film Festival (Montenegro) are launching the first spring edition…
09-04-2021

Ukrainian Film Chrysanthemum Day Wraps Shooting in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: The Ukrainian director Simon Mozgovyi finished shooting his debut feature Chrysanthemum Day in North Macedonia. Macedonian Opium Production handled the local production services.
09-04-2021