FNE Podcast: Giorgi Javakhishvili: Municipal Cinemas in Georgia

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke with Giorgi Javakhishvili, a Georgian film researcher, founder and co-editor of Georgian online magazine CinExpress, about the challenges and problems of Georgian…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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.