Poland’s VOD Levy Yields Almost 2 m EUR in 2020

WARSAW: Digital companies operating in Poland paid 1.986 m EUR / 8.92 m PLN in the first six months since the new VOD levy was introduced in 2020.
15-02-2021

Princ Films Acquires Slavek Horak's Havel

PRAGUE: The international distribution company Princ Films has acquired Slavek Horak’s film Havel about the iconic Czech President and playwright, Valcav Havel.
15-02-2021

FNE TV: Krzysztof Godziejewski: Fastmedia

FNE asked Krzysztof Godziejewski, head of Warsaw based film equipment rental company Fastmedia, about the impact of the pandemic on the film industry in the film equipment rental sector. He…
15-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: NORTH MACEDONIA

SKOPJE: It was a challenging year for the industry in North Macedonia, as everywhere. Filming became complicated, cinemas went dark, festivals were moved and canceled.
15-02-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supported 11 Films with 2.8 m EUR

PRAGUE: Three feature debut films and an additional eight films from established directors received 1.7 m CZK / 2.8 m EUR from the Czech Film Fund in the second half…
15-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Competition and Berlinale Special

BERLIN: Two Hungarian films, Forest - I See You Everywhere by Bence Fliegauf and Natural Light by Dénes Nagy, as well as Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Romanian…
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PRODUCTION: Slovak Comedy Till the Summer Comes in Production

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak romantic comedy Till the Summer Comes / V lete ti poviem, ako sa mám is in production. It is the third adaptation of a bestseller by Evita…
12-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: BULGARIA

SOFIA: Critical for culture and film worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 was equally difficult for the film industry in Bulgaria.
12-02-2021

FNE TV: Andre Logie: Producer

FNE spoke to Belgian producer Andre Logie about how the pandemic has impacted the financing of productions and how governments are giving additional pandemic support for production. He also talks…
12-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Berlinale's Panorama

BERLIN: The Serbian production The Celts by Milica Tomović and the Romanian minority coproduction Brother's Keeper by Ferit Karahan, will have their world premieres in the Panorama section of the…
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Cinemas in Cyprus Allowed to Re-open

LIMASSOL: The government of Cyprus announced that cinemas were allowed to re-open as of 8 February 2021. The country had imposed a lock-down on 10 January.
11-02-2021

M-Appeal Acquires Serbian Feature The Celts Ahead of Berlinale 2021 Premiere

BELGRADE: The Berlin-based M-Appeal company acquired world distribution rights for the Serbian feature The Celts / Kelti ahead of its world premiere in the Panorama segment of the Berlinale 2021,…
11-02-2021

Czech Film Critics' Awards Chose To Promote Films That Look Back

PRAGUE: The 11th Czech Film Critics' Awards gave its top prize for Best Film to black and white historical drama Shadow Country by Bohdan Sláma, as its actress Magdaléna Borová…
11-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Zlin FF 2021 Accepts Applications

ZLIN: The 61st edition of the Zlin IFF for Children and Youth is accepting film submissions.
11-02-2021

Films from FNE Partner Countries Shortlisted at 93rd Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Alexander Nanau's collective (Romania) has been shortlisted in the Documentary Feature and International Feature Film categories. Agnieszka Holland's Charlatan (Czech Republic, Slovakia) and Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and…
10-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Films from Hungary and Georgia in Berlinale Shorts and Berlinale Forum

BERLIN: Hungarian minority coproduction My Uncle Tudor by Olga Lucovnicova and Georgian minority coproduction Taming the Garden by Salomé Jashi will screen in Berlinale Shorts and Berlinale Forum, respectively.
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FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Sets 2021 Summer Dates

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new summer outdoor edition in Cluj-Napoca from 23 July to 1 August 2021, instead of its…
10-02-2021

CEE Animation Workshop Announces 2021 Projects and Participants

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Workshop has selected three feature-length animated films and six TV projects to participate in its 2021 edition, which begins on 22 February.
10-02-2021

OBITUARY: Polish Actor Krzysztof Kowalewski

WARSAW: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Polish film, television and radio actor, died on 6 February 2021 at the age of 83. A star of over 120 Polish film and TV series, he…
10-02-2021

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Films from Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2021 Berlinale's Generation

BERLIN: The minority coproduction from Poland, Mission Ulja Funk by Barbara Kronenberg, and The White Fortress by Igor Drljača, from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada, have been selected for the…
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