Ildikó Enyedi Pitches Hungarian Spy Series in Berlin

BUDAPEST: The Golden Bear winner and Oscar nominated director Ildikó Enyedi returns to the Berlin International Film Festival as a jury member, and she will also present the Balaton Brigade…
09-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Academy Award Nominee Milcho Manchevski Preps Kaymak

SKOPJE: The Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski is developing his seventh feature film Kaymak / Kajmak. Early stages of casting are underway and principle photography is planned for the summer…
09-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak In Production With Czech/Slovak Shadowplay

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Bebjak is shooting the Czech/Slovak thriller Shadowplay / Tieňohra. The film is produced by the Czech companies Hangar Films and Barletta, in coproduction with Slovakia´s D.N.A.
09-02-2021

Polish Cinemas Allowed To Re-Open

WARSAW: Cinemas in Poland will be allowed to operate from 12 February 2021 on a two-week conditional basis, with a limit of 50% capacity. Major cinema chain Helios has already…
08-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Triin Ruumet In Preproduction With Second Feature Dark Paradise

TALLINN: Triin Ruumet, whose bold debut feature The Days That Confused won a Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West programme in 2016, is starting preproduction on…
08-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2021 Moves Online

BUDAPEST: The 7th edition of the Budapest International Documentary Festival runs 1 to 10 March 2021, screening 30 documentaries in competition. The event will be held online, because Hungarian film…
08-02-2021

FESTIVALS: goEast Accepts Talents for East-West Talent Lab

WIESBADEN: The 21st edition of the goEast Film Festival, running 20 – 26 April 2021, is accepting applications to its East-West Talent Lab through 1 March.
08-02-2021

FNE TV: Einar Hansen Tomasson: Film Commissioner for Iceland

FNE spoke to Iceland Flim Commissioner Einar Hansen Tomasson about the impact of the pandemic on filming in Iceland. With much of the world shut down for film production in…
08-02-2021

Poland To Reopen Cinemas Next Week

WARSAW: Poland has announced the reopening of cinemas and theatres starting from 12 February 2021 with a 50 percent seating capacity available. Both have been closed since 7 November 2020,…
05-02-2021

FESTIVALS: The 25th Anniversary Sofia FF Announces First Films and Format

SOFIA: Stefan Kitanov, the director of the Sofia International Film Fest, announced that the 25th anniversary edition will still take place in the context of the ongoing pandemic, but will…
05-02-2021

Turkish TV Project Wins 2nd NEM Network Competition

ZAGREB: The 2nd edition of NEM (New Europe Market) Network selected The Truth and Other Blindspots from Turkish creators Yeşim Özsoy, Melisa Önel, Melisa Üneri, and Uluç Keçik as the…
05-02-2021

FESTIVALS: International Short Film Festival of Cyprus Calls for Entries

LIMASSOL: The 11th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus has opened its call for entries for the 2021 edition, to take place 9-15 October.
05-02-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Film Festival 2021 Changes Dates and Format

PRAGUE: The 23rd annual International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World is scheduled to take place 10-28 May 2021, a departure from its usual March timeline.
05-02-2021

FNE TV: Montenegrin Filmmaker Ivan Marinovič

FNE TV spoke to Montenegrin filmmaker Ivan Marinovič about how the Montenegro Film Centre has kick-started film production in this small country after its founding just five years ago. He…
05-02-2021

Hungarian Oscar Winner László Nemes Prepares The Orphan

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary supported the pre-production of The Orphan / Az árva, the third feature film by László Nemes, with 66.5 m Ft / 186,250 EUR.
04-02-2021

Serbian Feature The Pond to Be Distributed in USA

BELGRADE: The Serbian horror-thriller feature The Pond directed by Petar Pašić is scheduled to be distributed in the USA in February.
04-02-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 03.02.2021

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…
04-02-2021

Macedonian Cinema Admissions Drop by 77% in 2020

SKOPJE: Macedonian cinema admissions decreased by 77% in 2020 compared to 2019 when admissions were at the highest point ever. In 2019 the admissions rose to 0.5 m which was…
04-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: SLOVAKIA

BRATISLAVA: The COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of cinemas and to a number of measures restricting filming and travel for coproduction teams in 2020. However, Slovak filmmakers managed to…
04-02-2021

Serbian Oscar Bid Dara in Jasenovac Enters Distribution in USA

BELGRADE: Dara in Jasenovac / Dara iz Jasenovca, Serbia’s bid for the 2021 Oscars in the best international feature film category, will enter cinema distribution in the USA on 5…
03-02-2021