FNE at CineLink Sarajevo 2021: Gambit

SARAJEVO: Konstantin Bojanov, the Bulgarian writer/director whose first feature film Avé (2011) premiered at the Critics' Week in Cannes, and whose second feature Light Thereafter (2017) premiered in competition at…

Kids Kino Industry Launches LINK

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry and Cinekid for Professionals are launching Producers LINK, a newly established programme for emerging producers of children’s content.

PRODUCTION: Andrei Tănase Shoots Romanian/French/Greek Tiger

BUCHAREST: Romanian director Andrei Tănase is currently shooting his debut feature Tiger, a Romanian/French/Greek coproduction involving a real tiger.

Australia Picks Up Czech Miniseries Rats

PRAGUE: The Australian TV broadcaster SBS has acquired AVOD rights for the TV mini series Rats, a Czech crime thriller from creator/writer Miro Sifra, directed by Viktor Taus and Matej…

PRODUCTION: German Television Series Sisi Films in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The German film production company Story House Pictures GmbH is shooting the television series Sisi in Lithuania. The local production company is UAB Nordic Productions. The company also worked…

Connecting Cottbus WIP Calls for Projects

COTTBUS: The 23rd edition of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus, which will be held this year 3-5 November as a hybrid event, is accepting projects in production or post-production…

FNE at Sarajevo FF 2021: CineLink Industry Days Announces CineLink Work-in-Progress Lineup

SARAJEVO: Sarajevo Film Festival's industry section has announced the 10 projects in post-production that will be presented as part of the CineLink Work-in-Progress.

GRANTS: Film Fund of Bosnia and Herzegovina Announces Grants for 2021

SARAJEVO: The Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Fund has awarded grants for nine feature films in the amount of 376,311 EUR / 736,000 KM and four feature documentaries in the amount…

FNE at TIFF 2021: Russian/Polish/Belgian The Whaler Boy Wins 20th Transilvania IFF

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Whaler Boy, a coproduction between Russia, Poland and Belgium directed by Philipp Yuryev, received the Transilvania Trophy at the 20th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF)…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2021: Gdynia Film Festival Announces Lineup

GDYNIA: Sixteen films have qualified for the Main Competition of the 46th Polish Film Festival to compete for the Golden and Silver Lions. They include 6 full-length directing debuts and…

FNE at New Horizons IFF 2021: 21st New Horizons Announces Polish Days Lineup

WROCŁAW: A showcase of Polish productions will take place 15-17 August 2021 at the 21st New Horizons IFF.

GRANTS: Romania Announces First Grants in 2021

BUCHAREST: New feature film projects by Cristian Mungiu, Radu Jude, Adina Pintilie and Ivana Mladenovic received production support from the Romanian Film Centre (CNC) at its first grants in 2021.…

FNE Podcast: Elene Margvelashvili: Parachute Films

FNE Georgia correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Georgian producer Elene Margvelashvili, who works for Parachute Films, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the…

FNE at Venice Film Festival 2021: Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for Giornate degli Autori

VENICE: Three films produced or coproduced by FNE partner countries have been chosen for the Official Selection of the 18 edition of Giornate degli Autori, which will take place 1-11…
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FESTIVALS: IFF Cinematik Piešťany will open with Kerekes´s docudrama 107 Mothers

PIEŠŤANY: The 16th edition of IFF Cinematik will take place 14 – 19 September, 2021 in Piešťany. The festival will present dozens of domestic and foreign titles, many of them…

Kids Kino Industry Selects 24 Projects

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry, the pitching and co-production forum for feature films and series (live-action, animation and documentaries) for young audiences, has announced the 24 projects for its next edition…

Serbian Director Kosta Đorđević Shoots His New Feature Sweet Sorrow

BELGRADE: Production of the feature titled Sweet Sorrow / Žal started in Belgrade on July 28. It is being directed by Serbian helmer Kosta Đorđević, it marks his third feature…

Hypewriter Extends Submission Deadline

BUDAPEST: Hypewriter, the international pitch forum for original tv series ideas, has extended its submission deadline until 31 August 2021. The forum is organised by Paprika Studios and RTL Hungary.

FNE Q&A: Tatia Bidzinashvili, Head of Film in Georgia: Relaunch of Cash Rebate

TBILISI: The Film in Georgia 20-25% cash rebate programme was launched at the beginning of 2016. The programme, including a cash rebate offer, was recently renewed by the Government of…

FNE at Venice 2021: Memento International Picks Up Bogdan George Apetri’s Miracle

BUCHAREST: Miracle / Miracol, the third feature film by the Romanian-born, New York- based director Bogdan George Apetri, has been picked up by Memento International ahead its world premiere in…