FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2021 Calls for Submissions

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival, which will take place 14 – 24 October 2021, has opened submissions for all six of its competition sections. Submissions will be free of…
19-03-2021

Kids Kino Industry Addresses Digital Distribution

WARSAW: Kids Kino Industry, which has been holding a year-long series of free monthly webinars, will look at the topic of the digital transformation in distribution through virtual cinemas and…
19-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Cyprus Film Days 2021 Returns in Person

LIMASSOL: The 19th edition of Cyprus Film Days will take place in Limassol and Nicosia from 16 to 24 April 2021. The festival was cancelled in 2020.
19-03-2021

FNE TV: Aksel Ustun, Actor and Filmmaker

FNE asked Paris based Aksel Ustun how actors and filmmakers have been impacted by the pandemic and what the government is doing to support performers who have been unable to…
19-03-2021

Ukraine Wins Top Prize at East Doc Platform

PRAGUE: The Ukrainian project Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise by Serhiy Lysenko won the main East Doc Platform Award of 2021. Four other projects won cash and other awards at…
18-03-2021

Italy’s Iervolino Entertainment Opens Two Animation Studios in Serbia

BELGRADE: The international film and television production company Iervolino Entertainment, founded in Rome in 2011 by Andrea Iervolino, recently opened Iervolino Studios, an animation company based in Serbia, with the…
18-03-2021

Cinemas Across Romania Close Again

BUCHAREST: Cinemas in Bucharest and seven other counties, which include the cities of Timișoara, Cluj-Napoca and Brașov, are closing due to the rate of COVID-19 infections exceeding three cases for…
18-03-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 17.03.2021

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…
18-03-2021

Cinemas in Malta Forced to Close Due to Rise in Virus Numbers

VALLETTA: Cinemas in Malta have been forced to close until at least 11 April 2021 as part of new restrictions aiming to curb the increase in COVID-19 infection numbers in…
18-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Animafest Zagreb Announces 2021 Competition Films

ZAGREB: Animafest Zagreb, which will be held 7 – 12 June 2021, has announced the animated films selected for its competition sections.
18-03-2021

The Gray Man Starring Ryan Gosling and Regé-Jean Page to Shoot in Prague

PRAGUE: Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page is set to film in Prague in the summer of 2021. Stillking will handle production services for…
17-03-2021

British Reality Show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! To Shoot in Polish Castle

WARSAW: Producers of the British reality show I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! are in negotiations to secure a Polish castle for shooting international versions of the…
17-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Belgrade’s FEST 2021 Pushed Back to May

BELGRADE: The 49th FEST International Film Festival in Belgrade, the largest and the most popular film festival in Serbia, has delayed its 2021 edition. The new festival dates are 7…
17-03-2021

SOFA Tbilisi Workshop 2021 Goes Digital

TBILISI: The SOFA – School for Film Advancement’s Tbilisi Workshop will be held online for the second year, from 22 – 26 March 2021.
17-03-2021

Films from FNE Partner Countries Score Nods at 93rd Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Romanian majority coproduction collective by Alexander Nanau nabs two nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards in the Documentary Feature and International Feature categories. Bosnian majority coproduction Quo Vadis,…
16-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Cecilie Mosli's Three Wishes for Cinderella Films in Lithuania

VILNIUS. The award-winning Norwegian actress and TV director Cecilie Mosli (Emmy-winning Mammon and the TV series Thin Ice) will start shooting her feature film debut Three Wishes for Cinderella /…
16-03-2021

East Doc Platform Presents Five Czech Productions

PRAGUE: East Doc Platform, running online 6 – 17 March 2021, presented five Czech produced and coproduced documentaries in different stages of completion during the annual event Czech Docs ……
16-03-2021

Baltic Shorts 2021 Calls for Projects

VILNIUS: Directors and writers are invited to apply for the third edition of the Baltic Shorts Residency, taking place 1 – 20 June 2021 in Lithuania.
16-03-2021

Cinemas in Poland Close Again

WARSAW: The Polish Government has announced that cinemas in the Mazowieckie and Lubuskie regions will be closed again on 15 March 2021, along with theatres, hotels and restaurants. The same…
15-03-2021

FNE TV: Zuzana Bieliková: Slovak Film Commission

FNE spoke to the head of the Slovak Film Commission Zuzana Bieliková about how the pandemic has impacted foreign productions shooting in Slovakia and how the Slovak Audiovisual Fund has…
15-03-2021