OBITUARY: Krzysztof Penderecki

WARSAW: Krzysztof Penderecki, one of the greatest contemporary Polish composers and conductors, died on 29 March 2020. He was the composer of many film scores, including Andrzej Wajda's Oscar-nominated film…
30-03-2020

FESTIVALS: Zlin Moves to September Dates

ZLIN: The Zlin Film Festival, the world’s oldest and largest film festival for children, has announced that it will delay this year’s event until September. The 60th edition of the…
30-03-2020

Romanian Independent Cultural Workers Appeal to Government for Support

BUCHAREST: More than 12,200 independent cultural workers, including film workers (directors, actors, DoPs, editors, etc.) have signed an appeal to the Government and several ministries, asking for measures of support…
27-03-2020

Authors’ Organisations Urge Decision-makers to Help Self-employed and Freelance Authors

BRUSSELS: Authors’ organisations have launched an appeal to decision-makers to include specific measures to help self-employed and freelance authors and support the Cultural and Creative industries heavily impacted by the…
27-03-2020

Malta Producers Call for Inclusion in Support Measures for Critically Hit Sectors

VALLETTA: The Malta Producers Association (MPA) calls on the Tourism Minister and the Prime Minister to include the film and television industry in the support measures for sectors critically hit…
27-03-2020

Man of War Continues Pre-production in Cyprus

NICOSIA: Man of War by American/Greek director and producer Dimitri Logothetis continues its pre-production in Cyprus despite the COVID-19 situation.
27-03-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: Submit Your Project to Ex Oriente Film

Apply now to Ex Oriente Film 2020 and get a tailor made training for the development of your film with the help of more than 30 world renowned film professionals!…
27-03-2020

North Macedonia Takes Measures to Reduce Coronavirus Impact on Domestic Film Industry

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency gave emergency financial support to 27 projects which are in the final stages of production from the annual budget in the last two days…
26-03-2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina Film Professionals Organise While Waiting for Government Response

SARAJEVO: Film professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina are trying to find their own ways to help each other as the whole film industry has ground to a halt. They are…
26-03-2020

Slovak Film Professionals Call on Government for Urgent Support

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film and Television Academy, together with film organisations and associations, are asking the government for urgent and concrete proposals to address the growing problems of thousands of…
25-03-2020

Poland's ATM Group Cancels Production of Series and Programmes

WARSAW: ATM Grupa, which produces a large number of Polish TV series and programmes, has announced that due to the Coronavirus pandemic it has suspended all shootings until further notice.…
25-03-2020

ZagrebDox Pro Announces Winners

ZAGREB: The HBO Europe Award, the main award of the ZagrebDox Pro, went to the Hungarian project Queen of Chess directed by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter. ZagrebDox Pro was held this year…
25-03-2020

The Show Must Go On by Nevio Marasović Available for Free on Vimeo

ZAGREB: The debut feature of Nevio Marasović, The Show Must Go On (2010) is available on Vimeo free of charge. The director made this decision to express his support for…
25-03-2020

UNIC Urges Government Support for European Cinemas

BRUSSELS: The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) calls on national governments to do all they can in the weeks and months to come to ensure that European cinemas are able…
25-03-2020

Poland and India Sign Cooperation Agreement

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute and the Producers Guild of India have signed a cooperation agreement that includes coproductions.
24-03-2020

Film Production in Czech Republic May Decrease by Up to 75%

PRAGUE: The Czech audiovisual industry is experiencing a major crisis, with film production expected to decrease as much as 75% by the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus situation.
23-03-2020

Warhunt Starring Mickey Rourke Halts Production in Latvia

RIGA: The shooting on the mystical WWII thriller Warhunt directed by Mauro Borrelli, produced by Igor Pronin for Latvia’s Forma Pro Films and starring Mickey Rourke halted in Latvia due…
23-03-2020

Zlin FF Postponed, Transylvania IFF Awaits Decision while Transilvania Pitch Stop Calls for Projects

ZLIN: The 60th edition of the Zlín Film Festival has been postponed from 29 May-6 June 2020 to 4-10 September 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Transilvania IFF is…
23-03-2020

CEDOC MARKET Calls for Applications

KRAKOW: Submissions for CEDOC MARKET (Central European Documentary Market), formerly known as DOC LAB POLAND Co-Production Market, are open until 31 March 2020. The market will be held in Krakow…
23-03-2020

Cannes Cancels May Dates

PARIS: The Festival de Cannes has announced that the festival will not be held 12 to 23 May 2020 as scheduled, due to the Corona Virus crisis. Several options are…
20-03-2020