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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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!…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…