FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: The Hater

GDYNIA: The Hater by Polish director Jan Komasa, a cyber thriller and the follow up to his box office hit feature debut Suicide Room, screens in the main competition of…

PRODUCTION: Swedish Crime Series Clark Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The Swedish production company Scandinavian Content Group is currently shooting the six-part series Clark in Lithuania for Netflix. The local production company is Dansu, and the series is the…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Zieja

GDYNIA: Zieja, Robert Gliński’s wartime drama about the legendary Warsaw priest Jan Zieja, with Andrzej Seweryn starring in the lead role, screens in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Triple Trouble

WARSAW: Triple Trouble / Tarapaty 2 directed by Marta Karwowska, the sequel to the Polish hit live action children film Double Trouble / Tarapaty, screens in the main competition of…

FNE at Gdynia Polish FF 2020: Speedway

GDYNIA: The Polish drama Speedway / Żużel directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska and produced by Arthur Reinhart for Kid Film, screens in the main competition of the Gdynia Polish Film Festival,…

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Dara in Jasenovac is Serbian Submission to Academy Awards

BELGRADE: The historical drama Dara in Jasenovac / Dara iz Jasenovca directed by Predrag Antonijević is Serbia's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in…

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 2.12.2020

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…

PRODUCTION: Mythological Thriller Upurga Moves Into Postproduction

RIGA: Latvian documentary director Uģis Olte has completed the principal shooting for his debut fiction feature film, a mythological thriller Upurga, produced by Uldis Cekulis and Raitis Ābele at VFS…

PRODUCTION: Montenegrin/Serbian Doc Djina

PODGORICA: The Montenegrin/Serbian full-length documentary Djina, directed by Sara Stijovic, received a 20,000 EUR grant from Film Center Serbia. It was one of eight projects receiving grants in the minority…

Estonian Animation Studio Launches IPO

TALLINN: The Estonian animation and interactive content studio IMEPILT Studios will launch an IPO in Tallinn. The offering will take place on the Nordic platform Nasdaq First North, which is…

FESTIVALS: Tbilisi Film Festival 2020 Announces Lineup

TBILISI: The 21st edition of the Tbilisi International Film Festival opened in an online from on 30 November 2020 and runs through 20 December. The films will be screened on…

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM Moves Screenings Online

BRNO: EKOFILM has moved most of its competition films online, following the closing of cinemas due to the declaration of a State of Emergency in the Czech Republic.

WEMW 2021 Extends Deadline

TRIESTE: The coproduction forum When East Meets West (WEMW) has extended its deadline for four 2021 programmes until 4 December 2020.

FESTIVALS: Be2Can 2020 Festival Presents Hybrid Distribution Model

BRATISLAVA: The 7th edition of Be2Can, a festival of award-winning films from Berlinale, Venice and Cannes, applied the principle of multi-platform distribution through cinema, TV and VOD. After screening in…

GRANTS: Polish Film Institute's 2020 Grants for Animation, Children’s and Minority Coproductions

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute supported the production of nine new animated films, four minority coproductions, and six films for young audiences in the third batch of funding for 2020.

USA's Romancing the Cure Wraps Filming in Malta

VALLETTA: The US film Romancing the Cure directed by Matt Shapira has just wrapped shooting in Malta.

FESTIVALS: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Hands Out Ten Awards

TALLINN: Ten projects received awards at the Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event ceremony held on 26 November 2020. More than 850 guests attended the week of online presentations, with…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Film Fear Wins 2020 Black Nights FF

TALLINN: The Bulgarian film Fear won Best Film at the 2020 hybrid edition of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, which concluded on 29 November 2020. The director Ivaylo Hristov…

FESTIVALS: There Is No Evil Wins 2020 BIAFF

BATUMI: There Is No Evil by Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof was awarded best film at the 15th Batumi International Arthouse Film Festival, which took place online from 15 to 25…

FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: Caught in the Net: Documentary Producer Pavla Klimešová

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, presents an interview with Pavla Klimešová, the producer of the Czech documentary Caught…