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 in 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…

Eight Projects Head to Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

BUCHAREST: The 7th Pustnik Screenwriters Residency has selected eight projects to participate in the in-person is 2021 programme taking place at Port Cultural Cetate, September 13–20.

FNE at Venice 2021:Films from FNE Partner Countries Selected for the 78 Venice Film Festival

VENICE: Films from FNE partner countries are among those in almost all the sections of the 78th Venice Film Festival, set to take place 1-11 September 2021.
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FNE Podcast: Mihai Chirilov: Artistic Director: Transilvania International Film Festival

CLUJ-NAPOCA: FNE spoke to Mihai Chirilov, Artistic Director of the Transilvania Film Festival about the challenges of the 2020 and 2021 editions of the festival which took place on site…
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GRANTS: North Macedonia Announces First Film Production Grants for 2021

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 1,160,975 EUR / 71,400,000 MKD within the first grant call deadline in 2021 for production grants for feature, short, animation films, and documentaries.…

PRODUCTION: Cristina Grosan Shoots Ordinary Failures

PRAGUE: Hungarian-Romanian director Cristina Grosan is currently shooting her sophomore feature Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání. Shooting started on 28 June 2021 and will wrap 18 August 2021. The film…

Rise of the Raven To Be Most Expensive Hungarian Series

BUDAPEST: A ten-part big budget Hungarian series Rise of the Raven (working title) is being made about John Hunyadi, a leading Hungarian military and political figure in the 15th century,…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Vytautas V Landsbergis Shooting The Poet

VILNIUS: A well-known Lithuanian writer and film director Vytautas V Landsbergis, along with newcomer Giedrius Tamoševičius, is currently shooting the historical drama The Poet/Poetas, a true story about the betrayal…

The Worst Person in the World and Bad Blood Win 28th European Film Festival Palić

BELGRADE: The 28th edition of the European Film Festival Palić in the north region of Serbia, which wrapped on 23 July 2021, awarded it top prize to the Norwegian film…

Blue Flower wins Grand Golden Arena at the Pula Film Festival

PULA: The 68th Pula Film Festival, which ran for the first time under the direction of new artistic director Pavo Marinković from 17-24 July 2021, gave the Golden Arenas for…

EKOFILM Sees Fifty Percent Increase in Submissions

PRAGUE: More than 200 documentary films have been submitted to the 47 edition of the International Film Festival about the Environment EKOFILM, which will take place 20-23 October 2021.

PRODUCTION: Amazon Series Jack Ryan to Shoot in Slovakia

BRATISLAVA: Third season of Tom Clancy´s Jack Ryan will be partially shot in Slovakia in August 2021. This political thriller series is produced by Amazon Studios, Paramount Television and Skydance…