PRODUCTION: Mihai Mincan in Production with Romanian/French/Greek/Bulgarian/Czech Coproduction

BUCHAREST: Mihai Mincan is currently in production with his debut feature To the North. This Romanian/French/Greek/Bulgarian/Czech coproduction is being shot in Romania and Greece. Luxbox has already acquired its international…
12-04-2021

Bulgaria’s Cinemania Festival To Take Place in Re-Opened Cinemas

SOFIA: Bulgaria’s major annual film festival Cinemania, which was postponed several times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is finally taking place 8 – 22 April 2021 in cinemas at 30%…
12-04-2021

European Producers Club Issues Code of Fair Practices for VOD Services

PARIS: The Paris-based European Producers Club (EPC) has issued a Code of Fair Practices for VOD services, aiming at establishing basic parameters to be applied to VOD Services’ contracts when…
12-04-2021

Midpoint TV Launch Announces Participants Selected for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: Nine series projects and three development executive participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and the Czech Republic have been selected for Midpoint TV Launch 2021.
09-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Network of Festivals in Adriatic Region Launches Joint Online Edition

ZAGREB: The Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Zagreb Film Festival (Croatia), Auteur Film Festival (Serbia) and Herceg Novi - Montenegro Film Festival (Montenegro) are launching the first spring edition…
09-04-2021

Ukrainian Film Chrysanthemum Day Wraps Shooting in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: The Ukrainian director Simon Mozgovyi finished shooting his debut feature Chrysanthemum Day in North Macedonia. Macedonian Opium Production handled the local production services.
09-04-2021

Georgia Re-Opens Cinemas

TBILISI: Cinemas in Georgia, which have been closed since mid-March 2020, will re-open at 50% of their capacity on 8 April 2021.
08-04-2021

OBITUARY: Bosnian Director Vesna Ljubić Dies of COVID-19

SARAJEVO: Vesna Ljubić, the first female director who made a feature film in Bosnia and Herzegovina, died of COVID-19 at the age of 82. Vesna Ljubić paved the way for…
08-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Juris Poškus in Postproduction with 24 HR Sunshine

RIGA: Latvian director Juris Poškus is currently in postproduction with his third feature film, a comedy-drama 24 HR Sunshine, produced by Madara Melberga for Fa Filma.
08-04-2021

MCF Group Opens Third Multiplex in Serbia

BELGRADE: MCF Group will open Multiplex Cine Grand MCF in the Delta Planet shopping centre in Niš, the third largest town in Serbia, on 22 April 2021.
08-04-2021

Cinemas in North Macedonia Close Again

SKOPJE: Most cinemas in North Macedonia closed their doors on 6 April 2021 following the Government's decision to impose additional restrictive measures until 20 April to curb COVID-19 infections.
07-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Norwegian Film Gritt Wins 2021 Vilnius IFF

VILNIUS: Gritt by Norwegian director Itonje Søimer Guttormsen was awarded Best Film in the European Debut Competition of the 26th Vilnius International Film Festival, which was held online 18 March…
07-04-2021

Lithuania and Eight EU Member States Call for Protection of European Film Festivals

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys has teamed up with his counterparts from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Poland, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia to appeal to European Union’s…
07-04-2021

FNE Country Partners: Cinemas Open?

FNE continues to report about the critical conditions of cinemas in the region.
07-04-2021

FNE Podcast: Pavo Marinkovic: Artistic Director Pula Film Festival

FNE spoke to the new artistic director of Pula Film Festival Pavo Marinkovic about the challenges of taking over as director of the festival during the pandemic and his determination…
07-04-2021

dok.incubator Announces Projects Selected For 2021

PRAGUE: Projects from Hungary and Romania are among the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator rough-cut training workshop 2021.
07-04-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute - Hungary Funds Two Animated Features

BUDAPEST: Two animated films received production grants from the National Film Institute – Hungary. Director Marcell Jankovics is making a film version of his Toldi series based on János Arany’s…
06-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Cyprus Film Days 2021 Announces Lineup For Live Screenings in Cinemas

LIMASSOL: Ten films have been selected for the Glocal Images, the main competition of the 19th edition of Cyprus Film Days, while seven projects in development have been selected for…
06-04-2021

FNE Innovation: Agoodmovietowatch - the Alternative to Streaming Algorithms

Film New Europe continues to invite leaders of innovative AV projects to share their projects directly with its readers. Today, our guest is Bilal Zouheir, founder of agoodmovietowatch.com, which recommends…
06-04-2021

OBITUARY: Bosnian Editor Miralem Zubčević

SARAJEVO: The esteemed Bosnian editor Miralem Zubčević, best known for his work on Snow (Mamafilm, 2008) and Children of Sarajevo (Film House, 2012), both directed by Aida Begić and awarded…
06-04-2021