E-Meeting Point – Vilnius 2021 Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: The 2021 digital edition of e-Meeting Point – Vilnius (eMPV), to be held 14 - 16 April 2021, will present 24 projects and eight screenings.
26-03-2021

HBO in Production with Hungarian Drama Series

BUDAPEST: HBO Europe has begun filming the eight-part, 40-minute Hungarian dramatic series The Informant, written by Bálint Szentgyörgyi, who also directs alongside Áron Mátyássy and Bence Miklauzic. The series is…
26-03-2021

Estonian Government Supports Cultural Sector With 42 m EUR

TALLINN: The Estonian government has announced a 42 m EUR support package for the struggling cultural sector. The film sector will receive 5.3 m EUR, of which 3.3 million EUR…
25-03-2021

FNE Podcast: SOFA School of Film Advancement : Nikolaj Nikitin, Oliver Baumgarten and Irena Gruca-Rozbicka CREW UNITED POLSKA

WARSAW: SOFA School of Film Advancement helmers Nikolaj Nikitin and Oliver Baumgarten speak to Irena Gruca-Rozbicka (SOFA 2019/2020) about the launch of her project CREW UNITED POLSKA and how the…
25-03-2021

FESTIVALS: goEast 2021 Goes Online

WIESBADEN: The 21st edition of goEast – Festival of Central and East European Film will be held online 20 – 26 April 2021. The festival is working with a VoD…
25-03-2021

GRANTS: National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Production Grants for 2021

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced the results of its 2021 production grants for new films. The grants in the amount of 1,538,805 EUR have been distributed…
24-03-2021

Cinemas Close in Part of Bosnia and Herzegovina

BANJA LUKA: The Government of Republika Srpska, the smaller part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, voted on 21 March 2021 to close all cinemas until further notice.
24-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Māris Martinsons in Production with Historical Drama In the Land That Sings

RIGA: Latvian director Māris Martinsons has started production on In the Land that Sings (working title) / Zeme, kas dzied. The historical drama is set in the second half of…
24-03-2021

Animation Filmmakers Face COVID Effects from Baltics to Balkans

PRAGUE: FNE and CEE Animation, the umbrella organisation for animation associations across Central Europe, spoke with animation representatives and filmmakers regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their local…
24-03-2021

Eurimages Supports Seven Projects from FNE Partner Countries

STRASBOURG: The Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund awarded 5,822,000 EUR to 24 film projects at its 162nd meeting ending on 19 March 2021. The list of awarded projects included seven…
23-03-2021

Sofia Meetings 2021 Opens to TV Series Projects

SOFIA: The 18th edition of the Sofia Meetings coproduction market, taking place online till 24 March 2021, included TV series projects for the first time. Eight projects were presented, three…
23-03-2021

Milcho Manchevski’s Willow Released on VOD in Europe

SKOPJE: Willow / Vrba by the acclaimed Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski was released on VOD in Europe on 20 March 2021 on HBO Go and Cinemax 2.
23-03-2021

Romanian Creative Web-Documentary Series Initiated by Women for Women

BUCHAREST: Romanian director and producer Ioana Mischie together with writer and actress Ioana Flora explore contemporary challenges of womanhood in the creative web-documentary series FRAGILE, whose first five episodes will…
23-03-2021

GRANTS: Croatia's HAVC Supports Five Minority Coproductions

ZAGREB: The 12th session of the Croatian Audiovisual Council awarded five minority coproduction grants totaling 2,100,000 HRK / 277,200 EUR.
22-03-2021

IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days Announce Work in Progress Selection

BRATISLAVA: The 6th edition of the IFF Febiofest Bratislava Industry Days will present 11 new Slovak projects in an online format on 29 March 2021.
22-03-2021

Tea Tsulukiani Appointed New Georgian Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth

TBILISI: Tea Tsulukiani was appointed by the Parliament as the Minister of the newly created Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia on 19 March 2020. Tsulukiani will take…
22-03-2021

FNE at Sofia IFF 2021: Brazilian The Pink Cloud Wins Grand Prix of Sofia IFF

SOFIA: Iuli Gerbase’s science fiction debut The Pink Cloud (Prana Filmes) won the Sofia City of Film Grand Prix in the international competition of the 25th Anniversary Sofia IFF, with…
22-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Docu Rough Cut Boutique 2021 Chooses Five Projects

SARAJEVO: The 11th edition of Docu Rough Cut Boutique, the development platform of the Sarajevo Film Festival's Industry Section and Balkan Documentary Center, announced the selection of five projects that…
22-03-2021

Romanian Debut Feature Poppy Field Gets North American Distribution

BUCHAREST: Eugen Jebeleanu's first feature Poppy Field / Câmp de maci has been sold by the German sales agent Patra Spanou Film to Film Movement for North American distribution. This…
22-03-2021

Bulgaria Closes Cinemas Till End of March

SOFIA: All cinemas throughout the country will be closed from 22 March to 31 March 2021, due to the introduction of stricter anti COVID-19 measures.
19-03-2021