Roman Polański and Jerzy Skolimowski Develop New Drama

WARSAW: Roman Polański teams up with Jerzy Skolimowski almost 60 years after Knife in the Water (1962) for The Palace, which will be produced by Italy’s RAI Cinema and Eliseo…

FESTIVALS: IDFF Artdocfest Riga 2021 Announces Winners

RIGA: The International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest ran in Riga and outside the city from 28 April to 3 May 2020. The main prize was awarded to Silent Voice directed…

OBITUARY: Croatian Director Bogdan Žižić

ZAGREB: The legendary Croatian film director/scriptwriter Bogdan Žižić died aged 86. He was one of the nation's most prominent authors for decades, helming over 100 short and documentary films.

PRODUCTION: Eleonora Veninova in Postproduction with First Macedonian Film Shot under COVID-19 Restrictions in 2020

SKOPJE: First time director Eleonora Veninova is in the last stage of editing with Sabattier Effect / Preeksponirano, produced by Goce Kralevski through DNF Films. This Macedonian/Serbian coproduction is the…

Cinemas Reopen in Bucharest

BUCHAREST: Bucharest reopens cinemas, theatres, concert halls and indoor restaurants as the infection rate has fallen below three cases for 1,000 persons for three consecutive days.

PRODUCTION: René Vilbre to Direct First Original Viaplay Production from Estonia

TALLINN: Popular Estonian director René Vilbre is set to direct the crime drama Who Shot Otto Mueller?, the first original Viaplay production from Estonia. Tallinn-based Cuba Films is producing.

FESTIVALS: Animafest 2021 Announces Lineup

ZAGREB: Six titles have been selected for the Feature Film Competition of the 31st World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb, which will be held 7 - 12 June…

RE-ACT 2021 Calls for Projects

TRIESTE: Applications for the 2021 edition of First Cut Lab RE-ACT, a workshop designed for feature films in the editing phase from Croatia, the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, Serbia and…

Transilvania Pitch Stop 2021 Launches Call for Applications

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The 20th Transilvania International Film Festival, which will be held in Cluj-Napoca 23 July-1 August 2021, invites filmmakers to submit their projects to Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) until 3…

FNE at MIFF 2021: 43rd Moscow International Film Festival Announces Prize Winners As Physical Edition Wraps

MOSCOW: The 43rd edition of the Moscow International Film Festival awarded its top prize for best film in the main competition to #dogpoopgirl (Romania) by Romanian director Andrei Hutuleac, who…
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Hungarian Cinemas Reopen for Immunity Certificate Holders

BUDAPEST: A wide range of services will reopen in Hungary, including cinemas, when the number of vaccinated people reaches 4 million, which is expected to be reached on 30 April…

Poland Reopens Cinemas

WARSAW: The Polish government will allow open-air cinemas to reopen rom 15 May and all cinemas to be opened on 29 May 2021 with a capacity of up to 50%…

Polish Film Institute Support During COVID-19 Pandemic

WARSAW: As Poland re-opens its economy after the third wave of COVID-19, the Polish industry is set to succeed due to the continuous support from the Polish Film Institute headed…

PRODUCTION: Soňa Gyárfáš Lutherová in Production with Slovak/Czech Transgender Documentary

BRATISLAVA: Soňa Gyárfáš Lutherová’s first long documentary Happy Man / Šťastný človek is entering the last stage of production. This Slovak/Czech film, also coproduced by HBO Europe, captures the intimate…

Lives of Hamid Awarded Best Project at Dot.on.the.Map Meeting Point

LIMASSOL: Lives of Hamid by the French director Jonathan Millet was awarded Best Project at the 2nd edition of Dot on the Map Industry Days, which was held in the…

International Productions Continue To Shoot in Malta Despite Pandemic

VALLETTA: A spate of international productions have been filming in Malta, despite the COVID-19 pandemic which has left other areas of the island’s economy shuttered. They are expected to inject…

Netflix Gangster Series Clark Films in Croatia

RIJEKA: International film crews are flocking back to Croatia with at least eight new foreign projects expected until the end of 2021, after a year of delays due to the…

FESTIVALS: Festival of Slovenian Film Returns to Portorož with New Director

LJUBLJANA: The 24th Festival of Slovenian Film returns to Portorož with a new director Bojan Labović. The festival will take place 11-17 October 2021 and the submissions for the applications…

FESTIVALS: Kutaisi ISFF 2021 Announces New Dates for Physical Edition

TBILISI: The first edition of the Kutaisi International Short Film Festival, which was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is finally taking place in a physical format 8–12…

FESTIVALS: FEST 2021 Invites Audiences to Return to Belgrade Cinemas

BELGRADE: The 49th FEST International Film Festival in Belgrade, the largest and the most popular film festival in Serbia, will present 71 Serbian premieres, including both domestic and foreign productions,…