Cinemas in Cyprus Allowed to Re-open

LIMASSOL: The government of Cyprus announced that cinemas were allowed to re-open as of 8 February 2021. The country had imposed a lock-down on 10 January.

M-Appeal Acquires Serbian Feature The Celts Ahead of Berlinale 2021 Premiere

BELGRADE: The Berlin-based M-Appeal company acquired world distribution rights for the Serbian feature The Celts / Kelti ahead of its world premiere in the Panorama segment of the Berlinale 2021,…

Czech Film Critics' Awards Chose To Promote Films That Look Back

PRAGUE: The 11th Czech Film Critics' Awards gave its top prize for Best Film to black and white historical drama Shadow Country by Bohdan Sláma, as its actress Magdaléna Borová…

FESTIVALS: Zlin FF 2021 Accepts Applications

ZLIN: The 61st edition of the Zlin IFF for Children and Youth is accepting film submissions.

Films from FNE Partner Countries Shortlisted at 93rd Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES: Alexander Nanau's collective (Romania) has been shortlisted in the Documentary Feature and International Feature Film categories. Agnieszka Holland's Charlatan (Czech Republic, Slovakia) and Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and…

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Films from Hungary and Georgia in Berlinale Shorts and Berlinale Forum

BERLIN: Hungarian minority coproduction My Uncle Tudor by Olga Lucovnicova and Georgian minority coproduction Taming the Garden by Salomé Jashi will screen in Berlinale Shorts and Berlinale Forum, respectively.
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FESTIVALS: Transilvania IFF Sets 2021 Summer Dates

CLUJ-NAPOCA: The Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new summer outdoor edition in Cluj-Napoca from 23 July to 1 August 2021, instead of its…

CEE Animation Workshop Announces 2021 Projects and Participants

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Workshop has selected three feature-length animated films and six TV projects to participate in its 2021 edition, which begins on 22 February.

OBITUARY: Polish Actor Krzysztof Kowalewski

WARSAW: Krzysztof Kowalewski, Polish film, television and radio actor, died on 6 February 2021 at the age of 83. A star of over 120 Polish film and TV series, he…

FNE at Berlinale 2021: Films from Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2021 Berlinale's Generation

BERLIN: The minority coproduction from Poland, Mission Ulja Funk by Barbara Kronenberg, and The White Fortress by Igor Drljača, from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canada, have been selected for the…
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Ildikó Enyedi Pitches Hungarian Spy Series in Berlin

BUDAPEST: The Golden Bear winner and Oscar nominated director Ildikó Enyedi returns to the Berlin International Film Festival as a jury member, and she will also present the Balaton Brigade…

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Academy Award Nominee Milcho Manchevski Preps Kaymak

SKOPJE: The Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski is developing his seventh feature film Kaymak / Kajmak. Early stages of casting are underway and principle photography is planned for the summer…

PRODUCTION: Peter Bebjak In Production With Czech/Slovak Shadowplay

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Peter Bebjak is shooting the Czech/Slovak thriller Shadowplay / Tieňohra. The film is produced by the Czech companies Hangar Films and Barletta, in coproduction with Slovakia´s D.N.A.

Polish Cinemas Allowed To Re-Open

WARSAW: Cinemas in Poland will be allowed to operate from 12 February 2021 on a two-week conditional basis, with a limit of 50% capacity. Major cinema chain Helios has already…

PRODUCTION: Estonian Director Triin Ruumet In Preproduction With Second Feature Dark Paradise

TALLINN: Triin Ruumet, whose bold debut feature The Days That Confused won a Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West programme in 2016, is starting preproduction on…

FESTIVALS: Budapest International Documentary Festival 2021 Moves Online

BUDAPEST: The 7th edition of the Budapest International Documentary Festival runs 1 to 10 March 2021, screening 30 documentaries in competition. The event will be held online, because Hungarian film…

FESTIVALS: goEast Accepts Talents for East-West Talent Lab

WIESBADEN: The 21st edition of the goEast Film Festival, running 20 – 26 April 2021, is accepting applications to its East-West Talent Lab through 1 March.

FNE TV: Einar Hansen Tomasson: Film Commissioner for Iceland

FNE spoke to Iceland Flim Commissioner Einar Hansen Tomasson about the impact of the pandemic on filming in Iceland. With much of the world shut down for film production in…

Poland To Reopen Cinemas Next Week

WARSAW: Poland has announced the reopening of cinemas and theatres starting from 12 February 2021 with a 50 percent seating capacity available. Both have been closed since 7 November 2020,…

FESTIVALS: The 25th Anniversary Sofia FF Announces First Films and Format

SOFIA: Stefan Kitanov, the director of the Sofia International Film Fest, announced that the 25th anniversary edition will still take place in the context of the ongoing pandemic, but will…