FESTIVALS: Georgian/French Beginning Wins 2021 Trieste FF

TRIESTE: The Trieste Prize for Best Film at the 32nd Trieste Film Festival went to the Georgian/French film Beginning by Dea Kulumbegashvili. Three films received special mentions in the category.
03-02-2021

Pustnik Screenwriters Residency 2021 Calls for Applications

BUCHAREST: The TETA Association has opened applications for the 7th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, scheduled for 10–18 September 2021, the first Romania-based residency for feature film development for emerging…
03-02-2021

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2021 Calls for Projects

NOVI SAD: CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is accepting applications for its 2021/2022 edition.
03-02-2021

GRANTS: National Film Institute Hungary Funds Nine Films

BUDAPEST: The National Film Institute – Hungary has announced over 1 m EUR in production grants for five feature films, a pre-production grant for one feature film, and development grants…
02-02-2021

FNE Interview with North Macedonia Film Agency Managing Director Bojan Lazarevski

SKOPJE: FNE spoke with the new Managing Director of the North Macedonia Film Agency on his appointment and his priorities for the Macedonian film industry.
02-02-2021

FNE TV: Ronald Koetzier: Tabletop Director and Director of Photography

FNE asked Netherlands based Director and DoP Ronald Koetzier how the pandemic and working remotely has changed the way he works and what are the advantages and disadvantages. He talks…
02-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: The Coronavirus pandemic was challenging for the Lithuanian film industry as limitations were imposed upon all culture and film events in the whole country.
02-02-2021

Polish Film Institute to Spend 26.5 m EUR on COVID-19 Aid for Cinema Industry

WARSAW: The Polish Film Institute will start accepting applications for their next batch of aid for producers, distributors, and studio/small cinemas on 1 February 2021. The funds will be transferred…
01-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Hungarian Christmas Film in Production

BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Dániel Tiszeker is filming Christmas Flame / Nagykarácsony, a classical love story between a cynical firefighter Arnold and a disorganised director of a school performance. The shooting…
01-02-2021

Balkan Documentary Center 2021 Calls for Applications

SOFIA: The Balkan Documentary Center has issued calls for applications for BDC Discoveries and to Docu Rough Cut Boutique. BDC Discoveries applications are due on 12 March 2021. Docu Rough…
01-02-2021

BOX OFFICE: Bulgarian Box Office Collapses By Over 70% in 2020

SOFIA: Bulgarian admissions decreased by 72%, while the box office fell by 73% in 2020, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. Total admissions were 1,337,951 and total box office was 6,485,835…
29-01-2021

GRANTS: Estonian Film Institute Gives Production Grants for Three Features

TALLINN: The Estonian Film Institute has distributed a total of 1.412 m EUR to three feature films: Dark Paradise, 8 Views of Lake Biwa and Stairway to Heaven.
29-01-2021

Kazakh Project A Winner Is Seen at the Start Wins WEMW

TRIESTE: The Kazakh project A Winner Is Seen at the Start by Zhannat Alshanova won the 5,000 EUR Film Center Serbia Award at the 11th edition of When East Meets…
29-01-2021

RE-ACT Funds Eight Projects in 2020

ZAGREB: The regional co-development fund RE-ACT selected eight projects for funding in 2020. The eight projects were chosen out of 55 applications in total and awarded with 10,000 EUR each…
29-01-2021

FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: Salt from Bonneville

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, speaks to Ukrainian filmmaker Simon Mozgovyi about his documentary Salt from Bonneville.
29-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Polish/German Lipstick On The Glass Moves Into Postproduction

WARSAW: Kuba Czekaj has completed the shooting on his first English language film Lipstick on the Glass, a Polish/German coproduction starring Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Bobbi Salvör Menuez and Laura Benson.
28-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Marko Šantić Starts Shooting Slovenian/Croatian/Serbian/French Wake Me

LJUBLJANA: The shooting of the Slovenian feature Wake Me / Zbudi Me, directed by Marko Šantić and produced by Vertigo, began in Jesenice on 26 January 2021. Jure Henigman, one…
28-01-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: GEORGIA

TBILISI: Georgia was strongly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic, which shut down cinemas and film production for most of 2020, but Georgian films received new awards at international festivals. Georgian…
28-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Soso Chkaidze’s TV Series/Feature Film Completed After 40 Years

TBILISI: Georgian film director Soso Chkhaidze's TV series/feature film Shvidkaca is being completed posthumously almost 30 years after the director’s death, and more than 40 years after he began filming.…
27-01-2021

Georgian/French Coproduction Beginning Acquired by MUBI

TBILISI: Dea Kulumbegashvili’s film Beginning has been acquired by the streaming platform Mubi for the USA and UK (Svod Release). This Georgian/French coproduction was selected for Cannes 2020 Official Selection.…
27-01-2021