coco 2021 Best Pitch Goes to Poland’s She

COTTBUS: The Best Pitch Award of the East-West co-production market connecting cottbus (coco) went to the Polish project She presented by director Agnieszka Zwiefka and producer Izabela Igel from Harine…
08-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Zagreb Film Festival Announces 2021 Competition Programmes

ZAGREB: The 19th Zagreb Film Festival will take place 14 - 21 November 2021 in Cinema SC, Tuškanac Cinema, &TD Theatre, Urania hub and HUB 385, as well as on…
08-11-2021

FNE at Baltic Event 2021: Tallinn Presents Eight Baltic Works in Progress

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have announced the eight titles to be presented in the 2021 Baltic Event Works in Progress industry programme, which runs 23-24 November 2021.
08-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Tallinn Film Festival 2021 Exempted from Potential New COVID Restrictions

TALLINN: The government of Estonia announced on 5 November 2021 that it is granting an exemption from any additional health restrictions to the Tallinn Film Festival. The festival begins on…
08-11-2021

FESTIVALS: Five New Lithuanian Films Screen at Scanorama 2021

VILNIUS: Two feature films and three full-length documentaries will be screened in the 2021 edition of the New in Lithuanian Film section of Scanorama, running 4 – 14 November 2021.
08-11-2021

Pluto Film Acquires Srđan Dragojević’s Heavens Above

BELGRADE: The Berlin-based distribution company Pluto Films has acquired sales rights for Srđan Dragojević’s latest feature Heavens Above / Nebesa. The film had its world premiere in the main international…
08-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Ivan Ostrochovský in Preproduction with Slovak/Czech The Spring

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Ivan Ostrochovský is getting ready to start production on The Spring / Prameň. The drama about the state's interference in personal freedom will enter its first phase…
08-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Iveta Grófová Shoots Slovak/Czech/Hungarian War Drama Emma and the Death’s Head

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Iveta Grófová is currently in production with her new feature film Emma and the Death’s Head / Ema a smrtihlav. This Slovak/Czech/Hungarian historical drama had been originally…
05-11-2021

connecting cottbus 2021 Announces Winners

COTTBUS: The Polish project She directed by Agnieszka Zwiefka received the coco Best Pitch Award at the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco), the East-West coproduction market of the FilmFestival…
05-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Vuk Ršumović Shoots His Sophomore Feature Dwelling Among Gods

BELGRADE: The Serbian writer/director Vuk Ršumović is currently shooting his sophomore feature Dwelling Among Gods / Među bogovima, a coproduction between Serbia, Italy and Croatia. The script is based on…
05-11-2021

FNE at connecting cottbus 2021: Projects from FNE Partner Countries at cocoPITCH

COTTBUS: Nine projects from FNE partner countries are among the 14 cocoPITCH projects showcased at the 23rd edition of connecting cottbus (coco), the East-West coproduction market at FilmFestival Cottbus, held…
05-11-2021

Leave No Traces Sold to More Territories

WARSAW: Polish sales agent New Europe Film Sales has sold the Polish/French/Czech coproduction Leave No Traces by Jan P. Matuszyński to Spain, Portugal, ex-Yugoslavia, Estonia and Slovakia.
05-11-2021

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Luka Bursać in Production with Videotheque

BELGRADE: The young Serbian director Luka Bursać is currently in production with his third feature film Videotheque / Videoteka, which has been supported by Film Center Serbia.
04-11-2021

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2021: Juraj Krasnohorsky: CEE Animation Workshop

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Juraj Krasnohorsky, head of studies of the CEE Animation Workshop. CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and producer skills advancement training…
04-11-2021

Hindi Remake of Hungarian Liza the Fox-Fairy Available for Streaming

BUDAPEST: A Hindi language adaptation of the Hungarian Liza the Fox-Fairy / Liza, a rókatündér by Károly Ujj-Mészáros, called Aafat-E-Ishq, is available on the ZEE5 video on-demand and streaming service…
04-11-2021

FNE UNIC EU Policy Update 03.11.2021

WARSAW: FNE has teamed up with the Brussels based team of the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC) to bring you regular updates on EU cinema policies that impact all industry…
04-11-2021

Over 70 Projects Submitted for First Malta Film Awards

VALLETTA: The Malta Film Commission (MFC) has announced that 72 projects have been submitted for consideration for the first edition of the Malta Film Awards, which will take place on…
04-11-2021

BOX OFFICE: Estonian Debut Feature Scores in Local Chart

TALLINN: Peeter Rebane’s romantic war drama Firebird / Tulelind had 1,517 admissions in Estonia on its opening weekend. This is the first feature film by the Harvard graduate Peeter Rebane,…
04-11-2021

Applications for Kids Kino Lab Scholarship Programme Are Open

WARSAW: Script development workshop Kids Kino Lab is looking for writers, script consultants and a young producer.
04-11-2021

FNE Speaks with Dita Rietuma, Head of National Film Centre of Latvia

FNE spoke with Dita Rietuma, the head of the National Film Centre of Latvia, about how the pandemic has changed the situation of Latvian cinema, which had been flourishing in…
03-11-2021