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OLEG SENTSOV STARTS FILMING

Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov starts preparations to his new film, a crime drama Rhinoceros. The film will be made in co-production of Ukraine, Poland and Germany. Rhinoceros is a crime drama that unfolds in the 90s in Ukraine, the times that have changed us all: it was the transition from…
15-07-2020

CICAE Art Cinema Newsletter - July 2020

SAVE THE DATE CICAE General Assembly – 10 September 2020 via zoom Considering the context of the pandemic, CICAE will organize its annual General Assembly via Zoom on September 10, 2020, starting at 15:00 (GMT+2).All members of the association are invited to participate. A French-English translation will be provided.We will…
15-07-2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 Opens for Submissions

MIDPOINT Feature Launch, one of the core programs of MIDPOINT Institute, aims to support writers, directors, producers and aspiring script consultants coming mainly from Central and Eastern Europe and the wider Mediterranean area (detailed eligibility info here).
15-07-2020

Recognitions to Stitches and God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija at Sofia IFF

Fiction feature Stitches, a Croatian minority co-production directed by Miroslav Terzić, received the Balkan Competition jury special mention, while God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunija, also a Croatian minority co-production, won the Bulgarian Film Critics Guild Award. This year’s edition of Sofia International Film Festival is divided into two instalments…
14-07-2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020: Awards Winners

The MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 generation, represented by 22 filmmakers and 3 script consultant trainees, attended the Eastern Promises Industry Days of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which were held online July 6-9, 2020. Nine promising projects of feature films were pitched on Tuesday, July 7 during Works in Development…
10-07-2020

PRESS RELEASE // FIRST CUT+ WRAPS UP ITS SECOND SESSION SUCCESSFULLY

The second session this year of First Cut+ just ended successfully. The workshop, with four days of consultations with various film industry experts for the eight selected producers and filmmakers, took place online due to the pandemic. First Cut+ work-in-progress session, created for connecting the eight projects with cinema’s industry…
10-07-2020

Romanian Film Awards during coronavirus pandemic Gopo Awards adapts big scale ceremony to outdoor format

With cinemas being still closed and international film festivals postponed or canceled, the Gopo AwardsWith cinemas being still closed and international film festivals postponed or canceled, the Gopo Awards - the Romanian national film awards offer a good practice example about how a similar event couldhappen under strong safety and…
04-07-2020

UNIC LAUNCHES FOURTH EDITION OF THE WOMEN’S CINEMA LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME

Brussels: 30 June 2020 - The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the European cinema trade grouping, today launched the fourth edition of its Women’s Cinema Leadership Programme, a 12-month mentoring programme for women in cinema exhibition.
03-07-2020

MASTER CONSULTATIONS AND WORKSHOP ON ANIMATIC. A NEW PROJECT FOR ANIMATION CREATORS HAS STARTED

How to make a film character roll their eyes in a characteristic way? What should a shrew's fur be made of to make it look natural? What one is supposed to do to make works on the puppet's animation not only showy, but also effective? If creators of animated films…
03-07-2020

NEM Network: New online platform for TV professionals starts in August

Digital expansion of the popular NEM Dubrovnik and NEM Zagreb events Zagreb, June 29th, 2020 – A new online platform for TV industry professionals, NEM Network, is set to launch on August 19th, 2020. The online extension of everyone’s favorite NEM Dubrovnik and NEM Zagreb events is conceived as their…
30-06-2020

Croatian films at 20th goEast

Competition programmes of the 20th goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will feature Vinko Brešan’s feature-length What a Country! and Sara Jurinčić’s experimental short September 3, 2015. Nenad Puhovski’s documentary Graham and I – A True Story has been selected for the “Symposium” programme, while Sara Jurinčić…
29-06-2020

Film Proxy

Executive summary Film Proxy is an advocate for the emerging Polish below-the-line talent. The talent is scouted and recruited within four areas: cinematography, editing, sound, animation and special effects. Film Proxy promotes them by organizing a series of free, curated matchmaking on-site events with local and international professional film producers,…
29-06-2020

Macedonian films at the 73rd Film Market in Cannes

The COVID 19 pandemic has urged the Cannes Film Festival to hold Marche du Film online for the first time from 22 to 26 June. The North Macedonia Film Agency is presented at the virtual film market with an e-pavilion. The Agency will present eight features at the virtual film…
26-06-2020

Works in Development – Feature Launch 2020

About A unique training platform for emerging talents aimed at scouting the most talented filmmakers & producers of the future who are developing their first or second feature film projects. It focuses primarily on creative teams from Central and Eastern Europe. Every year it selects teams of writers, directors and…
25-06-2020

Works in Development – Feature Launch 2020

KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award Jury Joseph Fahim Joseph Fahim is an Egyptian film critic, programmer and lecturer. He is the Arab delegate of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, a former member of Berlin Critics' Week, the curator of the 2018 Safar Film Festival in London, and ex-director of…
25-06-2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch showcase at KVIFF Eastern Promises

MIDPOINT Institute presents 9 feature film projects and 3 script consultants at online Eastern Promises Industry Days of KVIFF.
25-06-2020

MIDPOINT Shorts 2020-2021 opened for applications!

Apply with your short film project to the new edition of our program! MIDPOINT Shorts is a professional project development program open to creative teams of writers, directors and producers.
23-06-2020

The shooting of the feature The Space Within Us by the director Rahela Jagrič Pirc begins

On Monday, 15 June, the shooting of the feature The Space Within Us by the director Rahela Jagrič Pirc, who also co-wrote the script with Darja Medić, began.
18-06-2020

Slovenian films at the 73rd Film Market in Cannes

For the first time, this year’s 73rd Film Market in Cannes will be held online from 22 to 26 June. The Slovenian Film Centre will present three Slovenian features at the virtual film market (Market Screenings 2020). The screenings are mainly intended for the festival selectors, who can ensure that…
18-06-2020

Six Participants Pitch Projects at “eVilnius” – SOFA’s 2020 Financing Workshop Will Be Held Online

For the third time, SOFA – School of Film Advancement will provide participants with the chanceFor the third time, SOFA – School of Film Advancement will provide participants with the chanceto pitch their projects in front of experienced private investors and representatives of Europeanpublic film funds. Originally planned to be…
18-06-2020