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Rhodope International Documentary Film Fest (RIFE)

The revival of an emblematic international film festival for young filmmakers in Eastern Europe The Festival Rhodope International Documentary Film Festival (RIFE) is a new take on one of the most emblematic film events in Bulgaria for young filmmakers, held from 1973 to 1991 in the beautiful mountain town of…

Re-run of New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes available online

Polish Days, the most important industry event at the New Horizons International Film Festival, is organized jointly with the Polish Film Institute. This year Polish Days has been invited again for the Marché du Film Goes to Cannes programme, presenting the following works-in-progress: Imago, directed by Olga Chajdas, produced by…


AN ENEMY, by Teresa Zofia Czepiec and Maciej Sobieszczański from Poland, has won the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award 2021 for the Best Eastern Europan Script.

Polish Film Institute, Independent Film Foundation and ACE Producers sign partnership in Cannes

10 July 2021 – Polish Film Institute, Independent Film Foundation and ACE Producers sign partnership in Cannes have signed a 5-year partnership to organize the ACE Financing Strategies Workshops and the related ACE Training Days Poland in Warsaw from 2021 to 2025. The goal of this long-term partnership is to…

Seminar Dox In Vitro, Slovakia

September 12 - 13, 2021. Hotel Park Avenue, Piestany, Slovakia - DOX IN VITRO is aimed at young producers and documentary filmmakers who will be introduced to the „real world“ of the European film market and documentary films. The workshop will focus on the development of documentaries under the guidance…

Croatian films and filmmakers at 74th Cannes Film Festival

official poster of the 74th Cannes Film Festival Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović’s debut feature Murina will have its world premiere at Directors’ Fortnight, a programme taking place 6th – 17th July and running in parallel to the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival. In addition, producer Bojan Kanjera will be…

Tallinn Black Nights, the European Film Academy & FIPRESCI to welcome European Discovery directors at new Discovery Campus

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), the European Film Academy (EFA) and FIPRESCI will work together to promote European Discovery nominated directors as part of PÖFF’s new Discovery Campus, starting from November 2021. The EFA and FIPRESCI bestow the European Discovery Award – Prix FIPRESCI on the best Debut Film…

New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes: see 5 promising projects!

Join us for the New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes screening, which will be held on Friday 9 July from 12:00 till 14:00 at the Marché du Film. New Horizons International Film Festival and Polish Film Institute will present a selection of five Polish feature films in various stages…

Docu Talents 2021, Ji.hlava Film Fund and Emerging Producers at Cannes

Docu Talents from the East 2021 – selection announced! Eight remarkable documentary projects in post-production from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia made it to the 17th edition of Docu Talents from the East 2021. Since 2005, Docu Talents has served as a launchpad for a…

Sonja Tarokić’s The Staffroom in main programme at Karlovy Vary

scene from The Staffroom After many years, a Croatian film is part of the main programme at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Sonja Tarokić’s debut fiction feature The Staffroom, produced by Ankica Jurić Tilić (of Kinorama), will have its world premiere in the Crystal Globe competition. The 55th…

Smart Animation & 360° Clever Worldbuilding – a preview of an animated project “Journey to Yourland”. Sign up for KKI Talks free webinar

On 19 July, Kids Kino Industry invites industry professionals to join the conversation with the creators of “Journey to Yourland”. The release of the film is planned for 2022. The webinar will shed the light on the most important aspects regarding the production process and 360° approach which creators follow…

New CICAE Board of Directors elected

Arthouse cinema is more important today than ever before! The International Confederation of Arthouse Cinemas, the CICAE had its new board elected during the annual general assembly on June 23, shifting towards a younger, increasingly international and more gender balanced representation of its members. Christian Bräuer re-elected as President, new…

Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 revealed competition sections

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has revealed selection of three key sections of its 55th edition – Crystal Globe Competition, East of the West Competition and Special Screenings – which include 15 Czech films and minority co-productions. Films by Olmo Omerzu, Václav Kadrnka, Erika Hníková and Miro Remo will celebrate…

Czech Film Fund supported development of fiction features and documentaries

In June, the Czech Film Fund granted the support for development of fiction features and for development of documentary films for the second time this year. In fiction category, the Council divided altogether EUR 346 000 (CZK 9 million) among 12 projects by talented young guns as well as experienced…

Baltic Shorts Residency completes third edition

Three filmmakers from the Baltic region complete three week script development residency The third edition of the Baltic Shorts Residency, an intensive workshop lasting three weeks held in the small Lithuanian town of Kintai, has concluded for 2021. Between 1st and 20th June 2021, three selected filmmakers from the Baltics…

The conference Let's Be Series, vol.2 | 22-23 june 2021

Let’s Be Series, vol 2. is a two-day international event organized by Creative Europe Desk Poland in partnership with the Polish Producers Alliance (KIPA), dedicated to the topic of new trends in the production and distribution of European feature series. The event will be held online on 22-23 June 2021.

Submission is Open for the 3rd Edition of Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum

Paprika Studios is thrilled to announce the call for submissions for the 3rd edition of the Hypewriter Original TV Series Pitch Forum, which will take place on August 30th, 2021 in Budapest, during the days of NATPE.

FNE Visegrad 2021 Year of Recovery for Film and Television Industry Kicks Off in Bratislava With Live Panel and Online Podcast With Visegrad Decision Makers

Date: 29 June 2021 10:30-12:00 (CET): Pre-registration is required for access, details below. YR2021 kicks off with a live panel discussion in Bratislava hosted by Film New Europe (FNE) in cooperation with the Slovak Film Institute that will also appear online as a live podcast. It will also be available…

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