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The winner of the 47th IFF EKOFILM is the Polish film The Whale from Lorino // Slovak film The Golden Land wins the Festival President's Award

BRNO/Czech Republic – A dangerous tug-of-war for survival in an almost fantastical landscape full of whaling traces, but also the hope of saving a nearly extinct bird or the hope that comes from people pulling together in a threatening situation. These are the themes of the competing films that won…

What's Slovak in Ji.hlava 2021

Dear colleagues and friends, Two Slovak films, Lines (d. Barbora Sliepková) and Ordeal (d. Zuzana Piussi), will world premiere at the 25th edition of Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (26 – 31 October 2021) which will also showcase work of Karol Plicka, a pioneer of Czech-Slovak documentary cinema.

Czech films at Ji.hlava IDFF 2021

Opus Bonum, the international competition of the IDFF Ji.hlava 2021, will present world premiere of one Czech film - Out in Force by celebrated documentarist Martin Mareček, who made a portrait of Czech film critique Kamil Fila whose desire to achieve the greatest physical strength contrasts with moments of complete…

WEMW launches the brand-new Slate Market and opens call for all works-in-progress sections!

After announcing the call for its upcoming 12th Co-Production Forum, taking place both in Trieste and online between 24-28 January 2022, WEMW now opens the calls for an exciting first edition of the Slate Market and for all the sections targeting feature fiction films and full-length documentaries in post-production!

Eurimages - And the Audentia Award winner is ...

Strasbourg, 18.10.2021 – The Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund and Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma are pleased to reveal the name of the winner of the sixth edition of the prestigious Audentia Award for Best Female Director: Florence Miailhe for her first feature-length animation The Crossing. The film about two…

Oscars: On the Water - The Estonian Entry for The Best International Feature Film at the 2022 Academy Awards

A select committee headed by Estonian Film Institute (EFI) decided by a narrow edge to represent Estonia in the race for Best International Feature Film (also known as Best Foreign Language Film) Oscars in 2022 a drama feature On the Water, directed by Peeter Simm and adapted for screen from…

WEMW 2022 | Slate Market and works-in progress sections

WEMW launches the brand-new Slate Market and opens call for all works-in-progress sections!

Call for Projects for RE-ACT Co-Development Funding 2021 now open

For the seventh time, the RE-ACT (Regional Audiovisual Cooperation and Training) initiative announces its call for project co-development funding. The deadline for application is 15 November 2021 The call for co-development funding of co-production projects is intended for feature-length fiction, documentary and experimental projects as well as feature length and…

The first historical retrospective of Slovenian film in Portugal

From 1 to 14 October, a retrospective of Slovenian films, shot between 1948 and 2018, will take place in the Lisbon Cinematheque in Portugal. A total of twelve Slovenian feature films – from legendary classics to more contemporary works selected by the curators of this Portuguese institution – will be…

EKOFILM Film Festival starts in exactly one week

It will offer 25 competition films, exhibitions, talks as well as a popular family day BRNO/CZECH REPUBLIC - The 47th edition of EKOFILM the international film festival with an environmental theme starts in exactly one week. Visitors can look forward to twenty-five competing documentaries from all over the world from…

SOFA 2021: Virtual Study Trip to Vilnius

SOFA – School of Film Advancement's class of 2020/2021 will hold its third and final workshop virtually in Vilnius. Via well-proven online conference tools, SOFA has put together an effective and busy digital experience for the participants and renowned international experts. The workshop will take place from October 18-22 and…

Six Debut Films Nominated for the European Film Awards 2021

The European Film Academy takes great pleasure in congratulating the nominees for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2021 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a director for a first full-length feature film.

Zátopek will run for the Czech Republic to fight for an Oscar

In Prague, 11th October 2021 – The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA), which organizes the Czech Lion Awards, chooses every year the candidate of the Czech Republic for an Oscar. In this year’s vote the academics have decided to nominate the film Zátopek directed by David Ondříček to fight…

Focus on Slovenia at CinEast Film Festival

This year, the CinEast Film Festival will focus on Slovenia, described in the announcement as “a country with a rich and interesting film history, celebrating thirty years of independence and currently holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union”. The 14th edition of the Festival will take place…

The new generation of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST opens call for its Co-Production Forum!

The next edition of WEMW will mark the start of a brand-new era in the design and planning of the co-production market. After ten years based on a traditional physical format and one year run fully online, WEMW will introduce a new concept based on a series of key elements: …

Two weeks left to submit your project to Kids Kino Lab!

Are you ready to develop your story for young audiences? Check Kids Kino Lab, script development workshop. Call for projects for the next edition is open until 15 October.

Romania based Pustnik screenwriting network starts off a new cycle

In its seventh year, after an online edition, Pustnik Screenwriters’ Residency – part of the Pustnik screenwriting network – returned to the banks of the Danube for its 2021 programme at Port Cultural Cetate, in Romania, September 13–20.

Malta Film Awards 2022 – Celebrating our story

The Malta Film Commission announces the first edition of the Malta Film Awards. We will celebrate the success story of our local cast and crew of the film and television industry throughout the years. Malta is a story of success led by the ambition and creativity of its people. The…