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How Czech Animation Managed the Pandemic Year 2020 And What Lies Ahead This Year

Last year, the Covid-19 pandemic hit all creative industries, and animation was no exception. Many domestic and foreign festivals, where premieres take place and distribution cooperation is negotiated, have been cancelled or moved to the online environment. How did Czech animation creators cope with the limitations and new challenges?
14-01-2021

dok.incubator submission deadline - meet us January 7th

APPLY HERE for 20 days of editing /marketing /distribution tailored made for your documentary in the rough cut stage dok.incubator workshop 2021 DEADLINE: January 27th (early bird deadline with no application fee: January 15th) Find more info here or meet us and ask our participant Francesco Montagner and his editing…
12-01-2021

Sander Joon starts production with the rally-themed short animation Sierra

Parents often push their children to follow their steps. In this case, the father's obsession with the rally turns the kid into a car tire. Loosely inspired by the director's childhood, Sierra pulls us into the surreal car racing world. “The idea for the film started to take shape when…
11-01-2021

MIDPOINT Shorts: final workshop and pitching presentation online!

Short films-oriented program with filmmakers from Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Greece is approaching the big finale! The final workshop of the MIDPOINT Shorts program starts online on Monday, January 11 and runs till Friday, January 15. 8 participants have already experienced two online workshops and individual online consultations…
11-01-2021

Fiction feature Mayday, shot in Croatia, to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Early next year, Karen Cinorre’s debut fiction feature Mayday, will have its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival (screening in the U.S. Dramatic Competition). Last year, the film was shot entirely in Croatia, with production house Antitalent acting as service producer. Sundance Film Festival is held online, 28th Jan –…
18-12-2020

Welcome, romanian film development - as a new °efp country representative

European Film Promotion (EFP) welcomes the non-profit association Romanian Film Development (ADFR - Ascociatia de Dezvoltare A Filmului Romanesc) as its 38th member organisation and successor to Romanian Film Promotion.
15-12-2020

The Diary of Diana B. included in Eurimages’ publication “The Gold Album – Female Directors”

The director of The Diary of Diana B., Dana Budisavljević, finds herself in select company of only 50 female directors included in the first edition of the publication “The Gold Album – Female Directors,” published by the Council of Europe’s cultural support fund Eurimages. In addition to The Diary of…
15-12-2020

COLLECTIVE WINS BEST EUROPEAN DOCUMENTARY AT 2020 EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS

Alexander Nanau’s critically acclaimed homage to the powers of investigative journalism wins top EFA prize Berlin, December 12, 2020 – COLLECTIVE by Romanian-German filmmaker Alexander Nanau has won the top documentary award at this year’s EFA. COLLECTIVE chronicles a team of fearless journalists as they expose political corruption in the…
14-12-2020

New Horizons IFF partners with Pop Up Film Residency Visegrad

We are happy to announce that for 2021, Pop Up Residency partners with New Horizons International Film Festival , Friss Hús Budapest International Short Film Festival, Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival and prepared a special program for the film projects and their filmmakers from Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and…
11-12-2020

5th ANNUAL HISTORY FILM FESTIVAL®, PRESENTED BY Istra Film, ANNOUNCES 2021 DATES, September 14 - 18, AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

RIJEKA, Croatia – November 30, 2020– For the 5th year, the History Film Festival presented by Istra Film, will bring creators, diverse audiences, and the industry together in Rijeka, Croatia during the annual storytelling festival running September 14-18, 2021. History Film Festival is a unique international festival of historical documentary…
09-12-2020

LIVE WEBINARS: CO-PRODUCING WITH CHINA, BETWEEN ARTHOUSE AND FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT AND MASTERCLASS WITH PHILIP LAZEBNIK

Thanks to the cooperation with the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Kids Kino Industry has a pleasure to invite everyone interested in: producing a creative content for kids, co-producing with China and screenwriting, to join 3 free webinars, which will be live-streamed on the 11th of the December CET as…
09-12-2020

The Czech Lion will sweep through Rudolfinum on 6th March

The annual awards of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) symbolized by the statuettes of the Czech Lion will head off to the hands of film makers on Saturday 6th March 2021 in Dvořák’s Hall of Prague’s Rudolfinum for the twenty-eighth time. The Czech Television will traditionally broadcast the…
08-12-2020

Awards of the 17th edition of the International Festival of Animated Film Animateka

Dear media, We are pleased to announce that the awards of the 17th edition of the Animateka International Animated Film Festival have been presented. Below you can see the list of all the winners.
07-12-2020

LIVE WEBINAR: “Coping with uncertainty – navigating live-action children’s film releases through pandemic”

Join us today during the live webinar “Coping with uncertainty – navigating live-action children’s film releases through pandemic”. Start: 12:00 CET. ZOOM. You still have time to register! Learn more and register What if I can’t attend live? Mondays are busy. We feel you. :) The webinar will be recorded.…
01-12-2020

MIDPOINT Cold Open extends the deadline till Friday, December 4

MIDPOINT Cold Open targets independent producers, with a background in feature film producing, aspiring to shift to high-end series content. You can now apply until this Friday, December 4, 2020, find more information here & access the application from here.(The program is participant-based, only one producer per company is accepted.)
01-12-2020

Film O’Clock International Festival proudly announces its first edition (February 27 - March 3) featuring an innovative concept

Film O’Clock International Festival aims to expand the love for cinema and for humankind beyond any borders, and welcomes everyone to its first edition, that will take place between the 27th of February and the 3rd of March 2021. The film selection and the agenda of the festival will soon…
01-12-2020

Tangible Utopias, the pioneering VR project directed by Ioana Mischie, catalyzed by the civic imagination of children celebrates the first international milestones

“Tangible Utopias is an exploratory VR experience immersing the viewer as a first person into an Odyssey of potential future city scenarios as envisioned by children around the world, with the purpose of inspiring the future of society. ” (Ioana Mischie, transmedia artist/futurist) You start watching the trailer and it…
30-11-2020

Animated Film Abandoned Village Premiered in Japan

After the successful world premiere in Japan, the Georgian animated film "Abandoned Village" is preparing for the European premiere.
30-11-2020

The Croatian series project AFTERPARTY wins the HBO Europe Award at MIDPOINT TV Launch

Czech branch of HBO Europe grants again a financial award at MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020, held online within the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event of the Tallinn Black Nights FF. After six months of training, the TV Launch program peaked with the Season Finale pitching presentation held on Thursday, November 26,…
27-11-2020

The Croatian series project AFTERPARTY wins the HBO Europe Award at MIDPOINT TV Launch

Czech branch of HBO Europe grants again a financial award at MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020, held online within the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event of the Tallinn Black Nights FF. After six months of training, the TV Launch program peaked with the Season Finale pitching presentation held on Thursday, November 26,…
27-11-2020