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WEMW unveils all juries and the final line up of LAST STOP TRIESTE, THIS IS IT and FIRST CUT LAB

Trieste, January 15th, 2019 – The ninth edition of When East Meets West kicks off in less than one 1 week, on January 20th with an exciting double focus on the Benelux countries and Central Eastern Europe. After having revealed the pitching forum project selection, WEMW is proud to announce…

What’s on the Menu for Czech Animation in 2019

The year 2018 did not yield any box office hit in the field of Czech animation, yet festival showings and achievements abroad imply that our creators are not resting on their laurels. There are a number of interesting feature films, series, and TV bedtime-story animations in development or production. They…

Eurimages: Support decisions and accession of a new member State

Co-production support - Strasbourg, 17.12.2018 - At its 153rd meeting held from 10 to 13 December 2018 in Tbilisi, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 11 fiction and 1 documentary film projects for a total amount of €3,188,000.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019 announcing selection

It's a great pleasure to announce the selected 9 feature-length projects and 2 script consultant trainees for the 2019 edition of MIDPOINT Feature Launch.We can´t wait to welcome projects and participants from Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine already in January 2019, when the first…

22 projects selected for the Trieste co-production forum

Trieste - December 14, 2018 – 22 film projects from 14 countries will be presented at the ninth edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 20-22, 2019 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival. This year WEMW will bring together more than…

The EU urgently needs remuneration rules for authors and performers

European and international authors and performers' organisations from all sectors urge Member States to support the much-needed Article -14 providing for fair and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers in the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Proposed by the European Parliament and backed by a large majority…

MIDPOINT expands: tailor-made support for projects in the editing phase

MIDPOINT´s feature-length film orientated program Feature Launch offered the post-production follow-up for its alumni project ZANA (writer and director Antoneta Kastrati).This project was developed within MIDPOINT Feature Launch and has been awarded by the MIDPOINT Development Award of 8.000 EUR.Moreover, ZANA has been selected to this year´s Works in Progress…

Lithuanian tax incentives for film production successfully raised to 30%

Lithuanian parliament has approved a boost to the country’s film production tax incentive, increasing it from 20% to 30%. The new level will take effect from January 1, 2019 and the legislation has been renewed for the next five-year period. Country‘s filming profile has been rising in recent years, with…

The 8th day of HUNGER STRIKE of Armenian producer, who protests against government injustice

On December 3rd at 15:00 Armenian producer Hovhanness Galstyan has started the Huger Strike to show a protest against government injustice towards film project "My Grandma's Locks" - coproduction between Armenia, Bulgaria and Germany. The Government of Republic of Armenia didn't give promised financing for the film and this fact…


EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the ten best up-and-coming actors from Europe who will be honoured at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019. EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS (ESS) – now in its 22nd year – will present ten of the best up-and-coming acting talents from Europe who are deemed ready…

Slovenia's successful presentation at the film location market in London

The Slovenian Film Centre, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board, is successfully presenting the Slovenian film locations at the internationally recognised film location promotion market FOCUS 2018 in London, which is taking place on 4 and 5 December. The purpose of these sorts of promotional events is to endorse…

MIDPOINT Shorts 2019 announcing the project selection

MIDPOINT´s leading short-film orientated program has selected 4 short film projects for the upcoming 2019 edition. This script and project development program will be also joined by one script consultant trainee.

First Edition of CEE Animation Workshop Brings Together Renowned Names in Script and Promising CEE Filmmakers

The first module of the year-long CEE Animation Workshop will take place from November 30th to December 6th in Ljubljana and will focus on content development. Invited tutors who will guide the participants are two experienced script advisors Rita Domonyi and Phil Parker. The group sessions will be led by…

Slovenia's first presentation at the film location market in London

One of the largest internationally renowned markets for the promotion of film locations, FOCUS 2018, is taking place on 4 and 5 December in London. This year, the Slovenian Film Centre, which carries out the activities of a Film Commission in Slovenia and therefore also provides support for foreign film…

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Announce 2018 Awards

Following a week full of presentations, networking, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 400 guests from all over the world, the 2018 awards of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event were presented at a ceremony in Tallinn tonight.

Lithuanian Film Tax Incentive to Be Increased to 30%

Yesterday in Tallinn, during a special presentation at Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, Rolandas Kvietkauskas, the director of the Lithuanian Film Centre, presented to the international film community the results and future outlook of the government’s tax incentive for film production in Lithuania – the national tax incentive will rise to…

Visegrad Animation Forum Is Rebranding into CEE Animation and Opens Call for Pitch of Animated Projects

Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF) has been the largest platform for the animation industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Over the course of its six-year existence, it has managed to build a strong base of film professionals and welcome over 150 participants from all over Europe in Třeboň every year. The…

Lithuanian Film Week Pays Tribute to Lithuanian Cinema in Warsaw

The Lithuanian Film Week, the most extensive presentation project of Lithuanian cinema in Poland over the last few years, kicked off Friday night in Warsaw’s Iluzjon cinema. The occasion crowns the year-long series of events celebrating Lithuanian cinema and the centenary of Lithuanian statehood. The opening of the Lithuanian Film…

Take off for the 22nd Edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019

For the 22nd edition of EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS (Feb 8 – 11, 2019) – EFP’s high profile programme for internationally most promising European acting talents at the Berlin International Film Festival – the EFP member organisations have nominated 29 European actresses and actors of which 10 will be selected by…

DOCU Rough Cut Boutique call for proposals 2019

New edition, new structure of the workshop