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ECSA WELCOMES A HISTORICAL DECISION FOR EUROPE’S CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND TOWARDS A FAIR REMUNERATION OF AUTHORS IN THE DIGITAL AGE

On 26 March 2019, despite an unprecedented pressure, the European Parliament had the courage to adopt the Copyright Directive with 348 votes in favour, 274 against and 36 abstentions. The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA), which represents over 50,000 professional composers and songwriters in 26 European countries, welcomes this …
27-03-2019

Visegrad Film Forum once again attracted film enthusiasts

The international event, held from March 19th to March 23rd at the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, introduced seven renowned filmmakers in addition to quality films. During the five-day program, they held masterclasses and discussions with participants. A balanced program from the world…
25-03-2019

The shooting of the feature Deadlock by the director Vinko Möderndorfer begins

On Wednesday, 20 March, the shooting of the new live-action feature Deadlock by the writer and director Vinko Möderndorfer began in Seča in the Slovenian Littoral. Most of the film, however, will be shot in Ljubljana and in the Viba Film Studio. The story describes an encounter between two married…
25-03-2019

Submit your project to Ex Oriente Film 2019

Apply now for Ex Oriente Film 2019 and get a tailor made training for the development of your film with the help of more than 25 world renowed film professionals! You can submit your work until April 19th, 2019, with our online APPLICATION FORM. Applying is free of charge and…
21-03-2019

Over 100 organisations representing European Authors co-sign open letter in support of the Copyright Directive

A Europe Fit for the next generation of creators European Authors’ open letter in support of the Copyright Directive Dear Member of the European Parliament, The undersigned organisations of authors – representing hundreds of thousands of voters who are writers, screenwriters, filmmakers, composers and songwriters – urge you to seize…
21-03-2019

MIDPOINT TV Launch at Series Mania Forum 2019

MIDPOINT TV Launch is proud to continue its second year of co-operation with festival Series Mania and its industry platform Series Mania Forum. Read more about its participation at the UGC Writers Campus, Talent Corner or Broadcaster Think Tank here: MIDPOINT TV Launch at Series Mania Forum 2019! MEET US…
21-03-2019

Vilnius Airport cinema hall presents a new short film program for families

Film Spot LT – a unique cinema hall at Vilnius Airport presents an updated film program for families. Starting today, two new film programs will be screened at Film Spot LT, which is the first and only airport cinema hall in the Central and Eastern Europe. The cinema hall, which…
19-03-2019

The shooting of the feature Once Were Humans by the director Goran Vojnović begins

The shooting of the feature Once Were Humans by the director Goran Vojnović begins On Friday, 15 March, the shooting of the live-action feature Once Were Humans by the writer and director Goran Vojnović, began in Visoko, on Kurešček hill. The third feature by Vojnović focuses on the pressing issue…
18-03-2019

Visegrad Film Forum 2019_Cooperation

March 19 - 23, 2019 / Bratislava Visegrad Film Forum 2019 – World famous filmmakers close enough to touch! An international event at the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava will launch on Tuesday, March 19th. It offers way more than just film screenings.…
18-03-2019

CEE ANIMATION FORUM 2019 ANNOUNCE PROJECT SELECTION

The seventh edition of the CEE Animation Forum (formerly known as Visegrad Animation Forum) will showcase thirty-three animated projects in development in three categories: short films, series / TV specials and feature films. The majority of selected teams are coming from Central and Eastern Europe – the Czech Republic 6x,…
18-03-2019

First CEE Animated Projects Selected for Festival Annecy 2019

The Official Selection of the Annecy Festival 2019 was announced. There are 13 short films from Central and Eastern Europe in the competition. Short Films in Competition Acid Raind. Tomasz POPAKUL, p. ANIMOON SP. Z O.O., Zofia JAROSZUK, Poland, 2019, 26 min 16 s A Demonstration of Brilliance in Four…
15-03-2019

Tallinn Black Nights Wolf Letter: Submissions for PÖFF #23 are open!

Yes, it's true - we have opened the film submission for the 23rd edition of Black Nights and both of our sub-festivals - youth and children's festival Just Film and animation and short film festival PÖFF Shorts! We had over 2400 feature-length and over 4000 short and animation submissions last…
15-03-2019

Visegrad Film Forum 2019_Cooperation

March 19 - 23, 2019 / Bratislava From the 19th to 23rd of March, the eighth annual Visegrad Film Forum will feature the Oscar – winning Roma by Alfons Cuarón and the black-and-white road-movie Nebraska with 6 Oscar nominations. Participants can see the documentary Untitled by Haneke´s long-term editor Monika…
13-03-2019

goEast 2019: Thematic Focus: “Everything Remains Different? – The Wild 90s” // “Pan-European Picnic”: Literature, Music Videos and Ukrainian Hip-Hop from alyona alyona

Thematic Focus: “Everything Remains Different? – The Wild 90s” // “Pan-European Picnic”: Literature, Music Videos and Ukrainian Hip-Hop from alyona alyona // Opening Film: GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNYA by Director and goEast Jury President Teona Strugar Mitevska // Press Accreditation Available Until March 29th // goEast Press Conference…
12-03-2019

Applications now open worldwide for the 2019 Pustnik Screenwriters Residency

TETA Association has launched the 5th edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, which will take place 2–10 September 2019, at Port Cetate, Romania. Pustnik is the only Romanian initiative of this sort, dedicated to young and emerging filmmakers from all over the world. During this nine-day retreat, eight screenwriters – three…
12-03-2019

FERA Report on EU Audiovisual Authors' Workshop 2019 in Ljubljana

REPORT on EU Audiovisual Authors’ Workshop 2019, Ljubljana REPORT on EU Audiovisual Authors’ Workshop 2019, Ljubljana Implementation of the Copyright Directive: Opportunities and challenges for AV authors to get fair value for their works’ exploitation The 5th edition of the EU Audiovisual Authors’ Workshopin Ljubljana, organized in partnership by FERA, …
12-03-2019

‘Oh, Ramona!’, the first Romanian production with over one million dollars gross in box office!

The first Romanian production ever to receive more than one million dollars gross is Cristina Jacob’s ‘Oh, Ramona!’ after the third week in the Romanian cinemas, according to figures released by cinemagia.ro this Monday. ‘Oh, Ramona!’ teen comedy also keeps a top position in the Romanian box office after the…
11-03-2019

Cartoon Business 2019 - Scholarship application

As you know the MEDIA programme actively supports the training of professionals from new member countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia & Ukraine). To this end, CARTOON encourages…
07-03-2019

My Grandpa is an Alien International Premiere

My Grandpa is an Alien International Premiere After its international premier and screenings at renown festivals in Belgium, Canada and Sweden, the long awaited Croatian children's SF film My Grandpa is an Alien starts domestic theatrical distribution on March 21. Croatian children's SF film My Grandpa is an Alien will…
05-03-2019

"Truth and Justice" opening week is a new box-office record in Estonia

The new feature film of Academy Award nominated director Tanel Toom "Truth and Justice" has performed strongly in local theatres setting a new record for the opening week of any film shown in Estonia.
01-03-2019