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Pustnik Screenwriters Residency announces first guests for 2019

The first guest experts have been announced for the fifth edition of Pustnik Screenwriters Residency, which will take place in Romania this September. During the nine-day retreat, eight screenwriters – three from Romania and five internationals – will develop their first or second feature-length screenplays. Pustnik also invites a handful…

New Movie By Julian Galea Filmed 100% In Malta Will Open At Eden Cinemas

MALTA (April 16, 2019) - Australian born Maltese film director Julian Galea came to Malta to shoot his second movie following the success of his debut feature film Love to Paradise which won Best Film at Malta International Film Festival. Galea can’t get enough of his mother country and while…

LUMIERE VOD: launch of the first directory of European films to increase transparency concerning the VOD markets

Launched by the European Commission with the European Audiovisual Observatory who is managing the project, this new directory of European films will help professionals, the public authorities and citizens to find information about European films and their availability on-line in video-on-demand (VOD) services throughout the European Union. Access it free…

Warsaw Kids Film Forum /// otwarcie naboru projektów

Submit your project at Warsaw Kids Film Forum until the end of May. The call for projects for the 3rd edition of Warsaw Kids Film Forum, an international coproduction forum aimed at children’s market, was lunched today. WKFF is the industry part of the Kids Film Festival and will take…

dok.incubator projects 2019 announced

dok.incubator reveals 8 projects selected for its 2019 edition dok.incubator has announced the final selection of talented filmmakers whose projects will be supported in 2019. Participating film professionals – drawn from around the world, including Latin America, Europe, Africa and Canada – will have the opportunity to work intensely on…

Ex Oriente Film 2019 deadline approaching

Dear documentary directors and producers, We would like to remind you that the deadline for submissions to the Ex Oriente Film 2019 international training programme is April 19th.If you have a feature length documentary project in development or early production, be sure to submit it via our online application form.The…

CEE Animation Forum Launches New Partnerships with Leading Training Programmes

CEE Animation Forum (formerly known as VAF Třeboň) opens its 7th edition by establishing new partnerships with different European markets, festivals or residency and training programmes. Through this extensive range of direct invitations to pitching events, exchanges of professionals and attractive scholarships, the organizers aim to increase the producers´ knowledge,…

The Changing Face of Europe at Hot Docs

THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE Features 10 Outstanding European Documentaries at Hot Docs, Toronto Personal and cultural identity, women’s rights – religious and sexual – and new life concepts are among the topics of the second edition of THE CHANGING FACE OF EU- ROPE. The programme, curated to reflect on…

CineStar 4DX Banja Luka

GRAND OPENING OF CINESTAR 4DX BANJA LUKA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Last week, on 4 April, 2019 CineStar exhibition chain opened it latest multiplex in Banja Luka, the second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as part of the new DELTA PLANET shopping mall. The new 6-screen CineStar multiplex is the…

The Anarchic Cinema: BAM Celebrates Věra Chytilová’s Unique Career

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), in co-operation with the Czech Film Fund, presents 11 feature films and 3 shorts of Věra Chytilová. The retrospective of the radical and anarchic Czech filmmaker is accompanied by 4 films by Czech filmmakers, Chytilová’s former students, and will be held in New York from…

Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive Scheme is Now Active

The Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) announces that the upgraded Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive scheme is now active. The incentive came into effect in January 2014 as a new policy measure to foster local and foreign film production in Lithuania. As of 2019, the incentive provides an opportunity to save up…


The Ministry of Education and Culture announces that the responsible Minister for Cinematography, Minister of Education and Culture, approved, for the period 2018-2019, on the recommendation of the Cinema Advisory Committee, the partial financing of the following proposals:

Second workshop of TV Launch 2019 to take off

MIDPOINT TV Launch is about to take off The second residential workshop of TV Launch program will be held from April 10 till April 16, 2019 in Pilsen, Czech Republic within Finale Plzen Film Festival. Six projects of TV series, three projects of web series and two development executive participants,…

Submit your film to East Silver Market 2019

East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Eastern and Central European documentary film, is open for submissions! Submit your film to the largest internationally recognized database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. The market takes place during 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (October…

Three Czech Documentaries will premiere at Visions du Réel 2019

Visions du Réel International Film Festival (5 – 13 April 2019) will give its floor to world premieres of 3 new Czech documentaries. Greta Stocklassa’s directorial debut Kiruna – A Brand New World has been selected for the International Feature Film Competition, while another debut The Sound is Innocent by…

SOFA @ Tbilisi Workshop - up for a third year!

SOFA Goes Tbilisi: Up, Up, Up for the Third Year The third edition of the Tbilisi SOFA workshop takes place in the beautiful Georgian capital from April 1 – 6 2019. The participants of the 2018/2019 edition: Eva Brazdžionytė (Lithuania), Agnieszka Kruk (Poland), Victoria Leshchenko (Ukraine), Marat Parkhomovsky (Israel), Róbert…

CIRCLE intitiative and Film New Europe - connecting you for potential collaboration

NEW TRAINING INITIATIVE FOR WOMEN FILMMAKERS CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator 2019 – LAST CALL for applications The final deadline is April 1 The applications’ submission deadline for the second edition of CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is 1 April 2019. An exclusive 3 module training program addressing predominantly (but not only!)…

CARTOON eNews March 2019

Conference on New Emerging Business Models in Animation 23 – 25 Apr 19 Tampere (Finland) Creating and financing animation programmes that grow intocommercial brands 33 International top-level speakers (from Sony Pictures Television, ZDF, ZDF Enterprises, YLE, Turner EMEA, ROVIO, Dandelooo, IPR.VC, Gigglebug Entertainment, APCKids, etc.) will share their expertise, best…

A new EU Copyright law – a long-fought battle won

The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA), the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) welcome the European Parliament’s final vote on the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market. This is a great achievement for European authors.


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 …