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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.…


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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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, …

‘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…

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…

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…

"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.

The nominations for the Czech Lion Awards in the television categories have been announced

The Czech and Film Television Academy (CFTA) has published the nominated television projects that reached the three highest positions in the voting of the academics in the two television categories. In the category of the best television film or miniseries the following three miniseries got the most votes: Dukla 61,…

"Authors' organisations welcome a strong, cross-party support to Europe's creative community"

EP Legal Affairs committee vote on the Copyright Directive Brussels, 26th February 2019 Today, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee adopted the provisional agreement on the Copyright Directive by 16 votes in favour and 9 against. As representatives of hundreds of thousands of authors, including film/TV directors, writers, literary translators,…

European Audiovisual Observatory releases new report commissioned by the EFADs

Download it free here. European Audiovisual Observatory figures show that European films make up 27.5% of the European film market compared with 66.2% for US movies. European TV series episodes represent 19% of subscription VoD catalogues and 24% of titles available on transactional VoD. Europe has been making a concerted…


This year, Europa Distribution goes back to Bordeaux to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its collaboration with Cartoon Movie. Since 2009, thanks to this partnership, hundreds of independent film distributors have had the possibility to attend one of the most important market and pitching event for European animated films.

Visegrad Film Forum 2019

March 19 - 23, 2019 / Bratislava Highly praised makers of the Dark Knight trilogy, Nebraska and the Oscar-winning Roma are on their way to Bratislava! The eighth annual Visegrad Film Forum will, as usual, offer film lovers the best of world cinema. From the 19th to 23rd of March,…

’Oh, Ramona!’ Remains Atop the Romanian Weekend Box Office, Leads 2019 with Highest Number of Admissions

Romantic comedy ’Oh, Ramona!’, directed by Cristina Jacob, held on to the Romanian top spot in the second week since its release, thus becoming the highest grossing film in 2019, surpassing US blockbusters such as 'How to Train Your Dragon’, ’Ralph Breaks the Internet’, ’Glass’ and ’Alita: Battle Angel’.

The Polish 30% cash rebate scheme is active now

Warsaw, 22nd February 2019 - The new Polish 30% cash rebate scheme that was announced last year is active now. The scheme is based on first come, first serve rule and the Polish Film Institute has just begun to accept applications. After many years of effort by the local film…

Accreditations for Meeting Point – Vilnius Are Now Available

Film industry professionals will once again be able to buy accreditations allowing them access to the industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV) as well as the VIFF Kino Pavasaris. The early bird accreditations are available until March 3, while the standard ones are on sale until March 18. Accreditations…