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"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…

goEast 2019: Prominent Filmmakers Visit Wiesbaden // Specials: Matinee, Schools goEast, Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival // In Memoriam: Jonas Mekas and Dušan Makavejev // Photo Exhibition “Eastern Fairy Tales”

goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film will be welcoming a host of high-calibre guests for its 19th edition: in addition to Krzysztof Zanussi, the subject of this year’s Homage, multi-award-winning director Sergei Loznitsa will also be paying a visit to Wiesbaden, where he will be giving audience…

MIDPOINT Intensive Lithuania - Call for applications opened until March 24, 2019

We are very pleased to announce MIDPOINT´s intensive program in Kaunas, Lithuania (May 5 – 8, 2019) aimed at Lithuanian film professionals. Thanks to a partnership with Lithuanian Film Centre, this 4-day workshop has been made possible.

‘Oh, Ramona’, box office record audience in Romanian cinemas with 111,881 entries in the opening weekend

‘Oh, Ramona’ Romanian feature film, directed by Cristina Jacob, with a script based on Andrei Ciobanu’s bestseller, beat all audience records for a Romanian production, the cinemas reporting 111,881 entries in the opening weekend, a record for a Romanian opening weekend for the past 30 years.

VFF After festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Venice it makes its way to Bratislava!

The eight Visegrad Film Forum will welcome the Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa. He has been exceptionally successful in the last year and his films are highly desired by many renowned film festivals. Visegrad Film Forum will host top-notch filmmakers from all over the world for the eight time. From the…

The International Conference on Women in Film Industry – Zagreb welcomes prominent female representatives of European film


Copyright Directive negotiators recognise European filmmakers’ right to benefit from the success of their works

The Federation of European Film Directors (FERA), the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and the Society of Audiovisual Authors (SAA) welcome the outcome of the trilogue negotiations on the Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market. This is a real step forward for European authors. After many months of…

Mostafa Derkaoui’s cinema under the spotlights

The documentary Librement, Mostafa Derkaoui (eng. Freely, Mostafa Derkaoui) by Sophie Delvallée is in its final stage of post-production. The main character, Mostafa Derkaoui, who studied in the Lodz Film School in the late 60’s, will come to Berlinale to attend the public screening of his first feature film De…

Martha De Laurentiis Welcomes Europe’s Finest Up-and-Coming Acting Talent

Awards Ceremony for the 2019 EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS at the Berlinale Palast Berlin, 11th February 2019: Tonight the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2019 were welcomed to the Berlinale Palast stage by US producer Martha de Laurentiis – responsible for over 40 films and miniseries including both Hannibal films and the TV…

Cristina Jacob’s Comedy “Oh, Ramona!” Hits Cinemas February 14

“Oh, Ramona!” is the screen adaptation of Andrei Ciobanu’s book, which writer-director Cristina Jacob chose as her upcoming comedy project.

Joint Statement: EU Urgently Needs Remuneration Rules for Authors and Performers

BRUXELLES: As the negotiations on Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market are drawing to a conclusion, European and international authors and performers' organisations urge EU negotiators to strengthen the Article -14 providing for fair and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers, and to adopt Articles 14, 15 and…

Lithuania at EFM: Challenge Accepted!

Lithuania welcomes its guests at their national stand at EFM’19 with a bold slogan: Challenge Accepted! Lithuanian representatives are ready for the new challenges and can now offer even better shooting conditions in Lithuania.

ORKA – company profile

ORKA Studio is a film producer and leader on the VFX on postproduction market, winning accolades in Poland and internationally. With over two decades of experience, it has the most advanced technology and greatest talent in the business. ORKA is a colourful company, focusing on cutting edge development, and always…