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Program of Film Spring Open 2019 released! Andrey Zvyagintsev will be guest.

From 15 to 24 September, we will meet again for the 14th edition of Film Spring Open in Cracow's Przegorzały. As in previous years, the workshop days will surely be a very intense unexceptional time, which will probably result in little sleep. Among us, there are no viewers -­‐‐ we…

14th FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project

Applications are now welcome for the 14th FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project – a training programme for young critics and film journalists from Central and Eastern Europe coordinated by the Warsaw Film Foundation in a partnership with International Federation of Film Critics. The Workshop will be held during the 35th Warsaw…

FERA 2019 General Assembly Statement

STRONGER TOGETHER: that was the key message which emerged from the discussion of FERA’s General Assembly meeting in Bucharest, Romania on September 20 to 22.

Film in Cyprus: delegate visit to London

(19 September) Lefteris Eleftheriou, Head of the Filming Unit at Invest Cyprus and Chairman of the Cyprus Film Commission, will be visiting several filming studios in London next week. The visit follows the launch of Cyprus’s first film scheme, Film in Cyprus, last year. Mr Eleftheriou will meet with potential…

Europa Distribution's Workshop at San Sebastian International Film Festival 22 - 26 September 2019

In the scope of an enduring and fruitful partnership with San Sebastian International Film Festival, Europa Distribution will host a workshop on the presence and prominence of European films on VoD in the Basque town. Europa Distribution will gather experts and professionals to discuss over a public talk and then…

Animators! Ready, steady, go! – ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum opens recruitment

The recruitment process for workshops, masterclasses and consultations planned for the fourth edition of ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum, which will take place on 8-12 October 2019 in Łódź, ends on 20th September. It is the first in Poland and the most important in Eastern Europe international event devoted exclusively to…

EFP's PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE Connecting with Latin American Colleagues in San Sebastian

Following the call of EFP (European Film Promotion) the San Sebastian International Film Festival has selected and invited eight PRODUCERS ON THE MOVE to share their experience, discuss new projects and foster future co-productions at the 8th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum (September 22 - 25). French producer Hélène Cases of…

Latvia Submits Holocaust story The Mover for the Oscars

For the twelfth time Latvia is submitting a film for Academy Award nomination consideration in the Best International Feature Film category, competing with films from some 80 countries. The panel of experts created by the National Film Centre (NFC) made a decision to put forward the Latvian Centenary film The…

SOFA – School of Film Advancement continues its mission to support the realization of film-related projects in Europe

For the second time SOFA – School of Film Advancement will hold a workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 17-21, 2019. Here, selected SOFA alumni will get the chance to present their projects in front of experienced private investors and representatives of European public film funds. This way SOFA offers…

connecting cottbus project line-up 2019

politics, lovers in space and a killer bunny

Submit your feature length and interactive projects to the 9th edition of East Doc Platform!

The East Doc Platform is the largest co-production, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries.Every year, we connect East European filmmakers with key decision makers - producers, broadcasters, distributors and festival programmers from around the world. Dates: March 7–13, 2020Where: Prague, Czech RepublicApplication deadline: November 8,…

Latvia Submits Holocaust story The Mover for the Oscars

For the twelfth time Latvia is submitting a film for Academy Award nomination consideration in the Best International Feature Film category, competing with films from some 80 countries. The panel of experts created by the National Film Centre (NFC) made a decision to put forward the Latvian Centenary film The…

The Painted Bird is the Czech Oscar candidate

The Czech Film and Television Academy selected The Painted Bird as this year's Czech Oscar candidate. Czech-Ukrainian-Slovak drama written, directed and produced by Václav Marhoul, will represent the Czech Republic as the official submission for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category. About the film Czech Republic,…


23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) was held in Latvia, 3 - 8 September 2019. During the Baltic Sea Docs, the pitching forum took place in Riga, presenting 25 documentary film projects to the panel of decision makers; the film programme was shown in the art house…

Student Academy Award goes to Czech short Daughter

BREAKING NEWS Student Academy Award goes to Czech short Daughter The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year's winners of the Student Academy Awards. The student Oscar for the best animated film from international schools goes to Czech short Daughter. Daria Kashcheeva, a student of FAMU,…

dok.incubator preview spotlights 8 freshly baked documentaries

Film festival Nordisk Panorama will once again host the dok.incubator preview, an exclusive showcase of eight outstanding documentary features just before their premiere. The films developed in the rough cut workshop explore different themes – complex social issues as well as personal dramas – yet unite in creating social and…

CEI and FNE Team Up with Warsaw Kids Forum for Inspiration Day

The issues of developing projects that will make up the future of content directed at children and young adults will be tackled during INSPIRATION DAY, a special event hosted by the Warsaw Kids Film Forum with the participation of Film New Europe and the backing of the Central European Initiative…

Discover the 2019 Cartoon Tributes selection

AWARD CEREMONY – 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 Toulouse will host the 30th edition of Cartoon Forum, the unique co-production platform for European animation series from 16-19 September. 85 new projects from across Europe will be pitched. This year 24 countries will be presenting their projects to about 1000 producers, investors, distributors,…

Inspiration Day supported by FNE and CEI @ Warsaw Kids Film Forum

Dates: 25-26 September 2019Place: Warsaw DAY I - INSPIRATION DAY INSPIRATION DAY PART I- ARE WE ON TRACK or do we need to fast forward? WELCOME to a new edition of the INSPIRATION DAY - our exchange hub for all professionals working with children’s screen content. Our best practice presentation…

22nd FSF PRESS: 2019 Badjura Award goes to Andrej Zdravič

The Festival of Slovenian Film traditionally features the presentation of the Metod Badjura Lifetime Achievement Award. This year’s winner is the independent filmmaker and sound composer Andrej Zdravič. The jurors for the 2019 Metod Badjura Award, who gave an extensive commentary honouring the life and work of the laureate, were…