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As the trilogue negotiations on the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market are drawing to a conclusion, now is your last opportunity to effectively ensure European authors benefit from the economic success of their works.

Animated Documentary – A Hundred Years Old and Still Alive

Last year, it was one hundred years since The Sinking of the Lusitania by Winsor McCay, considered by historians to be the first animated documentary. Since then, this hybrid and sometimes controversial genre has changed and evolved. Popular films include the recent Another Day of Life or Waltz with Bashir…

Montenegro launches 25% cash rebate scheme

PODGORICA: Montenegro has launched a new scheme that will provide producers with cash rebates of 25% on qualifying production expenditure. Until recently, the return of funds spent in Montenegro amounted to 20% of the funds invested in film production. The Film Centre of Montenegro has initiated this change in order…

2018 was marked as the best year for Lithuanian cinema market after the restoration of independence

The Lithuanian film centre have summarized the local box office results - in 2018 distribution reached a remarkable increase and hit all the records. National cinema grew and hit market share by 28%. It’s a significant rise from 22% last year that was fixed as a record in 2017. Total…

EFADs New President and Vice President elected in Seville

On 15 December 2018, in the framework of the European Film Awards in Seville the members of the European Film Agency Directors (EFADs) Board elected the new President and Vice-President of the association with a 2 year mandate: President: Luis Chaby Vaz, President of the Board of Directors of the…

WEMW unveils all juries and the final line up of LAST STOP TRIESTE, THIS IS IT and FIRST CUT LAB

Trieste, January 15th, 2019 – The ninth edition of When East Meets West kicks off in less than one 1 week, on January 20th with an exciting double focus on the Benelux countries and Central Eastern Europe. After having revealed the pitching forum project selection, WEMW is proud to announce…

What’s on the Menu for Czech Animation in 2019

The year 2018 did not yield any box office hit in the field of Czech animation, yet festival showings and achievements abroad imply that our creators are not resting on their laurels. There are a number of interesting feature films, series, and TV bedtime-story animations in development or production. They…

Eurimages: Support decisions and accession of a new member State

Co-production support - Strasbourg, 17.12.2018 - At its 153rd meeting held from 10 to 13 December 2018 in Tbilisi, the Board of Management of the Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund agreed to support 11 fiction and 1 documentary film projects for a total amount of €3,188,000.

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019 announcing selection

It's a great pleasure to announce the selected 9 feature-length projects and 2 script consultant trainees for the 2019 edition of MIDPOINT Feature Launch.We can´t wait to welcome projects and participants from Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine already in January 2019, when the first…

22 projects selected for the Trieste co-production forum

Trieste - December 14, 2018 – 22 film projects from 14 countries will be presented at the ninth edition of When East Meets West, the Italian co-production forum taking place on January 20-22, 2019 in the frame of the Trieste Film Festival. This year WEMW will bring together more than…

The EU urgently needs remuneration rules for authors and performers

European and international authors and performers' organisations from all sectors urge Member States to support the much-needed Article -14 providing for fair and proportionate remuneration for authors and performers in the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Proposed by the European Parliament and backed by a large majority…

MIDPOINT expands: tailor-made support for projects in the editing phase

MIDPOINT´s feature-length film orientated program Feature Launch offered the post-production follow-up for its alumni project ZANA (writer and director Antoneta Kastrati).This project was developed within MIDPOINT Feature Launch and has been awarded by the MIDPOINT Development Award of 8.000 EUR.Moreover, ZANA has been selected to this year´s Works in Progress…

Lithuanian tax incentives for film production successfully raised to 30%

Lithuanian parliament has approved a boost to the country’s film production tax incentive, increasing it from 20% to 30%. The new level will take effect from January 1, 2019 and the legislation has been renewed for the next five-year period. Country‘s filming profile has been rising in recent years, with…

The 8th day of HUNGER STRIKE of Armenian producer, who protests against government injustice

On December 3rd at 15:00 Armenian producer Hovhanness Galstyan has started the Huger Strike to show a protest against government injustice towards film project "My Grandma's Locks" - coproduction between Armenia, Bulgaria and Germany. The Government of Republic of Armenia didn't give promised financing for the film and this fact…


EFP (European Film Promotion) proudly presents the ten best up-and-coming actors from Europe who will be honoured at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019. EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS (ESS) – now in its 22nd year – will present ten of the best up-and-coming acting talents from Europe who are deemed ready…

Slovenia's successful presentation at the film location market in London

The Slovenian Film Centre, in cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board, is successfully presenting the Slovenian film locations at the internationally recognised film location promotion market FOCUS 2018 in London, which is taking place on 4 and 5 December. The purpose of these sorts of promotional events is to endorse…

MIDPOINT Shorts 2019 announcing the project selection

MIDPOINT´s leading short-film orientated program has selected 4 short film projects for the upcoming 2019 edition. This script and project development program will be also joined by one script consultant trainee.

First Edition of CEE Animation Workshop Brings Together Renowned Names in Script and Promising CEE Filmmakers

The first module of the year-long CEE Animation Workshop will take place from November 30th to December 6th in Ljubljana and will focus on content development. Invited tutors who will guide the participants are two experienced script advisors Rita Domonyi and Phil Parker. The group sessions will be led by…

Slovenia's first presentation at the film location market in London

One of the largest internationally renowned markets for the promotion of film locations, FOCUS 2018, is taking place on 4 and 5 December in London. This year, the Slovenian Film Centre, which carries out the activities of a Film Commission in Slovenia and therefore also provides support for foreign film…

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Announce 2018 Awards

Following a week full of presentations, networking, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 400 guests from all over the world, the 2018 awards of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event were presented at a ceremony in Tallinn tonight.