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UNIC urges national government support for European cinemas during COVID-19 crisis

Brussels: 24 March 2020 – The International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the body representing European cinema trade associations and operators, has today issued the following statement on the current situation with regard to the outbreak of Coronavirus/COVID-19:
24-03-2020

Reminder | Transilvania Pitch Stop call for projects

The Transilvania International Film Festival team continues to receive projects for the newest edition of Transilvania Pitch Stop (TPS) until March 31st. The industry event is scheduled to take place on 5-6 June in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
23-03-2020

Domestic audiovisual industry experiencing major crisis

Postponed film releases, halted filming of feature films, documentaries and TV series and huge losses for dozens of film companies and thousands of people working in film industry and the related areas. The representatives of Audiovisual Producers' Association (APA), uniting more than 100 production companies, summarize the situation connected to…
23-03-2020

Become a part of the next generation of Serial Eyes graduates!

Our dear series partner, Serial Eyes, is looking for the next class of TV-writers! This nine-month, full-time postgraduate program runs from September 2020 to May 2021 mainly in Berlin and trains young European writers to work in a writers' room setting. Apart from many networking opprotunities, the participants will for…
19-03-2020

MIDPOINT Events and Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the decision of the WHO to declare a pandemic and safety measures implemented by the Czech Republic as well as many other European states, we have to postpone our activities planned for April and early May. 
19-03-2020

Call for the CEDOC Market is still open and you can apply with your brand new projects in development and early production stage until March 31st!

Though we are very worried about the Covid-19 situation, we are not slowing down with the CEDOC Co-production Market preparations! We are working really hard to organize it in the best possible way, corresponding with the changing reality and bearing in mind the safety of all as our priority.
19-03-2020

Submit your films to East Silver Market 2020

Creative documentaries from the region of Central and Eastern Europe are welcome to apply for free to East Silver Market 2020! Application deadlines:Submission deadline for films produced in 2019: March 31, 2020Submission deadline for films produced in 2020: May 31, 2020Submission deadline for projects in rough cut stage: July 31,…
19-03-2020

AGORA DOC MARKET CELEBRATES SUCCESS WITH AWARDS

The Agora Doc Market was successfully completed online for the first time in its history, after the postponement of the 22nd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, due to the coronavirus.
16-03-2020

Cancelation the current edition of VFF

After eight years of the Visegrad Film Forum and facing various challenges that are mainly related to making our guests and visitors satisfied, it’s about time we have to make a tough decision. Based on the current situation in Europe and Bratislava a.k.a. the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we’ve…
11-03-2020

Meeting Point – Vilnius Cancelled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

The international industry event that was scheduled to take place March 30 – April 1 has been cancelled to protect the safety of participants amid coronavirus threat. The decision was also brought on by travel restrictions across Europe.
10-03-2020

The Painted Bird to dominate Czech Lion Awards 2019

At the 27th Czech Lion Awards held March 8 in Prague, The Patined Bird picked up eight prizes including Best Film and Best Director. Owners won three, Old-Timers succeeded twice. A black and white war drama The Painted Bird scored eight times during the 27th Czech Lion Awards ceremony bringing…
09-03-2020

THE AGENCY THAT DEVELOPS MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR NETFLIX IS COMING TO NEM DUBROVNIK 2020

Allied Global Marketing is developing marketing strategies for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, AMC Networks, BBC Studios, Dreamworks, HBO, NBC Universal and many others Also coming to NEM Dubrovnik is the CEO of all3media international, a distribution company with a rich portfolio of award-winning TV programmes and formats that it distributes…
09-03-2020

Lithuanian Film Centre Announced Production and Development Grants for 2020 1st Session

The Lithuanian Film Centre has announced the results of the first financing session of the year: 2 681 096 EUR was distributed among 48 film projects in production and development.
08-03-2020

“Marygoround” by Daria Woszek will have its World Premiere at the SXSW South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin this March.

Marygoround - Daria Woszek “Dark, sexy, eccentric, estrogen-fueled comedy about a Virgin Mary-obsessed 50-year-old woman who never had sex in her life.” That’s how Daria Woszek, the director and co-writer of the film is pitching it. Mary’s life isn't all that exciting. One day, plagued by the annoying symptoms of…
03-03-2020

How Did Czech Animation Do in 2019 And What Does It Have in Store for the Audience This Year?

Filmstill_Fritzi Last year was a breakthrough one, especially for the youngest generation of filmmakers - they were successful at the most important international festivals and at the American Film Academy, so one could say that a “new wave” of animators was born in the Czech Republic. Czech animation in Czech…
02-03-2020

Award Ceremony for the EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2020

European Shootings Stars 2020 © Andreas Renz / Getty Images for EFP Carlo Chatrian (Festival Director), Ella Rumpf (Switzerland), Jonas Dassler (Germany), Victoria Carmen Sonne (Denmark), Mariette Rissenbeek (Festival Director), Levan Gelbakhiani (Georgia), Joana Ribeiro (Portugal), Bartosz Bielenia (Poland), Zita Hanrot (France), Pääru Oja (Estonia), Martina Apostolova (Bulgaria), Bilal Wahib…
24-02-2020

ECFA AWARDS 2020 FOR BEST EUROPEAN CHILDREN’S FILMS

The European Children’s Film Association (ECFA), Europe’s leading children’s film organisation, has announced that their annual ECFA Award for Best European Children’s Film has been won by Binti by director Frederike Migom (Belgium). This film tells the story of a young girl who claims her right to live a normal…
23-02-2020

The EUROPEAN SHOOTING STARS 2020 Off to a Flying Start

European Shootings Stars 2020 © Harald Fuhr / EFP The image shows from left to right: Pääru Oja (Estonia),Ella Rumpf (Switzerland), Jonas Dassler (Germany), Levan Gelbakhiani (Georgia), Bilal Wahib (The Netherlands), Martina Apostolova (Bulgaria), Victoria Carmen Sonne (Denmark), Joana Ribeiro (Portugal), Zita Hanrot (France), Bartosz Bielenia (Poland) 21th February 2020,…
21-02-2020

The Zlín Film Festival for the 60th Time.

Visitors can expect not only an attractive film festival, but also a spectacular celebration and a number of extraordinary surprises. 2020: Back to the Future, the announced theme of the 60th Zlín Film Festival, has also inspired the authors of the visual that the organizers of the festival unveiled today…
20-02-2020

Film incentives in the Czech Republic in 2019 attracted almost CZK 9 billion (USD 393 million / EUR 363 million) in expenditures; interest in filming continues to rise

Thanks to film incentives, nearly 80 films and series were shot in the Czech Republic in 2019. Implementation of projects brought revenues of almost CZK 9 billion (USD 393 million / EUR 363 million) to the Czech economy. A large portion of this comprises series filmed for online platforms such…
20-02-2020