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The industry is finally transitioning back to normality, with a busy festival season ahead. While keeping a close eye on the tragic war unfolding in Ukraine and its effects on the audiovisual industry, Cineuropa continues to provide extensive coverage of the European film business, including the most important summer festivals - Karlovy Vary, Locarno and Venice.

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - Cineuropa asks the experts: “Why is piracy increasing in the Nordic countries?” - 28/06/2022

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 28/06/2022
Cineuropa asks the experts: “Why is piracy increasing in the Nordic countries?”
According to the latest figures published by Mediavision, 17% of all people aged 15-74 in the region illegally streamed or downloaded films and TV episodes last month

Europe and the Rest of the World - Ventana Sur to return for its 14th edition in November - 06/07/2022

Europe and the Rest of the World – 06/07/2022
Ventana Sur to return for its 14th edition in November
Set to unspool in Buenos Aires from 28 November-2 December, Latin America’s largest film and TV market is readying a fully fledged, in-person edition

Produce – Co-Produce... - Mathilde Pâques • Manager, Brussels Coproduction Market - 05/07/2022

Produce – Co-Produce... – 05/07/2022
Mathilde Pâques • Manager, Brussels Coproduction Market
We met with the head of the professional event which is this year welcoming 21 international feature film projects in search of co-producers and partners

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - HBO Max halts original productions in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Central Europe and Turkey - 05/07/2022

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 05/07/2022
HBO Max halts original productions in the Nordic countries, the Netherlands, Central Europe and Turkey
For the time being, only Spain and France are spared from the company’s new strategy, following the merger with Warner Bros Discovery

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - Collaborate to Innovate announces the 13 new projects selected for its second edition - 01/07/2022

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 01/07/2022
Collaborate to Innovate announces the 13 new projects selected for its second edition
Initiated by Europa Cinemas with the support of Creative Europe in 2021, the flagship scheme backs outstanding innovative and collaborative exhibition projects

Green Industry Initiatives and Sustainability - Locarno launches brand-new Green Film Fund, WWF-backed award - 01/07/2022

Green Industry Initiatives and Sustainability – 01/07/2022
Locarno launches brand-new Green Film Fund, WWF-backed award
The Swiss gathering has announced the creation of a new prize, the Pardo Verde, and commits to providing financial support for films tackling environmental issues

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming - “It’s time to stand up for your rights,” say creators at the latest European Audiovisual Observatory conference - 30/06/2022

Distribution, Exhibition and Streaming – 30/06/2022
“It’s time to stand up for your rights,” say creators at the latest European Audiovisual Observatory conference
The panellists discussed the challenges of getting fair remuneration for their work and how their respective markets deal with the growing influence of streaming platforms

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Co-Production Podcast

Episode 31: Beanie (Slovenia/Croatia/ Luxembourg/Slovakia) - 28/06/2022

28/06/2022
Episode 31: Beanie (Slovenia/Croatia/ Luxembourg/Slovakia)
The producers of the film by Slobodan Maksimović are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 30: Theater of Violence (Denmark/Germany) - 21/06/2022

21/06/2022
Episode 30: Theater of Violence (Denmark/Germany)
The producers of the documentary by Emil Langballe and Lukasz Konopa are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 29: Motherhood (France/Canada/Tunisia) - 20/06/2022

20/06/2022
Episode 29: Motherhood (France/Canada/Tunisia)
The producers of Meryam Joober's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Ji.hlava edition: Mara (France/Georgia) - 01/06/2022

01/06/2022
Ji.hlava edition: Mara (France/Georgia)
The producers of the mid-length documentary by Sasha Kulak are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 28: The Open Body (Spain/Portugal) - 28/04/2022

28/04/2022
Episode 28: The Open Body (Spain/Portugal)
The producers of Ángeles Huerta's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 27: Ordinary Failures (Czech Republic/Hungary/Italy) - 08/04/2022

08/04/2022
Episode 27: Ordinary Failures (Czech Republic/Hungary/Italy)
The producers of Cristina Grosan's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 26: A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On (Albania/Greece/Kosovo/Portugal) - 08/03/2022

08/03/2022
Episode 26: A Cup of Coffee and New Shoes On (Albania/Greece/Kosovo/Portugal)
The producers of Gentian Koçi's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Episode 25: Strandzha (Germany/Bulgaria) - 22/02/2022

22/02/2022
Episode 25: Strandzha (Germany/Bulgaria)
The producers of Hristova Pepa's film are invited to speak about their collaboration and the financing of their film, which has received Eurimages support

Photogalleries

Cannes 2022 – Photogalleries - 19/05/2022

19/05/2022
Cannes 2022 – Photogalleries
After two difficult years, the international film industry is finally back on the Croisette for a new, crowded edition of the Cannes Film Festival and its Marché du Film, unspooling from 17-28 May. Discover the festival highlights in our exclusive photo galleries

European Shooting Stars 2022 – Photogallery - 12/02/2022

12/02/2022
European Shooting Stars 2022 – Photogallery
The Shooting Stars are back at the Berlinale! Discover this year's ten emerging European talents who will be presented to the international press, the industry and the public in an exclusive hybrid programme organised by the German festival

Berlinale 2022 – Photogalleries - 10/02/2022

10/02/2022
Berlinale 2022 – Photogalleries
After unspooling virtually owing to the pandemic crisis last year, the Berlinale is now back to its physical format from 10-20 February. Discover the festival highlights in our exclusive photogalleries

Cinémamed 2021 – Photogalleries - 02/12/2021

02/12/2021
Cinémamed 2021 – Photogalleries
Organised from 2-12 December, the Mediterranean Brussels film festival is back to its physical format and ready to celebrate the best European and Mediterranean films. Among the directors presented, Marco Bellocchio, Nabil Ayouch, Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović, Clara Roquet, Tony Gatlif, Jonas Carpignano and many others. Check out our photogalleries here

Black Nights 2021 – Photogalleries - 13/11/2021

13/11/2021
Black Nights 2021 – Photogalleries
One of the most prestigious gatherings of the Nordic-Baltic region, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is set to brighten the dark Estonian winter from 12-28 November with a raft of new independent titles and a rich line-up of industry events. Discover this year’s festival highlights in our exclusive photogalleries

Lecce 2021 – Photogallery - 09/11/2021

09/11/2021
Lecce 2021 – Photogallery
Unspooling from 6-13 November, Lecce European Film Festival is finally back to its physical format and ready to celebrate the best European titles of the year. Check out our photogalleries here

Cinemed 2021 – Photogallery - 23/10/2021

23/10/2021
Cinemed 2021 – Photogallery
One of the most important showcases of Mediterranean cinema, the 43rd edition of Montpellier's Cinemed ran from 15-23 October. Discover this year's festival highlights in our exclusive photogallery

Rome 2021 – Photogalleries - 17/10/2021

17/10/2021
Rome 2021 – Photogalleries
The 16th edition of Rome Film Fest, running from 14-24 October, presented 23 new titles in its main competition. Discover our exclusive photogalleries from some of this year's red carpets

Reviews

The Word - by Beata Parkanová

The Word
by Beata Parkanová
Beata Parkanová makes a sincere but modest attempt to tell the story of life under communism in the aftermath of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia

Another Spring - by Mladen Kovačević

Another Spring
by Mladen Kovačević
Mladen Kovačević's new documentary tackles the 1972 smallpox epidemic in Yugoslavia with an approach that combines a procedural account of events with a horror-film atmosphere

Vesper - by Kristina Buožytė, Bruno Samper

Vesper
by Kristina Buožytė, Bruno Samper
After 2012’s Vanishing Waves, Lithuanian director Kristina Buožytė and French helmer Bruno Samper return with an impressive dystopian sci-fi film

Fucking Bornholm - by Anna Kazejak

Fucking Bornholm
by Anna Kazejak
Anna Kazejak’s feature is another story about people dealing with mid-life crises, but it’s evil and cruel enough to make it a compelling, brand-new tale

Family Dinner - by Peter Hengl

Family Dinner
by Peter Hengl
Austrian director Peter Hengl's feature-film debut flirts with horror by telling the story of a family dinner that turns into a ritual banquet

The Strange Case of Jacky Caillou - by Lucas Delangle

The Strange Case of Jacky Caillou
by Lucas Delangle
Lucas Delangle delivers an inspired first feature in the vein of a new neo-rural French cinema on the border between naturalism and fantasy

You Have to Come and See It - by Jonás Trueba

You Have to Come and See It
by Jonás Trueba
Because if you don't, you will miss out on catching up with friends, light and profound, existential and fun, in the usual Jonás Trueba style, talking about big issues based on everyday feelings

All Our Fears - by Lukasz Gutt, Łukasz Ronduda

All Our Fears
by Lukasz Gutt, Łukasz Ronduda
The true story of the Catholic, Polish and gay activist Daniel Rycharski in a complex film that shines a dazzling light on a country that has veered towards intolerance

Interviews

Pierre-Yves Walder • CEO and Artistic Director, NIFFF

Pierre-Yves Walder • CEO and Artistic Director, NIFFF
Neuchâtel festival’s recently appointed CEO and artistic director speaks to us about the 2022 edition of the event, his passion for fantastic film and the new and exciting Scream Queer retrospective

Nicolai GH Johansen • Director of If You Knew

Nicolai GH Johansen • Director of If You Knew
We chat to the Danish director as his raw and intense piece about mental illness screens as part of EFP’s Future Frames

Mathilde Pâques • Manager, Brussels Coproduction Market

Mathilde Pâques • Manager, Brussels Coproduction Market
We met with the head of the professional event which is this year welcoming 21 international feature film projects in search of co-producers and partners

Lukas Kacinauskas • Director of I Was Max

Lukas Kacinauskas • Director of I Was Max
After some success on the festival circuit with his movie, we talk to the Lithuanian director as he travels with the film to EFP’s Future Frames

Chechu García-Berlanga • Director of El joven Berlanga

Chechu García-Berlanga • Director of El joven Berlanga
The great-nephew of the great Valencian maestro has presented a documentary in the city of their birth that recounts the first 25 years in the genius' life, when his unique personality was formed

Anna Kazejak • Director of Fucking Bornholm

Anna Kazejak • Director of Fucking Bornholm
The Polish helmer discusses why her new feature is prompting so much feedback from her audience, and why film is her favourite art form

Carmen Pedrero • Director of Winds of Springtime

Carmen Pedrero • Director of Winds of Springtime
The Spanish director spoke to us as her tender coming-of-age story prepares to take part in EFP's Future Frames

Angelika Abramovitch • Director of Catcave Hysteria

Angelika Abramovitch • Director of Catcave Hysteria
In her Future Frames-selected film, the Swedish director opens the door of a women’s bathroom, and shows life, love and sorrow all play out between the cubicles

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