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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

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

Produce – Co-Produce... - Iceland raises its film refund incentive from 25% to 35% for major productions - 29/06/2022

Produce – Co-Produce... – 29/06/2022
Iceland raises its film refund incentive from 25% to 35% for major productions
Announced by Film in Iceland on 16 June, the provision is set to boost the country’s attractiveness as a place for filming large film and TV projects

New Media - Rosie May Bird Smith • Director of Herd Immunity - 28/06/2022

New Media – 28/06/2022
Rosie May Bird Smith • Director of Herd Immunity
We sat down with the winner of the Papaya Young Creators competition, who delivered a compelling two-minute short about a man who falls victim to fake news

Film Festival Trends - The Panoramica catalogue brings Spanish films to international festivals - 24/06/2022

Film Festival Trends – 24/06/2022
The Panoramica catalogue brings Spanish films to international festivals
A selection of titles from emerging Spanish cinema is made available for film screenings via this platform, coordinated by Xavier G Puerto

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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/Russia) - 01/06/2022

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

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

Kick and Scream - by Nina Violić

Kick and Scream
by Nina Violić
Nina Violić makes an impressive feature-length directorial debut with a divorce drama told from multiple points of view

A Bunch of Amateurs - by Kim Hopkins

A Bunch of Amateurs
by Kim Hopkins
Kim Hopkins' Audience Award winner at this year’s Sheffield DocFest is a joyous feel-good paean to the power of cinema and togetherness

Singing on the Rooftops - by Enric Ribes

Singing on the Rooftops
by Enric Ribes
Being a transvestite in old age is no paradise, although there is room for light and hope in this hybrid film by Enric Ribes which, at the same time, pays homage to the more libertarian Barcelona

Mountains and Heaven in Between - by Dmytro Hreshko

Mountains and Heaven in Between
by Dmytro Hreshko
In his second full-length documentary, Dmytro Hreshko captures life in a beautiful, secluded village and the work of the visiting crews of paramedics

North Circular - by Luke McManus

North Circular
by Luke McManus
A significant inner-city road in Dublin inspires memories, songs and political anger in Luke McManus’s sombre documentary

The Last Execution - by Franziska Stünkel

The Last Execution
by Franziska Stünkel
Franziska Stünkel examines what can tempt someone to collaborate with the much-feared Stasi – and what the consequences could be

Freestyle - by Didier Barcelo

Freestyle
by Didier Barcelo
Didier Barcelo delivers a bittersweet comedy in the shape of a road movie on a background of contemporary neuroses, carried with conviction by Marina Foïs and Benjamin Voisin

Interviews

Karel Och • Artistic director, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Karel Och • Artistic director, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
The head honcho of the largest Czech film gathering talks about the festival’s evolution, new initiatives, national cinema and welcoming Ukrainian films

Ingibjörg Halldórsdóttir • Co-founder, IceDocs Iceland Documentary Film Festival

Ingibjörg Halldórsdóttir • Co-founder, IceDocs Iceland Documentary Film Festival
The fourth edition of the Akranes-based documentary festival wrapped on 26 June, and we chatted to one of its co-founders about this year's iteration and the future of the gathering

Enric Ribes • Director of Singing on the Rooftops

Enric Ribes • Director of Singing on the Rooftops
In his debut feature, the Catalan director combines fiction and reality to portray Gilda Love, a nonagenarian transvestite, a resident of Barcelona's El Raval neighbourhood

Natja Brunckhorst • Director of Mostly Minimalistic

Natja Brunckhorst • Director of Mostly Minimalistic
The directorial debut by the German actress, producer and scriptwriter focuses on objects and how they can make us feel good as well as bad

Sophie Mirouze • General Delegate, La Rochelle Film Festival

Sophie Mirouze • General Delegate, La Rochelle Film Festival
Bringing audiences back to the cinema, defending diversity through the discovery or rediscovery of films on the big screen: the director of the French festival shares her optimism

Cédric Bourgeois • Director of Krump

Cédric Bourgeois • Director of Krump
The young Belgian filmmaker chatted with us about his first feature film, a hopeless comedy following the tragicomic tribulations of an ex-porn actor

Franziska Stünkel • Director of The Last Execution

Franziska Stünkel • Director of The Last Execution
We talked to the German director, who focuses on a nightmarish relationship between the individual and the communist regime in East Germany in the 1980s

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

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