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REPORT: Cottbus 2018

Cineuropa is covering the 28th FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema live with reviews, interviews and news...

REPORT: Cottbus 2018
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Film festivals discuss politics and civic values at Cottbus

Film festivals discuss politics and civic values at Cottbus

The second part of the debate on ‘Film festivals between politics and civic values’ took place last week at Cottbus, after kicking off at Odesa  

21/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Industry

REPORT: Works in Progress @connecting cottbus

REPORT: Works in Progress @connecting cottbus

An overview of the six feature-length projects presented at the second edition of cocoWIP, the Works in Progress section of connecting cottbus  

20/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Industry

REPORT: cocoPITCH 2018

REPORT: cocoPITCH 2018

Cineuropa takes an in-depth look at the array of projects pitched at Connecting Cottbus this year  

15/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Industry

Marjorie Bendeck  • Director, connecting cottbus

Interview: Marjorie Bendeck • Director, connecting cottbus

"Now the participants get their feedback before the pitches"

Marjorie Bendeck, the new director of coco, looks back on the 20th edition of the event, which has just taken place, and describes how she approached it  

13/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Industry

Darya Zhuk  • Director of Crystal Swan

Interview: Darya Zhuk • Director of Crystal Swan

"In Belarus, the idea of changing country to pursue a better life is still floating around"

We met Belarusian director Darya Zhuk at the Film Festival Cottbus, where her debut feature, Crystal Swan, was selected for the international competition  

12/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Review: Irina

Review: Irina

Bulgarian director Nadejda Koseva's first feature is an impressive story about a woman from the provinces who becomes a surrogate for a couple from Sofia  

12/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

Romania boasts two winning pitches at coco and helps to package another

Romania boasts two winning pitches at coco and helps to package another

Cristian Pascariu's October was voted Best Pitch by the participants in the 20th edition of connecting cottbus, while the WIP Post-production Prize went to Geranium from Turkey  

12/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Industry

Ayka triumphs at Cottbus

Ayka triumphs at Cottbus

Other winners at the 28th Festival of East European Cinema included Jumpman, Irina, The Load, Take It or Leave It, A Coach's Daughter and Never Leave Me  

12/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018 | Awards

Review: Take It or Leave It

Review: Take It or Leave It

With her first feature, selected as the Estonian Oscar submission, Liina Trishkina-Vanhatalo reveals some very promising talent in her exploration of fatherhood  

08/11/2018 | Black Nights 2018 | Estonian Film Competition

Andrea Sedláčková  • Director of Backstage

Interview: Andrea Sedláčková • Director of Backstage

"In reality, these talent shows are even worse than we described them; it's a really tough world"

We chatted to Czech writer-director Andrea Sedláčková as the Film Festival Cottbus screened her new feature, Backstage  

08/11/2018 | Cottbus 2018

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