Italy / €10 million given to film production in Puglia

The Apulia International Film Fund has doubled its offer, allocating €10 million for film production in the Puglia region between 2018 and 2020. The size of the fund helps support the local film industry and attract national and international productions, says Antonio Parente, director of the Apulia Film Commission. All projects for drama, documentary, short …

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Greece-United States / For the 12th consecutive year the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival honours Greek films

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The 12th LAGFF (Los Angeles Greek Film Festival) took place from June 4th to 10th presenting Greek films and their directors. There were three categories of awards: drama, documentary and short films. Dora Masclavanou won the award for Best Feature with “Poly Xeni”, Lefteris Charitos’ “Dolphin Man, in the footsteps of Jacques Mayol” won Best …

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Serbia / Film Centre Serbia allocates more than €500,000 for film production by means of a financing competition

Film Centre Serbia announced the winners of its competition for film funding, allocating amounts from €8,471 to €101,634 to nearly 15 films and projects, mainly co-productions, divided into 6 categories. Cristian Puiu’s Serbo / Romanian co-production “Manor House” received the largest sum. Sharunas Bartas’ Lithuanian / French / Serbian co-production “In the Dusk” also received …

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Spain / 4th Filmadrid

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From June 7th to 16th Madrid hosted its 4th film festival. The alternative programming allows local audiences to see creative and experimental films rarely shown in cinemas. Several Mediterranean films were screened: Gürcan Keltek’s documentary “Meteors” (Turkey / Netherlands), Eric Beaudelaire’s “Also known as Jihadi” (France), the Franco-Italian co-production “They Still Burn” by Felice D …

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Lebanon / A poster competition for the next Beirut Art Film Festival

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This year, the Beirut Art Film Festival will take place in two stages: the BAFF Intramuros from November 20th to 25th and the BAFF Extramuros, at the campuses of partner universities, in schools and regional cultural centres across the country from November 1st to 30th. During a ceremony in the festival’s offices, the BAFF 2018 …

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Malta / 4th Valletta Film Festival

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The fourth Valletta Film Festival, organized by the Film Grain Foundation, will take place from June 8th to 17th. More than 50 international films will be screened, including 20 in the official competition, which is divided into three categories: feature films, documentaries and short films. On the sidelines of the competition there will be screenings …

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Spain / RTVE puts new broadcasting technologies on show

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The Spanish public television RTVE is increasing the number of events which promote new forms of broadcasting. On May 31st it organized a workshop on broadcasting production using IP technology. Everyone interested in or connected to IP broadcasting was there, discussing this revolutionary technology. The CEO of RTVE, Enrique Alejo launched the workshop, and some …

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