Category: BALKANS

News about audiovisual in BALKANS region (Albanie, Bosnie-Herzégovine, Croatie, Serbie, Grèce, Macédoine, Roumanie, Slovénie)

Croatia / HRT and Eutelsat have signed an agreement for international broadcasting

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Croatia’s public television, HRT, has signed a multi-year agreement with the Eutelsat satellite to broadcast its HRT-HTV channel, an education, entertainment and news channel, outside the country via satellite, in this case Hotbird. The channel’s content is in Croatian, but there are also programmes in English, Spanish and German. The agreement will enable the channel …

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Croatia / 14th ZagrebDox

The 14th ZagrebDox, the largest documentary festival in the Balkans, was held in the Croatian capital from February 25th to March 4th. The opening film was Marta Prus’ “Over the Limit”, following a 20-year-old Russian gymnast hoping to win an Olympic medal. The film won the “Small Stamp” for the best film made by someone …

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Greece / Launch of the Thessaloniki’s documentary market

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The international documentary market, which is being held in parallel with the 20th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, will take place from March 4th to 10th. All market-related activities are supported by Creative Europe. It will bring together 80 buyers and nearly 150 industry professionals. The market and related events will this year focus particularly on …

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Albania-Italy / “Balkan Days Tirana-Rome” created during the European film market

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At last October’s Balkan Film Market, the Albanian Film Centre emphasised the positive effects of doing co-productions with Italy. They then decided to share their experience with the other Balkan countries. Now Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece and Bulgaria have all been integrated into the project. The European film market at this year’s Berlinale was …

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Croatia / HRT again opens an office in Bosnia-Herzegovina

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On February 9th Croatian Television and Radio (HRT) inaugurated a new office in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina. This is not the first time HRT has set up in Bosnia Herzegovina to broadcast to the Croatian minority in their own language. In 1992 an office was opened in Široki Brijeg, in the west of the country, followed …

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Bosnia-Herzegovina / Filming starts for a film about the siege of Sarajevo

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“Sympathy for the Devil”, a film produced by Amra Baksic Camo and based on the writings of French journalist Paul Marchand, about both the siege of Sarajevo in 1992/1993 and more broadly the war in Bosnia Herzegovina, will start shooting in February. Film production in the country is problematic since the state provides no financial …

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Greece / Considerable subsidies for the broadcasting sector

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The Greek government, jointly through the National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication (NCAMC) and the Ministry for Digital Policy, has decided to instigate a major reform of the broadcasting sector. Legislative reforms have been adopted to develop the sector, making substantial grants available for Greek production companies or foreign film companies with a branch …

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