Category: CINEMA

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Romania / Post-production completed for Lebensdorf

Romanian director Valentin Hotea is currently finalizing his second feature, Lebensdorf, about a fictional writer, Ducu Dobrescu, faced with mid-life crisis. As he leaves Bucharest to take part in a creative residency in Berlin, Dobrescu thinks about his future, unable to make up his mind between two countries and two women. The director describes his …

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Tunisia / Living in the time of coronavirus with Confi-Doc

Confi-Doc “Vivre au temps du coronavirus” (Living in the time of coronavirus”) is a project created by DocHouse in partnership with the IMS and the Danish Arab Partnership Programme. Five women directors each had a week to make a short documentary to raise awareness of the current pandemic and tell their personal stories about lockdown. …

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Spain / Vampus Horror Tales continues filming

Vampus Horror Tales is an anthology of horror stories presented by the sinister Mr. Fettes. Every night this gravedigger exhumes the bodies he has buried earlier in the day. Nicknamed Vampus, he is passionate about horror comics and leads the viewer into four love stories. They take place in turn in a theme park, a …

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Italy / Launch of VatiVision

Announced in October 2019, the private Italian platform VatiVision was launched on June 8th. This new service broadcasts films, series and documentaries with a Catholic theme. The slogan on its website sums up its aim: “Culture, art and faith, everywhere with you”. The programmes are available on any media (television, computer, tablet, mobile phone). The …

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Morocco/ Five directors capture everyday life during the lock-down

The lock-down was a creative time for several Mediterranean directors. In Morocco, the creative studio JAWJAB, in partnership with International Media Support, wanted to encourage film-makers to express themselves about this period. JAWJAB deputy general manager Younes Lazrak said the project’s aim was to record artists’ visions of the lock-down through their images. He added …

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Italy / Signature of two decrees supporting the film and audiovisual industries

On June 5th Dario Franceschini, the Italian Minister for Heritage, Cultural Activities and Tourism, signed two decrees supporting the film and audiovisual industries. Worth a total of €120 million, these measures are a new use of Italy’s Emergency Fund for Cinema and Entertainment created in March (the Cura Italia decree). The first decree strengthens the …

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Europe / 28 co-productions supported by Eurimages

At the end of May the Eurimages Management Committee had their 158th meeting to announce which co-productions will receive financial support this year. 19 feature film projects, 2 animated films and 7 documentaries were selected. The total amount of aid is €6,138,000. 34% of the projects discussed were for films made by women. 37.5% of …

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