Cyprus / 10 years of the Cyprus International Short Film Festival

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Cyprus International Short Film Festival ran from October 10th to 16th. Organized by the cultural services of the Ministry of Education and the Rialto Theatre, this year’s Festival offered a parallel programme of screenings and events in addition to the national competition. The screenings : Black Lives Matter: Inspired by …

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France – Italy / L’Ombra di Caravaggio and L’Agnello, the latest Franco-Italian productions

At the end of September L’Ombra di Caravaggio began shooting in Naples, written, directed and performed by Michele Placido. Once filming is completed in Naples, the crew will move on to Rome, then around Viterbo, Arricia, Frascati and Malta. L’Ombra is about the life of the 16th century Italian painter, Michelangelo Merisi. The cast is …

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Spain / Organising the 3rd Cine por Mujeres Festival

The Cine por Mujeres Festival returns for its 3rd year from November 4th to 15th. This year the festival is strengthening its phygital presence: physical and online. If sanitary conditions allow, there should be 16 venues hosting the physical screenings, principally the Casa Arabe in Madrid and Cordoba, the Fundación Telefónica, the Institut francais, and …

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Croatia / Chris Marcich joins EFAD

On September 21st Chris Marcich, CEO of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre was elected to the board of the European Film Agency Directors association (EFAD). EFAD members are government or government-associated public bodies in charge of national funding for the audiovisual sector. Each year they fund various projects totalling around three billion euros through subsidies and …

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Italy / Programming for the 14th IFF

The 14th Integrazione Film Festival will run from October 20th to 24th. Through the selected films, the IFF highlights stories of migration and integration. The 14th IFF has two categories: an international competition for documentariesan international competition for short drama films This year’s IFF is special for several reasons. It was due to take place …

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France / Planète Méditerranée searching for another world

In July 2019 biologist Laurent Ballesta launched an underwater expedition: Gombessa V. Planète Méditerranée is the documentary about what they found. Ballesta is a Montpellier-based biologist, photographer and diver, well-known for his underwater images, taken at extreme depths. For Gombessa V he spent 28 days underwater with three companions in a “bathyale” station. In this …

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Turkey / The Antalya Film Forum

The Antalya Film Forum is the film market for the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. The festival itself is scheduled from October 3rd – 10th, with the Forum taking place online from October 5th – 7th, offering an international audience 29 projects at different stages of production. The different pitching categories are:feature films in developmentdramas …

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