Golden Lion to MEDIA-backed film

"A Pigeon sat on a Branch reflecting on Existence" by Roy Andersson was awarded the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival. The Swedish director's new film was one of several movies screened at Venice supported by EU's MEDIA sub-programme. Photo Credit ©: Studio 24


Plovdiv to be 2019 European Capital of Culture in Bulgaria

The independent selection panel responsible for assessing the candidatures of the Bulgarian cities competing for the 2019 European Capital of Culture title has recommended that Plovdiv should be awarded the title.


MEDIA-supported films in Venice

When the 71st Venice Film Festival opens on the 27 August, four of ten films selected for the Main Competition are being supported by EU's Creative Europe programme. The MEDIA sub-programme is represented in Venice by some of the most outstanding, award-winning European directors: Fatih Akın, Roy Andersson and Xavier Beauvois.