TALLINN: Central Europeans will be pinning their Oscar hopes on a young Estonian filmmaker. Tanel Toom (age 28) has received the first ever Estonian nomination for an Oscar award with…
BUCHAREST: Romanian journalists and film critics selected The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu/Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceauşescu as the best Romanian film of 2010 and its director, Andrei Ujică, as the best…
Let Us Go Our Own Way by Slovenian director Miha Hocevar has become the most successful film in Slovenia since 1990, with over 185,000 admissions in the twelve weeks since…
Croatia's National Development Programme of the Audiovisual Industry was presented on 27 January 2011 in an official ceremony held in the teeming lecture hall of the Croatian Chamber of Economy.…
Cyprus based filmmakers are encouaging film incentives for the island nation.
WARSAW: Private broadcaster Polsat has commisioned a new series, Life Line (Linia Życia), based on a popular Italian format. The series will be aired daily as Polsat's main evening series.
Slovak poker ace Dag Palovič is one of the main stars of a made-for-TV poker competition produced by leading Czech commercial channel Nova TV.
WARSAW: Private stations TVN www.tvn.pl) and Polsat (www.polsat.pl) were the leaders in advertising income in Poland in 2010. TVN's revenues topped 3 million PLN, a 9% increase from 2009. Polsat's…
Bulgarian film and theatre director Javor Gardev (Zift) announced he will no longer direct Zinkograf, the futuristic psycho-thriller based on Vladislav Todorov's novel of the same name.
Out of Reach (Poza zasięgiem), a short documentary by Polish director Jakub Stozek, received an Honourable Mention at the prestigious American Sundance Film Festival, competing against 81 short films.
Lithuanian -Finnish co-production Barzakh (www.barzakhfilm.com) opens the Berlinale Panorama Dokumente on 10 February 2011. The directorial debut of Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius follows the families of missing Chechens.
The upcoming International Film Festival in Rotterdam will present two films from the East Silver Market 2010 - the epic documentary about the life of the Romanian dictator The Autobiography…
BUCHAREST: The Discovery Channel (www.yourdiscovery.com/web/find-us-on-tv/romania/) launched the women entertainment channel TLC in Romania on 20 January 2011 on the basic analog and digital packages of UPC (www.upc.ro) and AKTA (www.digitalcable.ro),…
BUCHAREST: The Romanian communication company UPC (www.upc.ro) has a new General Manager, Severina Pascu, elected for four years. She is replacing the American Jack Mikaloff, who ran the company from…
SOFIA: Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetv-net.com) is ending terrestrial broadcast of its Pro.BG station (www.probg.bg), the second most important channel of the group after bTV (www.btv.bg). Replacing it is entertainment…
Romanian based East European Film Alliance has selected three film projects to be presented during the Berlinale, representing Georgia, Croatia, and Germany. The three projects were awarded in the final…
WARSAW: Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat (www.polsat.pl) has commissioned a 13th season of the sitcom The World According To Kiepskis, one of the most popular local shows of all time, from…
Czech cinema had a record year in 2010 with 1.5 billion CZK in box office and 13.5 million admissions. Thanks to both domestic and world smash hits, and more expensive…
WARSAW: Film critics from the Polish Filmmakers Association SFP (www.sfp.org.pl ) gave the 2010 best film prize at the Golden Tapes awards to The Forest (Las) written and directed by…
CYPRUS: The deadline for the submission of entry forms to the "Global Images - International Competition Section" for the 9th annual Cyprus Film Days is 15 February 2011. The entry…

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