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Polish cable operator and telecom company Cyfrowy Polsat announced it will acquire commercial broadcaster Telewizja Polsat for 3.75 billion zlotys. Cyfrowy Polsat is the leading satellite broadcaster in Poland, and…
Poland has become significantly more engaged in international film projects, as a direct partner in coproductions or a host to several forums and meetings facilitating co-operation between European countries.The trend…
The Polish Film Institute, marking its fifth anniversary, has become a role model for film institutions across the region. This week FNE celebrates the accomplishments of the Polish Film Institute…
The Lithuanian/Polish co-production Back To Your Arms (http://www.kaiapkabinsiutave.lt/) directed by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas with funding from the Polish Film Institute will premiered 17 November 2010 in Lithuania. Polish producer Krzysztof Zanussi…
Film channels FilmBox Family (www.filmbox.eu), FilmBox Extra, and the action channel FightBox HD will also be launched in Romania in a few months, said Piotr Reich, CEO of SPI International…
Romanian company Cable Direct has signed a deal with Sony Pictures Television giving Sony a majority stake in the advertising sales company. Cable Direct handles ad sales for several Romanian…
The last year of the decade marks a great turn-around for Polish cinema, which overcame an initial fall in production in 2000-2004 and maintained a constant growth despite the international…
The main jury at the Bratislava Film Festival (www.iffbratislava.sk ) awarded a double best director prize to Bulgarian director Dragomir Sholev for Shelter (Podslon, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Romanian director Constantin Popescu…
The Housemaid, a documentary about a young Slovak woman working for a elderly couple abroad, received the first FNE Visegrad Prix for a documentary film at the IFF Bratislava (www.iffbratislava.sk)…
A new Hungarian media bill now being drafted would limit commercial TV corporations to a 35% share of the viewing market, according to a local news reports. Index.hu says a…
MAB, the first series created directly and only for internet broadcast in Hungary is set for launch (trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogInq8enG8I&feature=related). The project was initiated by Ádám Horgas, a director of alternative…
Director Davis Simanis and producer Liga Gaisa are in development with a Latvian full-length documentary, Escaping Riga, a "docu-fiction" about Riga-born film director Sergei Eisenstein who emigrated to Russia and…
BRATISLAVA: Hungarian filmmaker Kornel Mundruczo, speaking with FNE at the Bratislava IFF (www.iffbratislava.sk) where he received a five-film retrospective, said the uncertain future of the MMK (Motion Picture Public Foundation…
COTTBUS: Film funders from some of CEE's lesser known film production countries met during a panel discussion at Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de), CEE's leading pitching forum which took place during the…
BUCHAREST: The Italian documentary and short film directors Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio are in Bucharest for the final stage of the casting the lead actress of their first feature,…
Director/screenwriter Radu Jude is currently in post-production with a low-budget 60-minute film A Film for Friends/Film pentru prieteni which he produced and self-financed. Jude, whose first feature The Happiest Girl…
Hungary has become one of Europe's international coproduction hubs over the past six years, following the passage of important legislation that set up a tax rebate system that allows producers…
WARSAW: The Cybulski Prize (www.nagrodacybulskiego.pl), an annual award for best performance from a Polish actor under age 35, was given to Mateusz Kościukiewicz for his role in Mother Teresa of…
The XVth European Cinema Forum CINERGIA 2010 in Łódź hosted a special discussion panel devoted to the development of film co-productions in Europe. The panel "European co-productions - europudding or…
The Slovak/Czech documentary Romanies Go To Elections from one of the new Slovak documentary directing stars, Jaro Vojtek (Slovak Oscar candidate The Border), is currently in production with 50% of…

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