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PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) posted increases in net revenues for the Q2 2014, up almost 17% at for the three month period at 204.9 m USD and 16% to 356.1 m USD for the six months ending 30 June 2014 and, compared with 2013.

BRATISLAVA: Kinocola, a new VOD platform, was launched in Slovakia on 22 July 2014. The platform is the creation of producer Peter Nedvedal of Filmpark and co-founder Jana Klukova.

KARLOVY VARY: Polish-French art house filmmaker and photographer Walerian Borowyczyk is the subject of a documentary directed by Kuba (Jakub) Mikurda for Colab Pictures.

KARLOVY VARY: Producers and a scriptwriter of a proposed Czech-Polish coproduction entitled Binderiana presented the project at Karlovy Vary’s recent Pitch and Feedback forum, telling the panel that they’re still looking for the right director to handle the unusual genre film.

PRAGUE: The acclaimed international hit Ida opened in cinemas in the Czech Republic on 17 July 2014 simultaneously with its VoD release.

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak producer Zuzana Mistrikova of PubRes is developing director Martin Repka’s second feature film The Tattooist (Kerkar) for a fall 2015 shoot.

KARLOVY VARY: Czech postproduction house i/o post is producing Zdenek Jirasky’s third film Hanna and Marie following In Silence which screened at the 49th KVIFF and his awarded debut film Flower Buds.

KARLOVY VARY: Czech director Jiri Stejskal is in postproduction with the documentary film My Farm is My Castle.

Three Polish films and one Estonian coproduction are among the 13 films vying in the international competition of the 14th T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival, running 24 July to 3 August in Wroclaw.

KARLOVY VARY: Director/producer Marek Mackovic is in postproduction with his debut film Okhwan, Mission Impossible, a road movie documentary about a South Korean bicycling the world.