The selection process is under way for the competitions in the 16th Camerimage film festival in Poland. The aim of the competition phase of the festival is to present films of high visual value which will be judged by an international jury.

Andrzej Wajda's Katyń picked up the Eagle award for Best Polish Film of 2008 as well as six other Eagles at this year's ceremony held by the Polish Film Academy on April 14.

Sixteen Polish films are being screened in Moscow during the first "Vistula" Festival of Polish Cinema. The event, which will be held annually, is organized by the Polish Film Institute, the city of Warsaw and Polish Television, according to the institute's website (

The new digital Czech channel TV Barrandov, which plans to launch this summer, has signed a deal with UK- and Australian-based distributor Southern Star International for a package of 21 British and Australian television shows, according to the international publishing company C21 Media

The Polish Senate has been voting on amendments to the act that governs the National Broadcasting Council. The chamber approved an amendment that allows the Minister of the Treasury to dismiss a member of the board of state-run radio or television for cause.

Three mini film festivals are playing in Bulgaria this week, with Czech and Nordic films featured in Sofia and a week of Moroccan cinema in Varna.

Polish pay-TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat will offer up to 75 million shares in an initial public offering set for May that could raise more than 1 billion zloty (€289.7 million).It will be the largest IPO by a privately held company on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

The Polish Film School says it is making available some Polish film classics through the use of new technologies.

Organizers of the 48th Krakow Film Festival announced on Wednesday (April 9) the selections for international competition at the event. One of the most popular film festivals in Poland will be held May 28 to June 5.

The Czech digital TV news channel Z1 has obtained a compensatory broadcasting licence from the state Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting (RRTV), according to a council official quoted by the Czech news agency CTK. The licence enables Z1 to broadcast in the networks for digital terrestrial TV broadcasting (DVB-T) which are now being built across the country and are set to replace analog transmission by November 2011.