Polsat seeks IPO of its satellite TV unit

Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat SA has filed papers with financial regulators to carry out an initial public offering of its satellite TV unit Polsat Cyfrowy that analysts believe could be…
25-09-2007

Wajda film Katyn to represent Poland at Academy Awards

Andrzej Wajda's powerful film Katyń will represent Poland at the Academy Awards, according to a special committee of film professionals that chose the film this weekend from 16 candidates.
23-09-2007

Tricks captures grand prize at Polish Film Festival

Tricks, Andrzej Jakimowski's bittersweet story of a fatherless boy who attempts to tempt fate in working-class Poland, captured the "Golden Lion" at the 32nd Polish Film Festival which closed this…
23-09-2007

Scandinavian Day at Gdynia to highlight cooperation

The artistic director of the 32nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia believes Central Europe filmmakers have much to learn from the close cooperation among the film industries of the Nordic…
18-09-2007

More funding means better quality at Gdynia festival

The artistic director of the 32nd Polish Film Festival in Gydnia says this year's screenings by younger directors will be marked by a higher level of quality than in the…
17-09-2007

Andrzej Wajda film Katyn inaugurates Polish Film Festival

A special showing of Andrzej Wajda's landmark film Katyń will be screened today as part of the grand opening of the 32nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Poland's most prestigious…
16-09-2007

Polish film Time to Die screened at Toronto fest

The Polish Film Institute, whose mission is to support the country's film industry, is co-financing Time to Die, a tale of an elderly woman's struggle in communist Poland, at the…
13-09-2007

PFI-backed films reap seven awards in Venice

Films backed by the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.org) won seven awards at the recent Venice Biennale. Paul Laverty won the Osella prize among the official awards for best screenplay in…
12-09-2007

Polish Film Institute celebrates success in Venice

The Polish Film Institute is celebrating in Venice this year with five of the films it backed being selected for screening in the Biennale.
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Wajda film Katyn opens Polish film festival in Gdynia

A screening of Andrzej Wajda's long-awaited film Katyń will be featured at the grand opening of the 32nd Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
07-09-2007

Warsaw film fest to feature four competitive sections

About 150 films from all over the world will be screened at the 23rd Warsaw International Film Festival in October, including the Polish premieres of several films to be unveiled…
04-09-2007

Naming of new Agora chief signals move beyond press sector

Polish media company Agora SA (www.agora.pl) has named broadcast executive Marek Sowa as the new president of its management board in a move that signals a shift in focus toward…
03-09-2007

Polish, British museums launch joint historical film project

Warsaw's newest museum, the Polish History Museum, has launched a joint project with a London museum to bring the modern history of Poland to the public through the medium of…
31-08-2007

Filmgoing trends in Western Europe a sharp contrast to Central Europe

Box office in Western Europe is forecast to increase by 17% over the next five years, according to a new survey by U.K.-based cinema industry analysts Dodona Research that found…
31-08-2007

Polsat reports lowered net income due to investments

Commercial Polish television broadcaster Polsat reported net income for the first half of 157.4 million zloty (€40.4 million), down about 10% from the same period in 2006, due to increased…
30-08-2007

Four Polish films in main competition at Venice Film Festival

For the first time, Poland will be represented in the main competition at the Venice Film Festival (www.labiennale.org) by four films, all co-produced by the Polish Film Institute. The festival…
29-08-2007

Scandinavian Day at Gdynia festival to highlight cooperation

The artistic director of Poland's most important film festival believes Central Europe filmmakers have much to learn from the close cooperation among the film industries of the Nordic countries.
20-08-2007

UPC revenues rise 10% in 1H

UPC Holding B.V., the Netherlands-based media company with cable and telephone holdings in 11 countries, reported revenues rose 10% year-on-year to €827 million in the first half. The increase was…
17-08-2007

TVN Group 2Q results beat management targets

Private Polish broadcaster TVN Group (www.tvn.pl) said its second-quarter results beat management's own expectations, with revenues up 32% from the same period in 2006 to 407 million zloty (€109 million).…
14-08-2007

Multimedia Polska reports 12.3 percent rise in 1H profits

Triple-play operator Multimedia Polska (www.multimedia.pl) reported first-half profits rose 12.3% compared to the same period in 2006 as it continues its acquisition spree. Multimedia recently acquired 15 cable operators in…
14-08-2007