FNE - IDF DocBloc: Europa Cinemas Accepting New Exhibitors

Europa Cinemas, a European network funded by the MEDIA Programme, is now open for applications from new members. Membership allows cinemas that programme a significant number of European films to…

Mungiu Named President of Europa Distribution

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu was selected as president of Europa Distribution (www.europa-distribution.org) during the association's third general assembly and workshop, held in Paris 5-7 July 2011. Jakub Duszynski of Poland's…

FNE - IDF DocBlock: Taking a Plunge: Interview with Jonathan Oppenheim

Renowned US filmmaker and editor Jonathan Oppenheim was among the tutors of the second session of Ex Oriente Film that took place June 13 - 19, 2011 in Prague. We…

FNE at KVIFF: Quality and Experience at Doc Project Presentation

KARLOVY VARY: Docu Talents from the East, the annual presentation of upcoming documentaries from CEE, was notable for a smart selection of nine films from pedigreed directors and producers.

FNE at KVIFF: CEE Territories Compete for LUX Prize

KARLOVY VARY: Films from Hungary, Poland and Romania are among the ten titles competing for the 2011 LUX Prize. The nominees were unveiled during the Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com).

FNE at KVIFF: Cottbus Unveils Polish/Ukraine Focus

KARLOVY VARY: The 21st FilmFestival Cottbus (1-6 November 2011, www.filmfestivalcottbus.de) is taking a new "anti-nationalist approach," festival director Roland Rust told FNE, with a regional Polish-Ukraine focus, a parallel to…

MIFF 2011: Star studded closing for Moscow International Film Festival

MOSCOW: The 33 Moscow International Film Festival (23 June-2 July 2011) closed with Helen Mirren accepting the festivl’s Stanislavsky Award for Lifetime Achievement. Mirren whose real name is Yelena Vasilyevna…
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FNE at KVIFF: A Company Launches Distribution Branch

KARLOVY VARY: A Company Consulting and Licensing launched a new distribution company in the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 2 July 2011.

FNE at KVIFF: Voice Bank Expands Activities

KARLOVY VARY: Vox Humana - The Voice Bank launched a new film festival interview series at the Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com) with Hungarian director Istvan Szabo as its first subject.

MGM Signs Distribution Agreement with Forum Film

MGM signed a long-term distribution agreement with Forum Film, the distribution arm of Cinema City International NV (CCI), covering Poland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Israel, and includes both theatrical and…

MIFF 2011: Moscow Film Festival Prize Winners

MOSCOW: The 33 Moscow International Film Festival finished last night (2 July 2011) with the awarding of the festival’s Golden and Silver George prizes for the following films:
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FNE at KVIFF 2011: Connecting Cottbus Adds Postproduction Award

(KARLOVY VARY) The 13th edition of Connecting Cottbus (3-4 November 2011, www.connecting-cottbus.de) will introduce a new award for postproduction services under incoming artistic director Bernd Bruder.

FNE - IDF DocBlock: Films Have Become Illustrations: Interview With Michal Marczak

The upcoming Karlovy Vary IFF will present several documentary films from Eastern Europe, many of them in competition. Among them is the Polish documentary film At the Edge of Russia…

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Mother's Paradise

Shortly after The Light Thief (2010), the Kyrgyz filmmaker Aktan Arym Kubat presents a new feature film, Mother's Paradise.

CME Completes Bontonfilm Acquisition

HAMILTON, BERMUDA: Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) closed its previously announced transaction to acquire 100% of the shares of Bontonfilm a.s. on 30 June 2011.

MIFF 2011: Moscow Business Square focuses on Baltics, Georgia and CIS countries

MOSCOW: MIFF's business platform Moscow Business Square (27-29 June 2011) chose to focus on the Baltics, Georgia and CIS countries in its third edition giving Russian producers and film professionals…

MIFF 2011: Russian programme director Irina Pavlova, New Directions of Russian Cinema

MOSCOW: MIFF`s Russian film programme will present over 150 films this year screening all the recent features, docs and animation as well as a selection of shorts. For most foreigners…
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FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Punk's Not Dead

Punk's Not Dead /Pankot ne e mrtov by Vladimir Blaževski, which has its international premiere in the East of the West competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, is a punchy…

MIFF 2011: Moscow’s Programme Director, Kirill Razlogov: Big Programme, Big Ambitions

MOSCOW: Moscow International Film Festival (http://www.moscowfilmfestival.ru/eng/) programme director Kirill Razalogov cannot be accused of lacking ambition. He presides this year over a programme that can only be described as vast…
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FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Heart’s Boomerang

One of the most outstanding young Russian directors, Nikolay Khomeriki, is showing his latest feature, Heart's Boomerang in competition in the East of the West section of the Karlovy Vary…