FNE - IDF DocBlock: "Toys"

Toys, a Lithuanian-Belarus documentary planned for completion in March 2012, was selected for the Institute of Documentary Film's 2011 Ex Oriente programme.

EEFA Workshop in Sofia

The second East European Film Alliance (eefa-eu.org) Script Development Workshop for Fiction Projects is taking place in Sofia 9-13 June 2011. Eight film projects were selected to participate.

EAVE Graduates in Production

EAVE has announced films currently in preparation or production by graduates of the production programme. The line-up includes six films with the participation of CEE producers.

CICAE Extends Deadline

CICAE, the international federation of arthouse cinemas, has announced the extension of the deadline for the September training sessions. The new deadline is 16 June 2011.

FNE-IDF DocBlock: Prix Europe 2011 Nominations

The European broadcasting festival Prix Europa 2011 announces this year’s nominees. The category of feature-length television documentary presents also two successful Czech documentaries Katka, made by Helena Třeštíková, and Coal…

Management Changes at HBO Central Europe

BUDAPEST: HBO announced the promotion of Ondrej Zach to Senior Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, for HBO Central Europe. In addition, HBO has appointed Ivan Sevcik as HBO Czech Republic…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Interview with Founder Patrick Jucaud

FNE continues its special report on DISCOP Budapest 2011 (21-23 June, www.discop,com) with an interview with DISCOP founder Patrick Jucaud. In the FNE reports, we look at adapted content --…

MTG Announces CEE Management Changes

Sweden's Modern Times Group (MTG, www.mtg.se), the international entertainment broadcasting group, announced that Anders Nilsson, Chief Operating Officer of MTG, will assume responsibility for the Group's pay-TV operations in the…

Menzel Honored in Romania

The Oscar-winning Czech director Jiri Menzel received a special award from the President of Romania Traian Basescu during a retrospective of Menzel's films in Bucharest.

FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: Certain Regard: Elena

CANNES: Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev returns to form with his new feature Elena fulfilling the promise of his 2003 debut The Return. Elena deservedly won the Special Jury Prix in…
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FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: Cannes Film Festival Winners

CANNES: A jury headed by Robert De Niro awarded the Palm d'Or to Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life. The Grand Prix was shared by The Kid with a Bike…
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IPTV Revenues to Triple

Revenues for IPTV operators in CEE are predicted to triple by 2017, according to a report from analysists Frost & Sullivan. Revenue, which amounted to 90 million euros in 2010,…

FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: Competition: Once Upon A Time in Anatolia

CANNES: Nuri Bilge Ceylan returns to Cannes IFF for the fourth time with Once Upon A Time in Anatolia and looks set to take home another prize with this latest…
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FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: FNE and Russian distributors presented at Russian Pavilion Roundtable

CANNES: Film New Europe (http://www.filmneweurope.com/) was presented at the Russian Pavilion during a Roundtable on Russian Film Distribution in Cannes on 17 May 2011. Speakers at the roundtable were distinguished…
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FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: Competition: Melancholia

CANNES: Lars Von Trier's latest film Melancholia is ostensibly about the end of life on planet Earth, although the planet that Von Trier presents us with bears little resemblance to…
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FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: False Witness Wins ScripTeast Award

CANNES: Bulgarian Script writer Iglika Triffonova was awarded the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award for best Eastern and Central European Script at a gala awards ceremony in during Cannes IFF on 18…
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FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: 60 Seconds of Solitude In Year Zero

CANNES: On 17 May the Estonian Pavilion (Pantiero 212) at the Cannes Festival 2011 celebrated the international film project 60 Seconds of Solitude in Year Zero, a non-profit project dedicated…

FNE - IDF DocBlock: Aristoteles Workshop - Call for Entries 2011

Supported by CNC Romania, ARTE/France and MEDIA, Aristoteles Workshop has over the past five years become a unique training programme, offering both a hands-on approach and a continuous tutoring system,…