FNE at Cottbus: Cottbus Celebrates 20th Anniversary

COTTBUS: Souvenir hungers had barely scampered away with bits of the Berlin Wall when the dream of a film festival reuniting Soviet comrade countries took root in an unlikely setting:…

FNE at Cottbus: Connecting Cottbus Opens

COTTBUS, GERMANY: Spotted at the opening reception for the CEE pitching forum Connecting Cottbus: Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung CEO Manfred Schmidt and Apple Film Production president Dariusz Jablonski. "We're here for Gabriele,"…

EAVE Concludes Belgrade Workshop

The EAVE 2010 European Producers Workshop which concluded in Belgrade on 25 October 2010 announced that the Romanian project Wolf produced by Marcian Lazar has been selected for Arc 1950…

FNE at Jihlava: East European Forum Introduces CEE Films in Production

Eleven regional documentary feature films in various stages of production were selected for the 2010 East European Forum, presented by the Institute of Documentary Film (www.dokweb.net) taking place 25-26 October…

CME Posts Q3 Net Revenues Increase

Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetr-net.com) announced Q3 2010 net revenue increase of $6.1 million (4.8%), for a total of $134.4 million, and year to date revenues of $479.7 million, up…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Focus at Manaki Brothers Festival

Bulgarian cinema enjoyed special attention at the 31st International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers (www.manaki.com.mk) which took place in the Macedonian town of Bitola (October 16-22).

EFP Spotlights CEE at AFM

European Film Promotion (www.efp-online.com) will spotlight six films from CEE in its 3-10 November 13-film presentation at the American Film Market

EFP Spotlight CEE films at AFM

European Film Promotion will screen six films from Central and Eastern Europe in its 13-film presentation, 3-10 November 2010, at AFM.


BITOLA: The 31st edition of Europe's oldest festival dedicated to honouring outstanding work by cinematographers, the ICFF Manaki Brothers, (16-22 October 2010) gave its top award to DoP Martin Gshlacht…

Jolie shooting Bosnia in Budapest

BUDAPEST: American superstar Angelina Jolie is shooting her directorial debut in Budapest under the working title Untitled Bosnian War Love Story. The film which is based on her own script…

Modern Times Group reports improved Q3 results

Swedish based Modern Times Group (MTG, www.mtg.se) which operates channels in the Baltics, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovenia, reported a net rise in sales of 11% to 378…

EAVE closes 2010 with Belgrade workshop

The third and final 2010 EAVE (www.eave.org) training session for European producers is taking place 18-25 in Belgrade. All 50 participants, nearly one-third of them from CEE territories, will have…

FESTIVALS: Eye over Prague, Incendies win Warsaw Fest

Czech director Olga Špátová won the Best Documentary award for Eye over Prague, and the French-Canadian film Incendies won the Best Film prize at the 26th Warsaw Film Festival's closing…

Raindance launches first CEE partnership in Hungary

BUDAPEST: London-based Raindance has launched its first partnership in CEE, Raindance Budapest (budapest.raindance.org), spearheaded by Daniel Kresmery. The independent filmmaker's training program has started off with an initial series of…

Connecting Cottbus Announces Pitching Selections

Connecting Cottbus, or CoCo as the influential pitching forum for East European films is affectionately known, has announced 15 projects selected for the 4-5 November 2010 session. They include projects…

CEE Territories Ready for Digital Transition

Slovenia, Malta, and Croatia are poised to join Estonia and Latvia in completing the transfer to digital transmission by the end of December 2010 or January 2011, according to the…

FESTIVALS: Adrienn Pál wins first FNE/Visegrad Coproduction Prize

PECS: Hungarian production company KMH Film Productions (www.kmhfilm.com) and producer Ferenc Pusztai received the first Film New Europe Visegrad Prix at the closing ceremony of CinePécs IFF (www.cinepecs.hu/) in Pecs…

FNE Visegrad Prix nominations announced

WARSAW: Nominations for the first-ever FNE Visegrad Prix for best feature coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the CinePecs 2010 (4-10 October)…

Novel for Men reaches 100,000 admissions

Novel for Men, a Czech comedy based on the best-selling novel by popular novelist Michal Veiwegh and directed by Tomas Barina, opened strong in the Czech and Slovak Republics with…

Cyprus, Slovenia fall short in EU broadcasts

Cyprus and Slovenia, along with Sweden, failed to meet the EU requirement to broadcast a minimum of 50% European programming content on TV for 2007-2008, according to a report from…