CEE opens the door to minority coproductions at Connecting Cottbus

Connecting Cottbus, the co-production pitching forum taking place at the Cottbus Film Festival for the eleventh year, unveiled new hope for producers across Europe: the announcements by CEE film funders…
12-11-2009

Geislerová joins EFP Shooting Stars jury

Czech actress and international star Ana Geislerová will serve on the five-member jury to select the European Film Promotion's (EFP) ten Shooting Stars for 2010.
11-11-2009

Hungarian films at Cottbus

Four Hungarian films are being presented in the 19th Filmfestival Cottbus (filmfestival.pool-production.de), the festival of films from Eastern-Europe taking place through November 14.
11-11-2009

Polish TV visa denied

Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy, director of Polish TV's Belsat channel, has been denied a visa to attend the Minsk Forum conference in Belarus.
10-11-2009

LIberty Global reports minimal revenue growth in Central Europe

Liberty Global, the international cable company, reported 1% consolidated rebased growth in its Central Europe operations at the end of the third quarter of 2009, compared with 8% worldwide for…
08-11-2009

Happiest Girl sold in four territories

The Happiest Girl in the World, the feature film debut from Romanian director Radu Jude has been sold to the UK, France, Hungary and Croatia.
05-11-2009

US film studio moves into Hungary

Raleigh Studios, a California based company with studios in Baton Rouge, is opening a Budapest film studio comprised of nine sound stages in April, 2010.
04-11-2009

Eastern Plays screenings for Lux Prize

The European Parliament LUX Prize will begin screening of the Bulgarian/Swedish co-production Eastern Plays from director Kamen Kalev on November 10 in Brussels.
04-11-2009

Kerekes win at Viennale

Slovak director Péter Kerekes has been awarded the Viennale's Vienna Film Prize for best documentary for Cooking History.
04-11-2009

Bulgarian police nab cable pirates

Bulgarian police have stopped the illegal broadcast of 90 cable TV channels operating out of the town of Karlovo.
02-11-2009

Pitching for Euros in Jihlava

The cinemas may have been filled to capacity at the Jihlava documentary festival, but the hottest ticket was for a seat in the standing-room-only pitching session, East European Forum on…
01-11-2009

Chameleon received EFP marketing support

Chameleon by Hungarian director Krisztina Goda is one of 26 films selected to receive film sales support by European Film Promotion (EFP) at the upcoming AFM.
28-10-2009

CME Revenues down 33%

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com). which trades on NASDAQ and thePrague Stock Exchange as CETV, reported third quarter earnings of $134.5 million, down $40.6 million from third quarter 2008.
27-10-2009

Record 2009 opening for Grapes 2

Grapes 2 (Bobule 2), the sequel to a 2008 Czech hit film, drew 67,000 admissions and CZK 8 million (307,000 Euros) on its four-day opening week-end, October 22-25.
27-10-2009

MEDIA support for Slovenian films announced

Three Slovenian projects have been awarded 113,500 EUR in support from the EU MEDIA programme.
22-10-2009

Hungary's Toth showcased in Lithuania

Hungarian actress Orsi Tóth is one of three European Film Promotion (EFP) "Shooting Stars" who will be feted during the European Film Forum Scanorama in Vilnius (November 5-7, 2009).
22-10-2009

CentEast Student Report: Seven Minutes in Heaven Sheva dakot be gan eden (Israel-France-Hungary)

A Transfax Film Prods. (Israel)/ EZ Films (France)/KMH Films (Hungary) production,
21-10-2009

CentEast Student Report: The Rainbowmaker

The Georgian directress Nana Dzhordzhadze's enchanting cinema has been for long time an intimate guide for foreigners to her beloved homeland.
21-10-2009

CentEast Student Report: The Warsaw Count-Down to Zero

Polish director Paweł Borowski's feature debut was chosen to close the 25th Warsaw International Film Festival.
21-10-2009

EFP screens CEE Oscar hopefuls

European Film Promotion ( www.efp-online.com) has selected four Oscar entries from Central Europe among eight films to be screened during AFM in Beverly Hills.
20-10-2009