Slovenian films breaking all records

Slovenian films are popular as never before domestically. Of the 25 films currently being screened in Ljubljana, one-fifth were made in Slovenia, according to the Slovenian daily Delo.

Romanian short film wins Berlinale Golden Bear

The 10-minute Romanian film A Good Day for a Swim by director Bogdan Mustata picked up the Golden Bear Award in the short film category at the Berlin International Film…

The Trap picked up for US distribution

Film Bridge International has snapped up the US rights for the Serbian-Germany-Hungarian thriller The Trap by Srjdan Golubovic, Hungarian co-producer László Kántor (Dallas Pashamende) told FNE. The Trap was one…

A Company, Budapest Film to cooperate in VOD business

Berlin-based A Company Consulting & Licensing AG and Hungarian independent distributor Budapest Film have agreed to establish a European VOD platform called Filmklik Europe. The deal calls for A Company…

ScripTeast session wraps at Berlinale

The 12 participants in the current edition of ScripTeast, a training program for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe, have completed three days of meetings at the Berlinale and are…

New Slovenian film released

Estrellita, the latest feature by Metod Pevec, was released to Slovenian cinemas in late January with simultaneous premiere screenings at two different Ljubljana cinemas, according to the Slovenian government communications…

Budapest Film leads Hungarian distributors in 2007

Thanks to no. 2 and 3 domestic hits Cat City 2 and The Train Keeps a Rollin', Hungarian distributor Budapest Film had the best year in 2007 on the local…

Latvian films win 36 awards worldwide in 2007

A total of 131 films from Latvia screened worldwide at 230 international film events in 2007, according to the Latvian Film Centre. They included 17 fiction films, 33 documentaries and…

S.O.S. Love alone in 2007 Hungarian Top 10

There were 28 domestic theatrical releases in Hungarian cinemas in 2007, the best year since 2004, but only one - S.O.S. Love! - made the Hungarian Top 10 box office…

Shooting under way for new Slovenian film Transition

Shooting is under way for the new Slovenian film Transition by director Boris Palčič. The screenplay is based on the novel by Vladimir Nardin with the same title.

Polsat Cyfrowy profits jump 125 percent

Digital television operator Polsat Cyfrowy posted a net profit of 122.3 million zloties (€33.9 million) during the first three quarters of 2007, or 125% above the same nine-month period in…

Rising film attendance in new EU states offsets general decline

Although cinema attendance in the European Union declined 2.2% in 2007, rising attendance in the new EU member states helped save the market from a more serious decline, according to…

Slovenia screens two co-productions at Berlinale

Two Slovenian co-productions are being screened in the "Panorama" section of the official Berlinale program. One is Love and Other Crimes by the Serbian director Stefan Arsenijević, a Serbian-German-Slovenian co-production…

Online cinema launches in Poland

Poland's first online cinema has become an instant success. The price of an online screening at Iplex ( is 8 zł (€1.50), half the price of a ticket in a…

Secrets leads Czech Lion nominations

The film Secrets by director Alice Nellis leads this year‘s nominations for the Czech Lion awards ( ), the domestic equivalent of the Oscars organised by the Czech Film and…

New Greenhill Studios going up in Pecs

Greenhill Zrt., a consortium of three private parties led by Hungarian film director-turned-cinematographer Tamás Sas, is to build a 2-billion-forint (Є7.9 million) state-of-the art studio complex and media center in…

Latvian films at the Berlinale (update)

The New Species, the directorial film debut in animation by veteran Latvian cinematographer Ēvalds Lācis, has been selected for the children's competition section at this year's Berlinale. The film was…

Bulgaria back in Berlinale

Corridor #8 directed by Boris Despodov is the first Bulgarian film in six years to enter the official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival. The film will have its…

Latvian films at the Berlinale

A short animated Latvian film, The New Species, by well-known Film Studio Animacijas Brigade is in the competition at the Berlinale, while a second film by Latvian director Sigme Baumane…

Poland, Russia inaugurate script competition

The Polish Film Institute and the legendary Russian studio Mosfilm have launched a script competition for the best work dealing with bilateral events after 1991. The winner will be awarded…