Widely praised Romanian film not making waves at home

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu won two more awards last weekend for his 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days film, which burst onto the international market in May when he…
03-12-2007

HBO Hungary eyes local film market as co-producer

With the aim of participating in future local productions, HBO Hungary is forging ties with Hungarian talent on a four-part mini series it will air later this month. The series,…
03-12-2007

Korda Studios, Colorfront join forces

In an effort to lure more international productions to Hungary, Korda Studios and the Colorfront DI house have clinched a deal to offer high-end digital intermediate and post-production facilities via…
02-12-2007

Polish distributors awarded by Plus Camerimage

International Film Festival Plus Camerimage wouldn't be able to celebrate its 15th edition without the support of Polish distributors. On the official Camerimage website, festival organizers note how over the…
02-12-2007

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days awarded Best European Film

The Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days was awarded Best European Film at the 20th European Film Awards in Berlin Saturday. Its director, Cristian Mungiu, also picked…
02-12-2007

Del Toro praises Korda Studios as Hellboy II wraps in Hungary

The owners of the new €91 million Korda Studio held a joint news conference with director Guillermo del Toro Thursday to celebrate the successful completion of principal photography on Universal's…
29-11-2007

Polish Film School celebrates 50 years

The Polish Film School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a series of gala events including special screenings at the Plus Camerimage Festival in Łodź and the release…
29-11-2007

Three Czech docs are seeing unprecedented popularity

Three Czech documentaries have become especially popular with domestic audiences after winning a string of international awards.
29-11-2007

Two men convicted of stealing Bathory film

Two men operating in the Czech film industry have been convicted of stealing a copy of the big-budget Juraj Jakubisko film Bathory while it was being edited earlier this year.
28-11-2007

New legal code brings 425 million crowns to Czech film

Czech film production will get a huge financial boost in the next three years thanks to legislation signed by Czech President Václav Klaus.
27-11-2007

Carvalho

Prominent Brazilian cinematographer Walter Carvalho is set to shoot Budapestas his directorial debut, with principal photography in both the Hungarian capital and his homeland.
27-11-2007

Hungarian Filmjus pledges 51,800 euros for script-writing

The board of Filmjus, Hungary's audiovisual copyright protection body, set aside 13.3 million forints (Є51,800) for screenwriting and project development in its latest round of allocations.
27-11-2007

Baltic Event co-production market bigger than ever

The sixth edition of the Baltic Event co-production market will kick off in Tallinn on Dec. 2 with the longest guest list ever. Modelled on its Scandinavian counterpart the Nordic…
26-11-2007

Faked media event boosts Hungarian comedy

As Hungary's premiere comedian, Robert Koltai, storms the local box office with his latest film Train Keeps a Rollin', an accompanying publicity event is having unforeseen ramifications.
26-11-2007

Rise in Polish ad market boosted by Internet sales

Poland's advertising market rose by 12.7% to 4.48 billion zloties (1.3 billion euros) in the first nine months of 2007 with the highest growth in the Internet segment, according to…
25-11-2007

ITI reports improved nine-month results

ITI Group reported consolidated nine-month revenues up 33.1% over the same period in 2006 to 318.6 million euros, driven by the performance of TVN Group.
25-11-2007

First projects from Polish Script Laboratory picked up for production

A project organised by the Polish Filmmakers Association to help young scriptwriters and directors make their debuts in the film industry, Script Laboratory, is beginning to bear fruit. System, written…
22-11-2007

Liberty Global announces new 500M dollar stock repurchase program

Liberty Global Inc., which operates cable TV systems in Central Europe under the UPC brand, has announced a stock repurchase program under which the company may acquire up to $500…
22-11-2007

Volny TV extends coverage to 500,000 households

Czech telco Volny, whose formal name is Telekom Austria Czech Republic a.s., has extended coverage of its IPTV service via more than half a million telephone lines in the Czech…
22-11-2007

New website covers doc production in Southeast Europe

A new website is in operation to help fill an information void about contemporary documentary production in Southeast Europe. The website, www.seedox.org, went on line earlier this month with essays…
21-11-2007