Lajos Koltai to direct famed racehorse film for Hungariafilm

Hungariafilm producer Gabor Losonczi revealed plans to make a movie about the racing horse Kincsem, or as the English called her, the Hungarian Wonder. Production is still one year away,…

Finnish grant for Estonian co-production

The Finnish Film Foundation ( has announced production support of €80,000 for the €983,000 Estonian/Finnish/Swedish co-production The Temptation of St. Tony. The film is produced by Katrin Kissa of Homeless…

TVN issues five-year bonds

TVN has completed a five-year bond issue of PLN500 million (€148 million), the company reported on Tuesday. According to earlier announcements, part of the bond issue will be used to…

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition Time to Die

Renowned Polish director Dorota Kedzierzawska competes in the Karlovy Vary film festival's East of the West section with Time to die, one of the most awarded Polish films of the…

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition film The Collectress

Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte's debut film and film school graduation project, The Collectress, makes its international premiere in the East of the West competition at the 43th International Karlovy Vary…

Artfilm festival open June 27

The 16th edition of Artfilm opens June 27 in Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia, with a trio of awards to some of the most significant contributers to European and world cinema.

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition film Boogie

Romanian director Radu Muntean's third feature film, Boogie (2008), competes in the East of the West section of the Karlovy Vary international film festival, following its selection for the Quinzaine…

Juliusz Machulski comedy wraps up Warsaw

What is the weight of a Trojan Horse, the long-awaited new project from the master of Polish comedy Juliusz Machulski, completed shooting on June 26. Filming took place mainly in…

Moonshot films in Lithuania

Baltic Film Services is providing local production assistance for the telefilm Moonshot. London-based Dangerous Films has partnered with the Discovery Channel, ITV, the History Channel, ProSieben, and TF1 to co-produce…

Karlovy Vary IFF chooses 15 films for East of the West competition

Once again, aficionados of East and Central European film will journey to the Cinema Lazne III at the Karlovy Vary film festival to catch up on some of the most…

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition: Barhtalo!

Robert Lakatos' directorial feature film debut Bahrtalo! competes in the East of the West section at the 43rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The international co-production is a primarily Hungarian…

Lux Prize nominations: two films from Eastern Europe in the finale

The Hungarian film Delta by Kornel Mundruczo, the Czech film Citizen Havel by Miroslav Janek and Pavel Koutecky, and the Belgian-British-Italian-French co-production Le Silence de Lorna by the Dardenne brothers…

Karlovy Vary Chooses 14 Competition Films

European films dominate the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival competition. Of the 14 films selected, 12 are European films or co-productions. The Czech Republic and France are represented by two…

Central and East European TV market projected to double by 2013

Informa Telecoms & Media's 12th edition of "Eastern European TV" forecasts that the region's pay TV sector, which was worth $5.6 billion (€3.6 billion) in 2007, is expected to more…

Attendance and pace pick up at DISCOP East

The regional TV market DISCOP East saw some 20% growth in attendance, with an estimated 1,050 buyers among some 2,000 attendees. The market, which ran June 18-20, saw a parallel…

Bulgarian Short Film Festival opens in Balchik

The sixth International Short Film Festival takes place in the Black Sea town of Balchik June 23-30. The competitive programme consists of 185 short films from 72 countries.

Lithuanian historical epic film planned for 2010

The Lithuanian Governmental Strategic Planning Committee has endorsed the idea of creating a big budget historical epic about the Battle of Grunwald entitled Zalgiris - the Day of Iron. The…

Hungarian-Icelandic-Polish 3D animation in preproduction

A Hungarian-Icelandic-Polish 3D animation, Egill: The Last Pagan (, is in the final stage of pre-production, executive producer Tamas Liszka told FNE. The film will be directed by Aron Gauder,…

ScripTeast invites screenplays for training programme

The 3rd ScripTeast ( screenwriting programme for Central and East European scriptwriters announced it will accept submissions of screenplays through the end of June. The year-long development programme works authors…

DISCOP opens to brisk business

The Central European TV market, DISCOP East, kicked into high gear even before the June 18 opening day in Budapest. Reports include sales across the region, in a wide range…