Open Class discusses industry changes

The latest of the Open Class seminars has wound up in Sofia after playing host to a number of Bulgarian filmmakers, researchers and students. The two-day seminars are organized by…
24-04-2008

Holland heads Polish Film Academy

Renowned director Agnieszka Holland has been named the new president of the Polish Film Academy. The members of the Academy nominate and vote for the winners of the Eagle Awards…
24-04-2008

Telefonica 02 CR 1Q net rises 5.4 percent

Telefonica 02 Czech Republic a.s. (www.czO2.com) reported first-quarter net profit rose 5.4% year-on-year to 2.4 billion crowns (€327 million) on revenues of 15.4 billion crowns, a rise of 1.5%. The…
23-04-2008

Correction: Nine Miles Down

FNE would like to correct information published on 19 February under the headline Nine Miles Down Wraps in Hungary
23-04-2008 m

Major postwar drama shooting in Poland

Shooting is under way for General "Nil" directed by Ryszard Bugajewski, based on the life of Gen. Emil Fieldorf (codename Nil), a World War II hero and prominent member of…
22-04-2008

More than 200 films screened in this year's 27th edition of the International Istanbul Film Festival

The festival boasts both a national and international competition but it is the 12 films in the national competition that draw international visitors and hungry fest programmers from around the…
22-04-2008 m

Czech Film Center briefs on new films

The Czech Film Center will hold its annual presentation of upcoming feature and animated projects at the 21st annual Finále Plzeň festival of Czech films. A total of 70 Czech…
21-04-2008

Muzika bags 9 Slovak Oscars

Muzika, a film by Juraj Nvota about the joys and travails of musicians and music lovers, captured nine awards given by the Slovak Film and Television Academy in a gala…
21-04-2008

DTH service shows promise in three Central European states

The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia are listed among 10 countries around the globe that show the most promise in developing direct-to-home satellite services, according to a new survey. The…
21-04-2008

Seven films leave Finale competition

Leading Czech domestic film festival Finále opened its doors Monday in Plzen but unexpectedly, seven of 19 films scheduled for competition have pulled out. Some were pulled because producers fear…
17-04-2008

Nicholas Roeg at Karlovy Vary

This year's Karlovy Vary Film Festival will pay tribute to top British filmmaker Nicholas Roeg, who will be on hand during the festival July 4-12 to personally present five of…
16-04-2008

Camerimage competition process begins

The selection process is under way for the competitions in the 16th Camerimage film festival in Poland. The aim of the competition phase of the festival is to present films…
16-04-2008

Katyn wins 7 Polish Eagles

Andrzej Wajda's Katyń picked up the Eagle award for Best Polish Film of 2008 as well as six other Eagles at this year's ceremony held by the Polish Film Academy…
15-04-2008

Polish films in Moscow

Sixteen Polish films are being screened in Moscow during the first "Vistula" Festival of Polish Cinema. The event, which will be held annually, is organized by the Polish Film Institute,…
15-04-2008

Barrandov channel prepares for summer launch

The new digital Czech channel TV Barrandov, which plans to launch this summer, has signed a deal with UK- and Australian-based distributor Southern Star International for a package of 21…
14-04-2008

Polish Senate amends media law

The Polish Senate has been voting on amendments to the act that governs the National Broadcasting Council. The chamber approved an amendment that allows the Minister of the Treasury to…
13-04-2008

Festival time in Bulgaria

Three mini film festivals are playing in Bulgaria this week, with Czech and Nordic films featured in Sofia and a week of Moroccan cinema in Varna.
13-04-2008

Nu Boyana unveils expansion plan

The board of directors of Nu Boyana Film Studios has unveiled plans to construct 10 new ultramodern stages, one of them larger than 5,000 square metres, as part of a…
10-04-2008

Polsat Cyfrowy IPO could raise 1bn zloty

Polish pay-TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat will offer up to 75 million shares in an initial public offering set for May that could raise more than 1 billion zloty (€289.7 million).It…
10-04-2008

Polish-Slovak coprod premieres in Slovakia

The Polish-Slovak feature Strawberry Wine by Polish director Dariusz Jablonski premiered in Slovak cinemas on April 10.
09-04-2008