State-of-the-art cinema coming to Romania

The Light, a UK-based cinema exhibitor that provides state-of-the-art digital projection facilities with 3D capability, has signed deals to open cinemas on Nov. 1 in Bucharest and Oradea, Romania. The…
17-03-2008

Tribute to Pola Negri in Lodz

The Museum of Cinematography in Lodz is hosting an exhibition of posters, photos and other memorabilia of Pola Negri, the Polish-born international star from film's early days. Along with Polish…
17-03-2008

Poland inaugurates new program for debut directors

Polish authorities have launched a new program to help young filmmakers get a crucial boost at the beginning of their careers:.the "Youth and Film" Studio, named after Andrzej Munk, a…
16-03-2008

Institute of Documentary Film wins 2008 EDN award

The European Documentary Network has presented its 2008 EDN Award to the Prague-based Institute of Documentary Film, citing its "enthusiastic and energetic work" in developing and promoting Central and Eastern…
16-03-2008

Katyn to screen in Moscow today

Katyń, renowned Polish director Andrzej Wajda's film about the massacre of over 20,000 Polish officers in the Soviet Union in 1940, will be screened in Moscow today through Wednesday for…
16-03-2008

The Mermaid takes top prize in Sofia

The Mermaid by Russian director Anna Melikian won the Best Film Award at the 12th edition of the international Sofia Film Festival, according to the Bulgarian news agency BTA. The…
16-03-2008

Egyptian epic Agora to shoot in Malta

Principal photography begins Monday (March 17) in Malta on the big-budget historical Egyptian epic Agora by Academy Award-winner Alejandro Amenábar. The shoot on location in Malta will take about 15…
13-03-2008

World War II film review in Warsaw

The Museum of Polish History is holding a review of 21 documentaries relating to various aspects of World War II. Polish radio quoted a museum spokesman as saying the festival…
13-03-2008

Tricks takes yet another prize

Tricks by Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski has won the Knight Grand Jury Prize for best foreign film at the Miami Film Festival, Polish Radio's external service reported. Released in 2007,…
12-03-2008

Latest Ken Loach film opens in Poland

The latest film by Ken Loach, It's a Free World, about the exploitation of Poles and other immigrant workers in the UK, has opened in Poland. The film was shot…
12-03-2008

Hungarian New Wave directors on webTV

Hungary's New Wave directors, seeking a way to counter declining film admissions, have launched a webTV site (www.madzagtv.hu) to get their films before a wider audience. Eight directors and three…
11-03-2008

Trials in Poland for digital mobile TV

Trial broadcasts of 12 programmes from public broadcaster TVP and private broadcasters TVN and Polsat are under way in Warsaw, according to the Krakow-based research and consulting firm PMR Ltd.…
11-03-2008

G.I. Joe to shoot at Barrandov

Prague´s Barrandov Studio a.s. (www.barrandov.cz ) announced on Monday a $170 million film based on the action commando toy and comic-book hero G.I. Joe will be shot starting in May.…
10-03-2008

Estonian biopic travels to Russia

Georg, a biopic about the legendary Estonian singer and Soviet film star Georg Ots, opened in Russian cinemas over the weekend. The most expensive Estonian film ever made, it cost…
10-03-2008

Animated film Princess of the Sun shows competitive edge for Hungary

Hungary proved to have the competitive advantage in landing the animation work for Princess of the Sun, a €5.5 million French-Belgian-Hungarian co-production that was recently presented in Hungary at a…
09-03-2008

Polish government to drop radio-TV license fees

The Polish government has announced plans to discontinue compulsory television and radio licence fees. The ruling centre-right Civic Platform party had said it favoured the move last autumn when it…
09-03-2008

A cinema for documentaries opens in Budapest

A cinema for documentaries opened in Budapest this week. The DocuArt project is a comprehensive film distribution concept that aims to increase cooperative efforts within the documentary film industry as…
07-03-2008

Cyfrowy Polska may list globally

Digital TV platform Cyfrowy Polsat, which plans to list on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, is considering a global offer as well, but is waiting to decide until the markets stabilise,…
06-03-2008

Famed Polish actor Gustaw Holoubek dies

Renowned Polish actor on both stage and screen Gustaw Holoubek died on March 6 at the age of 85. Holoubek acted in more than 50 films for cinema and television.…
06-03-2008

New Michalek film opens in Czech Republic

A new film by Vladimír Michálek, Of Parents and Children, a poetic comedy about an aging father and his middle-aged son who have little in common,opened Thursday (March 6) in…
05-03-2008