CEE exhibitor Cinema City saw a 14.1 percent rise in revenues, to 71.3 m EUR, and 6.3 percent rise in ticket sales (9.1 m) in Q1 2013 over Q1 2012 results, due to an increase in the number of cinemas and screens.

CANNES: The Riga Film Fund announced six international productions which will receive 313.547 Latvian lats (446,139 EUR) in cash rebates.

Danish producer Mikael Rieks is on his second stint with Nordisk Films.

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer Mira Fornay is in the vanguard of a new generation of fearless female Slovak director/producers tackling gritty subjects with unsentimental honesty that male colleagues might envy.


TREBON: The 4th edition of Anifilm, which concludes on 8 May 2013, firmly established the festival’s presence amid a reviving animation industry in Central Europe.

TREBON: Czech TV has signed a cooperation memorandum with Radio and Television Slovakia on television coproductions. 

TREBON: Animation could be the key to launching regional TV series coproductions, TV station executives told a packed room of producers and animators at the first Visegrad Animation Forum, taking place during the 4th edition of Anifilm running through 8 May 2013.

TREBON: The 4th edition of the Czech festival of animation, Anifilm (3-8 May 2013) takes a giant step forward with the launch of the Visegrad Animation Forum on May 5th, with some 200 international guests expected to attend the festival, the forum, or both.

PRAGUE: Georgia will present five projects at the 2013 edition of Open Doors coproduction lab taking place 10-13 August at the Locarno film festival.

PRAGUE: Two Hungarian programmes and two Czech programme are among the nominees for the 2013 awards of the 53rd Monte Carlo Television Festival, taking place 9-13 June 2013.