AJ Annila's film Sauna has been awarded the main prize - The Golden Tooth - of Riga Fantasy Film Festival in Latvia (February 27 - March 8, 2009).

12th, 13th and 14th of March 2009within the frame of the 13th Sofia International Film Festival23 Projects of European directors will be presented at the Pitching SessionsMore than 35 films and work-in-progress will be screened in the Balkan Films Showcase programme

Oscar-winning Czech director Jiri Menzel is headed to Croatia for a pair of documentary projects.

Germany's Leipzig-based Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), one of the country's most active film funds investing in Central European production, announced support for some of the region's hottest projects.

Swedish media company Modern Times Group announced it will merge its broadcasting assets in Bulgaria.

Dear professional,

As you know the MEDIA programme actively supports the training of professionals from new member countries (Bulgaria, Czeck Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia).

To this end, CARTOON encourages applications for scholarships to its CARTOON MASTERS.
The next Cartoon DIGITAL will be held in Murcia (South-East of Spain) from 21st to 23rd April 2009.
CARTOON will cover hotel and meals expenses and refund up to a maximum of 250 EUR for transportation.

For further information, please consult CARTOON's website www.cartoon-media.eu
and download the documents at the following address
http://www.cartoon-media.eu/MASTERS/scholar.php

The application deadline for CARTOON DIGITAL (Murcia 21st to 23rd April) is 20 March 2009.

The EU Commission announced that all member states but one are on target for a total switchover from analogue to digital TV by 2012.

- Starring mark gatiss (LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN) & daniela nardina (This Life)

- PRODUCED BY ANNIE GRIFFIN (The Book Group)

Brussels, 16 February, 2009. The European Association of Animation Film has announced this week the nominees selected for the Cartoon Movie Tributes 2009, one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of animation.
Monte-Carlo, 10th February 2009 - The Monte-Carlo Television Festival launches the TV Xchanges, a new initiative for 2009.