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Four Polish films will screen at the Filmkunst Messe in Leipzig. Screenings of these Polish films are organized with support from the Polish Film Institute.

12th Filmkunst Messe in Leipzig

The Filmkunst Messe is a forum for partnership exchange among 900 German exhibitors, distributors, and art house specialists. The market features screenings of films from Germany and from around the world long before their official premiere. Filmkunst Messe is also a forum for discussions on marketing and the potential of selected films, and a place for various seminars, workshops, and panel discussions on changes in the film industry. The market is also aimed at presenting international films to film distributors and selling German rights. The twelfth edition of Filmkunst Messe in Leipzig is scheduled to run from September 17 through September 21.

Screenings of Polish Films with Support from the Polish Film Institute

Filmkunst Messe will feature over 60 screenings. Each will be followed by a discussion on the film's market position, target group, and marketing strategy. At the initiative of the Leipzig branch of the Polish Institute in Berlin and thanks to support from the Polish Film Institute, four Polish films will screen at Filmkunst Messe: Ki (My Name Is Ki) by Leszek Dawid, Sala samobójców (Suicide Room) by Jan Komasa, Sekret (The Secret) by Przemysław Wojcieszek, and Wymyk (Courage) by Greg Zgliński. All screenings will be held on September 19.

The 12th edition of Filmkunst Messe runs from September 17 through September 21, 2012.

Official website: www.filmkunstmesse.de



Hamilton, Bermuda – September 4, 2012 - Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (“CME” or the “Company”) announced today that it plans to make a private placement of fixed rate senior notes in the aggregate principal amount of EUR 50.0 million (approximately US$ 62.8 million).  The notes will have the same terms and be of the same series as the 11.625% senior notes due 2016 that the Company issued and sold on September 17, 2009 and September 29, 2009.  The notes will be senior obligations of CME and will be guaranteed by two of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries.  There can be no assurance that the proposed offering will be completed.  The Company expects to use the net proceeds of the offering to repay its 3.50% senior convertible notes due 2013 in full at maturity by irrevocably depositing into escrow US$ 20.6 million aggregate principal amount of such notes, plus accrued interest from September 15, 2012 through the maturity date, as well as to optionally redeem a portion of its outstanding senior floating rate notes due 2014. 

The senior notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and to non-U.S. persons in transactions outside the United States under Regulation S under the Securities Act. The senior notes will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the U.S. or to U.S. persons absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. In relation to the United Kingdom, notes may not be offered or sold except in accordance with all applicable requirements of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”) and regulations passed under FSMA, or pursuant to an applicable exemption. In addition, the notes may not be offered in the United Kingdom or any other member state of the European Economic Area except in circumstances which do not require the publication by the Company of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the EU Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC), as amended.

For additional information, please contact:

Romana Wyllie

Vice President of Corporate Communications

Central European Media Enterprises

Krizeneckeho nam. 1078/5

152 00 Praha 5

Czech Republic

+420 242 465 525

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Prague, August 31, 2012 – Michaela Pavlátová’s animated short film Tram (Tramvaj) will screen in competition at the 10th Fantoche International Animation Film Festival in Baden, Switzerland. The festival will dedicate its Focus selection to Czech animation.

The Fantoche International Animation Film Festival (September 4-9) features eight competition and non-competition sections and focuses on the best and the most interesting international animation production from all over the world.

The Focus Czech Republic section will present festivalgoers with the world-class animation from Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic and will offer an excellent introduction to critical contemporary and classic works of Czech animation. The Drama of Puppets section will feature a retrospective of works of Jiří Trnka. The School of Czech Animation will show viewers short films by Hermína Týrlová (Lullaby, CZ 1948), Karel Zeman (Inspirace, CZ 1949) and Břetislav Pojar (Lev a písnička, CZ 1959), among others. Hidden Treasures and Secrets will feature less-known short animated films by Emil Radok (Johannes Doktor Faust, CZ 1958), František Vystrčil (Místo na Slunci, CZ 1959) and Miroslav Štěpánek (Siesta, CZ, 1969).

Other sections focus on production from the 1990s, including works of Pavel Koutský, Aurel Klimt and Michal Žabka, as well as current modern production by Václav and Jan Švankmajer and Alee Pachner.

In addition to animated shorts, the festival will also present feature films. Two current films already well known abroad will be screened: Fimfarum the Third Time Lucky / Fimfárum, do třetice všeho dobrého (Kristina Dufková, Vlasta Pospíšilová, David Súkup, CZ 2011) and Alois Nebel (Tomáš Luňák, CZ 2011).

The programme will include a master class, Making Of Alois Nebel, with scriptwriter and artist Jaroslav Rudiš. Audiences can meet Rudiš at an informal discussion September 5 from 10:30 p.m. at an reception supported by the Czech Film Center.

The Czech focus will also include a presentation of Czech animation studios. Studio Anima, which has been producing animated films using classical techniques since 1991, will present its work. To date, the studio has produced more than 170 episodes of 12 animated series for Czech and Slovak television and has also participated in the production of two feature films and several commercial spots. In its 20 years of operation, the studio has produced more than 26 hours of pure animation.


Invited guests can also look forward to personal meetings with Aurel Klimt, who will present his new project Lajka,and with director, producer and scriptwriter Martin Kotík.


The Fantoche programme also includes Visegrád Student Works, a selection of animated production from students in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland. The programme will focus on seven film schools and films of various genres and animation techniques, including works by by Aneta Kýrová (In vino veritas, CZ 2012, FAMU), Martina Vybíralová (KLÍČení, CZ 2011, FAMU) and Veronika Szemlová (Nesejdeš z cesty, CZ 2011, Tomáš Bata University Zlín).


Director Tomáš Luňák will represent the Czech Republic on the main international jury. Michal Procházka, secretary of the Association of Animated Films, will sit on the jury of the Swiss films competition.


Procházka, Jiří Kubíček and Michaela Mertová took part in preparing the Czech section of the Fantoche festival. Czech Centers and the Czech Film Center contributed significant support.




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The call for works-in-progress from Eastern Europe to participate in CentEast Warsaw-Moscow will close on September 7.

The second edition of MECEFF – Mediaş Central European Film Festival, the only festival in Romania focused on the neighboring countries of the so-called "Central Europe", will take place in Mediaș, Sibiu county, between the 2nd and the 8th of September.

Entry deadline: September 15, 2012

The 2012 edition of Baltic Event, the largest regional film market in North-Eastern Europe, will take place on November 26-28 during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. First introduced in 2002, it has highlighted an amazing array of feature film projects, many of which have to date premiered and enjoyed successful runs in the festival circuit, cinemas, and television.
The market brings together project representatives with potential financiers and decision makers from the international film industry in a series of efficient one-on-one meetings while also providing the opportunity to become acquainted with the other aspects of the local film industry – the works-in-progress from the Baltics and Finland, the young and successful producers from the region, and touching base with the producers, sales agents, distributors, film institutions, and festivals, who have made Baltic Event a regular stopping point on their festival circuit.
12 feature film projects will be selected for Baltic Event Co-Production Market. This year, another 10 will be presented in Baltic Bridge East by West programme – 5 from Western Europe and 5 from the CIS countries and Georgia. This year’s focus country is Kazakhstan, which has a high quality film industry and has already participated as a co-production partner in a number of European films. POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, the presentation and networking platform for Baltic and Nordic scriptwriters, presents 8 projects in 2012.

Baltic Event Co-Production Market Project Criteria

  • full-length feature film intended for theatrical release

  • suitable for an international co-production
  • national support in place
  • completed screenplay
  • projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Media country Croatia, and non-EU countries Russia and Ukraine are accepted

Additional information, requested materials, and rules and regulations can be found on our website .
Please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., in case you have any questions.
The submission deadline is September 15, 2012.
The selection will be announced by November 1, 2012.

Warm regards,

Riina Sildos
Managing Director
Baltic Event



She worked with the entrant Leonardo DiCaprio, the already recognized Andrzej Wajda, Gary Oldman, Jean-Claude Carriere, Gerard Depardieu, Hanna Schygulla, Albert Finney, and Ed Harris. She won the Golden Globe and she was awarded for the Academy Award three times (most recently in this February). Agnieszka Holland, one of the most determinative figure of European cinema is the 9th Jameson CineFest’s lifetime achievement award winner. Ms. Holland is giving master class on 16 September in Miskolc. For her latest film In Darkness she has not only been nominated for the Academy Award but her film took almost all prizes at the Polish national film festival in Gdynia - including the award for best directing. The film will be screened after her master class.