FESTIVALS: Turkey, Romania Get Cannes Slots

CANNES: Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan won a coveted Cannes competition slot with his film Once Upon a Time in Anatolya (Bir Zamanlar Andolu'da), as did expat Romanian director Radu…

FNE - IDF DocBlock: "Father and Son"

My father and I get into an old camper and head for Paris where, 23 years ago, he dispersed his mother's ashes in the Luxembourg Garden. Our trip will take…

FESTIVALS: New Europe Film Put Spotlight on CEE

EDINBURGH: Romanian director Andrei Ujica's The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu opened the 5th New Europe Film Festival (www.neweuropefilm.com), which runs through 12 April at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh. This year's…

CME Media Pro Names New CFO

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME, www.cetv-net.com) appointed Chris Bosco as Chief Financial Officer of its Media Pro Entertainment division. Bosco will supervise all financial and strategic matters for CME's…

Poland, Hungary Show Strong HD Growth

Poland and Hungary are among the most developed HD countries in Europe according to the latest data from the European Audiovisual Observatory (www.obs.coe.int).

Ratos Acquires Forum Cinemas

Swedish investment firm Ratos (www.ratos.se) bought the Baltic-based Forum Cinemas (www.forumcinemas.lv) chain, along with Finland's Finnkino (www.finnkino.fi) cinemas in a deal reported as 116 million euros. Forum Cinemas owns cinemas…

FNE - IDF DOcBlock: A Lifetime Is Not Enough

The protagonists are three film studios: in Russia (Mosfilm), in Poland (WFF nr1) and in Belarus (Belarusfilm) and three film directors: Vyrypayev, Żuławski and Kudinenko who currently work there. These…

FNE - IDF DocBlock: East Silver Market 2011 - Call For Submissions

The 8th East Silver, a documentary market specialized in Central and East European documentary films, is now open for submissions! Submit your film to the biggest internationally recognized database of…

PRODUCTION: Yuma in Production

The Polish/Czech coproduction Yuma, a drama set in the early 1990's directed by Piotr Mularuk, is scheduled to go into postproduction in May 2011. The Polish premiere is scheduled for…

PRODUCTION: In the Shadow Filming in Prague

WARSAW: Czech director David Ondricek is in production with In The Shadow, a Czech-Polish-Slovak coproduction which began shooting on 5 March 2011 in Prague. Polish cinematographer Adam Sikora is the…

MEDIA Programme Offers Two Day Training

The MEDIA (http://ec.europa.eu/media) Programme Initial Training Conference taking place in Brussels on 21-21 March 2011 will present 45 speakers giving a complete overview of EU funding opportunities for higher education…


ESoDoc - European Social Documentary is a training initiative promoted by ZeLIG School for Documentary (Italy) with the support of EU's Media Programme.

Eurimages Announces Production and Distribution Support

Six films from Central Europe are among the 16 films which will receive 5.26 million Euros in funding from Eurimages (www.coe.int) in its latest round of funding. An additional 34…

Bathory Headed to Houston

The Central European blockbuster film Bathory directed by Juraj Jakubisko has been selected for the Remi awards at the 44th WorldFest-Houston film festival, 8-17 April 2011.

FNE - IDF DocBloc : VIVISECTfest 2011 Announces Deadline

The 6th VIVISECTfest - Festival on Human Rights takes place May 9 - 13, 2011 in Novi Sad, Serbia. Organized by the NGO Vojvodjanka since 2004, the festival is dedicated…

FNE - IDF DocBloc : Vivisectfest 2011 Announces Deadline

The 6th VIVISECTfest - Festival on Human Rights takes place May 9 - 13, 2011 in Novi Sad, Serbia. Organized by the NGO Vojvodjanka since 2004, the festival is dedicated…

FNE - IDF DocBloc: Some Of Your Energy Needed For One World 2011

The 13th One World - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival takes place March 8 - 17, 2011, with over 100 documentaries divided into several sections. Several new programmes have…

Rising Annual Revenues Help Offset CME Fourth Quarter Loss

HAMILTON, BERMUDA: Central European Media Enterprises (CME, www.cetv-net.com) turned around its performance in 2010, going from a 2009 loss of 97.2 million to net income of 100.2 million in 2010.…

CME Exchanges Convertible Notes

HAMILTON, BERMUDA: Television group Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME, www.cetv-net.com) announced the completion of a privately negotiated exchange of convertible notes due in 2013 for convertible notes due in…