Modern Times Group reports improved Q3 results

Swedish based Modern Times Group (MTG, which operates channels in the Baltics, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovenia, reported a net rise in sales of 11% to 378…

EAVE closes 2010 with Belgrade workshop

The third and final 2010 EAVE ( training session for European producers is taking place 18-25 in Belgrade. All 50 participants, nearly one-third of them from CEE territories, will have…

FESTIVALS: Eye over Prague, Incendies win Warsaw Fest

Czech director Olga Špátová won the Best Documentary award for Eye over Prague, and the French-Canadian film Incendies won the Best Film prize at the 26th Warsaw Film Festival's closing…

Raindance launches first CEE partnership in Hungary

BUDAPEST: London-based Raindance has launched its first partnership in CEE, Raindance Budapest (, spearheaded by Daniel Kresmery. The independent filmmaker's training program has started off with an initial series of…

Connecting Cottbus Announces Pitching Selections

Connecting Cottbus, or CoCo as the influential pitching forum for East European films is affectionately known, has announced 15 projects selected for the 4-5 November 2010 session. They include projects…

CEE Territories Ready for Digital Transition

Slovenia, Malta, and Croatia are poised to join Estonia and Latvia in completing the transfer to digital transmission by the end of December 2010 or January 2011, according to the…

FESTIVALS: Adrienn Pál wins first FNE/Visegrad Coproduction Prize

PECS: Hungarian production company KMH Film Productions ( and producer Ferenc Pusztai received the first Film New Europe Visegrad Prix at the closing ceremony of CinePécs IFF ( in Pecs…

FNE Visegrad Prix nominations announced

WARSAW: Nominations for the first-ever FNE Visegrad Prix for best feature coproduction from a Visegard country have been announced. The films are all screening in the CinePecs 2010 (4-10 October)…

Novel for Men reaches 100,000 admissions

Novel for Men, a Czech comedy based on the best-selling novel by popular novelist Michal Veiwegh and directed by Tomas Barina, opened strong in the Czech and Slovak Republics with…

Cyprus, Slovenia fall short in EU broadcasts

Cyprus and Slovenia, along with Sweden, failed to meet the EU requirement to broadcast a minimum of 50% European programming content on TV for 2007-2008, according to a report from…

Hronec exits SPI, expands Film Europe

Ivan Hronec, the owner, general director and CEO of Film Europe (, is selling his share in SPI ( and the FILMBOX television channels, which are owned by SPI International.…

Fifth ScripTeast begins

The fifth edition of ScripTeast (, the mentoring program for scriptwriters from CEE, began September 26. Twelve projects were selected, written by some of the region's outstanding filmmakers. The program…

Funding for two EAVE projects

EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, announced that two of its CEE films have received national funding support: Vanishing Waves (Lithuania) and Wolf (Romania).

FNE Focus: Georgian National System of Film Support

TBILISI: The key document providing the framework of state support to filmmaking is the Georgian Law on State support to Georgian National Cinematography (dated 5 December 2000).

Launch of Film New Europe Visegrad Prix for Best Co-Production

WARSAW: Film New Europe together with the International Visegrad Fund has announced a new prize to for best feature and best documentary co-production from a Visegrad country. The prize is…

Tuesday, After Christmas sold to the USA

Radu Muntean's forth feature Tuesday, After Christmas was acquired by Kino Lorber ( ) and will be distributed in the United States after New York Film Forum ( ) with…

Kozole selected for ScripTeast

One of the most recognized Slovenian filmmakers, Damjan Kozole is headed to Poland to develop his project Nightlife at the 5th edition of ScripTeast.

Last call for Primexchange Europe-India projects

WARSAW: A special workshop to facilitate contacts between producers and screenwriters from Europe and India will take place in Warsaw 13-16 October. Applications for Primexchange Europe-India ( ) may be…

Over 30 Central and Eastern Europe productions nominated for Prix Europa

WARSAW: Eight feature television productions from Central and Eastern Europe will compete for the Prix Europa ( ) along with shorter formats in nine different prize categories. From 543 submissions,…

European Film Academy announces contenders

A rich and varied crop of 46 films are in the running for the 23rd European Film Awards nominations, 11 of them from Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey