US film studio moves into Hungary

Raleigh Studios, a California based company with studios in Baton Rouge, is opening a Budapest film studio comprised of nine sound stages in April, 2010.

Eastern Plays screenings for Lux Prize

The European Parliament LUX Prize will begin screening of the Bulgarian/Swedish co-production Eastern Plays from director Kamen Kalev on November 10 in Brussels.

Kerekes win at Viennale

Slovak director Péter Kerekes has been awarded the Viennale's Vienna Film Prize for best documentary for Cooking History.

Bulgarian police nab cable pirates

Bulgarian police have stopped the illegal broadcast of 90 cable TV channels operating out of the town of Karlovo.

Pitching for Euros in Jihlava

The cinemas may have been filled to capacity at the Jihlava documentary festival, but the hottest ticket was for a seat in the standing-room-only pitching session, East European Forum on…

Chameleon received EFP marketing support

Chameleon by Hungarian director Krisztina Goda is one of 26 films selected to receive film sales support by European Film Promotion (EFP) at the upcoming AFM.

CME Revenues down 33%

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, which trades on NASDAQ and thePrague Stock Exchange as CETV, reported third quarter earnings of $134.5 million, down $40.6 million from third quarter 2008.

Record 2009 opening for Grapes 2

Grapes 2 (Bobule 2), the sequel to a 2008 Czech hit film, drew 67,000 admissions and CZK 8 million (307,000 Euros) on its four-day opening week-end, October 22-25.

MEDIA support for Slovenian films announced

Three Slovenian projects have been awarded 113,500 EUR in support from the EU MEDIA programme.

Hungary's Toth showcased in Lithuania

Hungarian actress Orsi Tóth is one of three European Film Promotion (EFP) "Shooting Stars" who will be feted during the European Film Forum Scanorama in Vilnius (November 5-7, 2009).

CentEast Student Report: Seven Minutes in Heaven Sheva dakot be gan eden (Israel-France-Hungary)

A Transfax Film Prods. (Israel)/ EZ Films (France)/KMH Films (Hungary) production,

CentEast Student Report: The Rainbowmaker

The Georgian directress Nana Dzhordzhadze's enchanting cinema has been for long time an intimate guide for foreigners to her beloved homeland.

CentEast Student Report: The Warsaw Count-Down to Zero

Polish director Paweł Borowski's feature debut was chosen to close the 25th Warsaw International Film Festival.

EFP screens CEE Oscar hopefuls

European Film Promotion ( has selected four Oscar entries from Central Europe among eight films to be screened during AFM in Beverly Hills.

CentEast Student Report: Interview: Yoav Shamir "I want to know what makes a hero"

Participating in the Documentary Competition section of the Warsaw Film Festival, Yoav Shamir's thought provoking documentary "Defamation" sets out to understand the contemporary obsession with anti-Semitism.

CentEast Student Report: Urszula Antoniak: Things around us are extention of who we are

Urszula Antoniak's feature debut Nothing Personal is an intimate portrait of loneliness as a reincarnative state of mind

CentEast Warsaw - Moscow First Project in Russia Supported by EU’s MEDIA International

CentEast Moscow ( organized by Russian distrib TVINDIE has attracted worldwide attention as the first project in Russia to be supported by the EU's MEDIA International.

CentEast Student Report:: Polish cinema today

In 2005, when the Polish Film Institute was established under a new law covering film production, Polish cinema started a new chapter of of its history.

CentEast holds first Moscow presentations

CentEast, the pitching forum that lauunched five years ago in Warsaw, expanded this year to include a one-day session in Moscow.

Bathory preps holiday DVD release

Will lightning strike twice? Bathory, the record-breaking film credited with reviving Slovak interest in domestic films, hopes so, with a holiday edition DVD release planned in Slovakia and the Czech…