Slovenian and Czech nominated for Student Academy Award

Film students Martin Duda from FAMU and Matev Luzar from the University of Ljubljana are among the five finalists competing for the Honorary Foreign Film Award at the Student Academy…

CME first quarter earnings up 51%

Central European Media Enterprises showed stunning first quarter growth, with first quarter earnings at €143.6 million ($223.5 million).

New VP for HBO Central Europe

Ondrej Zach has been named HBO Central Europe vice president of Programming and Acquisitions, based in HBO's Prague offices.

New Sound Studios to Open at Mosfilm

Mosfilm Cinema Concern is set to expand its world-class Sound Studios complex this June with the opening of a newly reconstructed building housing four new state-of-the art sound studios. The…
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Love and Other Crimes captures Crossing Europe Audience Award

Love and Other Crimes, a Serbian-German-Austrian-Slovenian co-production directed by Stefan Arsenijevic, won the Audience Award at the fifth edition of the film festival Crossing Europe, which closed April 27 in…

DTH service shows promise in three Central European states

The Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia are listed among 10 countries around the globe that show the most promise in developing direct-to-home satellite services, according to a new survey. The…

Call for entries for Aristoteles docu workshop in Romania

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Aristoteles Workshop for documentary films in Romania. The workshop, conducted in partnership with the French/German cultural network Arte television, will welcome 16…

CINEMA CONCERN MOSFILM: A Proud History Combined With State-of-the-Art Film Production Technology

Cinema Concern Mosfilm is both Russia’s oldest and its newest film studio. Founded in 1923 the studio combines a proud history that includes the greatest names in world cinematography with…
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Vanished Empire looks set for international fest circuit

Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov’s new film Vanished Empire ( looks set to make its mark on the international festival circuit with this warm and very real story of young love…
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Institute of Documentary Film wins 2008 EDN award

The European Documentary Network has presented its 2008 EDN Award to the Prague-based Institute of Documentary Film, citing its "enthusiastic and energetic work" in developing and promoting Central and Eastern…

CME closes offer of $425 milliion in senior notes (update)

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., which owns broadcast properties in six Central and East European countries, on March 10 closed its offering of $425 million in senior convertible notes. The…

CME reports best-ever annual results

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd., which owns broadcasting properties in six Central and East European countries, announced financial results for fourth-quarter and full-year 2007 described as the strongest in company…

Six new EU member countries have VoD

A new survey of video-on-demand services in Europe shows that VoD service is now available in six of the 12 new European Union member countries, but the region lags far…

Menzel, Szabo celebrate 70th birthdays in Budapest (update)

Two legendary Central European film directors and Oscar winners, Czech Jiri Menzel and Hungarian Istvan Szabo, jointly celebrated their 70th birthdays in the Budapest cinema Oeroekmozgo on Feb. 18. The…

ScripTeast session wraps at Berlinale

The 12 participants in the current edition of ScripTeast, a training program for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe, have completed three days of meetings at the Berlinale and are…

Rising film attendance in new EU states offsets general decline

Although cinema attendance in the European Union declined 2.2% in 2007, rising attendance in the new EU member states helped save the market from a more serious decline, according to…

Application process begins for next ScripTeast edition

Applications are now being accepted for the third edition of ScripTeast, a training project for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe. The deadline for applications is May 30 and the…

Six new EU states have lower VAT rates for culture

European Union laws permit reduced VAT rates for cultural activities, and half of the 12 new EU member states apply them. Here is a listing of VAT rates on audiovisual…

ScripTeast participants prepare for Berlinale session

Participants in the second edition of the ScripTeast scriptwriting workshops are gearing up for the next stage to be held Feb. 9-12 at the Berlin International Film Festival during which…

IRIS Merlin legal database becomes more user-friendly

Filmmakers now have several new ways to obtain legal information on the audiovisual sector in Europe. According to analysts at the European Audiovisual Laboratory, part of the Council of Europe…