Vaclav is last Czech film premiere of 2007

The last Czech film premiere of 2007 is Václav, based on the true story of an autistic village man who lives with his mother but gets into trouble and then…
10-12-2007

TVP launches station aimed at Belarus

Polish public broadcaster Telewizja Polska (www.tvp.pl) on Dec. 10 launched its first foreign station, Belsat, which offers three hours of news, cultural programs and entertainment programming daily by satellite in…
09-12-2007

Polish film Warrior wins Grand Prix in Canton, China

The Polish film Warrior (Wojowik) by Jacek Blawut won the Grand Prix at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival in Canton, China, which ended Dec. 8. The jury awarded with…
09-12-2007

International talent agency sets up in Bulgaria

Four film professionals have established an international talent agency to meet a growing demand for representation in the Bulgarian film industry, and they have plans to unite talent throughout Central…
06-12-2007

Battle over financing Polish public media

A battle is brewing in Poland over the best way to finance public broadcasting. A parliamentary commission has been looking into the matter after the new government of Prime Minister…
06-12-2007

TVN leads for first time in audience share

Private Polish broadcaster TVN captured the top audience share in November for the sought-after 16-49 age group for the first time in its history.
06-12-2007

Baltic Event 2007 awards four projects

The third annual Baltic Event co-production market winds up today in Tallinn. A total of 12 projects were presented to 50 experts from production, distribution and sales companies and festival…
05-12-2007

Shooting under way for Children of the Night

Shooting is under way in Prague until mid-December for a new Czech film, Children of the Night, by director Michaela Pavlátová. The film is based on a script by young…
04-12-2007

Widely praised Romanian film not making waves at home

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu won two more awards last weekend for his 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days film, which burst onto the international market in May when he…
03-12-2007

HBO Hungary eyes local film market as co-producer

With the aim of participating in future local productions, HBO Hungary is forging ties with Hungarian talent on a four-part mini series it will air later this month. The series,…
03-12-2007

Korda Studios, Colorfront join forces

In an effort to lure more international productions to Hungary, Korda Studios and the Colorfront DI house have clinched a deal to offer high-end digital intermediate and post-production facilities via…
02-12-2007

Polish distributors awarded by Plus Camerimage

International Film Festival Plus Camerimage wouldn't be able to celebrate its 15th edition without the support of Polish distributors. On the official Camerimage website, festival organizers note how over the…
02-12-2007

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days awarded Best European Film

The Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days was awarded Best European Film at the 20th European Film Awards in Berlin Saturday. Its director, Cristian Mungiu, also picked…
02-12-2007

Del Toro praises Korda Studios as Hellboy II wraps in Hungary

The owners of the new €91 million Korda Studio held a joint news conference with director Guillermo del Toro Thursday to celebrate the successful completion of principal photography on Universal's…
29-11-2007

Polish Film School celebrates 50 years

The Polish Film School is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a series of gala events including special screenings at the Plus Camerimage Festival in Łodź and the release…
29-11-2007

Three Czech docs are seeing unprecedented popularity

Three Czech documentaries have become especially popular with domestic audiences after winning a string of international awards.
29-11-2007

Two men convicted of stealing Bathory film

Two men operating in the Czech film industry have been convicted of stealing a copy of the big-budget Juraj Jakubisko film Bathory while it was being edited earlier this year.
28-11-2007

New legal code brings 425 million crowns to Czech film

Czech film production will get a huge financial boost in the next three years thanks to legislation signed by Czech President Václav Klaus.
27-11-2007

Carvalho

Prominent Brazilian cinematographer Walter Carvalho is set to shoot Budapestas his directorial debut, with principal photography in both the Hungarian capital and his homeland.
27-11-2007

Hungarian Filmjus pledges 51,800 euros for script-writing

The board of Filmjus, Hungary's audiovisual copyright protection body, set aside 13.3 million forints (Є51,800) for screenwriting and project development in its latest round of allocations.
27-11-2007