Estonia commissions post-prodution study

A consortium of public and private film organisations has commissioned a study on the feasibility of setting up an audiovisual post-production cluster in Tallinn to boost Estonia's film services exports.

SPI introduces partner company Film Europe at Berlinale's EFM

Film Europe, a new arrival on the co-production scene, makes its bow on the world stage at the European Film Market at the Berlinale with a slate of new films…

FNE IN BERLIN: EFP Shooting Star Orsi Toth

Hungarian actress Orsi Toth is an actress of few words, a rare thing in a profession where language and lengthy dialogues are the tools of the trade.

Tobruk, Country Teacher and Karamazovs lead Czech Lion nominations

This year´s Czech Lion ceremony, the annual awards of the Czech film and television academy (, will celebrate three main movies -

I'm Not Your Friend in cinemas

Following its premiere of the 40th Hungarian Film Week, Gyorgy Palfi's (Taxidermia, Hukkle) I'm Not Your Friend was released in cinemas in Hungary on February 5.

MPT launches Poznań Media Expo

The Poznań International Fair (MPT) will host one of the biggest television events in Poland, the Poznań Media Expo, February 19-21, 2009.

Five Bulgarian co-productions will be traded at the EFM

One national film and four international co-productions are scheduled at the European Film Market, denoting the highest Bulgarian involvement in the EFM to date.

Buratino, Son of Pinocchio, travels to Berlin

Buratino, Son of Pinocchio, an Estonian-Russian co-production to be released on March 12, is presented at this year's Berlin European Film Market as a previously unheard-of-genre piece: a juvenile musical…

Polish-German coproduction meeting in Warsaw

Central and East European based filmmakers will have a chance to pitch their ideas to Polish and German producers during a special Warsaw meeting in May 2009.

Slovak films head to Berlin

Six Slovak films are representing Slovak film production at the European Film Market in Berlin, including three premieres.

When Apples Roll in Berlin

Director Reinis Kalnaellis unveils his first animated film When Apples Roll (Kad āboli ripo), premiering at the Berlinale.

Stancev heads to Kanal D

Pavel Stancev, who led the launch of HBO in Romania, has been appointed CEO of Kanal D Romania.

Made in Hungaria opens in Hungary

The 40th Hungarian Film Week will close with Made in Hungaria ( directed by Gergely Fonyo.

Bulgarian feature headed to Berlin

Petar Popzlatev's Az, Grafinyata(The Countess)was chosen to take part in theBerlinale program named after Helke Misselwitz's East German 1988 documentary After Winter Comes Spring.

Deak's Aglaja in preproduction

Krisztina Deak is in preproduction with Aglaja, a Hungarian-German-Romanian-Polish-Swiss co-production to be shot in May, Andras Muhi producer and head of the Hungarian Inforg Studio ( told FNE.

Lithuanian films travel to short film fest

Two Lithuanian short films, Two Cups of Yoghurt by Audrius Mickevicius and Bridges by Jurate Samulionyte, will participate at the 1st European Short Film Co-production Forum Euro Connection at the…

Slovakia's Soul at Peace aims for Berlinale

Soul at Peace (Pokoj v dusi) the second Slovak film of 2009, was released in Slovak cinemas on January 29.

Gdynia winning debut opens in cinemas

Splinters, the directing debut awarded drama from Maciej Pieprzyca, opens in Poland on Febraury 13.

Top TV channels report gains

Statistical agency TNC TV Plan reports that Bulgarian advertising income registered more than €404 million in 2008, a substantial gain over 2007's €283 million.

Agreement on digital terrestrial television in Poland

The National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has reached an agreement with the Polish Office of Electronic Communications (UKE), assuring that DTT will be broadly available in Poland this year.