Polish TV introduces subtitles

Public broadcaster Polish TV will begin broadcasting programmes in original language with subtitles in place of the traditional Polish language voice overs and dubbing.

Prima Primavera completing post-production

The English-Hungarian-Dutch-Bulgarian coproduction Prima Primavera (www.primaprimavera.com) is completing post-production, director Janos Edelenyi told FNE.

Poland sends Scratch to Venice

Scratch directed by Michał Rosa will have its world premiere in the Venice Days section of the Venice film festival.

EFP spotlights Central European distributors at San Sebastian

European Film Promotion (EFP) and the San Sebastian International Film Festival will feature 10 Central European distributors in a new initiative European Distributors, Up Next! scheduled for September 26.

Two Slovenian Films in Venice

Slovenia will be represented at the Venice film festival by Landscape No. 2 in Venice Days and competition short Every Breath You Take.

NBCU Global Networks in Warsaw

NBCU is expanding its presence in Europe with the August 20 opening of a bureau in Warsaw.

Bromski provincial comedy part 3

Jacek Bromski starts shooting the third part of his small town comedy series "U Pana Boga ..." on August 18.

Nova and Prima to go digital

TV Nova (www.nova.cz) and Prima TV (www.iprima.cz) , the two leading commercial broadcasters in the Czech Republic, have finally signed up to the country's digitalisation plan.

Lithuanian documentary heads to Baltic Sea Forum

Dance in the Desert will participate at the 12th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries in Riga September 6-7.

Silesia Film chooses winning projects

Local film institution Silesia Film had awarded four movie projects with 301,000 Euros in funding.

Gdynia announces films in competition

Sixteen films will compete for the Golden Lion at the 33rd Festival of Polish Films in Gdynia (festiwalgdynia.pl), September 15-20.

New branding for Story TV4!

Story TV4! will receive a branding make-over when it splits into two channels in mid-September.

Venice short competition features Central European films

Films from Slovenia, Hungary, and Estonia will compete in the short film section at the Venice film festival August 27-September 6.

New Malta Film Fund announced

Malta has launched a new film fund of 233,000 Euros for audiovisual works produced by Maltese registered companies.

Fresh life for Nemec film

Jan Nemec's Holka Ferrari Dino will open the Fresh Film Festival in Karlovy Vary on August 27, following an internet premiere.

Russian channel surpasses local ETV

PBK, a Russian language station owned by Russian broadcaster Pervyi Kanal, has moved up to second place in Estonia's TV ratings.

Bulgarian crew detained

Three members of a Bulgarian National TV crew were arrested in Macedonia while filming in the town of Bitola on August 15.

Slovenes love Olympics

Fox Sports reports that Slovenian audiences for the Chinese Olympics have almost doubled over figures for the Sydney Olympics.

Emmy nomination for Pro TV

Romania's Pro TV received an International Emmy nomination for Any Idea What Your Kid is Doing Right Now?

Locarno Jury Prize for German Polish co-production

The German/Polish co-production 33 Scenes from Life won the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno film festival which at the closing ceremony on August 16.