CME purchases increased stake in Studio 1+1

Central European Media Enterprises (CME), which operates 16 TV channels in 6 countries in Central and Eastern Europe reaching 90 million people, announced that it had completed the purchase of…
01-07-2008

TV3 CEO resigns

C21 Media reported that Ramunas Saucikovas, CEO of Lithuanian station TV3, will leave at the end of July. Saucikovas has served in the position for eight years. TV3 is owned…
01-07-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition Of Parents and Children

Multi-awarded Czech director Vladimír Michalek creates a bitter-sweet comedy from a seemingly banal situation, where father and son go on a walk together through the magical urban landscape of Prague.
01-07-2008

Kinemastik short film fest opens in Malta

The 4th International Kinemastik Short Film Festival opened in Malta on June 28 and runs through July 12. This year's festival opened with an evening of 13 short films from…
30-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition The Class

The beginning of the €1 million budgeted (HUF250 million) Hungarian-German movie, The Class (Tablo) dates back to 1998, when the Hungarian-born, formerly New York-based Gabor Dettre first applied to the…
30-06-2008

Malta National Cinema Day

Malta film distributors and cinemas are luring viewers back into the movie theatres over the summer. For the 13th time, RS Film Distributors are sponsoring National Cinema Day on July…
30-06-2008

Film New Europe receives EU Media Programme grant

Film New Europe has been awarded a grant of €40,000 from the EU Media Programme starting June 1, 2008, until 31 December 31 of this year. Film New Europe has…
29-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition Tulpan

Will Tulpan repeat the success from Cannes in Karlovy Vary? The winner of this year's Un Certain Regard section in Cannes, Tulpan, directed by Sergei Dvortsevoy, joins the East to…
29-06-2008

Ivo Trajkov appointed Honorary Ambassador of Culture

Film director Ivo Trajkov received the title Honorary Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia by Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski. The ceremony in Prague came just in time…
29-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition Seamstresses

Accomplished as a fiction author and theatre director, Ludmil Todorov once again proved himself one of Bulgaria's leading film directors with his realistic take on unemployment through the female point…
29-06-2008

Lajos Koltai to direct famed racehorse film for Hungariafilm

Hungariafilm producer Gabor Losonczi revealed plans to make a movie about the racing horse Kincsem, or as the English called her, the Hungarian Wonder. Production is still one year away,…
29-06-2008

Finnish grant for Estonian co-production

The Finnish Film Foundation (www.ses.fi) has announced production support of €80,000 for the €983,000 Estonian/Finnish/Swedish co-production The Temptation of St. Tony. The film is produced by Katrin Kissa of Homeless…
26-06-2008

TVN issues five-year bonds

TVN has completed a five-year bond issue of PLN500 million (€148 million), the company reported on Tuesday. According to earlier announcements, part of the bond issue will be used to…
26-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition Time to Die

Renowned Polish director Dorota Kedzierzawska competes in the Karlovy Vary film festival's East of the West section with Time to die, one of the most awarded Polish films of the…
26-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition film The Collectress

Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte's debut film and film school graduation project, The Collectress, makes its international premiere in the East of the West competition at the 43th International Karlovy Vary…
26-06-2008

Artfilm festival open June 27

The 16th edition of Artfilm opens June 27 in Trencianske Teplice, Slovakia, with a trio of awards to some of the most significant contributers to European and world cinema.
25-06-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition film Boogie

Romanian director Radu Muntean's third feature film, Boogie (2008), competes in the East of the West section of the Karlovy Vary international film festival, following its selection for the Quinzaine…
25-06-2008

Juliusz Machulski comedy wraps up Warsaw

What is the weight of a Trojan Horse, the long-awaited new project from the master of Polish comedy Juliusz Machulski, completed shooting on June 26. Filming took place mainly in…
25-06-2008

Moonshot films in Lithuania

Baltic Film Services is providing local production assistance for the telefilm Moonshot. London-based Dangerous Films has partnered with the Discovery Channel, ITV, the History Channel, ProSieben, and TF1 to co-produce…
24-06-2008

Karlovy Vary IFF chooses 15 films for East of the West competition

Once again, aficionados of East and Central European film will journey to the Cinema Lazne III at the Karlovy Vary film festival to catch up on some of the most…
24-06-2008