Seven films leave Finale competition

Leading Czech domestic film festival Finále opened its doors Monday in Plzen but unexpectedly, seven of 19 films scheduled for competition have pulled out. Some were pulled because producers fear…
17-04-2008

Nicholas Roeg at Karlovy Vary

This year's Karlovy Vary Film Festival will pay tribute to top British filmmaker Nicholas Roeg, who will be on hand during the festival July 4-12 to personally present five of…
16-04-2008

Camerimage competition process begins

The selection process is under way for the competitions in the 16th Camerimage film festival in Poland. The aim of the competition phase of the festival is to present films…
16-04-2008

Katyn wins 7 Polish Eagles

Andrzej Wajda's Katyń picked up the Eagle award for Best Polish Film of 2008 as well as six other Eagles at this year's ceremony held by the Polish Film Academy…
15-04-2008

Polish films in Moscow

Sixteen Polish films are being screened in Moscow during the first "Vistula" Festival of Polish Cinema. The event, which will be held annually, is organized by the Polish Film Institute,…
15-04-2008

Barrandov channel prepares for summer launch

The new digital Czech channel TV Barrandov, which plans to launch this summer, has signed a deal with UK- and Australian-based distributor Southern Star International for a package of 21…
14-04-2008

Polish Senate amends media law

The Polish Senate has been voting on amendments to the act that governs the National Broadcasting Council. The chamber approved an amendment that allows the Minister of the Treasury to…
13-04-2008

Festival time in Bulgaria

Three mini film festivals are playing in Bulgaria this week, with Czech and Nordic films featured in Sofia and a week of Moroccan cinema in Varna.
13-04-2008

Nu Boyana unveils expansion plan

The board of directors of Nu Boyana Film Studios has unveiled plans to construct 10 new ultramodern stages, one of them larger than 5,000 square metres, as part of a…
10-04-2008

Polsat Cyfrowy IPO could raise 1bn zloty

Polish pay-TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat will offer up to 75 million shares in an initial public offering set for May that could raise more than 1 billion zloty (€289.7 million).It…
10-04-2008

Polish-Slovak coprod premieres in Slovakia

The Polish-Slovak feature Strawberry Wine by Polish director Dariusz Jablonski premiered in Slovak cinemas on April 10.
09-04-2008

Czech Z1 gets digital license

The Czech digital TV news channel Z1 has obtained a compensatory broadcasting licence from the state Council for Radio and TV Broadcasting (RRTV), according to a council official quoted by…
09-04-2008

Polish classics available for download

The Polish Film School says it is making available some Polish film classics through the use of new technologies.
09-04-2008

Krakow selects international competitors

Organizers of the 48th Krakow Film Festival announced on Wednesday (April 9) the selections for international competition at the event. One of the most popular film festivals in Poland will…
09-04-2008

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…
09-04-2008

ITI Group 2007 revenue rises 36.3 percent

ITI Holdings SA reported on Tuesday financial results for 2007 that showed consolidated revenue rose 36.3% over the previous year, driven mainly by operations by its flagship TVN Group. Revenue…
08-04-2008

TVN reports March rise in audience share

Polish private broadcaster TVN Group reports its aggregate all-day nationwide audience share rose to 24% in March from 22.2% in the same month in 2007, while prime-time audience rose to…
07-04-2008

New website on Polish film production

An online database of Polish movie production information, launched by the Polish Filmmakers Association (www.sfp.org.pl) with financing from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl), has become an instant hit for producers…
06-04-2008

Banned Estonian film Magnus wins Febiofest award

The banned Estonian film Magnus by director Kadri Kõusaar captured the top award at the Czech film festival Febiofest which wound up last weekend. The director won €5,000, and another…
06-04-2008

European Film Festival launches Saturday in Malta

Twenty-four films will be screened during the 10th edition of the European Film Festival in Malta which begins April 12 and lasts through May 8. The event is organised by…
06-04-2008