Depardieu planning film in Bulgaria

French actor and director Gerard Depardieu will arrive in Bulgaria later this year to shoot a film, according to media reports citing producer Gianfranco Pierantoni from Nimar Studios Ltd.

Polish films at Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum in London has opened a second exhibition of Polish firms and documentaries as part of a unique program called "Polish Paths to Freedom." The current segment…

Biopic planned on Hungarian pop singer Miklos Fenyo

Gergely Fonyo will direct a biopic of the famous Hungarian pop singer Miklós Fenyo budgeted at €2 million, titled Made in Hungaria. The director, who previously lived and worked in…

Days of Polish Film inaugurated in Ukraine

A memorandum on cooperation signed in March between Poland and Ukraine is yielding swift results. A series of Polish films representative of several generations of filmmakers is being screened this…

CINEMA CONCERN MOSFILM: A Proud History Combined With State-of-the-Art Film Production Technology

Cinema Concern Mosfilm is both Russia’s oldest and its newest film studio. Founded in 1923 the studio combines a proud history that includes the greatest names in world cinematography with…
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Polish filmmakers defend TV license fee

A group of Polish artists, including filmmakers Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Agnieszka Holland, wants Prime Minister Donald Tusk to drop government plans to abolish the radio and TV license…

Cyprus studying how to draw filmmakers

Reflecting on the success of Malta, the government of Cyprus has approved a study to find ways of attracting foreign film producers to the island. The Cabinet also plans to…

New Slovenian co-production starts shoot

Shooting began March 27 on a new international co-production by Slovene director Damjan Kozole called Slovenka, or Slovenian Girl. The budget for the film is €1.52 million.

Second Slovak premiere in a month

A full-length documentary, Blind Loves by director Juraj Lehotský, premiered on Wednesday (March 26) in Slovakia, the second debut this month for the formerly dormant Slovak film industry. In 2006,…

Vanished Empire looks set for international fest circuit

Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov’s new film Vanished Empire ( looks set to make its mark on the international festival circuit with this warm and very real story of young love…
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Barrandov gets piece of Bond 22 action

Barrandov Studios was unable to land production of the latest James Bond film, but some of the sets for Bond 22 have been built in Prague. The film's producers placed…

Polish scriptwriter wins international competition

Michał Rogalski is the winner of the Polish edition of the International Hartley-Merrill Script Competition, run by the Andrzej Wajda film school. His script for Summer Solstice was selected out…

Oscar-winning director at Barrandov

Director Stefan Ruzowitzky, who won this year's Academy Award for best foreign-language film for The Counterfeiters, was in Prague recently to finish shooting the trailer for Love at War. Ruzowitzky…

Palfi winds up shoot on Triptichon

Gyorgy Palfi, the director of Taxidermia (2006) and Hukkle (2002), both of which are often described as "unique" and even "bizarre," has just finished the shooting of Triptichon, which by…

Danish film shot in Malta set for release this week

A Danish film in which the island of Malta plays itself - rather than being the location for a film set elsewhere - will be released in the next week…

Last film of love trilogy by Slama opens

The last part of a loosely linked trilogy about the search for love, Country Teacher by director Bohdan Sláma, openws on March 20 in Czech cinemas. And if its predecessor…

Seven Czech films offered to Argentine distributors

Seven Czech films will be screened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, next week and in early April as part of showcase of Czech cinematography organized by Czech Film Center ( and…

Hungarian director Tamas Toth wins independent film award

Hungarian director Tamas Toth picked up the best director prize for his film Wolf at the European Independent Film Festival 2008 in Paris on Sunday. The weekend event featured 102…

Czech Television takes in 5 billion crowns in licence fees

Public broadcaster Czech Television collected 5 billion crowns (€200,000) in licence fees in 2007, a nearly 25% increase from the previous year. License fees represent the main source of income…

State-of-the-art cinema coming to Romania

The Light, a UK-based cinema exhibitor that provides state-of-the-art digital projection facilities with 3D capability, has signed deals to open cinemas on Nov. 1 in Bucharest and Oradea, Romania. The…