Sex in the City

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- The success of the Polish comedy Testosteron-it sold 1.4 million tickets last year, and went on to win the Amber Lion at Gdynia-has encouraged director…
17-10-2007

Backed by independent producers, Polish filmmakers establish new distributor

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- At the CentEast Market, the Polish Film Foundation (PFF)-a new distributor geared for local and international promotion of Polish films-will present its first première, Jerzy…
17-10-2007

Estonia Reloads for Second Explosion at CentEast Market

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- A small republic on the Baltic, with a 1.34 million population, Estonia has a rich history of animation, but with an annual production volume of…
17-10-2007

Country focus: The Romanian wave is approaching

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- The Film Year of 2007 belongs to Romania. Two Romanian films won major prizes at the Cannes International Film Festival, including Cristian Mungiu's abortion story…
17-10-2007

Filmarchives.online is new resource for film professionals

A new web gateway called filmarchives.online (www.filmarchives-online.eu) may become a sought-after resource for film professionals seeking convenient access to moving image collections from European film archives. Coordinated by the German…
14-10-2007

Romanian and Turkish films short-listed for European film prize

Two films from the New Europe are among the three productions short-listed for the European Parliament’s new Prix Lux award designed to boost European cinema. Romania’s 4 Months, 3 Weeks…
02-10-2007

EGEDA offers safe film downloading site

The Spanish Audiovisual Producers' Rights Association, or EGEDA, has entered the world of digital distribution by offering a service that allows producers and distributors to directly manage their rights for…
23-09-2007

Cinema City expands aggressively in Central Europe

Cinema City International N.V., the largest multiplex operator in Central and Eastern Europe, signed a lease this week for its fourth large cinema in Bucharest. That makes the company's 13th…
20-09-2007

Russian box office growth outpacing Central Europe

Russian box office is set to more than double in the next five years according to a survey by the U.K.-based cinema industry analysts Dodona Research (www.dodona.co.uk). That compares with…
17-09-2007

Empties, fresh from Venice, on London film festival programme

Empties, a poignant Czech comedy directed by Jan Svěrák, will be on the programme of the Times BFI 51st London Film Festival which opens Oct. 17.
13-09-2007

Saviours Square in competition for European Film Awards

Saviour's Square, a film by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze, qualified as the sole Polish production among 42 films selected by the European Film Academy (www.europeanfilmacademy.org) for this year's European…
10-09-2007

First Estonian entry picks up main Venice prize

To the delight of the Estonian film community, the country's first-ever entry in the Venice Biennale's official lineup, Autumn Ball by debutant director Veiko Õunpuu, walked away with the main…
09-09-2007

CME secures 60 percent ownership of Ukrainian broadcaster

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (www.cetv-net.com), which operates TV networks in six Central and East European countries, announced it has secured a 60% ownership in Ukraine's Studio 1+1, completing a…
05-09-2007

Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky buys into CME

Ukrainian billionaire Igor Kolomoisky has invested $110 million (€80.7 million) to acquire an interest in broadcaster Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (www.cetv-net.com), which operates TV networks in six Central and…
03-09-2007