Baltic Event 2007 awards four projects

The third annual Baltic Event co-production market winds up today in Tallinn. A total of 12 projects were presented to 50 experts from production, distribution and sales companies and festival…
05-12-2007

Liberty Global announces new 500M dollar stock repurchase program

Liberty Global Inc., which operates cable TV systems in Central Europe under the UPC brand, has announced a stock repurchase program under which the company may acquire up to $500…
22-11-2007

New website covers doc production in Southeast Europe

A new website is in operation to help fill an information void about contemporary documentary production in Southeast Europe. The website, www.seedox.org, went on line earlier this month with essays…
21-11-2007

Cinema digitalisation is fast approaching

A new report by British-based analysts Dodona Research predicts about half of the world's cinema screens will be converted to digital technology by 2013. Luxembourg, Belgium and the U.K. are…
12-11-2007

UPC reports 10 percent rise in 3Q revenues

UPC Holding BV reports third-quarter revenues rose 10% to €830 million year-on-year, driven primarily by subscriber growth and the impact of acquisitions, particularly Karneval in the Czech Republic. UPC added…
11-11-2007

Romanian film, two regional co-productions vie for European Film Award

The Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days directed by Cristian Mungiu and two co-productions from the New Europe are among the six nominees for best film in…
04-11-2007

Doc filmmakers band together to promote their genre

Documentary filmmakers, whose works often take a back seat to the greater attention paid to feature films, are banding together in several initiatives to better promote their genre. At the…
30-10-2007

East European Forum connects filmmakers with producers

The East European Forum, being held this week in conjunction with the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, is the prime meeting point of doc-makers from Eastern Europe with prominent European…
24-10-2007

Jihlava festival to work on regional doc promotion scheme

The 11th International Festival of Documentary Films in Jihlava, south Moravia, opens Tuesday with an enlarged competition section and the goal of adopting a joint strategy by East European countries…
21-10-2007

Warsaw market is a shop window of CentEast cinema

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- As the Third CentEast Market at the Warsaw International Film Festival closed Saturday (Oct. 20) with a showing of Polish director Dorota Kedzierzawska's Time to…
20-10-2007

New Agnieszka Holland project lures producers at CentEast

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Polish director Agnieszka Holland's new film project, Christine - War My Love, presented as a new project at the CentEast Market in Warsaw, is getting…
20-10-2007

How an American Elephant turned into an Estonian Class

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Estonian director Ilmar Raag's The Class (Klass) - the local submission for the Oscar nominations as Best Foreign-Language Feature - may seem similar to the…
20-10-2007

Leningrad: a story of survival, humanity, friendship and trust

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- "A film could be manipulation: you decide. In one episode you want the audiences to face a mystery and get involved in solving it; in…
20-10-2007

Growing US interest for European cinema, but distribution needs fixing

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- It's not enough to make a brilliant movie. It has to be discovered, then picked up for distribution from thousands of other new pictures.
20-10-2007

Focus on Bulgaria: Local filmmakers break with allegory tradition

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) - After more than 10 years of crisis, Bulgaria is returning to the world cinema map. Bulgarian filmmakers have only recently started finding their place in…
20-10-2007

Estonian Magnus, on show in Warsaw, is stopped elsewhere by court injunction

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Estonian director Kadri Kousaar's feature debut, Magnus, which was launched in Un Certain Regard, is part of the Estonian Explosion at the Warsaw International Film…
20-10-2007

After two visits to CentEast, The Karamazov Brothers will come back for real

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Czech director Petr Zelenka's The Karamazov Brothers (Brati Karamazovi) is making its second visit to the CentEast Market in Warsaw. Last year it was pitched…
19-10-2007

In Queen Viktoria, a sperm cell previews life in Communist Bulgaria

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Communist Bulgaria as seen by ... the victorious sperm cell which later gives life to Viktoria, the main character, is the subject of 29-year-old Bulgarian…
19-10-2007

CentEast Market briefs

$20,000 from Göteborg helps: Armenian producer Armine Anda came straight to the CentEast Market at the Warsaw International Film Festival from Pusan, where her new project - Armenian director Mikayel…
19-10-2007

Focus on Poland: While waiting for Pollywood, producers stick to auteur trend

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- For years the most remarkable trend in Poland has been auteur cinema dealing with contemporary social issues. Polish cinema is not only the domain of…
19-10-2007