Directors head to Cinefondation residence programme

Directors from Poland and Slovenia are among the six young filmmakers chosen for the Cannes' festival La Residence de la Cinefondation.

Four Central European countries on piracy watch list

The International Intellectual Property Alliance has placed Hungary, Romania, Poland and Bulgaria on its annual piracy watch list.

EU countries moving forward on digital TV switch

The EU Commission announced that all member states but one are on target for a total switchover from analogue to digital TV by 2012.

Cinema attendance leaps in Slovakia and Bulgaria

Slovakia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Russia were the top performing European countries for cinema attendance growth in 2008.

Trieste Film Festival threatened with loss of main festival venue

The Trieste Film Festival ( closed on a negative note as the festival's artistic director Annamaria Percavassi announced that the festival's main venue, the Excelsior Cinema, would close its doors…
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Film New Europe wins EU support for 2009

Film New Europe is proud to announce that it has been awarded a grant of 68,000 Euros from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union for 2009 to continue its…
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Adrian Sarbu to replace retiring CME CEO Garin

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) announced that CEO Michael Garin is retiring to become vice chairman of the board of directors, and named Adrian Sarbu as President.

Central European films compete for Golden Globes slot

Films from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, Lithuania, and Poland are among 53 titles qualifying for a chance at the Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film.

Berlinale special on Central European Cold War films

The 2009 Berlinale will present a 15-part series of Central and East European films under the title "After Winter Comes Spring - Films Presaging the Fall of the Wall."

CME projects slowdown

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) CEO Michael Garin said the company plans to see a slowing of its growth rate in its Central European markets.

Austrian TV looks for expansion in Central Europe

The Austrian Broadcasting Service (ORS), which controls the transmission towers of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, is bidding on expansions in Central European territories.

Central Europeans win Hot Bird Awards

Polish, Hungarian, and Romanian theme channels were among the winners of the annual Hot Bird TV Awards, announced on November 17.

Hungarian Maiden lines up financing, cast

Los Angeles-based filmmaker and actor Endre Hules (Seven, Apollo 13) is returning to his homeland, Hungary to make his 1.4 million euro (HUF 375 million) directorial debut, The Maiden Danced…

Pan-Baltic TV channel discussions

Prime ministers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania meeting in Estonia held discussion on a potential pan-Baltic TV channel on November 21.

DISCOP East announces new participants

DISCOP East has announced participation by several new companies for the June 16-19 event in Budapest.

EFP names Shooting Stars jury

The 2009 jury for the prestigious Shooting Stars award has been announced by European Film Promotion (EFP), which produces the event february 7-9, 2009, during the Berlinale.

Central European Film Club cooperation

Representatives of Association of Czech Film Clubs, Association of Slovak Film Clubs, Polish Federation of Film Societies and Hungarian Federation of Film Societies met November 14 in Olomouc during the…

Cottbus celebrates 10 years of Connecting producers and films

CoCo, as it's fondly referred to, celebrates its 10th anniversary, with German heavyweight funding bodies waiting to hear pitches from ten lucky Central and East European producers.

Eurimages supports 13 European co-productions

The Council of Europe's Eurimages Fund ( announced support of 13 European co-productions, out of 20 applicants, with 4,212,529 euros in funding.

CME announces strong third quarter results

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) announced solid increases for both its third quarter and year on year results.