FNE IDF DocBloc: East Silver TV Projects Attract Dutch, Polish Buyers

East Silver was recently approached by two European TV stations that showed interest in two titles from the market. One of them is the Dutch TV station HUMAN which acquired…

FESTIVALS: Poland, Hungary, Turkey win Berlinale Competition slots

Hungary, Poland and Turkey are among the 19 countries represented in the 22-film Berlinale competition line-up. The festival (www.berlinale.de) runs 10-20 February 2011.

FNE DocBloc: 15 Young By Young

Produced by Dzintars Dreibergs, Ilona Bicevska (Estonia, Latvia)Twenty years ago, the Soviet Union collapsed - the largest country in the world, the symbol of Communism. Fifteen republics that were part…

FESTIVALS: Cherkess Sweeps Monaco Fest Awards

The Jordanian film Cherkess won seven top awards at the Monaco International Film Festival, which concluded on 5 December 2010, including the festival's Angel Film Award for Best Film.

Cherkess Kick Starts Jordanian Film Industry

When the Royal Film Commission of Jordan wanted to put Jordan on the map both as an international shooting location and to open a window of opportunity for local filmmakers…
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FESTIVALS: Spotlight on Slovakia at Black Nights

The Black Nights film festival taking place in Tallinn (www.poff.ee) through 5 December 2010 is presenting a selection of five Slovak films from the Czechoslovak New Wave of 1960s in…

Dvorak Resigns from CME

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME, www.cmegroup.com) announced that it has accepted the resignation of Petr Dvorak, Senior Vice President Broadcasting of CME. His resignation is effective 31 December 2010.…

FNE at Europa Cinemas: Conference Highlights Problems of Digitalization of Cinemas

PARIS: The 15th Europa Cinemas Network Conference held in Paris from 18 to 21 November brought together over 700 cinema operators, distributors and other professionals working with independent film theatres…

FNE at Europa Cinemas: Conference Awards Lithuanian and Slovenian Cinemas

PARIS: The 15th Europa Cinemas Network Conference held in Paris from 18 to 21 November awarded three independent cinemas for excellence including one from Lithuania and one from Slovenia.

CEE Film Funds Reach out to Coproductions

COTTBUS: Film funders from some of CEE's lesser known film production countries met during a panel discussion at Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de), CEE's leading pitching forum which took place during the…

CEE Films Compete for EFA Awards

Films from Turkey, Romania, Estonia, and the Czech Republic are among the nominees for the European Film Awards, which will be announced in Tallinn on 4 December 2010.

FNE at Cottbus: White, White World takes Cottbus Main Prize

COTTBUS, GERMANY: White, White World, a Serbian/German/Swedish coproduction directed by Oleg Novkovic and a powerful statement on post-war Serbia, won the main prize of the 20th Cottbus Film Festival (2-7…

FNE at Cottbus: Connecting Cottbus Captures Funders’ Attention

Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de ), the leading pitching forum for films from Central and Eastern Europe, clicked with producers and film funding bodies at its 4 November 2010 presentation. "There is…

FNE at Cottbus: Cottbus Celebrates 20th Anniversary

COTTBUS: Souvenir hungers had barely scampered away with bits of the Berlin Wall when the dream of a film festival reuniting Soviet comrade countries took root in an unlikely setting:…

FNE at Cottbus: Connecting Cottbus Opens

COTTBUS, GERMANY: Spotted at the opening reception for the CEE pitching forum Connecting Cottbus: Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung CEO Manfred Schmidt and Apple Film Production president Dariusz Jablonski. "We're here for Gabriele,"…

EAVE Concludes Belgrade Workshop

The EAVE 2010 European Producers Workshop which concluded in Belgrade on 25 October 2010 announced that the Romanian project Wolf produced by Marcian Lazar has been selected for Arc 1950…

FNE at Jihlava: East European Forum Introduces CEE Films in Production

Eleven regional documentary feature films in various stages of production were selected for the 2010 East European Forum, presented by the Institute of Documentary Film (www.dokweb.net) taking place 25-26 October…

CME Posts Q3 Net Revenues Increase

Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetr-net.com) announced Q3 2010 net revenue increase of $6.1 million (4.8%), for a total of $134.4 million, and year to date revenues of $479.7 million, up…

FESTIVALS: Bulgarian Focus at Manaki Brothers Festival

Bulgarian cinema enjoyed special attention at the 31st International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers (www.manaki.com.mk) which took place in the Macedonian town of Bitola (October 16-22).

EFP Spotlights CEE at AFM

European Film Promotion (www.efp-online.com) will spotlight six films from CEE in its 3-10 November 13-film presentation at the American Film Market