Digital screens see dramatic increase in CEE

Central and Eastern Europe saw a 258% increase in the number of digital screens in 2009, according to the latest figures from the European Audiovisual Observatory.

East Silver open for submissions

The 7th East Silver Documentary Market, specializing in films from Central and Eastern Europe, has announced that it is accepting submission through July 31.

Cannes IFF 2010 Party and Screening Alert - Wednesday

(All parties and events strictly require a personal invitation from the organizers)

ScripTeast holds fouth session in Cannes

The final session of the fourth edition of ScripTeast (, the training program for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe, will be held May 13-20 in Cannes.

Universal Networks International upgrades in CEE

Universal Networks International launched an upgraded version of its Universal Channel in the Baltics on May 5.

Romanian project chosen for Berlin Talent Campus

Romanian director Eva Pervolovici has been selected from participants in the Berlin Talent Campus for production funding of her short film Little Red.

FESTIVALS: Gdynia announces competition lineup

The 35th Polish film festival taking place in Gdynia May 24-29, 2010, has announced the titles of 21 films in the main competition.

MTG announce first quarter revenues up

Modern Times Group (, the Swedish based TV operator and owner of Viasat, announced a 6% rise in revenues, but a 13% decline in sales for its operations in Estonia,…

EFP announces Producers on the Move

Nine young producers from Central Europe are among the 23 Producers on the Move presented European Film Promotion ( ) during the Cannes film festival on May 15-18.

Poirot sells to CEE

Eight CEE territories have picked up Poirot, the TV series from ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

EFP launches Euro-Canadian co-production lab

European Film Promotion is partnering with with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival to launch the Producers Lab Toronto September 10-12.

Viasat launches new Baltic channel

Viasat announced it will launch a new channel, Viasat Nature East, in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia as well as in the Ukraine on May 3.

New Europe Film brings CEE cinema to Edinburgh

The 4th New Europe Film festival (April 16-28) will screen films from eight new European Union countries at Edinburgh's favorite art cinema venue, Filmhouse.

FNE at Istanbul IFF 2010: Festival Announces Competition Lineup

As of this year, the Golden Tulip Award, rewarded to a film from the "International Competition" category of the International Istanbul Film Festival will be presented in memoriam Şakir Eczacıbaşı...

EAVE announces new-EU country scholarships

The EAVE Film Finance Forum, taking place April 15-18 in Luxembourg, has announced three scholarships available for participants from the new EU countries. Applications are due March 15.

CME appoints David Sach as new CFO

Central European Media Enterprises (CME, has appointed David Sach as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2010.

Liberty Global posts Q4 gain in CEE

Liberty Global saw a 6.5% increase in its UPC CEE division in the fourth quarter of 2009, but posted an annual decrease of 13.9%

M-appeal locks sales for Cyprus, Bulgaria and Slovenia

Berlin-based world sales company m-appeal announced sales for top films from Bulgaria, Cyprus and Slovenia.

Strong web usage in CEE territories

An IAB report shows heavy web usage among users in CEE territories, compared with West European counterparts.