Polishfilmclub: Polish cinema screened in Ireland

Activities to promote Polish films abroad continue to spread. The latest development is Polishfilmclub, which will be screening Polish cinema in various cities in Ireland such as Dublin, Cork, Cavan,…
07-02-2008

Poland signs memorandum on film cooperation with Ukraine

The Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl) has signed a memorandum with Ukraine to support mutual cooperation between their film industries. The first practical effect of the Feb. 5 agreement is a…
07-02-2008

Two Polish films set for European Film Market premieres

Two Polish films will have their international premieres during the European Film Market, which runs for nine days during the Berlinale. Distributor BooBoo films (www.booboofilms.pl) will be promoting the poetic…
06-02-2008

Estonia presents four films at European Film Market

Estonia will be represented by four films at the European Film Market in Berlin which starts today in concurrence with the Berlin International Film Festival. The two newest films are…
06-02-2008

Hungarian Film Week ends with victory for Mundruczo

Kornél Mundruczó's Delta won the main prize for best feature film at Hungarian Film Week in a year that most critics said was dominated by Hungarian documentaries. In his acceptance…
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Katyn heads for international premiere

Katyń, a personal odyssey for renowned Polish director Andrzej Wajda about the massacre of Poles during World War II, is heading for its international premiere at the Berlinale boosted by…
05-02-2008

Hungarian Filmlab celebrates bumper year

The Hungarian Filmlab is already celebrating its Oscar victory even though the awards ceremony has not taken place yet. Both Joseph Cedar's Beaufort (Israel) which was nominated for a foreign-language…
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Baltic Film and Media School chosen for three MEDIA-funded projects

The Tallinn-based Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) was chosen for financing of three different projects out of only 10 for all of Europe by the EU MEDIA programme's first…
05-02-2008

Estonian film financing grows by 12 percent

Estonia's public financing for film is budgeted to grow by 12% in 2008 from the previous year. The total state financing is expected to reach €6.75 million, an all-time high.…
04-02-2008

Application process begins for next ScripTeast edition

Applications are now being accepted for the third edition of ScripTeast, a training project for scriptwriters from Central and Eastern Europe. The deadline for applications is May 30 and the…
04-02-2008

Katyn leads nominations for Polish Eagles

Andrzej Wajda's Katyń, an Academy Award nominee, led the list of nominations announced Monday (Feb. 4) for the 10th edition of the Eagles, the Polish equivalent of the Oscars. Katyń…
04-02-2008

List of nominees for Polish Eagles

Here is a list of the nominees announced Monday for the 11th edition of the Polish Eagles.
04-02-2008

39th Film Week underlines Hungarian film law success

This year's Hungarian Film Week underlines the overwhelming success of the Hungarian Motion Picture Act, which is now in its fourth year of operation. The system of support it introduced…
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Czech comedies are on the rise (update)

The traditional gloom-ridden Czech film may be giving way to a brand new trend if Wedding on the Battlefield, a comedy by Dušan Klein, is any indication. In its first…
03-02-2008

Poland picks up four television awards

Poland's TVP won awards for all four films it submitted in the prestigious television program competition New York Festivals 2008. TVP picked up two golden medals and two bronze medals…
03-02-2008

Estonian cinema has banner year in 2007

2007 was a record-breaking year for Estonian cinema, both on the home front and abroad, the Estonian Film Foundation reported on Friday (Feb. 1). Estonian films attracted 232,478 domestic admissions…
01-02-2008

Several trends key to success for Estonian film industry

Several trends in Estonian cinema emerged during 2007 that led to a record-breaking year, the Estonian Film Foundation said on Friday (Feb. 1).
01-02-2008

Nominations for Polish Eagles to be announced Monday

Final preparations are under way for the 2008 edition of the Polish Film Awards, the country's equivalent of the Oscars. Nominations for Eagles in 15 categories will be announced on…
31-01-2008

Hungarian Film Week gets under way

The 39th Hungarian Film Week opened this week during a time described as one of momentous change for the industry. Among the most important issues is the European Union's objections…
31-01-2008

Bathory producers fend off bankruptcy petition

A Prague city court has rejected a motion to declare bankrupt the production company owned by Juraj Jakubisko and his wife Deanna Jakubisková, after the couple presented evidence they had…
30-01-2008