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

15 film projects seek 33M euros of funding at CentEast Market

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Although the CentEast Market of the Warsaw International Film Festival focuses on finished product, the organisers have received an increasing number of projects in early…
18-10-2007

6.3M euro El Greco biopic premieres in Athens

The Greek-Spanish-Hungarian co-production El Greco held its ceremonial premiere in Athens this week with Queen Sofia of Spain in attendance.
18-10-2007

Jakimowski did the Trick: Second feature sold to Benelux

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- In one of the first deals at this year's CentEast Market, Polish director Andrzej Jakimowski's Tricks (Sztuczki) - which opened the Warsaw International Film Festival…
18-10-2007

Hungarian Golden Leopard winner scouts Polish locations for next feature

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf, whose Milky Way (Téjut) is screening in Warsaw's Free Spirit Competition, is scouting locations in Poland for his next feature, The…
18-10-2007

Azerbaijan among 15 CentEast countries vying for Oscar nomination

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Fifteen member countries from the CentEast network have joined the race for the Oscar nominations as Best Foreign-Language Feature, according to the list of submissions…
18-10-2007

Ariadne leaves Naxos for Polish novella film instigated by Wajda school

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Already famous from Greek mythology - and from operas by Monteverdi, Badia, Benda and Strauss - Ariadne on Naxos comes to life again in Polish…
18-10-2007

After Time to Die, Tomorrow Will Be Better for Kedzierzawska

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- As Polish director Dorota Kedzierzawska's Time to Die (Pora umierac) has a special screening in the Warsaw International Film Festival and enters the CentEast Market…
18-10-2007

Country focus: Astonishing Estonia

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) - The small Baltic republic of Estonia - with a population of just under 1.5 million, and an annual production of just a few full-length feature…
18-10-2007

SONY format could help boost film production in Central Europe

Estonian film is enjoying a production boom both at home and abroad, thanks partly to the XD Cam SONY format as well as an innovative financing scheme that could become…
17-10-2007 m

Third CentEast Market may not Boogie, but is ready for anything else

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- As the Third CentEast Market at the Warsaw International Film Festival takes off today (Oct. 18), market co-ordinator Rik Vermeulen observed that quality-wise the 2007…
17-10-2007

Svensk Filmindustri at CentEast with two Warsaw festival titles

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- Represented at the CentEast Market by vp international sales Anita Simovic, Swedish major, Svensk Filmindustri, is racking up sales for two Scandinavian movies, Danish director…
17-10-2007

Sex in the City

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- The success of the Polish comedy Testosteron-it sold 1.4 million tickets last year, and went on to win the Amber Lion at Gdynia-has encouraged director…
17-10-2007

Backed by independent producers, Polish filmmakers establish new distributor

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- At the CentEast Market, the Polish Film Foundation (PFF)-a new distributor geared for local and international promotion of Polish films-will present its first première, Jerzy…
17-10-2007

Estonia Reloads for Second Explosion at CentEast Market

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- A small republic on the Baltic, with a 1.34 million population, Estonia has a rich history of animation, but with an annual production volume of…
17-10-2007

Country focus: The Romanian wave is approaching

Warsaw (CentEast Daily News) -- The Film Year of 2007 belongs to Romania. Two Romanian films won major prizes at the Cannes International Film Festival, including Cristian Mungiu's abortion story…
17-10-2007

Hungarian Pannonia animation studio faces uncertain future

The state-owned Pannónia Film Kft., once the leading force in a booming Hungarian animation sector, is facing an uncertain future due to inaction on the part of its owner, the…
16-10-2007

Postwar documentary wins Slovenian Vesna prize for best film

A documentary about the children of victims of post-World War II killings, Children from Petricek Hill by Miran Zupanic, took the Vesna Award for best film at the 10th Festival…
16-10-2007

Prague loses another big-ticket Hollywood production

In another blow to the fortunes of the Czech Republic's film industry, production of fhe latest sequel of the Chronicles of Narnia franchise (www.narnia.com), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,…
15-10-2007

Popularity of Vorel film High School surprises critics

Tomas Vorel´s new film High School (www.gymplfilm.cz) has grabbed third place among Czech viewers after its first two weeks of screening, surprising some critics.
15-10-2007