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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

List of nominees for Polish Eagles

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

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…

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…

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…

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).

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…

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…

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…

Wajda to start shooting new film

Polish film icon Andrzej Wajda, whose film Katyn has been nominated for an Academy Award, will start shooting in May or June a film based on "Tatarak," a story by…

Estonia reviewing VAT rates on tickets

The Estonian government is reviewing the issue of VAT rates on tickets to cultural events following a high court ruling that found the current reduced 5% rate unconstitutional. The lower…

Six new EU states have lower VAT rates for culture

European Union laws permit reduced VAT rates for cultural activities, and half of the 12 new EU member states apply them. Here is a listing of VAT rates on audiovisual…

Competition launched for new Solidarity film

The European Solidarity Centre and the Polish Film Institute have launched an open competition for a script about the Solidarity movement and its international impact. The prize for the winning…