6D cinema opens in Romania

The Light Cinema became the first Romanian multiplex to launch a 6D cinema, which began operating June 1 in Bucharest.
04-06-2009

Production: Oscar-nominee Trojan in production

Academy Award nominee Ondrej Trojan (Zelary, 2003) is in production with his 1970's film Občanský průkaz, produced by his production company Total HelpArt (THA).
04-06-2009

Police, Adjective sold in 9 countries

Corneliu Porumboiu's second feature, Police, Adjective, winner of the FIPRESCI award and the award of the Jury "Un Certain Regard" in Cannes, has been sold to nine countries.
03-06-2009

Production: Gravedigger in postproduction

A feature film adaptation of Rilke's Gravedigger by Hungarian cinematographer-director Sandor Kardos is in postproduction, producer Andras Muhi told FNE
03-06-2009

Production: Heat in preproduction

Mihaly Schwechtje's feature film debut Heat, an international co-production with an estimated budget of €1.4 million, is in preproduction, producer Laszlo Kantor told FNE.
03-06-2009

Acclaimed abroad, Romania films struggle at local box office

Despite awards and international acclaim for Romanian films, the top drawing national film, Weekend with My Mother by Stere Gulea, in 62nd place, with 4,144 tickets sold in 11 weeks.
02-06-2009

CME to launch new Slovak channel

Central European Media Enterprises (CME) is poised to launch a new channel in Slovakia, TV Doma, joining its flagship Slovak station Markiza TV.
02-06-2009

UPC Romania launches new channels

UPC has launched 14 new channels in Romania, becoming the operator with the most numerous channels available on digital platform as of June 1.
02-06-2009

Production: Constantin Popescu feature debut in post-production

Constantin Popescu (Tales from the Golden Age) is in post-production with his first feature, Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man, one of the very few Romanian films about…
02-06-2009

New Bulgarian NFC director

Alexander Donev was elected as the new executive director of the Bulgarian National Film Centre on May 27 by a committee of 11 members.
01-06-2009

Romanian-French co-production agreement

Romania signed a new co-production agreement with France at Cannes film festival, replacing a previous agreement dating back to 1966.
01-06-2009

Production: Medal of Honor in post-production

Peter Călin Netzer (Maria) is in post-production with his second feature, Medal of Honor, the story of a 75 man who receives out of the blue a medal for his…
01-06-2009

Production: Radu Gabrea in production with The Red Gloves

Romanian director Radu Gabrea continues his screen adaptations of Romanian born Saxon writer Eginald Schlattner's novels, this time with The Red Gloves (Mănuşile roşii).
01-06-2009

Hungarian box office up, attendance down

Attendance at Hungarian cinemas went into its seond year of decline, dropping 7.3% to 10,352,494, while box office increased 2.1% to €35 million, and the number of the screenings increased…
01-06-2009

Slovak admissions see dramatic increase

Slovak cinemas attracted 1,022,890 viewers in the first quarter of 2009, a 44% rise in admissions comparing to the first quarter in the year 2008.
31-05-2009

Rising box office trend for Estonian film

Over the past half decade, the share of Estonian films at domestic box office has grown nearly fivefold from 47,000 ticekts sold in 2004 to 223,000 tickets sold in 2007.
31-05-2009

TV2 agrees to digital switchover

Antenna Hungaria Group (www.ahrt.hu) and commercial TV channel TV2 owner MTM-SBS Television (www.tv2.hu) signed a contract concerning digital terrestrial transmission the two companies announced in a common statement on May…
31-05-2009

UPC Romania launches Da Vinci Learning channel

The educational TV channel Da Vinci Learning is now part of the digital offer of the Romanian cable operator UPC.
31-05-2009

Lottery to fund Hungarian culture

Hungary's cultural tax will be dissolved on January 1, 2010, and the budget of the National Cultural Fund of Hungary (www.nka.hu) will be covered by 90% of the national lottery's…
28-05-2009

Fee reduction petition fails

The Hungarian Board of the National Radio and Television Commission (ORTT, www.ortt.hu) rejected a final petition from the two leading Hungarian commercial TV channels seeking a reduction in their annual…
28-05-2009