Lodz recognizes Rybczynski with honorary doctorate

Lodz Film School gave an honorary doctorate to Polish director and Lodz graduale Zbigniew Rybczynski. The ceremony was part of the school's 60th anniversary celebration.

Karlovy Vary announces EFP and Variety Critics Choice

European Film Promotion and Variety Critics' Choice have announced the ten titles chosen for the 11th year of the section at the Karlovy Vary film festival, running July 4-12. Seven…

Koliha receives Zlin awards

Petr Koliha, artistic director of the Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, received both the Meritorious Award and the Medal of Service to Zlin in recognition for "caring…

News Corporation Acquires 30 Percent of TV Riga

News Corporation announced on May 30 that it had completed acquisition of a 30% stake in TV Riga. News Corporation has increased its ownership of the Russian language free-to-air broadcaster…

Open Class Cinema Forum celebrates 10th anniversary in Sofia

The newest installment of Patrick Sandrin's film conference initiative "Regards sur le monde" (started in 2005), Impressions of Africa, attracted researchers and film lovers this weekend at the Sfumato Theatre…

A new 30 Minutes project starts shooting in Warsaw

Following the well-received Cannes screening of the series of short films from the "30 Minutes" project in the Short Film Corner section, the next film of the series has gone…

Armin Mueller-Stahl exhibit at Karlovy Vary

German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl will attend the 43rd Karlovy Vary film festival to host a gala opening of an exhibit of his paintings. The Oscar-nominated actor (for Shine) will be…

Hungary's MMKA fund pledges €450,000 for film production

On May 28, Hungary's main state film funding body, the Hungarian Motion Picture Fund, MMKA (www.mmka.hu), pledged over €450,000 (HUF110 million) in refundable grants for five feature films with principal…

Digital 3D cinema coming to the Baltics

Rapidly growing Baltic cinema chain Cinamonannounced the start up of the region's first digital 3D cinemas. The first innovative film theatre will open this year in November in Riga.

TVN plans bond issue

TVN plans to issue 1 billion zlotys (€297 million) to pay for the purchase of digital TV channel ‘n.' According to Thompson Financial News, TVN will sell the bonds by…

Polish Filmmakers Association

Film New Europe is proud to work together with the SFP who has been a constant and reliable supporter in FNE’s efforts to support the film community.

Medialink Corporate Strategies as a leader in cultural consulting

Medialink Cororpate Strategies (MCS) established in 2003 is a PR, advertising, information distribution and sponsorship consulting agency specialized in central and eastern European corporate and cultural projects. MCS brings together…

Ivan Passer chosen to preside over Karlovy Vary jury

Czech new wave writer/director Ivan Passer heads the International Grand Jury at the 43rd Karlovy Vary film festival. Joining him are British actress Brenda Blethyn, Israeli director Ari Folman, U.S.…

Cluj TIFF opens with Funny Games

The 7th Transilvanian International Film Festival in Cluj, which was opened last night (Friday, 30 May) by Austrian director Michael Haneke's own US remake of his Funny Games, is foremost…

Telecom provider PrimeTel Cyprus sets IPO

Cyprus telecom provider PrimeTel Cyprus will launch an Initial Public Offering on June 9. The company will offer 15.1 million shares and list on the Alternative Market of the Cyprus…

Zlin fest opens June 1

The 48th International Film Festival for Children and Youth opens in Zlin on June 1 and runs through June 8. The oldest children's film festival in the world, Zlin will…

Estonian films boost national cinema attendance

Estonia topped 1.6 million in cinema attendance in 2007, a post-Soviet record, according to Statistics Estonia. Local films accounted for the largest increase, claiming 18% of cinema goers.

New Polish-Russian co-production launches next year

The Polish Film Institute and Mosfilm are on a search for the script that will launch a cooperation between the Polish and Russian cinema industries.

CME Acquires Czech Blog Site

Central European Media Enterprises announced on May 27 that it had acquired Jyxo, information technology provider and operator of the leading Czech blog site, for a price of between €6.5…

Festival of European Co-productions opens May 30 in Bulgaria

The 13th Festival of European Co-productions opens May 30 in Sofia and runs until June 8. Organized by the Bulgarian National Film Center, this year's festival runs concurrently with a…