Krakow selects international competitors

Organizers of the 48th Krakow Film Festival announced on Wednesday (April 9) the selections for international competition at the event. One of the most popular film festivals in Poland will…
09-04-2008

Call for entries for Aristoteles docu workshop in Romania

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Aristoteles Workshop for documentary films in Romania. The workshop, conducted in partnership with the French/German cultural network Arte television, will welcome 16…
09-04-2008

ITI Group 2007 revenue rises 36.3 percent

ITI Holdings SA reported on Tuesday financial results for 2007 that showed consolidated revenue rose 36.3% over the previous year, driven mainly by operations by its flagship TVN Group. Revenue…
08-04-2008

TVN reports March rise in audience share

Polish private broadcaster TVN Group reports its aggregate all-day nationwide audience share rose to 24% in March from 22.2% in the same month in 2007, while prime-time audience rose to…
07-04-2008

New website on Polish film production

An online database of Polish movie production information, launched by the Polish Filmmakers Association (www.sfp.org.pl) with financing from the Polish Film Institute (www.pisf.pl), has become an instant hit for producers…
06-04-2008

Banned Estonian film Magnus wins Febiofest award

The banned Estonian film Magnus by director Kadri Kõusaar captured the top award at the Czech film festival Febiofest which wound up last weekend. The director won €5,000, and another…
06-04-2008

European Film Festival launches Saturday in Malta

Twenty-four films will be screened during the 10th edition of the European Film Festival in Malta which begins April 12 and lasts through May 8. The event is organised by…
06-04-2008

Nu Boyana to finance Bulgarian student films

Bulgaria's Nu Boyana Studios has signed a cooperation agreement with the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) under which it will provide €35,000 to finance student films made…
03-04-2008

Shooting in progress for Grand Hotel

Shooting is under way in Warsaw for Grand Hotel, a situation comedy produced by Figaro Film Production Ltd. and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, which has the makings to…
02-04-2008

Polsat Cyfrowy plans April IPO

Polish pay-TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat, which has delayed a listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange twice due to turbulent market conditions, will hold its initial public offering later this month,…
01-04-2008

Depardieu planning film in Bulgaria

French actor and director Gerard Depardieu will arrive in Bulgaria later this year to shoot a film, according to media reports citing producer Gianfranco Pierantoni from Nimar Studios Ltd.
01-04-2008

Polish films at Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum in London has opened a second exhibition of Polish firms and documentaries as part of a unique program called "Polish Paths to Freedom." The current segment…
01-04-2008

Biopic planned on Hungarian pop singer Miklos Fenyo

Gergely Fonyo will direct a biopic of the famous Hungarian pop singer Miklós Fenyo budgeted at €2 million, titled Made in Hungaria. The director, who previously lived and worked in…
31-03-2008

Days of Polish Film inaugurated in Ukraine

A memorandum on cooperation signed in March between Poland and Ukraine is yielding swift results. A series of Polish films representative of several generations of filmmakers is being screened this…
31-03-2008

CINEMA CONCERN MOSFILM: A Proud History Combined With State-of-the-Art Film Production Technology

Cinema Concern Mosfilm is both Russia’s oldest and its newest film studio. Founded in 1923 the studio combines a proud history that includes the greatest names in world cinematography with…
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Polish filmmakers defend TV license fee

A group of Polish artists, including filmmakers Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi and Agnieszka Holland, wants Prime Minister Donald Tusk to drop government plans to abolish the radio and TV license…
27-03-2008

Cyprus studying how to draw filmmakers

Reflecting on the success of Malta, the government of Cyprus has approved a study to find ways of attracting foreign film producers to the island. The Cabinet also plans to…
27-03-2008

New Slovenian co-production starts shoot

Shooting began March 27 on a new international co-production by Slovene director Damjan Kozole called Slovenka, or Slovenian Girl. The budget for the film is €1.52 million.
26-03-2008

Second Slovak premiere in a month

A full-length documentary, Blind Loves by director Juraj Lehotský, premiered on Wednesday (March 26) in Slovakia, the second debut this month for the formerly dormant Slovak film industry. In 2006,…
26-03-2008

Vanished Empire looks set for international fest circuit

Russian director Karen Shakhnazarov’s new film Vanished Empire (www.mosfilm.ru) looks set to make its mark on the international festival circuit with this warm and very real story of young love…
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