Survey finds Katyn considered best Polish film ever

Even though Andrzej Wajda's Katyń did not win an Oscar, a new survey shows Poles think that it's the best Polish film of all time.

Polish-British coprod Peter and the Wolf wins Oscar

The Polish-British co-production Peter and the Wolf an adaptation of the Sergei Prokofiev classic created by an international team of over 100 professionals, won an Oscar in the short animation…

Stream sells Polish cable TV subsidiary to Penta

Stream Communications Network & Media Inc., a broadband cable company offering cable TV, Internet and VoIP services in Poland, has closed the sale of its Polish subsidiary to Penta Investments…

Astra Film Studio set to open in Hungary

Astra Film Studio (, a new Hungarian studio that will cater to mid-budget movies in the $10-30 million range, will open for business in mid-March, Eva Herskovits, one of the…

Wajda in Los Angeles for Oscars

Polish director Andrzej Wajda has already left for Los Angeles, where his film Katyń is one of the five contenders for best foreign-language film at Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony. Special…

Telefonica 02 Czech Republic plans dividend

Telefonica O2 Czech Republic reported on Thursday consolidated revenues (business and recurring revenues) of 63 billion crowns (€2.5 billion) in 2007, a rise of 2.8% year-on-year, in the upper range…

Hungaricom ramps up sales at Berlinale EFM market

Hungary's leading sales force, Hungaricom Kft, conducted a slew of deals on its 3D animated feature Egon and Donci at the European Film Market held in conjuction with the Berlinale.…

Film discovered about Polish Himalayan expedition in 1939

A film shot during a Polish expedition to the Himalayas at the outbreak of World War II was discovered recently in the archives of the British Film Institute in London,…

Agora Group reports 2007 revenues up 12 percent

Polish media group Agora SA reported revenues for 2007 rose 12% from the previous year to 1.27 billion zloties (€356 million), just below analysts' expectations. Advertising sales were up 12.7%…

Szolnok IFF in Hungary calls for entries

The organisers of the Szolnok International Film Festival of Fine Arts are calling for entries for the event which will be held Oct. 8-12 this year in Szolnok, Hungary. Entries…

A wrap for latest Jan Hrebejk comedy Shameless

Shooting wraps today (Feb. 20) for Shameless, a romantic comedy by popular Czech director Jan Hřebejk. The film is based on the novel by renowned contemporary author Michal Viewegh, who…

Multikino to merge with Silver Screen in Poland

Polish media and entertainment group ITI Holdings SA has reached agreement with the owners of Silver Screen World Cinemas to merge its operations with those of its Multikino network of…

Six new EU member countries have VoD

A new survey of video-on-demand services in Europe shows that VoD service is now available in six of the 12 new European Union member countries, but the region lags far…

Menzel, Szabo celebrate 70th birthdays in Budapest (update)

Two legendary Central European film directors and Oscar winners, Czech Jiri Menzel and Hungarian Istvan Szabo, jointly celebrated their 70th birthdays in the Budapest cinema Oeroekmozgo on Feb. 18. The…

Nine Miles Down wraps in Hungary

Nine Miles Down, the only foreign movie currently in production in Hungary, has completed four weeks of shooting in Hungary, Csaba Czinkoczky, head of the domestic producer Silverback Company (,…

Czech DVD sales increased in 2007

DVD sales in the Czech Republic are rising at a record pace. In 2007, nearly 2.5 million DVDs were sold, 13% more than the previous year, according to figures provided…

Polish broadcaster TVN reports strong fourth-quarter results

Listed Polish broadcaster TVN turned in a strong fourth-quarter performance on Monday, buoyed by rising advertising sales in Poland's booming economy. Revenue in the last quarter of 2007 rose 29%…

Polish thriller with Christopher Lambert shooting in Warsaw

A new international project from Ozumi Films backed mainly by Polish financing started shooting in Warsaw on Feb. 12 The Driver is a thriller about a passionate and obsessive relationship…

Slovenian films breaking all records

Slovenian films are popular as never before domestically. Of the 25 films currently being screened in Ljubljana, one-fifth were made in Slovenia, according to the Slovenian daily Delo.

Romanian short film wins Berlinale Golden Bear

The 10-minute Romanian film A Good Day for a Swim by director Bogdan Mustata picked up the Golden Bear Award in the short film category at the Berlin International Film…