A new distributor on the Polish film market

On Nov. 7, a new national distributor, the Polish Film Foundation, formally begins operations by introducing to domestic cinemas 40 copies of Twist of Fate (Korowód) by director Jerzy Stuhr.
27-09-2007

Turkish film nominated in best European debut category

A Turkish film is among four debut productions nominated for the "European Discovery" category of the European Film Awards for 2007. The film, A Man's Fear of God (Takva), is…
27-09-2007

Hungarian animated film The District! set for North American release

Montreal-based Atopia Distribution (www.atopia.com) has acquired North American rights to Aron Gauder's biting animated comedy The District!
27-09-2007

Poland creates regional film funds

Poland is in the process of creating regional film funds to better support film productions that are thematically connected with the region. By January 2008, there will be six such…
26-09-2007

Fantasy film by Gabor Csupo shoots in Hungary

The Moon Princess, a feature by former animation maven and three-time Emmy Award winner Gabor Csupo, is shooting entirely in Hungary, leaving most of its $30 million (€21.3 million) budget…
26-09-2007

MGM Channel to launch in Bulgaria

MGM Networks will launch a Bulgarian version of The MGM Channel beginning next month as the result of an agreement with Eurocom, the largest cable operator in the capital Sofia.
26-09-2007

Opening weekend of Katyn attracts 265,000 viewers

Katyń, Andrzej Wajda's long-awaited film about one of the most tragic events in Polish history, attracted 265,000 viewers in its first weekend on Polish screens
25-09-2007

Czech film clubs organize Central European project

The Czech Film Clubs Association (www.acfk.ca) is sponsoring a project called Central Europe 2007 during which nine Central European-based films will be presented in 60 cinemas in 50 European cities…
25-09-2007

Polsat seeks IPO of its satellite TV unit

Polish commercial broadcaster Polsat SA has filed papers with financial regulators to carry out an initial public offering of its satellite TV unit Polsat Cyfrowy that analysts believe could be…
25-09-2007

Estonia picks The Class as its Oscar choice

This year's Karlovy Vary award winner The Class by Ilmar Raag is Estonia's national nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Academy Awards next February.
24-09-2007

Miklos Jancso plans historical epic on King Mathias

Iconic director Miklos Jancso (www.jancso.film.hu), Hungary's internationally acclaimed filmmaker, is preparing his next feature film, The Justice is Gone!, a large-scale epic about the 15th Century Hungarian King Mathias that…
24-09-2007

Wajda film Katyn to represent Poland at Academy Awards

Andrzej Wajda's powerful film Katyń will represent Poland at the Academy Awards, according to a special committee of film professionals that chose the film this weekend from 16 candidates.
23-09-2007

Tricks captures grand prize at Polish Film Festival

Tricks, Andrzej Jakimowski's bittersweet story of a fatherless boy who attempts to tempt fate in working-class Poland, captured the "Golden Lion" at the 32nd Polish Film Festival which closed this…
23-09-2007

EGEDA offers safe film downloading site

The Spanish Audiovisual Producers' Rights Association, or EGEDA, has entered the world of digital distribution by offering a service that allows producers and distributors to directly manage their rights for…
23-09-2007

Czech Republic names its Oscar contestant

The Czech Republic late Friday weighed in with its candidate for the Academy Awards competition. Director Jiří Menzel's new film, I Served the King of England, will be recommended to…
20-09-2007

Cinema City expands aggressively in Central Europe

Cinema City International N.V., the largest multiplex operator in Central and Eastern Europe, signed a lease this week for its fourth large cinema in Bucharest. That makes the company's 13th…
20-09-2007

Prague cinema launches adopt-a-seat programme to raise funds

The managers of one of Prague's oldest cinemas are using a unique strategy to help foot the costs of renovation. Kino Svetozor (www.kinosvetozor), which opened in 1918, has launched an…
20-09-2007

Two film workers accused of pirating Bathory film

A Prague court is hearing the case of two men accused of stealing a copy of renowned Slovak director Jakub Jakubisko's Bathory, Central Europe's most expensive home-grown film to date,…
19-09-2007

Colorfront launched as most advanced DI house in Europe

The Hungarian brothers who invented the DI color manipulation system used in many Hollywood blockbusters have announced the launch of Colorfront (www.colorfront.com), a state-of-the-art DI and visual effects post-production facility…
19-09-2007

Estonian animation celebrates 50th anniversary

Estonia is celebrating its jubilee anniversary of animation production in November with a series of exhibitions and DVD releases, as well as an industry conference including the first World Championships…
19-09-2007