In the decade or so since Moscow's Central Partnership was founded by Armenian-born architect Rouben Dishdishyan and his cousins, the company has carved out a solid niche as Russia's leading indie…
The Middle East will be in focus at November's 49th Thessaloniki Intl. Film Festival in Greece, with a spotlight showcasing a dozen films from 10 countries in the region.
Czech directors have a reputation for making films about small, insular concerns that punch well above their weight. The work of Bohdan Slama is a fine example of this, and he has established himself…
A film producer and owner of Kosovo's first private cinema in the newly independent state's capital, Pristina, is planning to reopen a cinema in the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica in October
"Buick Riviera," a Croatian-Bosnian co-production shot in the U.S. that studies the impact of the 1990s' Balkans civil war on two men far from the conflict, won best film at the 14th Sarajevo Film…
The capital of Russia's war-torn republic of Chechnya is not a place usually associated with glitz and glamour, but, as part of a putative "normalization" process, the city was host to the first-ever…
The Warsaw Intl. Film Festival has a reputation for spotting emerging talent -- "The Lives of Others" picked up an audience award there in 2006.
Greece's top annual international film festival is dedicated to the discovery and promotion of new directors from around the world.
Two autumn festivals, both in Eastern Europe, are devoted to the work of cinematographers. Macedonia's Intl. Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers -- named (albeit awkwardly) after the…
Smaller film festivals on the circuit
Georgia pulled the plug on the last Russian-language television channel operating on its territory on Monday after complaining about a broadcast of uncompromising comments by the Russian foreign…