Despite challenges from a number of upstart Polish fests (Wroclaw's ERA New Horizons, Camerimage), Warsaw retains by far the greatest name recognition among the international industry.
Poland's novel new fest, Transatlantyk, looks set to bring harmony to the region's film and music scenes, having discovered audiences of 36,000 in the historic city of Poznan as it wrapped this…
Poland's new Transatlantyk fest, which unspools Friday, is setting out to claim new ground, according to founder Jan Kaczmarek, a native son of Poznan, where the multi-faceted event is set.
Joseph Madmony's tender study balancing tradition with change in Israel, "Restoration," won the grand prize at a Karlovy Vary Film Festival that saw jurors distribute top prizes to 12 films from 13…
The Czech film incentives may have turned around the precipitous fall-off of foreign production that's dogged the local sector since 2003, but they need fixing if they're to really bring in coin…
Central European Media Enterprises has completed the buyout of Czech film distrib Bontonfilm.
The Karlovy Vary fest kicks off its 46th edition Friday with Judi Dench presenting Cary Fukunaga's spirited adaptation of "Jane Eyre" in the main hall of the communist-era Hotel Thermal.
When Karlovy Vary announced a changing of the guard in December, ushering out Eva Zaoralova -- artistic director for 15 years and a guiding force in the fest's post-1989 rise -- Karel Och, her…
Istvan Szabo, Hungaria's best-known filmmaker, knows a thing or two about the 75-year-old Karlovy Vary's importance as a platform for unique and uncompromising visions.
While incentives to attract foreign producers have driven most of the film biz speculation this year in Central and Eastern Europe, alternative strategies for building business have proven just as…
Czech audiences, while usually able to track down current arthouse fare, are generally deprived of intensive exposure to a filmmaker's whole body of work -- and almost never experience the pioneers…