Polish film fests are in many ways raising the bar on prizes and glitz in the region as organizations have developed sophisticated marketing and sponsorship relationships.
Incentives give sophisticated production community a boost with overseas and regional producers
New cash rebates give producers good reasons to shoot and post.
Helmer Vaclav Kadrnka's "Eighty Letters" shared the top prize for film with Jan Sverak's kid pic "Kooky" at the Pilsen Finale Festival of Czech Film on Saturday.
Sophia Tzavella's "Paradise Hotel," a documentary about Roma families in the communist-era, took top honors at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
"108: Cuchillo de Palo," Renate Costa's account of gay persecution in Paraguay, took top honors at Prague's 13th One World Festival, Central Europe's leading documentary fest focusing on human…
Helmer Radim Spacek's "Walking Too Fast," a thriller seen by just 22,000 people, ran away with five Czech Lions including film, director and screenplay at the Czech Republic's Film Awards in Prague…
The 13th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will kick off March 11 with helmer Roy Sher's biopic "My Sweet Canary," about the 50-year career of Greek crooner Roza Eskenazi, who died in 1980.
Celebrated Czech scribe and Holocaust survivor Arnost Lustig died of lung cancer Feb. 26, leaving behind a legacy of novels, many adapted for the screen, including "Dita Sax," "A Prayer for Katerina…
With 41 productions signed on to the film rebate system enacted here last year, just about every quarter of the local biz is sharing in the rebirth of foreign shoots here.
Prague's storied Barrandov studios, perhaps because of its scale and long history of film credits, aren't usually thought of in connection with the smallscreen.