TRENCIN: Miner’s Bread (Banicky Chlebicek), the full-length documentary debut by Roman Fabian, had a double premiere at the 21st edition of Art Film Fest, with both a limited online launch and its cinema premiere.

TRENCIN: Just three and a half years since it first began giving out grants for film production, Slovakia’s Audiovisual Fund has reshaped the future of the Slovak film industry.

PRAGUE: The Batumi International Art-house Film Festival (BIAFF) will host two film workshops during the festival, which runs 15-22 September 2013.

Three Slovak coproductions will have their world premieres in competition at the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF, running 28 June – 6 July 2013.

PRAGUE: French star Audrey Tautou will open the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF (28 June – 6 July 2013) with the festival premiere of Mood Indigo presented by director Michel Gondry, and Hollywood star John Travolta will receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at a gala screening of Killing Season.

PRAGUE: Czech Film Center director Jana Cernik will be leaving her post on 3 July 2013.

PRAGUE: Eleven films will screen in the International Competition of Feature Films at the 21st Art Film Festival, scheduled for 21-26 June 2013 in Trencianske Teplice and Trencin, Slovakia.

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has announced its programme line-up for 2013 with a lot of the biggest buzz centered on the regionally focused East of the West competition.  Slovak director Juraj Lehotský’s Slovak-Czech coproduction Miracle/Zázrak (Arteleria) will open the 12-film East of the West competition of the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF, 28 June – 6 July 2013. 

ZLIN: Marking its 53rd edition, IFF Zlin, the oldest and largest children’s film festival in the world, was a master class in staying young and fresh. 

ZLIN: A decade before the great glut of foreign productions descended on Prague in the 1990’s there was Amadeus. Now, 30 years after the making of the film, Czechs are remembering when Hollywood came to Czechoslovakia with a surprise film of their own.

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