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PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund allotted 1.41 m EUR / 36.6 m CZK for the production of nine long and short animated films and 173,544 EUR / 4.5m CZK as development grants for 14 documentaries.

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund supported the production of nine feature films, totalling 65 m CZK / 2.509,168 EUR.

PRAGUE: Two Czech animated minority coproductions have received funding from the Czech Film Fund and Eurimages. News of the support comes on the eve of the beloved Czech animation festival Anifilm, which runs 1-6 May in the South Bohemian town of Trebon.

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has announced grants for thirteen Czech minority coproduction projects of all genres in 2018, as a sign of the growing awareness by Czech filmmakers of the importance of collaborative coproduction arrangements. The total number of projects registered for this call was 29. The fund distributed the entire 30 m CZK / 1.185,771 EUR allocated for this call.

PLZEN: Quartette / Kvarteto by Miroslav Krobot will screen at the 31st edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018.

PLZEN: The Czech/Slovak Christmas comedy The Third Wish / Přání k mání by Vít Karas will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018.

PLZEŇ: Barefoot, the latest in the series of films created by the son and father team of Jan and Zdeněk Svěrák, will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018.

PLZEŇ: A film inspired by the fate of Russian poet Anna Barkova, 8 Heads of Madness by Marta Nováková, will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival, which runs from 19 to 24 April 2018.

PLZEN: Ice Mother / Bába z Ledu by Bohdan Sláma, winner of six Czech Lions, will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018. Ice Mother is a Czech/Slovak/French coproduction.

PLZEŇ: Little Crusader / Křižáček by Václav Kadrnka will screen at the 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018. This Czech/Slovak/Italian coproduction was awarded the Crystal Globe at the 52nd KVIFF and best director at the Czech Critics‘ Awards.