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PRAGUE: Director Lenka Kny is in postproduction with her new Christmas film Closer to the Stars / Vánoce budou, co-written by Hana Cielová.

PRAGUE: Petr Zelenka is now shooting a feature film, the Czech/Slovak/Slovenian coproduction The Pilot / Modelář, after five years of working mostly on TV projects.

PRAGUE: The new EDISON creative film centre will start operating in Prague on 1 June. The EDISON Filmhub is an initiative of the distribution and exhibition company Film Europe.

PRAGUE: Producer/writer/director David Ondricek has started filming Zatopek, a biopic of the legendary Czech athlete Emil Zatopek, winner of four Olympic medals. The film was originally planned for production in 2015, but delayed until it could get financing in place.

PRAGUE: Bohdan Sláma, known mainly for his wry comedies, is trying his talent on a different genre this time, namely a period film. Shadow Land / Krajina ve stínu is based on historical events after 1939 in a Czech border region of extremely dramatic fate. To achieve an authentic period atmosphere, Sláma is shooting the film in black and white.

PLZEN: Winter Flies / Všechno bude by Olmo Omerzu will screen in the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary domestic audiovisual production, runs from 11 to 16 April 2019. Winter Flies won the Czech Lion for Best Film (and 5 more) and the Czech Critics´ Award for the best direction.

PLZEN: Fugue / Útěk, a Polish/Czech/Swedish coproduction by Agnieszka Smoczyńska, will screen in the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary domestic audiovisual production, runs from 11 to 16 April 2019. Sales agent Alpha Violet sold the film to numerous territories, including Lithuania, China, Denmark and Canada.

PLZEN: Domestique / Domestik by Adam Sedlák will screen in the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival, the most important Czech national film festival presenting contemporary domestic audiovisual production and running from 11 to 16 April 2019.

PLZEN: The comedy Bear with Us / Chata na prodej directed by Tomáš Pavlíček will screen in the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary domestic audiovisual production, will run from 11 to 16 April 2019.

PLZEN: Hastrman by Ondřej Havelka will screen in the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary domestic audiovisual production, will run from 11 to 16 April 2019. Hastrman won in four categories at the 26th Czech Lions.