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PLZEN: The Czech/German/French/Slovenian/Slovak coproduction Family Film / Rodinný Film by Prague-based Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu will screen at the 29th Finale Plzen (15-21 April 2016).

PLZEN: Jan Prušinovský’s The Snake Brothers, winner of six Czech Lions in 2016, will screen at the 29th Finale Plzen (15-21 April 2016).

PLZEN: Lost in Munich by Petr Zelenka, the winner of Czech Critics’ Awards in 2016, will screen at the 29th Finale Plzen (15-21 April 2016).

PRAGUE: Czech Television and Czech Radio are launching Generation What?, a multimedia project initiated by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), which will lead to a long documentary made by Ivana Pauerová.

PRAGUE: German TV film State Justice/Landgericht by Matthias Glasner wraps shooting in the Czech Republic on 12 April 2016. The film is a coproduction between the German UFA Fiction and Mia Film from the Czech Republic and it is made for the German channel ZDF

PRAGUE: The UK/Czech historical drama Interlude in Prague started filming in the Czech Republic this week. The story is based on Mozart’s visit to Prague in 1787 and focuses on the composing of his opera Don Giovanni.

BRATISLAVA: Slávek Horák’s debut feature Home Care, a Czech/Slovak coproduction which was Czech Republic's candidate for the Foreign Language Academy Award 2016, will screen at the first official edition of the Slovak Film Week running from 11 to 17 April 2016.

PLZEŇ: Thirteen Czech and Slovak films will compete in the Golden Kingfisher competition for Best Feature Live Action or Animated Film at Finale Plzen, which will take place on 15- 21 April 2016.

PRAGUE: The number of Chinese tourists rose to 250,000 in 2015, compared to 17,000 a decade ago, following the Chinese romantic drama Somewhere Only We Know. The memorandum on film exchanges and cooperation signed by China and the Czech Republic in November 2015 aims at boosting not only the cinema exchanges but also the  development of tourism.

PRAGUE: Sparrows by Rúnar Rúnarsson won the Grand Prix of the 23rd Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, which ran from 17 to 25 March 2016 in Prague. A number of films from the selection will screen at the regional Echoes of Febiofest in 14 Czech towns from 29 March to 21 April 2016.