jihlava 460x100 2 FNE 460x100WFF

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.

PLZEN: Jan Palach by Robert Sedláček 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. Jan Palach won the Czech Film Critics' Award for best film in 2019.

PLZEN: I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians by Radu Jude 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. This Czech minority coproduction won the Crystal Globe for best film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF and was Romania’s bid for the Oscars.

PLZEN: Toman by Ondřej Trojan 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. The film received the highest number of nominations (13) at the 26th Czech Lion Awards.

PRAGUE: Czech director Petr Jančárek has received more than 39,000 EUR / 1m CZK, double the funding target of 15,500 EUR / 400,000 CZK, in the first 10 days of his crowdfunding campaign for the doc Havel Speaking, Can You Hear Me?. The film documents the last years in the life of Václav Havel, using 200 hours of original footage from 2009-2011 shot by the director at the request of Havel.

PRAGUE: The Czech comedy Women on the Run by newcomer director Martin Horský is ranked second in the Czech box office with over 890,000 admissions and 5.3 m EUR / 138 m CZK gross in five weeks since its release.

PRAGUE: Forty international TV series and films were shot in the Czech Republic in 2018. With 194.7 m EUR / 5 billion CZK, 2018 became one of the strongest years for foreign productions benefitting from the 20% incentives in the Czech Republic.

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund distributed 272,604 EUR / 7.01 m CZK for the development of nine feature films.

PRAGUE: Václav Vorlíček, author of several classic Czech films, especially crazy comedies and fairy tales, has died at the age of 88.