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PRAGUE: Prague-trained and based Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu, winner of the 2012 Czech Critics “Discovery of the Year”  award, screens his second feature Family Film in the main competition of the Cottbus Film Festival, which runs through 8 November 2015.

PRAGUE: Former Czechoslovak intelligence agent, foodblogger, refugees at the Macedonian border, revival bands, Generation Y, and children from educational institutions. These are just some of the protagonists of the forthcoming Czech Television documentaries which will be released in cinemas.

PRAGUE: The 5th part of the popular vampire saga Underworld started shooting in Prague on 6 October 2015. The film stars British actors Kate Beckinsale and Theo James.

PRAGUE: Dan Wlodarczyk’s feature film Green Horse Rustlers / Zloději zelených koní, based on a book under the same title by Jiří Hájíček, will soon wrap shooting. The release is planned for the fall of 2016.

PRAGUE: Chinese TV series The Last Visa directed by Hua Quing is currently shooting in the Czech city of Liberec which is standing in for Vienna. The series will contain eight two-hour parts made as independent feature films. 

PRAGUE: Czech Film and Television Academy (ČFTA) selected Home Care by Slávek Horák to represent the Czech Republic in the Foreign Language category of the 88th Academy Awards.

PRAGUE: After the historic trilogy Jan Hus, Czech TV started another big production last week, Charles IV – The Vote for the Roman King. The film is directed by Vaclav Křístek and will have the premiere in 2016 on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the birth of Charles IV.

PRAGUE: Miro Drobný’s new documentary Rytmus, the Urban Dream /Rytmus, sídliskový sen had 15,000 admissions in Czech cinemas and ended in the second position last weekend, after the American comedy Pixels with an attendance of 16,000.

Morning, Paris!, a new Chinese production starts shooting in Prague on 18 September 2015 using the Czech company Milk &Honey Films as line producer.

PRAGUE: Top Czech directors Jan Hrebejk and Jiri Strach are among those chosen to by Czech pubcaster Czech Television to direct its line-up of new TV series this autumn.