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PRAGUE: Two weeks after its release in the Czech Republic, the Czech-Ukrainian horror film Ghoul directed by Petr Jákl and produced by J.B.J. Films reached an attendance of 67,149 last weekend and became number one at the box office, beating American Sniper and 50 Shades of Grey. The Czech distributor for Ghoul is Bioscop.

PRAGUE: Jan Hus, one of the biggest Czech TV projects ever, wrapped shooting after 63 days. The trilogy is using the new digital capture technology ARRI AMIRA, especially adapted to handheld shooting.

PRAGUE: The Way Out by Petr Vaclav was awarded seven prizes including Best Film at the 22nd edition of the Czech Lions Awards. The ceremony took place in Prague on 21 February 2015.

PRAGUE: Ivan Fíla, a Czech-born director partly based in Germany, is preparing his third feature film, The Day of Happiness.

PRAGUE: In 2014, Czech films maintained an enviable position on the Czech distribution market. There were 32 Czech feature films and 23 documentaries released in 2014 and seven Czech films were in the top 20 releases.

PRAGUE: Petr Václav’s The Way Out/Cesta ven won four awards, including Best Feature Film, at the 5th edition of the Czech Critics´ Awards organized by the Czech Critics Association.

PRAGUE: Blanik Office, a series made for the internet and streamed online has become such a success in the Czech Republic that a third season is expected soon.

PRAGUE: Andrea Sedláčkova’s Fair Play received 15 nominations for the 22nd Czech Lions awards. The ceremony will take place in Prague on 21 February.

PRAGUE: After 14 years in preparation, Filip Renč’s highly anticipated Lída Baarová about the famous Czech actress and her relationship with Joseph Goebbels, will start shooting in March 2015. Slovak actress Tatiana Pauhofová (Burning Bush, HBO Europe, Nutprodukce) will play the main character.

PRAGUE: Fourteen films are competing in eight categories at the 5th edition of the CzechCritics´ Awards organized by the Czech Critics Association.