PRAGUE: The Czech film Fund distributed 354,261EUR / 9 m CZK for the development of 14 feature film projects. New projects by Martin Šulík, Olmo Omerzu and Juraj Herz are among the winners.
PRAGUE: Czech production company Marlene Film leads the Czech/Irish/Slovak/German co-production project titled Charlatan / Šarlatán, to be directed by Agnieszka Holland.
PRAGUE: The shooting on Kasper Torsting’s period drama In War and Love / I Krig & Kærlighed (working title) took place on Czech locations from 4 to 11 February 2018. The crew will now move to Germany and Denmark.
PRAGUE: Czech cinema had a good year in 2017, with international success of both feature films and documentaries, a film fund effectively supporting the development and production of numerous quality films, a growing number of coproductions, returning international film crews shooting on Czech locations and excellent box office results.
PRAGUE: The Czech satirical film President Blanik / Prezident Blaník directed by Marek Najbrt topped the weekend admissions chart with 63,630 admissions and 357,718 EUR / almost 9 m CZK gross. The film released by Falcon on 1 February 2018 was shot during the presidential campaign in the Czech Republic and many scenes are from real presidential debates.
PRAGUE: The FAMU in Prague plans to introduce a new department specialised in video games design, as the Czech Republic is today one of the major video games developers.
PRAGUE: Filthy / Špína directed by Tereza Nvotová was awarded Best Film and the Innogy Award for the Discovery of the Year at the Czech Critics´Awards 2017, while Little Crusader directed by Václav Kadrnka was awarded for Best Director. The ceremony took place on 27 January 2018.
PRAGUE: The new historical drama Britannia, currently available on Sky Atlantic and Amazon, was largely filmed in and around Prague, using the Czech Republic as a stand-in for Britain of the 1st Century A.D. The series received one the highest film incentives in the Czech Republic, 6.2 m EUR / 167.3 m CZK.
PRAGUE: Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda, authors of the critically acclaimed I, Olga Hepnarova, are developing the love story Nobody Likes Me / Nikdo mě nemá rád. This Czech/French coproduction was selected for the upcoming Berlinale Co-production Market 2018.
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