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.
PRAGUE: Ice Mother, Barefoot and Milada received the most nominations for the 25th annual Czech Lion awards, organised by the Czech Film and Television Academy. The winners will be announced on 10 March 2018.
PRAGUE: The Slovak/Czech drama Filthy / Špína directed by Tereza Nvotová got six nominations for the Czech Film Critics´Awards. The awards will be announced on 27 January 2018.
PRAGUE: Respected Czech director, documentarist and screenwriter Drahomíra Vihanová died on 10 December 2017 at the age of 87. She was one of the members of the Czech New Wave.
PRAGUE: German crime series Der Prag-Krimi is currently shooting in Prague. The series is produced by Schiwago Film GmbH for ARD and presents Prague as itself, similarly to the series Der Zurich-Krimi or Der Tel Aviv-Krimi. The series will be broadcast on ARD TV.
PRAGUE: The State Cinematography Fund distributed 2.6 m EUR / 66 m CZK for the production of eight feature films. The highest support of 531,287 EUR / 13.5 m CZK went to Kryštof directed by Zdeněk Jiráský and produced by Fulfilm.
PRAGUE: Oscar nominated director and producer Ondřej Trojan wrapped filming for his historical thriller Toman, which had 38 days of shooting spread across a year.
PRAGUE: The Czech State Cinematography Fund announced grants for two debut feature films. Only four films applied for the latest round of funding.
PRAGUE: Radim Procházka, one of two producers representing the Czech Republic at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF, is already recognised as a prominent Czech producer and director, a member of the European Film Academy and a mentor at the international department of FAMU.
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