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.
PRAGUE: Veronika Kührová, born in 1985, is one of two producers representing the Czech Republic at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF.
PRAGUE: The Czech State Cinematography Fund selected ten films from 31 applications to receive minority coproduction funding. A total of 769,971 EUR / 20m CZK was allocated for this call, which included feature films, documentaries and animation.
PRAGUE: The famous Czech actor Jan Tříska (80), who lived in Los Angeles for many years, died in Prague on 25 September after falling from the Charles Bridge on 23 September 2017.
PRAGUE: Jiří Vejdělek, the director of domestic hits Women in Temptation / Ženy v pokušení and Holiday Makers / Účastnící zájezdu (both produced by Infinity Prague) is currently shooting a new film Dad´s Volha / Tátova Volha with the same production company.
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