PRAGUE: The State Cinematography Fund - Czech Republic announced development grants for feature films. The fund will distribute 333,000 EUR / 9 m CZK.
PILSEN: Twelve Czech and Slovak films will vie in the main competition for feature and long animated films of the 30th edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival, which will take place in Pilsen from 20 to 26 April 2017.
PRAGUE: Docudrama 10 Days in April / Luther in Worms /10 Tage im April – Luther in Worms is currently shooting on Czech locations, mainly in the historic city of Telč, that stands in for the German town of Worms. The projects is a German/Czech coproduction.
PRAGUE: Oddsockeaters / Lichožrouti by Galina Miklínová , the most attended animated film in Czech cinemas, heads to distribution in Poland, South Korea, China and the United Arab Emirates. Distribution in English speaking territories is currently under negotiation, as producer Ondrej Trojan told the Czech press.
PRAGUE: Director/scriptwriter/producer Václav Marhoul starts shooting The Painted Bird in Volyn, Ukraine on 23 March 2017. The film is adapting Jerzy Kosiński’s bestseller and is a coproduction between the Czech Republic, the Ukraine, Slovakia and Poland. The film stars Czech 9-year-old Petr Kotlár alongside Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier and Harvey Keitel.
PRAGUE: The Czech Film Center together with the Czech Film Commission became part of the State Cinematography Fund, an institution that plays a key role in shaping the filmmaking environment in the Czech Republic.
PRAGUE: Director/producer Štěpán Altrichter develops a dark psycho thriller entitled Runner, taking over some of the motifs of the classical 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner by Ridley Scott. The film will be another German/Czech coproduction after Altrichter’s debut feature Schmitke (2014).
PRAGUE: A Prominent Patient / Masaryk by Julius Ševčík became the absolute favourite at the 24th Czech Film and Television Academy Awards, winning 12 Czech Lions. I, Olga Hepnarová directed by Tomáš Weinreb and Petr Kazda received two awards.
PRAGUE: The drama The Catcher Was A Spy with Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels started shooting in Prague this week. The film produced by Animus Films, PalmStar Media, Serena Films and Windy Hill Pictures is directed by Ben Lewin and written by Robert Rodat, based on the book by Nicholas Dawidoff.
PRAGUE: One of the first foreign productions shooting on Czech locations this year has been The Aftermath, a US/UK film starring Kiera Knightley, Jason Clark, Alexander Skarsgard and Slovak born actress Caudia Vasekova.
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