PRAGUE: One of the most productive Czech screenwriters, Petr Kolečko, is the author of the new summer comedy Bajkeři / Bikers, which started shooting at the end of May. The shooting will continue the whole month of June mostly at locations in Telč and the so-called Czech Canada.
PRAGUE: Devil's Mistress (Lída Baarová) by Filip Renč has become the first Czech film to be added to the online film platform Netflix.
PRAGUE: Internationally acclaimed Czech animator Michaela Pavlátová is preparing a new feature length animated film titled My Sunny Maad.
PRAGUE: The Prague Film Fund, which was established in 2016 to support the positive presentation of the Czech capital abroad through film and television production, announced its first call on its new website http://praguefilmfund.eu/en/call-for-applications/. The call is open until 31 May 2017, with the total allocated amount of 340,651 EUR / 9m CZK.
PRAGUE: Pavla Janoušková Kubečková (born 1985), who represents the Czech Republic at European Film Promotions’s Producers on the Move, studied Journalism and Media Studies at the Charles University and Film Production at FAMU. In 2009 she co-founded the nutprodukce production company and became an independent producer.
PLZEN: The Czech/French coproduction We Are Never Alone / Nikdy nejsme sami directed by Petr Václav screened in competition at the 30th Finale Plzen.
PLZEN: Jan Nemec’s final film, the Czech/Slovak/French coproduction Wolf From the Royal Vineyard Street / Vlk z Královských Vinohrad, was screened in the Czech national competition at the 30th Finale Plzen.
PLZEN: The Slovak/Czech coproduction The Teacher / Učitelka, written by Petr Jarchovský and directed by Jan Hřebejk, which premiered at this year´s Karlovy Vary IFF, screened in the main competition of the 30th Finale Plzen.
PRAGUE: Karel Vachek, the head of the documentary department at FAMU and one of the most original Czech filmmakers known for his experimental, enormously lengthy film essays, is shooting the decades-leaping documentary Communism.
PRAGUE: Petr Dvořák was re-elected the general director of public broadcaster Czech Television for a term of six years. The Czech Television Council, which considered a field of five candidates in the second round, made the decision on 26 April 2017.
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