FNE IDF DocBloc: Summer with KineDok

Institute of Documentary Film's KineDok screens at untraditional venues not only in the Czech Republic, but also in six other European countries.

Czech and Polish Films Among 2019 Student Academy Awards Finalists

PRAGUE: One Czech animated film and one Polish documentary are among the 2019 Student Academy Awards finalists. The winners of the student Oscars will be announced in Los Angeles on…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Comfortable Century

Take a closer look at the documentary project Comfortable Century / Pohodlné století (Czech Republic) by Jaroslav Kratochvíl, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out…

FNE AV Innovation: Artinii - It’s All About Communities

A young Czech company, Artinii, has come up with a new technology that enables global film distribution. In this series we’ll explain how we do it. Today we’ll share more…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supports Eight Feature Film Projects

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund distributed 2,505,383 EUR / 64 m CZK to eight feature film projects. Tomáš Mašín, Tereza Nvotová and Beata Parkanová are among the winners announced on…

PRODUCTION: Jan Prušinovský Starts Shooting Czech/Slovak Coproduction Mistakes

PRAGUE: Jan Prušinovský, also known for his successful TV comedy series, has just started shooting his new feature film, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Mistakes / Chyby, in the Czech town of…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: A Man Sings After the War

Take a closer look at the documentary project A Man Sings After the War / Čovek peva posle rata by Ana Otašević, which was selected for the 17th edition of…

FNE/IDF DocBloc: East Silver Caravan Titles at Festivals

East Silver Caravan titles My Unknown Soldier (by Anna Kryvenko), Home Games (by Alisa Kovalenko), How Big Is the Galaxy? (by Ksenia Elyan), My Father Is My Mother's Brother (by…

PRODUCTION: Czech / Latvian Coproduction The Pack Started Shooting

ZLIN: Highly anticipated teen drama Smečka / The Pack, directed by first time Czech director Tomáš Polenský, started shooting in Zlín on 24 July 2019. The film is set in…

FNE/IDF DocBloc: Last Chance to Submit Your Rough Cut to East Silver 2019

Submit your rough cut to the largest internationally recognised database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. The market takes place during the 23rd Ji.hlava…

PRODUCTION: Czech Director Petr Zahrádka Starts Shooting New Comedy in Prague

PRAGUE: Petr Zahrádka, mostly known as a TV series director, started shooting his feature comedy Chlap na střídačku (no English title available) this week. The popular cast, promising a new…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Director Artemio Benki: "I Like Strong, Personal Stories that Are a Bit Extreme"

Click HERE for an interview with the French-born Czech filmmaker Artemio Benki about his documentary Solo.

PRODUCTION: German Film Lassie Come Home Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: A German production based on an adaptation of Lassie Come Home of the well-known English novel by Eric Knight is currently shooting in the Czech Šumava Mountains. Czech Mia…

PRODUCTION: First Swiss / Czech Coproduction Lost in Paradise Shoots in Prague

PRAGUE: The first Swiss / Czech feature film coproduction ever Lost in Paradise / Ztraceni v ráji directed by Fiona Ziegler is shooting in Prague and Bern from 3 July…

Czech Restored Classic Ecstasy Selected for the Pre-opening Event of the 76th Venice IFF

PRAGUE: A new digital copy in 4K of the Czech film Ecstasy / Extase directed by Gustav Machatý and starring Hedy Kiesler (Hedy Lamarr) will be screened at the Pre-opening…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Czech Documentary Filmmaker Helena Třeštíková

A look back at the long and impressive career of the Czech documentary filmmaker Helena Třeštíková.

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Industry Days: Docs in Progress

KARLOVY VARY: Five CEE films were among the eight projects presented in Karlovy Vary IFF's Industry Days programme. They represent an impressive array of documentary talents from Romania, Poland, Latvia…

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: A Sensitive Man

KARLOVY VARY: Masterfilm is producing the black comedy A Sensitive Man, the feature debut of writer/director Tomas Klein. The Czech film is planned as a coproduction with Slovakia’s Punchart Films…

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Traces

KARLOVY VARY: The Croatian company Kinorama is in late development with writer/director Dubravka Turic’s debut feature film Traces. The project was presented by the director and by producer Ira Cecic…

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Rattlesnakes

KARLOVY VARY: Serbia’s Biberche Productions presented director Nikola Ljuca’s second film project Rattlesnakes during the Karlovy Vary IFF 2019 Industry Days. The drama is planned as a coproduction with Croatia…