GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Documentary and Animated Film Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 469,759 EUR / 12m CZK for the production of eight documentaries and 1,409, 278 EUR / 36 m CZK for the production of…
24-09-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Silver Eye Award 2019 International Juries Announced

For the 11th time the Institute of Documentary Film will give the Silver Eye Awards to the best documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe at the Ji.hlava IDFF (24-29 October…
20-09-2019

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Czech Republic Selects The Painted Bird as Oscar Bid

PRAGUE: The Painted Bird directed by Václav Marhoul has been selected as Czech Republic’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…
17-09-2019

Czech Film Daughter Wins Student Academy Award

PRAGUE: The Czech film Daughter directed by Daria Kashcheeva has received the Academy Award in the best animated film from international schools category. Daria Kashcheeva is a student of FAMU…
16-09-2019

FNE AV Innovation: Artinii - Part II: Screenings Made Easy

A young Czech company, Artinii has come up with a new technology, that enables global film distribution online. In this series, we’ll explain how we do it. In the previous…
16-09-2019

dok.incubator preview Showcases Eight New Docs

PRAGUE: The Nordisk Panorama FF, set to take place in Malmö from 19 to 24 September 2019, will once again host the dok.incubator preview, which will showcase eight long documentaries…
13-09-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Celibacy

Take a closer look at the documentary project Celibacy / Celibát by Libuše Rudinská, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number…
13-09-2019

Czech Television and TVP ABC Nominated for Cartoon Tributes Award

PRAGUE: The Czech Television and Polish TVP ABC are among the nominees for the Cartoon Tributes Award in the Broadcaster of the Year category. The Cartoon Tributes Awards will be…
12-09-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Mária Rumanová (1989-2019)

On 2 September 2019 we were shaken by the tragic death of the exceptional filmmaker Mária Rumanová. She was only 30 years old and according to Slovak film critics she…
06-09-2019

FNE at Venice 2019: Review: The Painted Bird

VENICE: Václav Marhoul is the first Czech director to score a place in the Venice competition lineup since Jiri Menzel’s The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin in…
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FNE/IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: How I Became a Partisan

Take a closer look at the documentary project How I Became a Partisan / Ako som sa stala partizánkou by Vera Lacková, which was selected for the 17th edition of…
30-08-2019

Beta Cinema Picks Up Iranian/Czech Coproduction Son-Mother

PRAGUE: German sales agent Beta Cinema has picked up Mahnaz Mohammadi’s debut feature Son Mother / Pesar-Madar. This Iranian/Czech coproduction will have its world premiere in the Discovery section of…
29-08-2019

PRODUCTION: Slávek Horák Shooting Havel Biopic Big Budget Havel Biopic

PRAGUE: Czech director Slávek Horák has started shooting a biopic Havel about the prominent Czech playwright/dissident/president Václav Havel. The project received one of the biggest production grants from the Czech…
28-08-2019

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.
23-08-2019

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…
19-08-2019

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…
16-08-2019

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…
14-08-2019

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…
12-08-2019

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…
09-08-2019

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…
09-08-2019