Production: Danish Czech 1864 Preps in Prague

PRAGUE: Preproduction on the TV series and feature film historical epic drama 1864 is underway in Prague for an April 2013 start of filming.
13-02-2013

FNE at Berlinale 2013: Czech films at film festivals and markets

Information Courtesy of Czech Film Centre BERLIN: The Czech Film Center will once again be representing the Czech film industry at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, which will take…
10-02-2013

FESTIVALS: Febiofest Fetes 20th Anniversary

PRAGUE: Geraldine Chaplin will be the star attraction at the 20th edition of Febiofest running 14-22 March 2013 in Prague and touring 12 cities in the Czech Republic through 12…
08-02-2013

FNE IDF DocBloc: Doc Launch Select Seven Films

Seven CEE film projects will be presented at Doc Launch taking place in 6-8 March 2013 in Prague
08-02-2013

Czech Channel Five Ceases Broadcasts

PRAGUE: The private Czech television channel, Pet (Five), ended broadcasts in early February 2013, after less than four months on air.
06-02-2013

Czech Jeseniky to Hosts Two Czech Debuts

PRAGUE: Two debuting Czech filmmakers will shoot in the rural northwestern region of Jeseniky, with assistance from the newly launched Jeseniky Film Office.
05-02-2013

Ondricek, Hrebejk, and Slama Garner Czech Lion Nominations

PRAGUE: Four Suns directed by Bohodan Slama (www.negativ.cz) topped the nominations for the Czech Lion Awards, with 12 nominations, one in each of the categories for which it was eligible.
04-02-2013

Czechs Release Short Film Collection

PRAGUE: The fourth annual DVD edition of Czech shorts, Czech Short Films Vol. 4, 2013, was premiered in Prague on 30 January 2013.
01-02-2013

In the Shadow Dominates Czech Critics Awards

PRAGUE: David Ondříček’s impressive and moving historical drama set in the dark Stalinist days of the early 1950’s In the Shadow took five awards at the third annual Czech Film…
28-01-2013

Czechs and Balances in March Film Lineup

PRAGUE: Following a quiet January and February, Czech film releases will dominate the March 2013 cinema schedules, with at least seven films, including a trio of potential crowd-pleasers, opening over…
25-01-2013

HBO Europe Premieres Jan Palach Film

PRAGUE: HBO Europe will roll out the premiere of the TV film Burning Bush, the story of Jan Palach directed by Agnieszka Holland, in 15 countries across Europe beginning 27…
22-01-2013

Tax Rebate Brings Filmmakers Back to Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Five large international productions are moving forward with filming in the Czech Republic due to the continuation of the films incentives programme (FISP). The projects applied to the programme…
21-01-2013

Czechs Move Forward with Tax Incentives Programme While Awaiting Ratification

PRAGUE: Films which have applied for tax incentives under the Czech Film Industry Support Program (FISP) have until 18 January 2013 to record their applications at the Ministry of Culture…
16-01-2013

New Czech Film Law Awaits EU Approval

PRAGUE: The long-awaited Czech Film Law, which was adopted by the Czech Parliament on its second vote after overriding a veto by Czech President Vaclav Klaus, is waiting for ratification…
11-01-2013

Obituary: Jirina Jiraskova

PRAGUE: Czech film, TV and stage actress Jiřina Jirásková died 7 January 2013 at age 81.
09-01-2013

In the Shadow, Four Suns Lead Czech Critics Nominations

PRAGUE: David Ondříček’s 1950’s drama Ve Stinu (In the Shadow) and Bohdan Sláma’s contemporary dark comedy Čtyři slunce (Four Suns) dominated the nominations for the Czech Film Critics Awards, which…
08-01-2013

Czech Parliament Overrides Klaus Veto to Approve New Film Law

PRAGUE: The Czech film industry is celebrating as the long awaited new film law was passed this week by the Czech parliament.
14-12-2012

Czech parliament to vote on vetoed Cinema Law and 2013 budget for tax incentives

PRAGUE: Czech Ministry of Culture confirmed today that the parliamentary vote about the new Law redefining support for audiovisual production and cinematography postponed from 4 December will take place 18…
13-12-2012

Hrebejk Film Day for Date Release Delivers Limited Results

PRAGUE: The simultaneous theatrical and VOD release of Jan Hrebejk's Waste, City and Death, an adaptation of a Rainer Werner Fassbinder script and stage play in Prague has brought in…
05-12-2012

First Czech Audiovisual Cluster Planned for Zlin

ZLIN: Tomas Bata University (www.utb.cz) officials have announced that this Moravian city, with its strong film industry tradition, will host the initiative CreaClust to connect art and business in the…
05-12-2012