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.

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…

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…

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

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.

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.

Ondricek, Hrebejk, and Slama Garner Czech Lion Nominations

PRAGUE: Four Suns directed by Bohodan Slama ( topped the nominations for the Czech Lion Awards, with 12 nominations, one in each of the categories for which it was eligible.

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Obituary: Jirina Jiraskova

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

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…

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.

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…

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…

First Czech Audiovisual Cluster Planned for Zlin

ZLIN: Tomas Bata University ( 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…