FESTIVALS: Jihlava IDFF Launches Producers Project

{mosimage}The Jihlava Doc Fest (www.dokument-festival.cz) is organizing the first Emerging Producers Project, taking place 25-28 October 2012, during the festival.

Frankenstein’s Army Shooting in Czech Republic

{mosimage}Dutch director/writer Richard Raaphorst has begun filming the horror movie Frankenstein's Army in the Czech Republic.

PRODUCTION: Vorel Shooting To the Woods

PRAGUE: Producer, screenwriter, DOP and director Tomas Vorel is in production with To the Woods/ Cesta do lesa , a romantic comedy celebrating the woods, water, and hillsides, and paying…

Depardieu Film Shooting in Czech Republic

Leading French production company EuropaCorp has begun filming The Man Who Laughs on locations in the Czech Republic.

FNE at Czech Lions 2012: Poupata dominates Czech Lions Awards

{mosimage}PRAGUE: Poupata (Flower Buds) directed by Zdenek Jirasky dominated the annual Czech Lions awards (3 March 2012) winning awards for Best Film and Best Director as well as picking up…

PRODUCTION: The Painted Bird in Development

PRAGUE: Czech producer/director Vaclav Marhoul is adapting the bestselling novelThe Painted Bird, by Polish-American authorJerzy Kosinski.

FNE at Czech Lions 2012: Vaclav Havel’s Leaving dominated nominations

{mosimage}PRAGUE: Vaclav Havel’s Leaving has dominated the nominations for the annual Czech Lions awards which will be held this Saturday 3 March 2012. The film was the first and only…
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Borgia Series Returns to Czech Republic

PRAGUE: The Borgia TV series is set to film its second, 12-part series in part on locations and in studios in the Czech Republic.

FAMU, Prague’s Acclaimed Film School, Now Accepting Applications

{mosimage}FAMU, Prague's national film academy and one of Europe's oldest and most famous film schools, has opened the application process for its English-language international programmes. FAMU (www.famu.cz), located in a…

Wide Release for Czech Animated Film

{mosimage}PRAGUE: The Czech animated film Fimfarum Third Time Lucky (www.maurfilm.com) is being released on 50 prints in France by distribution company Cinema Public Films. The film is the latest in…

Holland Plans Film on Czech Martyr

{mosimage}PRAGUE: Polish director Agnieszka Holland is preparing to direct a film on Jan Palach, who died of self-immolation during the Czechoslovak protests of 1969. The news was made public as…

PRODUCTION: Tomorrow Will Be Better in Postproduction

PRAGUE: Czech director Martin Privatsky is in postproduction with Tomorrow Will Be Better, a documentary about Libor Podmol, a struggling and fatherless Czech village boy who became the 2010 world…

Czech director Sverak looks to Africa

{mosimage}PRAGUE : Czech director Jan Sverak (www.sverak.cz ) is preparing a new project based on the Saul Bellows book Henderson the Rain King together with his long time production partner…
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Hanakova Leading Candidate for Czech Minister of Culture

PRAGUE: Alena Hanakova has been put forward for the vacant post of Czech Minister of Culture, following the resignation of Jiri Besser last week.

IDF Announces New Documentary Platform

PRAGUE: The Institute of Documentary Film (www.dokweb.net) will launch a new industry event, East Doc Platform, 5-11 March 2012 at the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (www.oneworld.cz) in…

FESTIVALS: Anifest Last Call for Submissions

The 11th edition of Anifest (26 April - 1 May 2012, www.anifest.cz) is accepting film submissions through 20 December 2011. Films produced after 1 January 2010 are eligible to apply.

Czech Culture Minister Resigns

PRAGUE: Jiri Besser, the Czech Minister of Culture, resigned from office on 8 December 2012. The prime minister accepted his resignation.

PRODUCTION: Four Suns in Postproduction

PRAGUE: Czech director and screenwriter Bohdan Slama is in the final stages of postproduction with the drama Four Suns, which is expected to be completed in early 2012 for a…

OBITUARY: Zdenek Miler, Czech Animator

{mosimage}PRAGUE: Czech animator Zdenek Miler, who created the most beloved Czech cartoon character the Little Mole (Krtek), has died at the age of 90. Miler was born in Kladno and…

FAMU Fest Hosts New Media Forums

PRAGUE: The annual FAMU film festival of films from the Czech FAMU (www.famu.cz) film school students attracted a large international audience for its forums on new technologies and new media…