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.
22-03-2012

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.
15-03-2012

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…
08-03-2012

Depardieu Film Shooting in Czech Republic

Leading French production company EuropaCorp has begun filming The Man Who Laughs on locations in the Czech Republic.
08-03-2012

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…
04-03-2012

PRODUCTION: The Painted Bird in Development

PRAGUE: Czech producer/director Vaclav Marhoul is adapting the bestselling novelThe Painted Bird, by Polish-American authorJerzy Kosinski.
29-02-2012

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.
15-02-2012

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…
10-02-2012

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…
18-01-2012

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…
18-01-2012

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…
11-01-2012

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.
14-12-2011

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…
14-12-2011

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.
13-12-2011

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.
08-12-2011

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…
07-12-2011

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…
30-11-2011

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…
27-11-2011