FNE at KVIFF 2011: French films occupy important spot at Czech box office.

KARLOVY VARY: French films were the third most popular after USA and Czech productions at the Czech box office in 2010. French films accounted for 2.1% of the Czech box…
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FNE at KVIFF 2011: Lifetime achievement award for Dame Judi Dench

KARLOVY VARY: The 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com) opened with a lifetime achievement award for Dame Judi Dench at the opening ceremony 1 July 2011. The much awarded…
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Czechs to Fund 2012 Tax Incentives

PRAGUE: The Czech government will continue its support of film tax incentives through 2012, Czech Minister of Culture Jiri Besser told FNE.

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Nothing Against Nothing

Nothing Against Nothing directed by Petr Marek makes its world premiere in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival East of the West competition.

PRODUCTION: Destiny in development

The Czech Production company Central European Production and Locations (www.praguelocations.com) signed an coproduction agreement with the Chinese production company V.V .Hand Productions of Beijing to co-produce the action adventure film…

FNE IDF DocBlock: 46TH KVIFF Unveils Documentary Lineup

The Croatian documentary musical Marija's Own has made it into the East of the West competition at the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF (July 1 - 9, 2011). Two Polish, one…

FNE at KVIFF 2011: Competition Lineup

PRAGUE: The 46th Karlvoy Vary International Film Festival has announced its competition lineup. The festival (1-9 July 2011 http://www.kviff.com/) will screen a total of 179 feature films with 21 world…
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FNE at KVIFF: Passing the Crown

PRAGUE: The big question mark hanging over the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com), which takes place 1-9 June 2011 in the West Bohemian spa town, is what changes will new…

FNE at KVIFF: East of the West Competition

PRAGUE: Speaking at a press conference on 15 June 2011, incoming Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com) artistic director Karel Och reconfirmed the festival's importance as a gateway to films from Central…

Lidice Brings Audience Back to Serious Czech Films

PRAGUE: The Czech WWII drama Lidice scored 121,000 spectators in the first ten days since its premiere on 2 June 2011, improving the balance of local cinema attendance for the…

MIFF 2011 Competition: Leaving

Leaving (Odcházení), the highly anticipated film directing debut by former Czech president and world-wide respected playwright/philosopher Václav Havel, premiered on 9 March 2011. Although it received mixed reviews, mostly due…

New Czech Station Plans Launch

PRAGUE: Harmonie TV, a station aimed at viewers age 45 and up, is scheduled to begin broadcasting on 16 June 2011.

Janacek Resigns from Czech TV

Jiří Janeček the General Director of public broadcaster Czech TV (www.ceskatelevize.cz) announced that he will resign from his post at the end of August 2011, after eight years in the…

Czech Station Ends Broadcasts

Czech station TV Public, which was broadcast by satellite on UPC, ceased broadcasts as of 1 June 2011.

TV Barrandov Gets Cash Infusion

PRAGUE: TV Barrandov has received an additional 4 million euros investment, raising the total investment into the station to nearly CZK 900 million, or 36 million euros.

PRODUCTION: A Night Too Young Goes into Postproduction

PRAGUE: Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu wrapped the shoot on the Czech-Slovenian feature film A Night Too Young (Prilis mlada noc) in late May, and the film has now moved into…

Zelezny Acquitted in Czech Court

PRAGUE: In connection with one of the longest and most prominent international legal cases in the Czech Republic, Vladimir Zelezny, the former Director of Central European Media Enterprises' (CME, www.cetv-net.com)…

Czech Foreign Minister Leads Delegation to Hollywood

PRAGUE: Karel Schwarzenberg, the Czech Foreign Minister, is leading a delegation to Hollywood to promote the Czech film industry. He departs for the US on 27 May 2011 and will…

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Czech Republic

PRAGUE: The Czech television market has always been defined by one overriding characteristic: the loyalty of Czech audiences to original domestic production, especially long-running TV series cast with popular local…

PRODUCTION: DonT Stop Begins Production

PRAGUE: DonT Stop, a Czech-Slovak coproduction directed by Richard Řeřicha and produced by Evolution Films (www.evolutionfilms.cz), began a six week shoot on 7 May 2011. The 800,000 euro film is…