FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF: Cristi Puiu Named Opus Bonum Juror

JIHLAVA: Romanian director Cristi Puiu takes up the mantel of the sole juror for the international documentary competition Opus Bonum at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs…

PRODUCTION: Ambitious 10 Million Dollar Project The Meaning and Mystery of Life in Postproduction

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer/producer Petr Vachler is in postproduction with The Meaning and Mystery of Life, an ambitious project mixing narrative fiction, documentary and animation, and exploring the fundamental questions of…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF: Vote for Best Short Film Open

JIHLAVA: Online audiences will once again select the Best Short Film of the Ji.hlava IDFF, whose 23rd edition takes place 24-29 October 2019.

FNE at Jihlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producers Announced

JIHLAVA: The 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF (24-29 October 2019) has announced the 18 selected 2020 Emerging Producers, with half of the group coming from CEE territories. The event is the only…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Silver Eye Juries and Films

The 2019 Silver Eye juries and films have been announced.

The Painted Bird Sold to USA

PRAGUE: The Painted Bird directed by Václav Marhoul has been sold by CAA Media Finance and Celluloid Dreams to IFC Films in the USA.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Elevation

Take a closer look at the Ukrainian documentary project Elevation by Max Rudenko, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number of…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Documentary and Animated Film Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 469,759 EUR / 12m CZK for the production of eight documentaries and 1,409, 278 EUR / 36 m CZK for the production of…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Silver Eye Award 2019 International Juries Announced

For the 11th time the Institute of Documentary Film will give the Silver Eye Awards to the best documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe at the Ji.hlava IDFF (24-29 October…

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Czech Republic Selects The Painted Bird as Oscar Bid

PRAGUE: The Painted Bird directed by Václav Marhoul has been selected as Czech Republic’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…

Czech Film Daughter Wins Student Academy Award

PRAGUE: The Czech film Daughter directed by Daria Kashcheeva has received the Academy Award in the best animated film from international schools category. Daria Kashcheeva is a student of FAMU…

FNE AV Innovation: Artinii - Part II: Screenings Made Easy

A young Czech company, Artinii has come up with a new technology, that enables global film distribution online. In this series, we’ll explain how we do it. In the previous…

dok.incubator preview Showcases Eight New Docs

PRAGUE: The Nordisk Panorama FF, set to take place in Malmö from 19 to 24 September 2019, will once again host the dok.incubator preview, which will showcase eight long documentaries…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Celibacy

Take a closer look at the documentary project Celibacy / Celibát by Libuše Rudinská, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number…

Czech Television and TVP ABC Nominated for Cartoon Tributes Award

PRAGUE: The Czech Television and Polish TVP ABC are among the nominees for the Cartoon Tributes Award in the Broadcaster of the Year category. The Cartoon Tributes Awards will be…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Mária Rumanová (1989-2019)

On 2 September 2019 we were shaken by the tragic death of the exceptional filmmaker Mária Rumanová. She was only 30 years old and according to Slovak film critics she…

FNE at Venice 2019: Review: The Painted Bird

VENICE: Václav Marhoul is the first Czech director to score a place in the Venice competition lineup since Jiri Menzel’s The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin in…
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FNE/IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: How I Became a Partisan

Take a closer look at the documentary project How I Became a Partisan / Ako som sa stala partizánkou by Vera Lacková, which was selected for the 17th edition of…

Beta Cinema Picks Up Iranian/Czech Coproduction Son-Mother

PRAGUE: German sales agent Beta Cinema has picked up Mahnaz Mohammadi’s debut feature Son Mother / Pesar-Madar. This Iranian/Czech coproduction will have its world premiere in the Discovery section of…

PRODUCTION: Slávek Horák Shooting Havel Biopic Big Budget Havel Biopic

PRAGUE: Czech director Slávek Horák has started shooting a biopic Havel about the prominent Czech playwright/dissident/president Václav Havel. The project received one of the biggest production grants from the Czech…