Finale fest picks nine Czech competition films

The Finale festival of Czech films (www.filmfestfinale.cz) opens April 18 in Plzen, with nine new Czech feature films in the main competition.
15-04-2010

PRODUCTON: Leaving prepares for June filming

Former Czech president and renowned playwright Vaclav Havel announced he will begin shooting his film directing debut, Leaving (based on his stage play) in June.
12-04-2010

FESTIVALS: Zlin festival marks 50th anniversary

One of the oldest film festival events in Europe and the largest celebration of films for the youth and young adult market, Film Festival Zlin (www.zlinfest.cz) marks a milestone 50th…
08-04-2010

PRODUCTION: Strach goes into production with two films

Czech director Jiří Strach will shoot two movies based on novels by best-selling Czech author Miloš Urban, coproduction company Czech television (www.ceskatelevize.cz) announced.
31-03-2010

PRODUCTION: Lidice plans June shoot

Lidice, a Czech-Polish war drama from director Alice Nellis, will begin shooting in June, producer Adam Dvořák, head of production/distribution company Bioscop (www.bioscop.cz), announced.
28-03-2010

PRODUCTION: Animated Čtyřlístek begins shooting

The well-loved Czech comic book series Čtyřlístek (The Four-Leaf Clover, refering to four life-long friends ) will be adapted into a full lenght animated film combining classic animation with 3D.
25-03-2010

PRODUCTION: Jan Svěrák´s Kuky goes to post-production

Kuky Returns (Kuky se vrací), a feature film by Oscar winner Jan Svěrák combining live action and puppet animation is in post-production prior to its May 20 release.
22-03-2010

Forgotten Transports travels to New York

The awarded four-part feature documentary series Forgotten Transports by Lukas Pribyl will be the centerpiece of the Legacy of Shoah Film Festival, March 27-28 in New York City.
22-03-2010

Poland, Czechs take home One World awards

Poland's Pawel Łoziński was awarded Best Director for his documentary Chemo at the One World film festival held in Prague.
21-03-2010

FNE at the Czech Lions 2010: Winners

PRAGUE: Marek Najbrt's Protektor was the clear favourite at this year's Czech Lions (6 March) picking up the prize for both best film and best director well as prizes for…
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PRODUCTION: Kajínek release postponed

The world release of one of the anticipated Czech criminal thriller Kajínek, based on a true criminal case of the murderer Jiří Kajínek, is postponed to August 5, producer and…
03-03-2010

PRODUCTION: Veiwegh's Novel for Men begins filming

A Novel for Men based on the latest novel from Czech bestselling author Michal Viewegh begins shooting on March 12, producer Rudolf Biermann from Infilm (www.infilm.cz) announced.
02-03-2010

Anifest moves to Teplice

After eight years in the South Bohemian spa town of Trebon, the young festival of animated films AniFest is moving operations to Teplice.
14-02-2010

FNE Visegrad Focus: Foreign productions in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has seen big budget foreign productions mostly dry up in 2009 following a long decline. In 2003, Hollywood and European filmmakers spent more than 5 bilion crowns…
12-02-2010

FNE VISEGRAD FORUM: Czech film production and releases

Domestic films, particularly comedies, continued to outperform Hollywood at the box office in 2009.
12-02-2010

glowna

FNE Visegrad Country Focus: Czech Republic 2009 As 2009 draws to a close the Czech film industry is poised for a "make or break" new film law that if approved…
12-02-2010

EFP Shooting Star Kryštof Hádek

With his an innocent boy looks, Czech actor Kryštof Hádek could play build a comfortable career playing only teenage idols.
10-02-2010

FNE Interview with Pavel Strand Former Chairman of Czech Audiovisual Prodcuers Association

FNE spoke with Pavel Strnad, chairman of the Czech Audiovisual Producers' Association about the current state of the Czech film industry
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Czechs announce first appearance at Clermont-Ferrand

The Czech Film Center is set to represent the Czech Republic at the Clermont-Ferrand market for short films (Feb 1-6) for the first time, and will have two shorts in…
31-01-2010

Czech Center to Issue DVD of shorts

The Czech Film Center will release Czech Short Films Vol. 1, a selection of 12 short films by students the FAMU and Zlín Film Schools, at end of January.
28-01-2010