FNE at KVIFF 2019: Kozole, Skop and Grozeva/Valchanov Compete at Karlovy Vary

PRAGUE: Three CEE films representing seven CEE countries will have their world premieres in the main competition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, running 28 June – 6 July 2019. The…

FNE at Zlin IFF: Kids Film Industry Meets in Zlin

ZLIN: Film professionals concentrating of the field of children’s films will find a four-day industry section as part of the Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, which runs 24 May…

FNE at Zlin IFF: The Question Thief Competes at Zlin

ZLIN: Characters from the Czech TV:D programme TVMiniUni appear alongside the Czech film star Pavel Liska in The Question Thief, screening in the main competition of films for children at…

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Silver Deadline

CEE Filmmakers have until 31 May 2019 to submit their films to the 2019 edition of East Silver Market.

Women on the Run Becomes Highest Grossing Czech Film

PRAGUE: The Czech comedy Women on the Run / Zeny v behu by Martin Horsky has become the highest grossing domestic film in Czech box office history, drawing in over…

Film Europe Opens Cinema Filmhub Edison in Prague

PRAGUE: The new EDISON creative film centre will start operating in Prague on 1 June. The EDISON Filmhub is an initiative of the distribution and exhibition company Film Europe.

FNE at Zlin IFF: The Scent of Oranges Premieres in Zlin Competition

ZLIN: The Scent of Oranges, a coming-of-age story directed by Ivan Pokorny, competes in the Films for Youth category at the 59th Zlin IFF for Children and Youth, which runs…

Respectable Opening in Czech Republic for Peter Bebjak's The Rift

PRAGUE: The Slovak film The Rift / Trhlina by Slovak box office champ Peter Bebjak opened in the fourth place in the Czech Republic, following its impressive 1.6 m EUR…

FNE at Cannes 2019: Czech Cinema in Cannes

At the 72th Cannes International Film Festival and Marché du Film, The Czech Film Fund and its division the Czech Film Center will represent Czech Cinema. Czech-French-Argentinian-Austrian documentary Solo will…

FNE at Zlin IFF: My Grandpa is an Alien Competes at Zlin

ZLIN: The children's film My Grandpa is an Alien by Drazen Zarkovic and Marina Andree Skop is one of two films competing for the grand prize in the section of…

Czech Minister of Culture to Resign

PRAGUE: The Czech Minister of Culture Antonin Stanek announced on 15 May 2019 that he will resign after less than one year in his post. His resignation will be effective…

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Doc Platform Sets 2020 Dates

The 9th East Doc Platform will be held 7 - 13 March 2020.
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FNE at CEE Animation Forum: Funding and Coproductions on the Rise for Animation Films

TREBON: Animation is still the often-neglected stepchild of film funding, but some bright spots –including the development of animated coproductions – are showing signs of promise. The CEE Animation Forum,…

PRODUCTION: Polish Kids Feature The Guardian of Legends in Development

TREBON: Polish production house Badi Badi builds on the international success of their previous projects with The Guardian of Legends, which was pitched at the CEE Animation Forum, taking place…

FNE at Anifilm: The Wolf House Wins Top Animated Film Prize

TREBON: The Anifilm festival of animated films, which concluded on 12 May 2019, gave its feature film award to the Chilean film The Wolf House directed by Christobal Leon and…

FNE at CEE Animation Forum: The Reality of Animation Film Distribution

TREBON: Two French heavy hitters addressed participants at the CEE Animation Forum (6-8 May 2018) about the hard facts of selling animated films from CEE territories to international distributors. It’s…

PRODUCTION: Babu in the Night City Has First Pitch at CEE Animation Forum

TREBON: Producer Radim Prochazka of Produkce Radim Prochazka and writer/director Petr Vodicka introduced their stop animation children’s film Babu in the Night City at the CEE Animation Forum, taking place…

FNE at CEE Animation Forum: Equal Time for Shorts

TREBON: Short films are a large part of the film industry in CEE territories, thanks in part to smaller national funding budgets. Likewise, animated films hold an equally important place…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Another Chance

Eva Tomanova documents the life of a swindler in the Czech documentary Another Chance.

FNE at CEE Animation Forum: France, Hungary and Latvia Win Top Awards

TREBON: An overflow crowd turned out for the awards ceremony of the newly re-named and expanded CEE Animation Forum, which concluded on 8 May 2019. Awards were handed out in…