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JIHLAVA: The new Vysocina Film Office, the latest addition to a growing list of film commissions and film funds in the Czech Republic, used the platform of the Jihlava IDFF…
JIHLAVA: Czech documentary filmmakers are participating in international coproductions and taking on international topics and settings in increasing numbers. A clear example of this can be seen in the Czech…
JIHLAVA: Increasingly detailed credits for archival materials in documentary films are getting a push from institutions such as the Czech National Film Archives, as detailed in a presentation on the…
JIHLAVA: Seven documentaries with Balkan stories were presented at the Balkan Documentary Center’s pitching platform at the 22nd Jihlava IDFF, running through 30 October 2018 as part of the BDC…
PRAGUE: Irena Pavlásková is shooting The Prague Orgy, based on the novel by the famous American writer Philip Roth, who died earlier this year. The project with international cast is…
This month we speak with film producer Jan Macola, the owner of Kino Pilotu from Prague’s popular neighbourhood Vrsovice. The cinema was reopened by Jan Macola in the spring of…
PRAGUE: Gabor Krigler, Creative Executive of HBO Europe, will be Head of Studies at the 2019 edition of MIDPOINT TV Launch for the international script development programme MIDPOINT.
Tomáš Tožička has been tapped as director of the Institute of Documentary Film.
PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has announced its support for minority coproductions in the October 2018 round of grants. The total amount of the allocation for this call was 769,230…
PRAGUE: Anna Herza Tydlitátová from Telekinetic is representing the Czech Republic at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Herza Tydlitátová about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in…
PRAGUE: Czech writer/director Stepan Altrichter is currently shooting the Czech/German coproduction National Street in Prague. The film is produced by Pavel Strnad and Petr Oukropec for Negativ.
This year, 21 films will compete for the Silver Eye Award for the best documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe at the Ji.hlava IDFF.
JIHLAVA: Austria has an especially strong presence in the competition of Central European films, Between the Seas, at the 22nd Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 25 – 30…
PRAGUE: The Czech comedy/fantasy What Men Long For / Po čem muži touží by Rudolf Havlik held on to its first place spot for a second week, taking in 33…
The Institute of Documentary Film interviews one of the leading Czech documentary directors, HelenaTrestikova.
The documentary King Skate has had its Czech premiere recently and the European premiere will take place later this year. Here is an interview with the director, Simon Safranek.
Mike Bonanno (half of The Yes Men duo), Vitaly Mansky and Sean McAllister are among the tutors of the 2nd workshop of Ex Oriente Film 2018/2019, entitled Inside the Production,…
PRAGUE: Winter Flies by Olmo Omerzu has been voted by the members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) as Czech Republic’s official entry for the US Academy Awards…
Starting from September 2018 Zdeněk Blaha is the new manager of the East Doc Platform and he also remains the manager of another event organised by the Institute of Documentary…
PRAGUE: Michael Caine has joined the cast of Petr Jákl’s biopic Medieval, starring Ben Foster as Bohemia’s greatest warrior Jan Žižka of Trocnov. The film is coproduced by British-born Hollywood…

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