The Owners Tops 2020 Czech Lion Nominations

PRAGUE: The Owners / Vlastníci by Jiří Havelka tops the 27th Czech Lion nods with 12 nominations, followed by The Painted Bird / Nabarvené ptáče by Václav Marhoul with 11…
20-01-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Too Close

Take a closer look at the Romanian documentary Too Close / Apropierea directed by Botond Püsök, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a…
17-01-2020

OBITUARY: Czech Director Ivan Passer

PRAGUE: Acclaimed Czech director and screenwriter Ivan Passer has passed away at age 86. A leading figure of the Czech New Wave, he escaped from what was then Czechoslovakia to…
13-01-2020

dok.incubator Launches Call for Applications

PRAGUE: Filmmakers are welcome to apply to dok.incubator, the international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with their late-stage documentary projects. The deadline for applications is 29 January 2020.
10-01-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Doc Platform 2020 Announces Selected Projects

Here are the projects selected for the 9th edition of East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution market for Central and Eastern European documentaries, which will take place…
10-01-2020

The Painted Bird Sold to Canada

PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction The Painted Bird by Václav Marhoul has been sold by Celluloid Dreams to the Canadian distributor Northern Banner Releasing. The Painted Bird is shortlisted by the…
07-01-2020

PRODUCTION: Juraj Jakubisko in Postproduction with Perinbaba and the Two Worlds: Watch the Trailer

PRAGUE: Juraj Jakubisko is currently in postproduction with his new magical family fantasy Perinbaba and the Two Worlds, after more than two years of complicated production. The Czech/Slovak coproduction will…
13-12-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2010: Goodbye Beautiful

Take a closer look at the Serbian documentary project Goodbye Beautiful, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number of 107 submitted…
13-12-2019

dok.incubator Call For Ambitious Long Docs in Rough Cut Stage

PRAGUE: Editors, directors and producers of ambitious documentaries in rough cut stage are invited to apply to the six-month long workshop dok.incubator till 29 January 2020.
11-12-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Nord Express

Take a closer look at the Latvian/Estonian documentary project Nord Express, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number of 107 submitted…
06-12-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Double Win for East Silver Caravan Doc

The Russian doc How Big is the Galaxy has picked up awards in Italy and France.
29-11-2019

CEE Animation Forum 2020 Opens Call for Animation Projects

LIBEREC: The CEE Animation Forum, which takes place 5 – 8 May 2020, is accepting applications for animation projects through 10 January.
27-11-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: IDF at IDFA

Twelve East Silver Films will be promoted at IDFA.
22-11-2019

Czech Republic Approves Additional Funding for Film Incentives

PRAGUE: The Czech government approved 500 m CZK / 19.5 m EUR in additional funding for production incentives. The increase brings the total amount of funding in 2019 to 1.3…
20-11-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Top Ten East Silver Market Films

JIHLAVA: Poland proved popular with viewers at the East Silver Market in Jihlava.
15-11-2019

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month, Kino Metro 70, Prostějov, Czech Republic

This month we speak with Barbora Kucsa Prágerová, the manager and programmer of Kino Metro 70 in Prostějov, Czech Republic.
13-11-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Applications Due for East Doc Platform

Today, 8 November 2019, is the last day to apply for East Doc Platform.
08-11-2019

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Romania Takes Between the Seas Best Film Award

JIHLAVA: The 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which concludes on 29 October 2019, handed out a plethora of prizes at its award ceremony on 28 October. Romanian documentary Teach directed by Alex…
29-10-2019

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Jihlava Confronts Festival Coverage of CEE Films

JIHLAVA: Marek Hovorka, director of the Ji.hlava IDFF, which is wrapping up its 23rd edition on 29 October 2019, presented a panel of festival directors with statistics revealing the weak…
28-10-2019

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: CEE Producers Seek Austrian Partners

JIHLAVA: Austrian producer Gabriele Kranzelbinder, recipient of the first APA (Czech Producers Association) World Excellence Award presented at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs through 29 October 2019, found herself…
28-10-2019