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…

Czech PPF Group to Buy CME

PRAGUE: PPF Group, a company whose majority share is held by the wealthiest man in the Czech Republic, has entered into an agreement to acquire Central European Media Enterprises (CME),…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019 Between the Seas: The Calling

JIHLAVA: Erik Praus’s Slovak documentary about three monks, The Calling / Volanie, screens in the Between the Seas competition of the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs through 29 October 2019.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Gabriele Kranzelbinder Honoured at Ji.hlava IDFF

Austrian producer Gabriele Kranzelbinder will receive the APA World Excellence Award at Ji.hlava IDFF.

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019 Between the Seas: The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater

BELGRADE: Goran Radovanović’s latest documentary The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater screens in the Between the Seas competition at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs 24 –…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019 Between the Seas: Paradise on Earth

BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Jaro Vojtek’s new documentary film Paradise on Earth will have its world premiere at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which opens on 24 October 2019.

CME Posts Mixed Results in Q3 Report

PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises (CME), which operates leading commercial stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, announced third quarter net revenues that grew by one percent…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Industry Programme Tackles Topics from Crowdfunding to Coproduction

JIHLAVA: The ever-expanding industry programme at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF (24 – 29 October 2019) continues to surprise with the range of discussions and presentations during an…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Jitka Kotrlová

PRAGUE: Jitka Kotrlová from Frame Films Production Company has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition…

FNE IDF Doc Bloc: Czech Joy Competition at Ji.hlava IDFF

We look at the films in the Czech documentary competition at Ji.hlava IDFF.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supports 10 Minority Coproductions

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund Council has selected 10 out of 34 projects applying in the call for minority coproduction support. The total amount of the support is 774,893 EUR…

Twelve Animated Projects and Six Film Professionals Selected for CEE Animation Workshop

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Workshop has announced the participants for its year-long 2019-2020 development and production skills advancement programme for professionals.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Open Programme at Jihlava

Ex Oriente will offer five days of events during the Ji.hlava IDFF, beginning on 23 October 2019.

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Jihlava Announces Competition Films

JIHLAVA: The 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, running 24-29 October 2019, has announced the complete line-up of competition films, with nine full-length documentaries competing in the Opus Bonum main competition.

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.