FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Czech Republic Selects Zátopek as Oscar Candidate

PRAGUE: The members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) have selected the Czech/Slovak coproduction Zátopek directed by David Ondříček as Czech Republic's candidate for the 94th Academy of…

CEE Animation Workshop 2022 Opens to All European Film Professionals

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Workshop will open to participants from all MEDIA participating countries in 2022, not just from countries with low production capacity. The submission deadline is 15 November…

FESTIVALS: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Wins 2021 Finale Plzen

PLZEN: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded the Golden Kingfisher Award in the Feature and Animated Films Competition of the 34th edition…

Czech Crime Series Rats Acquired by Baltic TV3 Group and Slovenian PRO PLUS

PRAGUE: The Czech crime series Rats / Zradci (2020) has been sold to the Baltic broadcasting group TV3 Group and Slovenian multimedia company PRO PLUS. PRO PLUS has also acquired…

FESTIVALS: Charter Wins 2021 Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest

PRAGUE: The Swedish/Danish/Norwegian film Charter by Amanda Kernell won the main competition of the 28th edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest. The festival took place in person…

FESTIVALS: Eight Titles in Finale Plzen 2021 Lineup

PLZEN: Eight films are vying in the Feature and Animated Films Competition of the 34th edition of Finale Plzen, which will wrap on 29 September 2021.

Czech Republic Increases Budget for Production Incentives by 12 m EUR

PRAGUE: The Czech Government has decided to supplement the annual production incentives budget, which used to be around 31.5 m EUR / 800 m CZK, with another 12 m EUR…

Mike Downey Honoured with Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award at Prague IFF – Febiofest

PRAGUE: The Irish-UK producer and European Film Academy Chairman Mike Downey received the Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award at 28th edition of Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, which is taking…

FESTIVALS: Zlin Film Festival 2021 Announces Winners

ZLIN: The second part of the 61st edition of Zlin FF – International Film Festival for Children and Youth, which took place in person, has finished with an awards gala.…

PRODUCTION: Teona Strugar Mitevska Wraps Shooting On The Happiest Man in the World

SARAJEVO: Teona Strugar Mitevska is finishing the shoot for her sixth film The Happiest Man in The World with two shooting days in Sarajevo, after four weeks of shooting in…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Documentary Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 474,000 EUR / 12 m CZK as production grants for documentaries.

PRODUCTION: Jiří Havelka in Postproduction with A Unique Event

PRAGUE: Czech actor/playwright/director Jiří Havelka is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature A Unique Event (English working title) / Mimořádná událost. The premiere is already set for 2 February…

FESTIVALS: Prague IFF - Febiofest 2021 Ready to Kick Off

PRAGUE: The 28th edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest will showcase more than 100 Czech and international titles. Seven films will vie in the main competition. The…

BOX OFFICE: David Ondříček's Zátopek Gets Best Czech Opening of the Season

PRAGUE: Zátopek by David Ondříček has had the best opening of the season among domestic releases, the 108,560 admissions placing it in the 10th spot of the domestic openings chart.…

FNE Podcast: Dok Incubator 2021: Barbora Hudečková and Tomáš Poštulka - One World Film Festival

OLOMOUC: FNE spoke to Barbora Hudečková and Tomáš Poštulka, who are programmers at the One World Film Festival, during the recent Dok Incubator event in Olomouc about how One World…
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FNE Podcast: Dok Incubator 2021: Rita Balough

OLOMOUC: FNE spoke to Rita Balogh, documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of the Budapest International Documentary Festival, at the recent Dok Incubator session in Olomouc about what lessons she learned…
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FNE Podcast: Dok Incubator 2021: Andrea Prenghyová

OLOMOUC: FNE spoke to Dok Incubator organiser Andrea Prenghyová about what lessons she learned during the pandemic and how filmmakers are adapting their projects in the period of recovery.
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PRODUCTION: Italian/Czech Coproduction Terezín Starts Filming in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: The Italian/Czech coproduction Terezín by Gabriele Guidi, coproduced by Three Brothers Production, started shooting in Prague on 30 August 2021. The production is supported by the Prague Film Fund.

FNE at KVIFF 2021: Prize Winners: As Far As I Can Walk

KARLOVY VARY: As Far as I Can Walk / Strahinja Banović (Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Lithuania) directed by Stefan Arsenijević won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix, also scooping the prizes…
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FNE at KVIFF 2021: See How the Critics Rated the Films

KARLOVY VARY: This year for the seventh time FNE teamed up with KVIFF and critics attending the festival to rate the films in the Crystal Globe Competition and the East…