FNE at Cannes 2021: Czech Cinema in Cannes

Two Czech films have been selected for the 74th Cannes International Film Festival. The Cinéfondation section will present a world premiere of short animated film Red Shoes by Anna Podskalská,…
10-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji-hlava Announces Docu Talents from the East

JIHLAVA: The Ji-hlava IDFF has selected eight documentary projects in postproduction to be presented at the 17th Docu Talents from the East @Sarajevo FF as part of the Cinelink Industry…
09-07-2021

MIDPOINT Launches Short Form Series Workshop

PRAGUE: MIDPOINT Institute, the workshop and training programme focused on Central and Eastern Europe, is launching Smash Cut, a new project-based programme for creators of short film series of up…
05-07-2021

PRODUCTION: Last Part of Ambitious International Project Maria-Theresa Enters Postproduction

PRAGUE: The last part of the international coproduction Maria-Theresa, covering the last 20 years in the life of the empress, is currently in postproduction. The fifth feature long part was…
01-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava International Documentary FF Launches Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021

JIHLAVA: Documentary and hybrid film projects in production or postproduction can apply to the Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021 till 31 July 2021.
01-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Announces Official Selection

KARLOVY VARY: New films by Stefan Arsenijević, Olmo Omerzu and Miro Remo are among the 12 titles selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film…
30-06-2021

FESTIVALS: On Site Anifilm 2021 Kicks Off Today

LIBEREC: The 2021 edition of Anifilm – International Festival of Animated Films starts in physical form today in Liberec, Czech Republic. Ten feature films will compete in the International Competition…
22-06-2021

Third Installment of Cult Classic by Tomáš Vorel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

PRAGUE: Director Tomáš Vorel is ready to conclude his trilogy that started more than 20 years ago with Out of the City / Cesta z města (2000, Vorelfilm). The Way…
15-06-2021

OBITUARY: Czech Actress Libuše Šafránková

PRAGUE: The revered Czech film and television actress Libuše Šafránková died at 68 after a long battle with an illness. Her career includes Oscar winning Kolya (1996) by Jan Svěrák…
11-06-2021

Multiplex Cinemas in Czech Republic Ready to Reopen

PRAGUE: Multiplex cinemas are getting ready for reopening in the Czech Republic on 10 June 2021, starting with Cinema City. Smaller cinema theatres are already open since 24 May 2021,…
03-06-2021

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM IFF 2021 Extends Submissions Deadline

BRNO: EKOFILM has extended the call for entries for its 47th edition, which will take place 20 – 23 October 2021 under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions will be…
28-05-2021

FESTIVALS: This Rain Will Never Stop Wins One World Festival 2021

PRAGUE: The Latvian minority coproduction This Rain Will Never Stop by Alina Gorlova was awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 23rd One World Festival, whose first segment…
21-05-2021

Czech Cinemas to Reopen on 24 May 2021

PRAGUE: Czech cinemas with the capacity of under 500 seats are finally getting ready to reopen on 24 May 2021, after a prolonged lockdown since 12 October 2020. However, only…
19-05-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2021 Announces Screenings in Summer Cinemas

PRAGUE: The 23rd One World Festival, which takes place online from 10 May to 6 June 2021, announced that it will also organise screenings in summer and drive-in cinemas from…
18-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Jan Svěrák Shoots New Film Bethlehem Light

PRAGUE: Oscar winning Czech director Jan Svěrák is currently in production with the comedy Bethlehem Light, based on three stories written by his father Zdeněk Svěrák, who also stars alongside…
12-05-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed approximately 1.7 m EUR as development and production grants for animated films, as well as debut feature production grants and short films production…
07-05-2021

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of the leading regional pitching, financing and coproduction event CEE Animation Forum, which was held online in an extended edition from 26 April to 6 May…
07-05-2021

Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: A German-language adaptation of the famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is currently shooting for Netflix near Prague. The production serviced by the…
06-05-2021

Czech Film Industry Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Numbers in 2021

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund expects the volume of filming in the country in 2021 to reach the level of the pre-pandemic year 2019, which was a record-setting season for…
04-05-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2021 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: The 23rd One World Festival will take place online from 10 May to 6 June 2021. A total of 101 films will be available online for the Czech audience.
21-04-2021