PLZEN: The film Klauni (Clownwise), based on a script by Petr Jarchovský and directed by Viktor Tauš was nominated for the Czech Lion awards in eight categories and Jiri Labus received Czech Critic´s Award for best actor in a supporting role.

PLZEN: Director Alice Nellis scored a hit with the popular comedy Revival, winner of the Audience award at the 2013 Karlovy Vary IFF and one of the top Czech films of the last year with attendance of almost 245,000 since its summer premiere.

PLZEN: Expect intense interest when leading young Czech and international actor Jiří Mádl (Borgia, Four Suns, Colette) makes his directorial and scriptwriting debut with To See a Sea (Pojedeme k mori), which screens under the title To the Sea in competition at the 27th Finale Plzen festival, running 27 April – 3 May 2014.

PLZEN: Honeymoon (Libanky), nominated for the Czech Lion in five categories and the winner of the Best Director Award at Karlovy Vary IFF starts the competition roll-out at the 27th edition of the Finale Plzen film festival on 28 April 2014.

PLZEN: The first day of competition at the 27th Finale Plzen national festival of Czech and Slovak films offers up Milan Cieslar’s English-lingo Colette.

PRAGUE: The Danish fantasy adventure film The Shamer’s Daughter directed by Kenneth Kainz and produced by Nina Lyng and Eva Juel Hammerich from Nepenthe Film and coproduced by Storm Films (Norway), Filmlance (Sweden), Truenorth (Iceland) is currently shooting in the Czech Republic.

PRAGUE: Vera Chytilova, one of the leading filmmakers of the Czech New Wave cinema died yesterday (12 March 2014) in Prague at the age of 85. Among Czech filmmakers she has always been highly respected not only for her great contribution to the Czech cinema but also for her radical, uncompromising personality. 

PRAGUE: Czech TV’s new Art Channel  has reached an audience share of 0.59% as it marks six months since its launch, putting it on a par with cultural channels elsewhere in Europe.

PRAGUE: The MIDPOINT programme, which supports young professional writers, producers and directors in developing their films, toasted its first film to be screened at the Berlinale.

PRAGUE: Public broadcaster Czech TV Children Channel CT :D has topped the European kids TV ratings chart, after just five months on the market.