PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 2,373,600 EUR / 60 m CZK for the production of eight feature films.

PRAGUE: Tomáš Mašín’s Brothers / Bratři won Best Feature Film at the 31st edition of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) Awards, held in Prague’s Rudolfinum on 9 March 2024. This is the only award for the film, which lead the nominations with 15 nods.

PRAGUE: Domestic comedies ONEMANSHOW: The Movie and The Island / Ostrov finished the year 2023 in the third and ninth place respectively in the Czech charts.

PRAGUE: Tomáš Mašín’s cold war drama Brothers leads the Czech Lions 2023 nominations with 15 nods, followed by Matěj Chlupáček’s 1930’s drama We Have Never Been Modern with 12 nominations.

PRAGUE: In Slovakia, where the original Perinbaba has been a Christmas classic since its release, Perinbaba: Two Realms, the last film of legendary Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko, topped the local box office in the first weekend with 44,424 admissions and 296,070 EUR gross.

PRAGUE: The Czech director/animator Šimon Koudela is currently in postproduction with his fantastic epic Fichtelberg, which is a combination of animation and live action. This Czech/Slovak coproduction will be distributed by CinemArt in the Czech Republic with the premiere planned for the spring of 2025.

PRAGUE: The Czech director Ondřej Hudeček, who won the Special Jury Prize for Best Direction at the Sundance Film Festival for his short film Peacock / Furiant in 2016, is currently in production with his debut feature Little Thief / Poberta. This Czech/Slovak coproduction will premiere in the summer of 2025.

PRAGUE: Czech drama Brothers / Bratři by Tomáš Mašín topped the local box office in its first weekend with 38,341 admissions and 272,803 EUR /6,673,617 CZK gross. The film released by Cinemart on 26 October 2023 has been the first Czech film to top the domestic charts in 2023.

PRAGUE: A proposal of a new amendment to the Audiovisual Act has been discussed by the Czech government recently. If approved, the bill should open the production incentives system.

PRAGUE: Special preview screenings of Petr Vachler’s labour of love The Meaning and Mystery of Life have been taking place in cinemas all across the Czech Republic and Slovakia since June 2023, gathering over 11,000 admissions. On 23 November 2023 the film will enter official Czech and Slovak distribution.

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