FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava International Documentary FF 2022 Announces Full Lineup

JIHLAVA: Sixteen films have been selected for the Opus Bonum international competition of the 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival (25 – 30 October 2022), which announced its full lineup…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 2.56 m EUR to six feature film projects in the second production call of 2022. New projects by Olmo Omerzu and Tereza Nvotová…

Tenth CEE Animation Forum Announces Selected Projects

PRAGUE: Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland are among the countries with the most projects selected for the 10th edition of the CEE Animation Forum, which will be held in a…

Nosferatu Expected to Shoot in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu starring Bill Skarsgard and Lily-Rose Depp has added Nicholas Hoult to its cast, a sign that the project will soon start shooting in the Czech Republic,…

Ji.hlava New Visions Forum Announces Selected Projects

JIHLAVA: Sixteen European projects in development, production and postproduction have been selected for the 2nd edition of the Ji.hlava New Visions Forum. The event will be held 27-28 October 2022…

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Film The Body Based on True Story Enters Postproduction

PRAGUE: Natálie Císařovská’s debut feature The Body / Její tělo wrapped shooting on 23 September 2022. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction inspired by the real story of diver Andrea…

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2022 Ready to Kick Off

BRNO: A total of 25 films, selected from among 243 entries, are competing in the 48th edition of the EKOFILM International Film Festival, which will take place in Brno, the…

CEE Animation Workshop Opens Call for Applications

PRAGUE: Submissions are open for the 5th CEE Animation Workshop, a training programme for developing projects and enhancing skills. The deadline for submissions is 24 October 2022.

Zentropa’s The Bastard Starring Mads Mikkelsen Shoots in Prague

PRAGUE: The Bastard, directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Mads Mikkelsen, is currently shooting in Prague, according to local media.

FESTIVALS: Be2Can 2022 Ready to Start in Prague

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of the Be2Can Film Festival will present 21 premieres in three cinemas in Prague as well as in 30 cinemas across the Czech Republic from 5…

South Moravia Invests in Region’s Film Industry

BRNO: Regional councillors of South Moravia decided to support the South Moravian Film Fund with approximately 325,300 EUR / 8 m CZK.

FESTIVALS: Somewhere Over the Chemtrails Wins 2022 Finale Plzen Festival

PLZEN: Somewhere Over the Chemtrails by Adam Koloman Rybanský received the Golden Kingfisher Award for Best Feature or Animated Film at the 35th Finále Plzeň Film Festival (23 – 28…

Zatopek Acquired by Myriad Pictures

PRAGUE: Myriad Pictures has picked-up David Ondříček’s biopic Zátopek, Czech Republic’s submission to the 94th Academy Award Best International Feature Film category.

BOX OFFICE: BANGER. Shot with iPhone Scores Third Spot in Czech BO

PRAGUE: BANGER., the second feature from director Adam Sedlák, premiered on 22 September 2022 and had 23 127 admissions during its first weekend in 148 cinemas. The film ranked third…

FESTIVALS: Finále Plzeň FF 2022 Starts Today

PLZEN: Ten films are competing in the Golden Kingfisher Feature Film and Animated Film Competition of the 35th Finále Plzeň Film Festival (23 – 28 September 2022). The lineup includes…

BOX OFFICE: Most Expensive Film in Czech History Scores First Spot in Domestic Cinemas

PRAGUE: The English-language historical drama Medieval from scriptwriter, director and producer Petr Jákl is currently the most attended film in Czech cinemas. The film, which was released by Bioscop in…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Czech Republic Selects Il Boemo as Oscar Candidate

PRAGUE: The period drama Il Boemo by Petr Václav has been selected by the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) as Czech Republic’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Lukáš Kunce, Producer of Czech Amanita Design

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Lukáš Kunce, producer of Czech Amanita Design, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.

Sir Anthony Hopkins Shoots Nicholas Winton Biopic in Prague

PRAGUE: One Life, a biopic of Nicholas Winton, who helped rescue almost 699 children on the eve of WWII (including the film director Karel Reisz), is currently shooting in Prague.…

The Crow Reboot Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Rupert Sanders' The Crow reboot is currently shooting in the capital of the Czech Republic. The film stars Bill Skarsgard, FKA Twigs (Tahliah Debrett Barnett) and Danny Huston.