Occupation and Zátopek Dominate Czech Lion Nominations for 2021

PRAGUE: The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) has announced the nominations for the 29th annual Czech Lion awards. Occupation and Zátopek scored thirteen nods each, followed by The Man…

Karlovy Vary IFF Acquires Czech Distributor Aerofilms

PRAGUE: The KVIFF Group, a newly established entity connected with Karlovy Vary IFF, has announced that it has acquired a majority share in the Aerofilms distribution company. The acquisition was…

FNE Podcast: YR2021: Jiri Konecny: Producer, Czech Republic

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Jiri Konecny, emerging producer from the Czech Republic, about the challenges he has faced as a producer during the pandemic, as well as…

FESTIVALS: Anifilm Accepts Submissions for 2022 Edition

PRAGUE: The Czech animation festival Anifilm is accepting applications for its 2022 edition through 31 December 2021.

My Sunny Maad Gets Golden Globe Nomination for Best Animated Film

PRAGUE: My Sunny Maad by acclaimed Czech director Michaela Pavlátová has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture – Animated category of the Golden Globes, which are scheduled to take…

Tenth Anniversary of dok.incubator

This year marks the 10th anniversary of dok.incubator, a decade in which the film workshop worked with 159 documentaries and led many of them to awards at the world's top…

Filmmakers Can Apply for dok.incubator Workshops Starting on 15 December

dok.incubator invites editors, directors and producers to a six–month long workshop, focused on filmmakers’ professional development and giving you access to top internationally-experienced tutors. Find out more here about dok.incubator…

FESTIVALS: Zlin FF Opens 2022 Applications

ZLIN: The Zlin Film Festival has opened the applications for its 62nd anniversary edition, which will take place 26 May to 1 June 2022. The festival is the oldest and…

Czech Lions Announce 2022 Date

PRAGUE: The Czech Lion awards of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) will take place on 5 March 2022. The awards recognise the best achievements of the national film…

PRODUCTION: Czech Comedy The Island Filming in Thailand

PRAGUE: The Czech comedy The Island / Ostrov by by Rudolf Havlík is currently shooting in Thailand and will spend almost the entire time of the production there.

Czech Republic Ranks Sixth in European Animated Film Production

PRAGUE: A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory ranked the Czech Republic sixth in the number of animated films produced between 2015 to 2019, with an average of four…

CEE Animation Forum 2022 Opens Call for Entries

PRAGUE: CEE Animation Forum, the leading animation pitching, financing, and coproduction event in Central Europe, is accepting applications from animated projects in five categories through 16 January 2022. The categories…

Chris Hemsworth Films Extraction 2 in Prague

PRAGUE: Chris Hemsworth is currently in the Czech capital shooting the sequel to the Netflix hit Extraction. The shooting will last four months, from 29 November to 19 March 2022.

Czech Private Television Institute to Open in Brno

PRAGUE: The first Czech private university focused solely on TV, The Television Institute, will open in Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. The goal of the Institute is…

FESTIVALS: Online Ji.hlava IDFF 2021 Increases Audience Numbers

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival has announced that two-thirds of the audience of its hybrid 2021 edition were online viewers. The festival presented its physical edition 25 –…

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF Launches New Competition Proxima

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has announced that it is replacing its second competition, East of the West, with a new competition under the name of Proxima.

East Doc Platform and CEE Animation Deadlines Approach

PRAGUE: CEE Animation Forum is accepting applications for its 2022 Workshop through 15 November 2021. The programme is now open to professionals from all EU member states.

PRODUCTION: Václav Marhoul Preps Czech/American Coproduction McCarthy

PRAGUE: Václav Marhoul is in preproduction with a biography of the disgraced American Senator Joseph McCarthy. The film under the working title McCarthy and slogan “The Godfather of Fear” is…

FNE Podcast: Ji.hlava: Marek Hovorka, Festival Director

JIHLAVA: FNE spoke to Marek Hovorka, the director of the Ji.hlava Internatonal Documentary Film Festival, which celebrated its 25th edition this year from 26 to 31 October with a whole…
03-11-2021 m

Applications Are Open for East Doc Platform 2022

PRAGUE: Creative long documentaries, factual series and non-fiction transmedia projects from the CEE region, in development, production and postproduction, can be submitted to the 11th edition of East Doc Platform…