FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Expands to Three Territories

PRAGUE: The Ji.hlava IDFF is expanding its post-festival online showcase Echoes of Ji.hlava, to reach audiences in Belgium, France, and New York, in addition to its Czech component.
11-03-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Distributes Feature Production and Documentary Development Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund gave a total of 2.5 m EUR / 64 m CZK to eight fiction feature films and 170,000 EUR / 4.5 m CZK for the…
10-03-2021

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2021 Calls for Entries

BRNO: EKOFILM has opened the call for entries for its 47th edition, taking place 20 – 23 October 2021, under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions are accepted until the…
10-03-2021

Charlatan and Shadow Country Dominate 2021 Czech Lions

PRAGUE: Charlatan / Šarlatán by Agnieszka Holland was honoured with the statue for the best film, director and three others at the Czech Lion Awards. Six other categories, including screenplay…
08-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Moves to August

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has delayed the 55th edition of the festival until 20 – 28 August 2021.
05-03-2021

Czech/Slovak The Affair Released on VOD in USA

PRAGUE: The Affair / Skleněný pokoj, the Czech/Slovak adaptation of Simon Mawer's book The Glass Room, will be released on VOD in the United States on 5 March 2021 by…
03-03-2021

Foreign Productions Continue Despite Czech Lockdown

PRAGUE: The Czech government has issued new restrictions limiting movement within the country in response to its position as the worst affected country in the world. All non-essential travel outside…
02-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Maur Film Moves Forward With Animation Projects

PRAGUE: Prague-based animation company Maur Film is working on a full slate of films despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with one feature film awaiting release, one in production, one in development,…
02-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Zlin IFF Sets 2021 Dates

PRAGUE: The Zlin IFF for Children and Youth will hold two editions of its 2021 festival. The first part, taking place 28 May – 1 June, in the festival’s traditional…
01-03-2021

DAFilms Launches Asian Platform

PRAGUE: The Czech documentary film streaming service DAFilms has launched its first Asian platform, DAFilms Asia.
26-02-2021

MIDPOINT Accepts Applications for Sofia Meetings Programme

PRAGUE: The script development and training programme MIDPOINT will hold a special edition of MIDPOINT Intensive tailored for the Sofia Meetings. Applications for the programme are being accepted through 8…
22-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Opens Submissions for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions of films and submissions for its Emerging Producers programme. The 25th edition of the festival will take place 26 –…
17-02-2021

Eight Documentary Projects Presented at dok.incubator Preview

PRAGUE: Eight projects developed in the dok.incubator workshop in 2020 were introduced in a live online broadcast on 9 February 2020 in a carefully curated presentation. They were selected for…
16-02-2021

Princ Films Acquires Slavek Horak's Havel

PRAGUE: The international distribution company Princ Films has acquired Slavek Horak’s film Havel about the iconic Czech President and playwright, Valcav Havel.
15-02-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supported 11 Films with 2.8 m EUR

PRAGUE: Three feature debut films and an additional eight films from established directors received 1.7 m CZK / 2.8 m EUR from the Czech Film Fund in the second half…
15-02-2021

Czech Film Critics' Awards Chose To Promote Films That Look Back

PRAGUE: The 11th Czech Film Critics' Awards gave its top prize for Best Film to black and white historical drama Shadow Country by Bohdan Sláma, as its actress Magdaléna Borová…
11-02-2021

FESTIVALS: Zlin FF 2021 Accepts Applications

ZLIN: The 61st edition of the Zlin IFF for Children and Youth is accepting film submissions.
11-02-2021

CEE Animation Workshop Announces 2021 Projects and Participants

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Workshop has selected three feature-length animated films and six TV projects to participate in its 2021 edition, which begins on 22 February.
10-02-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Film Festival 2021 Changes Dates and Format

PRAGUE: The 23rd annual International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World is scheduled to take place 10-28 May 2021, a departure from its usual March timeline.
05-02-2021

FNE IDF Podcast: True Story: An Ordinary Country by Tomasz Wolski

This week True Story, a collaborative project between the Institute of Documentary Film and Film New Europe, speaks to Polish documentary maker Tomasz Wolski about his documentary An Ordinary Country.
22-01-2021