Ex Oriente Film Launches Call for Applications

PRAGUE: Long documentaries and docuseries in development or early production stage coming from Central and Eastern Europe or coproduced with the CEE countries can apply to Ex Oriente Film till…

FESTIVALS: KVIFF Eastern Promises Launches Call for Applications

KARLOVY VARY: Projects in development, production and postproduction can apply to Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises section until 6 May 2022. Eastern Promises will be held in person 3-6 July…

OBITUARY: Czech Illustrator Jiří Šalamoun

PRAGUE: Czech artist and illustrator Jiří Šalamoun, the father of the cartoon character Maxipes Fík, has died at the age of 86. The dog Maxipes Fík is one of the…

Watch FNE Visegrad Panel Podcast: Festivals 2.0: How to Approach Audience in Post-COVID Era

To watch the panel discussion click HERE. The Panel discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation…

FNE at East Doc Platform 2022: Winners: The World Is Not A Mine Takes Top Prize

PRAGUE: The annual documentary event East Doc Platform (25-31 March 2022) gave its top award to the Polish project The World Is Not A Mine by Natalia Koniarz about inhabitants…
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Czech Fairy Tale Tops Box Office in First Quarter of 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech Box Office number one hit in 2022 so far is the children fairytale The Secret of an Old Pistol 2 / Tajemství staré bambitky 2, directed by…

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2022 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont, a coproduction between Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine, has been awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 24th edition…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Febiofest’s Artistic Director Marta Švecová Lamperová

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Marta Švecová Lamperová, the artistic director of the International Film Festival Prague - FEBIOFEST, about the 29th edition of FABIOFEST in Prague, which will take place…

FNE Visegrad 2021-2022: Czech Distributors Keen to Maximise Revenue in Market Shifting to SVOD

PRAGUE: Digital Video-On-Demand (VOD) revenues are expected to keep increasing in the Czech Republic, according to some film distributors in the country, even as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes across Europe…

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Czech Cinema Operators Register Uneven Post-pandemic Recovery

PRAGUE: Despite some reprieve from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, Czech film exhibitors recorded market instability throughout last year and the beginning of 2022, with theatres unable to attract pre-crisis…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Czech Producer Ondřej Zima

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Czech producer Ondřej Zima from FILM KOLEKTIV, Evolution Films and Offside Men, about the challenges he faced as a producer during the COVID-19 pandemic and how…

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Panel Discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach Audience in Post-COVID Era to Be Held in Prague

PRAGUE: The Panel discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation with Film New Europe and One…

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Czech Film Industry Needs to Attract Audiences

PRAGUE: According to a report by the Association of Producers in the Audiovisual Industry (APA), the Czech audiovisual market fell by more than 20 percent, namely by CZK 1.7 billion,…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Czech Distributor and Producer Marek Jeníček

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Marek Jeníček, managing director of CinemArt, which distributes award-winning films selected from among European productions and international festivals.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Feature Film Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 2.56 m EUR to seven feature films, including three debut features, in its first batch of production grants in 2022.

East Doc Platform 2022 Ready to Kick Off

PRAGUE: The 2022 edition of East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries, will take place at the French Institute in…

Eva Zaoralová: A Great Woman And A Friend Has Passed Away

PRAGUE: Eva Zaoralová has passed away at the age of 89. She was one of the giants of European film as well as a personal friend, and many across the…
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FESTIVALS: One World Film Festival 2022 Announces Programme

PRAGUE: The 24th edition of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will run from 21 March till 3 April in twenty five Czech towns under the theme…

PRODUCTION: Czech Star Aňa Geislerová to Play Ms. President in Czech Rom-Com

PRAGUE: Czech film star Aňa Geislerová has spent recent weeks as Ms. President on winter Prague locations. The fictional role of the first female president of the Czech Republic in…

Zátopek Wins Czech Lion Awards

PRAGUE: The biopic of famous Czech athlete Zátopek won in 8 categories at the 29th Czech Lion Awards, including Best Feature Film of 2021, Best Director and Actor in a…