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…
18-01-2022

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…
17-12-2021

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…
16-12-2021

FESTIVALS: Anifilm Accepts Submissions for 2022 Edition

PRAGUE: The Czech animation festival Anifilm is accepting applications for its 2022 edition through 31 December 2021.
16-12-2021

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…
15-12-2021

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…
15-12-2021

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…
13-12-2021

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…
09-12-2021

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…
07-12-2021

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.
06-12-2021

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…
03-12-2021

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…
02-12-2021

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.
29-11-2021

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…
26-11-2021

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 –…
19-11-2021

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.
17-11-2021

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.
11-11-2021

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…
09-11-2021

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…
03-11-2021