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…
01-04-2022

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…
01-04-2022

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…
28-03-2022

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…
25-03-2022

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…
24-03-2022

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…
22-03-2022

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…
21-03-2022

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,…
21-03-2022

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.
17-03-2022

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.
16-03-2022

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…
15-03-2022

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…
12-03-2022

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…
07-03-2022

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…
06-03-2022

KVIFF 2022: Karlovy Vary Film Festival Refuses Call to Ban All Russian Films

KARLOVY VARY: The organisers of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have announced that they will not boycott all Russian films at this year’s edition (1-9 July 2022) but will…
06-03-2022

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2022: Distributor Jan Jílek

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Czech distributor Jan Jílek, who is programme Director of AČFK, about the challenges he has faced as a distributor during the pandemic, as…
28-02-2022

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2022: Producer Hana Blaha Šilarová

FNE’s Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Czech Hana Blaha Šilarová, producer at Frame Films, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the pandemic,…
21-02-2022

FESTIVALS: Submissions Open for 48th EKOFILM International Film Festival

BRNO/PRAGUE: Filmmakers and production and distribution companies can submit films to the 48th EKOFILM International Film Festival concentrating on environment and ecology until 31st May. The oldest environmental film festival…
17-02-2022