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…

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…

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,…

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…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF 2022 Opens Submissions

JIHLAVA: The 26th edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival has opened admissions for feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. The call for the eleventh edition of…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2022: Jan Bradáč: Executive Director of CineStar

FNE’s Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Czech Jan Bradáč, who is executive director of the Cinestar, about the challenges he has faced as a cinema operator…

FNE at Berlinale 2022: Czech Film in Berlin

A powerful showing of Czech cinema at Berlinale 2022

Occupation Dominates Czech Film Critics‘ Awards

PRAGUE: Michal Nohejl's feature debut Occupation dominated the 12th Czech Film Critics’ Awards, winning in four categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Script.

dok.incubator Calls for Czech and Slovak Documentaries

The intensive rough cut workshop dok.incubator opens applications for its regional programs and calls for Czech and Slovak filmmakers. Submit your film and work with international tutors on editing and…

East Doc Platform 2022 Announces Projects

PRAGUE: The East Doc Platform, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film and One World film festival, has announced the full selection of projects to participate in its 11th edition,…

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.