MIDPOINT Launches Short Form Series Workshop

PRAGUE: MIDPOINT Institute, the workshop and training programme focused on Central and Eastern Europe, is launching Smash Cut, a new project-based programme for creators of short film series of up…

PRODUCTION: Last Part of Ambitious International Project Maria-Theresa Enters Postproduction

PRAGUE: The last part of the international coproduction Maria-Theresa, covering the last 20 years in the life of the empress, is currently in postproduction. The fifth feature long part was…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava International Documentary FF Launches Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021

JIHLAVA: Documentary and hybrid film projects in production or postproduction can apply to the Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021 till 31 July 2021.

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Announces Official Selection

KARLOVY VARY: New films by Stefan Arsenijević, Olmo Omerzu and Miro Remo are among the 12 titles selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film…

FESTIVALS: On Site Anifilm 2021 Kicks Off Today

LIBEREC: The 2021 edition of Anifilm – International Festival of Animated Films starts in physical form today in Liberec, Czech Republic. Ten feature films will compete in the International Competition…

Third Installment of Cult Classic by Tomáš Vorel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

PRAGUE: Director Tomáš Vorel is ready to conclude his trilogy that started more than 20 years ago with Out of the City / Cesta z města (2000, Vorelfilm). The Way…

OBITUARY: Czech Actress Libuše Šafránková

PRAGUE: The revered Czech film and television actress Libuše Šafránková died at 68 after a long battle with an illness. Her career includes Oscar winning Kolya (1996) by Jan Svěrák…

Multiplex Cinemas in Czech Republic Ready to Reopen

PRAGUE: Multiplex cinemas are getting ready for reopening in the Czech Republic on 10 June 2021, starting with Cinema City. Smaller cinema theatres are already open since 24 May 2021,…

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM IFF 2021 Extends Submissions Deadline

BRNO: EKOFILM has extended the call for entries for its 47th edition, which will take place 20 – 23 October 2021 under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions will be…

FESTIVALS: This Rain Will Never Stop Wins One World Festival 2021

PRAGUE: The Latvian minority coproduction This Rain Will Never Stop by Alina Gorlova was awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 23rd One World Festival, whose first segment…

Czech Cinemas to Reopen on 24 May 2021

PRAGUE: Czech cinemas with the capacity of under 500 seats are finally getting ready to reopen on 24 May 2021, after a prolonged lockdown since 12 October 2020. However, only…

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2021 Announces Screenings in Summer Cinemas

PRAGUE: The 23rd One World Festival, which takes place online from 10 May to 6 June 2021, announced that it will also organise screenings in summer and drive-in cinemas from…

PRODUCTION: Jan Svěrák Shoots New Film Bethlehem Light

PRAGUE: Oscar winning Czech director Jan Svěrák is currently in production with the comedy Bethlehem Light, based on three stories written by his father Zdeněk Svěrák, who also stars alongside…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed approximately 1.7 m EUR as development and production grants for animated films, as well as debut feature production grants and short films production…

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of the leading regional pitching, financing and coproduction event CEE Animation Forum, which was held online in an extended edition from 26 April to 6 May…

Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: A German-language adaptation of the famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is currently shooting for Netflix near Prague. The production serviced by the…

Czech Film Industry Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Numbers in 2021

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund expects the volume of filming in the country in 2021 to reach the level of the pre-pandemic year 2019, which was a record-setting season for…

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2021 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: The 23rd One World Festival will take place online from 10 May to 6 June 2021. A total of 101 films will be available online for the Czech audience.

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Ready to Kick Off

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of CEE Animation Forum is ready to kick off online on 26 April 2021 with 42 animated projects in development, which will be presented in the…

PRODUCTION: Jan Prušinovský‘s New Project Grand Prix Launches Creative Crowdfunding Campaign

PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak coproduction Grand Prix by popular writer/director Jan Prušinovský, which is set to start filming at the beginning of May 2021, has launched a unique crowdfunding campaign on…