FESTIVALS: KVIFF Postponed to 20-28 August 2021

PRAGUE: The 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been postponed for seven weeks to 20-28 August 2021, aiming at taking place in a form closer to…

FESTIVALS: Crème de la Crème French Film Festival Goes Online

PRAGUE: The Crème de la Crème 2021 French Film Festival launched by Film Europe Media Company and the French Institute in 2014 is held online in Slovakia and the Czech…

Applications Open for Ex Oriente Film 2021

PRAGUE: Creative long documentary projects and docuseries in development and early production from Central and Eastern Europe can apply to the Ex Oriente Film workshop 2021 till 23 April 2021.

Midpoint TV Launch Announces Participants Selected for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: Nine series projects and three development executive participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and the Czech Republic have been selected for Midpoint TV Launch 2021.

dok.incubator Announces Projects Selected For 2021

PRAGUE: Projects from Hungary and Romania are among the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator rough-cut training workshop 2021.

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Coproduction Czech Devil Wraps Shooting

PRAGUE: The filming of the Czech/Slovak coproduction Czech Devil / Arvéd concluded in Prague on 14 March 2021. The debut feature by Czech artist Vojtěch Mašek is based on true…

FESTIVALS: Finale Plzen Moves to Autumn 2021

PRAGUE: The Finale Plzen festival of Czech and Slovak films will be held 24 – 29 September 2021, instead of its traditional April dates.

CME Owner Petr Kellner Killed in Helicopter Crash

PRAGUE: Billionaire and owner of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) Petr Kellner died in a helicopter crash in Alaska on 27 March 2021. Kellner, the wealthiest person in the Czech…

Ukraine Wins Top Prize at East Doc Platform

PRAGUE: The Ukrainian project Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise by Serhiy Lysenko won the main East Doc Platform Award of 2021. Four other projects won cash and other awards at…

The Gray Man Starring Ryan Gosling and Regé-Jean Page to Shoot in Prague

PRAGUE: Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page is set to film in Prague in the summer of 2021. Stillking will handle production services for…

East Doc Platform Presents Five Czech Productions

PRAGUE: East Doc Platform, running online 6 – 17 March 2021, presented five Czech produced and coproduced documentaries in different stages of completion during the annual event Czech Docs ……

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Selects 42 Projects

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Forum announced the 42 animated projects that will be presented in the 26 – 29 April 2021 pitching competition and at the Anifilm IFAF on 4…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Expands to Three Territories

PRAGUE: The Ji.hlava IDFF is expanding its post-festival online showcase Echoes of Ji.hlava, to reach audiences in Belgium, France, and New York, in addition to its Czech component.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Distributes Feature Production and Documentary Development Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund gave a total of 2.5 m EUR / 64 m CZK to eight fiction feature films and 170,000 EUR / 4.5 m CZK for the…

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2021 Calls for Entries

BRNO: EKOFILM has opened the call for entries for its 47th edition, taking place 20 – 23 October 2021, under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions are accepted until the…

Charlatan and Shadow Country Dominate 2021 Czech Lions

PRAGUE: Charlatan / Šarlatán by Agnieszka Holland was honoured with the statue for the best film, director and three others at the Czech Lion Awards. Six other categories, including screenplay…

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Moves to August

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has delayed the 55th edition of the festival until 20 – 28 August 2021.

Czech/Slovak The Affair Released on VOD in USA

PRAGUE: The Affair / Skleněný pokoj, the Czech/Slovak adaptation of Simon Mawer's book The Glass Room, will be released on VOD in the United States on 5 March 2021 by…

Foreign Productions Continue Despite Czech Lockdown

PRAGUE: The Czech government has issued new restrictions limiting movement within the country in response to its position as the worst affected country in the world. All non-essential travel outside…

PRODUCTION: Maur Film Moves Forward With Animation Projects

PRAGUE: Prague-based animation company Maur Film is working on a full slate of films despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with one feature film awaiting release, one in production, one in development,…