Kino Atlas Re-Opens in Prague

PRAGUE: The legendary cinema Kino Atlas will reopen in Prague on 21 March 2023 with new operators including filmmakers Vít Janeček, Zuzana Piussi, Václav Kadrnka and Simona Kadrnková.

CANAL+ Expands to Czech Republic and Slovakia

PRAGUE: CANAL+ Action is available in the Czech Republic and Slovakia starting 1 March 2023.

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Vladislav Polgar, Chief Operating Officer of Keen Software House

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Vladislav Polgar, chief operating officer of Keen Software House, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.

Prague Bids Farewell to Juraj Jakubisko

PRAGUE: The funeral mass for famous Slovak filmmaker Juraj Jakubisko, who died on 28 February 2023 took place in Prague's main St. Vitus Cathedral on 4 March 2023. The cathedral…

Il Boemo Wins 30th Czech Lion Awards

PRAGUE: Petr Václav’s Il Boemo won in six categories at the 30th anniversary edition of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) Awards, held in Prague’s Rudolfinum on 4 March…

BOX OFFICE: Czech Children of Nagano Scores Second Place in Domestic Charts

PRAGUE: The family sports film Children of Nagano / Děti Nagana from screenwriter/director/producer Dan Pánek has overtaken the Czech hit Island / Ostrov by Rudolf Havlík and is in second…

My Sunny Maad Wins César Award for Best Long Animated Film

PRAGUE: My Sunny Maad by Michaela Pavlátová, which is a coproduction between the Czech Republic, France and Slovakia, received the award for best long animated film at the 48th César…

PRODUCTION: Thomas Vinterberg Shoots TV Miniseries Families Like Ours in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Thomas Vinterberg’s first TV miniseries Families Like Ours, starring Nikolaj Lie Kass, Paprika Steen and Thomas Bo Larsen, is currently shooting in Prague. The 16 m EUR miniseries is…

GRANTS: Prague Audiovisual Fund Distributes 238,000 EUR to Six International and Domestic Projects

PRAGUE: The Prague Audiovisual Fund has distributed 238,000 EUR / 5.65 m CZK among six films, including international and domestic productions, feature films and documentaries. Len Wiseman’s Ballerina with Ana…

CEE Animation Workshop 2023 Announces Selected Participants

PRAGUE: Twelve projects in development with 32 participants have been selected for the 5th edition of the CEE Animation Workshop, whose first module will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia 27…

BOX OFFICE: Czech Film Island Tops Domestic Charts

PRAGUE: The adventure rom-com Island / Ostrov from Czech director Rudolf Havlík topped the domestic charts for the two weeks and is currently second with 181,338 admissions and 1,348,750 EUR…

Czech Viktor Prášil Gets BAFTA Award for All Quiet on the Western Front

PRAGUE: Czech Viktor Prášil received the award for best sound, together with Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte, for All Quiet on the Western Front at the…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Czech Cinema in Berlin

Strong Czech presence at Berlinale 2023: The official selection of 73rd Berlin International Film Festival (February 16–26, 2023) includes four Czech and co-production films, one project in development will be…

Arved Voted Best Film of 2022 at Czech Film Critics Awards

PRAGUE: Arved / Arvéd by Vojtěch Mašek was awarded for best film, best script (Vojtěch Mašek, Jan Poláček) and best actor (Michal Kern) at the 13th edition of the Czech…

Open Call for Ukrainian Projects at Visegrad Pitch

PRAGUE: Ukrainian documentary filmmakers can apply with documentary works-in-progress at any stage of production to the B2B Doc-arranged workshop and to pitch them to professionals from the Visegrad countries at…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Ji.hlava IDFF in Berlin

Dear friends, the Ji.hlava IDFF Team will be at Berlinale and we will be delighted to meet you there. Feel free to contact Ji.hlava’s festival director Marek Hovorka and head…

Dok.incubator Calls for Czech and Slovak Documentaries

PRAGUE: Czech and Slovak filmmakers are invited to apply to the intensive rough cut workshop dok.incubator till 13 February 2023.

Evoke Launches First Czech Virtual Production Studio

PRAGUE: The Czech company Evoke opened the first virtual production studio in the country in January 2023. The 440 m2 studio including 120 m2 LED projection is located in the…

FESTIVALS: One World 2023 Launches VR Competition

PRAGUE: The International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World will launch a competition for virtual reality projects at its 25th edition, set to take place in Prague 22 –…

BOX OFFICE: Admissions and Gross BO Increase in Czech Republic after Two Years of Pandemic

PRAGUE: In 2022, Czech cinemas were open for a full 12-month period for the first time in three years. They gathered 13.5 m admissions, which is more than in the…