Record Turnover for Czech Audiovisual Industry in 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech audiovisual industry reached the highest yet turnover of 639.7 m EUR / 15.4 billion CZK in 2022, surpassing the 2021 record of 361.3 m EUR / 8.73…

PRODUCTION: Pavel Soukup in Final Postproduction with Czech Feature Film #annaismissing

PRAGUE: Czech director Pavel Soukup is putting the final touches to his latest project, the thriller #annaismissing, which will be released by Aerofilms in Czech and Slovak cinemas in August…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 708,000 EUR for the production of five international feature films, including one debut feature, two long documentaries and two short animated films.

KVIFF and PÖFF among Five European Film Festivals to Introduce Launchpad Initiative

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam have set up Launchpad, a…

Streaming Platforms to Contribute to Czech Audiovisual Fund

PRAGUE: Streamers including both domestic and foreign streamers, will be obliged under a new plan put forward by the Czech Ministry of Culture to allocate 2% of their revenues to…

FNE at KVIFF 2023: Bulgaria’s Blaga’s Lessons Takes Grand Prix

KARLOVY VARY: Bulgarian/German coproduction Blaga's Lessons / Urotcite na Blaga directed by Stephan Komandarev received the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the main competition of the 57th Karlovy Vary…
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Czech Director Petr Vachler: The Meaning and Mystery of Life

PRAGUE: More than 10 years in the making, this unique production looks set to attract global audiences as it tackles universal questions and tries to find answers. The film is…

FNE at KVIFF 2023: See how the critics rate the films so far

This year for the eighth time FNE together with FIPRESCI are organising the ratings of all feature films in the main Crystal Globe competition, and the Proxima competition of the…

FNE at KVIFF 2023: Karlovy Vary Region Increases Support for KVIFF

KARLOVY VARY: The Karlovy Vary IFF will have a new additional festival hub in 2024, and the Karlovy Vary region may see additional funding for film production. FNE spoke with…

FNE at KVIFF 2023: Winners of Eastern Promises

KARLOVY VARY: Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises industry segment, which was held 2 – 5 July 2023, has announced its winners.
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FNE at KVIFF 2023: Russell Crowe Leads Star Studded Kick Off of 57th Edition

KARLOVY VARY: The 57th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June - 8 July 2023) kicked off with a star studded opening ceremony and gala party with…
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CEE Animation Forum Announces Official Projects Selection and Introduces New Market Platform

PILSEN: CEE Animation Forum has unveiled the official project selection for its 11th edition, set to take place in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on 8 - 9 November 2023. The total…

FNE at KVIFF 2023: First Cut+ Announces Lineup for KVIFF Eastern Promises

KARLOVY VARY: Four projects (co)produced by Slovenia, Czech Republic, Hungary, North Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia, Slovakia and Romania are among the eight projects from the 8th edition of First Cut+ to…
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Rooftop Summer Cinema Opens in Prague

PRAGUE: A summer cinema will be open on the terrace of the DOX+ building in Prague from 5 July to 30 August 2023, as an initiative from the art gallery…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with CEO/Executive Producer and Managing Partner of Circle Studio

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Steven Fong, CEO & Executive Producer and Yuri Gorpinevici, Managing Partner of Circle Studio, about their ambitions, as well as the state of the Czech animation…

FESTIVALS: KVIFF Industry Days 2023 Announces Projects Selected for Eastern Promises

KARLOVY VARY: A total of 27 projects will be showcased at Works in Progress, Works in Development – Feature Launch, and First Cut+ Works in Progress within KVIFF Eastern Promises…

PRODUCTION: Ivan Tymchenko’s Ukrainian/Czech/Swedish/Slovak Oxygen Station Almost Ready for Premiere

PRAGUE: Ukrainian director/screenwriter Ivan Tymchenko is almost ready for the premiere of his new project, the Ukrainian/Czech/Swedish/Slovak feature film Oxygen Station / Kyslíková Stanice.

All Rights Entertainment Picks-up Czech Animated Film The Proud Princess

PRAGUE: Radek Beran and David Lisy’s animated film The Proud Princess has been acquired by All Rights Entertainment. The film produced by Luminar Film will be completed in 2024.

Czech/Slovak/Polish/Serbian Restore Point Racks Up Sales

PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak/Polish/Serbian coproduction Restore Point / Bod obnovy by Robert Hloz was sold by XYZ Films to Germany, Switzerland, France, Scandinavia, Australia and New Zealand at the Cannes’ Marché…

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2023 Announces Lineup

KARLOVY VARY: Nine world and two international premieres have been selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which will take place 30 June…