FNE IDF DocBloc: Director Artemio Benki: "I Like Strong, Personal Stories that Are a Bit Extreme"

Click HERE for an interview with the French-born Czech filmmaker Artemio Benki about his documentary Solo.

PRODUCTION: German Film Lassie Come Home Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: A German production based on an adaptation of Lassie Come Home of the well-known English novel by Eric Knight is currently shooting in the Czech Šumava Mountains. Czech Mia…

PRODUCTION: First Swiss / Czech Coproduction Lost in Paradise Shoots in Prague

PRAGUE: The first Swiss / Czech feature film coproduction ever Lost in Paradise / Ztraceni v ráji directed by Fiona Ziegler is shooting in Prague and Bern from 3 July…

Czech Restored Classic Ecstasy Selected for the Pre-opening Event of the 76th Venice IFF

PRAGUE: A new digital copy in 4K of the Czech film Ecstasy / Extase directed by Gustav Machatý and starring Hedy Kiesler (Hedy Lamarr) will be screened at the Pre-opening…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Czech Documentary Filmmaker Helena Třeštíková

A look back at the long and impressive career of the Czech documentary filmmaker Helena Třeštíková.

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Industry Days: Docs in Progress

KARLOVY VARY: Five CEE films were among the eight projects presented in Karlovy Vary IFF's Industry Days programme. They represent an impressive array of documentary talents from Romania, Poland, Latvia…

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: A Sensitive Man

KARLOVY VARY: Masterfilm is producing the black comedy A Sensitive Man, the feature debut of writer/director Tomas Klein. The Czech film is planned as a coproduction with Slovakia’s Punchart Films…

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Traces

KARLOVY VARY: The Croatian company Kinorama is in late development with writer/director Dubravka Turic’s debut feature film Traces. The project was presented by the director and by producer Ira Cecic…

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Rattlesnakes

KARLOVY VARY: Serbia’s Biberche Productions presented director Nikola Ljuca’s second film project Rattlesnakes during the Karlovy Vary IFF 2019 Industry Days. The drama is planned as a coproduction with Croatia…

FNE at KVIFF 2019: Prize Winners: Bugaria’s The Father Wins Grand Prix

KARLOVY VARY: The Bulgarian film The Father / Bashtata (Bulgaria, Greece) directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov took home the Crystal Globe and a cash prize of 25, 000…
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FNE at KVIFF 2019: Pro-DIGI Leads the Charge to Transform Czech Cinemas

KARLOVY VARY: Pro-DIGI, z.s., a Czech company that was in the vanguard of digitalisation, is taking its goal of transforming the Czech cinema-going experience to the next stage by engaging…

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Grey Skies

KARLOVY VARY: Georgian producer Elene Margvelashvili from Parachute Films and co-writer/co-director Konstantine Kalandadze presented their coming-of-age feature film project Grey Skies during the Karlovy Vary IFF's Industry Days programme.

FNE at KVIFF 2019: See How the Critics Rated the Films

KARLOVY VARY: This year for the sixth time FNE teamed up with KVIFF and critics attending the festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, the East of the…

FNE TV at KVIFF 2019: Andreas Horvath and Patrycja Planik

FNE spoke to Karlovy Vary jury member and Austrian director Andreas Horvath and Polish actress Patrycja Planik about Lillian, a film based on the true story of a Russian woman…
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FNE IDF DocBloc: Ticket to the Moon

Debut director Veronika Janatková speaks about working with ARTE and festival distribution for documentaries.

FNE at KVIFF 2019: Pigeon’s Milk Takes Top Prize at Industry Awards

KARLOVY VARY: Film professionals gathered at the picturesque hillside Czech and Slovak industry party to fete the award winners of the Karlovy Vary IFF's Industry Days section, with a top…

FNE at KVIFF 2019 Works in Progress: After the Winter

KARLOVY: Montenegrin writer/director Ivan Bakrac and producer Ivan Djurovic presented their Montenegrin/Serbian work in progress After the Winter at the Karlovy Vary IFF's Eastern Promises pitching forum, taking place on…

FNE TV at KVIFF 2019: FNE TV: EFP’s Future Frames

KARLOVY VARY: FNE teamed up with European Film Promotion again this year to speak to the ten European film school students and recent graduates participating in the EFP Future Frames…
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PRODUCTION: Robert Dornhelm Shoots Maria Theresa II in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Two new episodes of the successful international miniseries Maria Theresa II are currently shooting on Czech locations. The director Robert Dornhelm and his crew are also presenting the project…

FNE at KVIFF 2019: Industry Debates International Opportunities for Czech Productions

KARLOVY VARY: While filmmakers from across Central and Eastern Europe were pitching their documentary and feature film projects to a packed cinema of industry pros at the Karlovy Vary IFF's…