Negativ debut wraps shooting October 6

Last Dichers, a €600,000 film from debuting director Jitka Rudolfova, will wrap its shoot on rural Czech locations October 6.
29-09-2008

The Karamazovs to represent Czech Republic in Oscar competition

Petr Zelenka's The Karamazovs will be the Czech bid for the Oscar foreign language film category, the Czech Film and Television academy (www.cfta.cz) announced.
28-09-2008

Institute of Documentary Film presents new projects in Jihlava

Political topics are grabbing the attention of Czech and filmmakers, as 27 projects prepare to compete for international funding at the Jihlava International Documentary Festival's East European Forum (October 24-29).
28-09-2008

Country Teacher to be released in USA

Country Teacher by ascendant Czech director Bohdan Slama has been sold to American distributor Film Movement, which bought the licence and theatrical distribution rights for in the US,
25-09-2008

Estonian commercial TV channels exempted from licence fees

The Estonian parliament has passed a bill exempting all TV broadcasters who relay digital programming from paying licence fees beginning January, 2009.
25-09-2008

Czech Republic distributor Premysl Martinek, Artcam

Premysl Martinek joined Artcam as managing director in February in order to merge his love for art house films with his distribution experience learned while working with regional giant Bontonfilm.
23-09-2008

Bathory reaches one million admissions

Big-budget historical movie Bathory by Juraj Jakubisko reached one million admissions as of September 15, distributor Bontonfilm (www.bontonfilm.cz) announced.
21-09-2008

Nova and Prima to go digital

TV Nova (www.nova.cz) and Prima TV (www.iprima.cz) , the two leading commercial broadcasters in the Czech Republic, have finally signed up to the country's digitalisation plan.
21-08-2008

Fresh life for Nemec film

Jan Nemec's Holka Ferrari Dino will open the Fresh Film Festival in Karlovy Vary on August 27, following an internet premiere.
19-08-2008

Brabec film opens August 21

F.A. Brabec's poetic film May has its world premiere in Prague on August 21.
14-08-2008

Labyrinth finishes filming

Filming on Tomas Houska's psychothriller Labyrinth concluded this week, with post-production expected to be finished by the end of August.
12-08-2008

Czechs grant €2.4 million for film production in 2008/2009

The State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography announced CZK57.4 million (2.38 million Euros) in grants for 2008 and 2009.
11-08-2008

New home for Czech National Film Archive

The Czech government decided on July 23 to construct a new building to house the Czech National Film Archive (NFA). Construction could begin as late as 2013.
27-07-2008

Protector announces film start and cast

Director Marek Najbrt‘s CZK62 million (€2.6 million) Protector, one of the most anticipated Czech films of 2009, will start filming in early September.
24-07-2008

Bathory draws 200,000 viewers in 2 weeks

The big-budget €11 million Czech-Slovak-Hungarian-British co-production Bathory by director Juraj Jakubisko hit a Czech domestic record in attendance since its opening on July 10.
22-07-2008

Jakubisko retrospective at Czech Summer Film School

Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko and producer/wife Deanna Jakubisko will present their box office hit Bathory at the 34th Summer Film School (LFS, www.lfs.cz) in Uherske Hradiste, July 25-August 3.
17-07-2008

Czech production still battling lack of incentives

The Association of Czech Producers (APA) announced results for 2007 that indicate production volume is still flat after a cramatic decline in 2004.
14-07-2008

Czech film sales led by I Served the King of England

I Served the King of England by venerable Czech director Jiri Menzel was the Czech Republic's largest internationally successful film for 2007 through June of 2008, selling to 36 territories…
13-07-2008

Terribly Happy wins Karlovy Vary grand prize

Danish entry Terribly Happy won the Crystal Globe at the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which concluded July 12. Jury president Ivan Passer presented the award to the film's…
13-07-2008

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition It´s Hard to Be Nice

Veteran writer/director Srdan Vuletic competes in the Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West section with the Slovenian co-production It´s Hard to Be Nice.
10-07-2008