Chris Hemsworth Films Extraction 2 in Prague

PRAGUE: Chris Hemsworth is currently in the Czech capital shooting the sequel to the Netflix hit Extraction. The shooting will last four months, from 29 November to 19 March 2022.

Czech Private Television Institute to Open in Brno

PRAGUE: The first Czech private university focused solely on TV, The Television Institute, will open in Brno, the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. The goal of the Institute is…

FESTIVALS: Online Ji.hlava IDFF 2021 Increases Audience Numbers

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival has announced that two-thirds of the audience of its hybrid 2021 edition were online viewers. The festival presented its physical edition 25 –…

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF Launches New Competition Proxima

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has announced that it is replacing its second competition, East of the West, with a new competition under the name of Proxima.

East Doc Platform and CEE Animation Deadlines Approach

PRAGUE: CEE Animation Forum is accepting applications for its 2022 Workshop through 15 November 2021. The programme is now open to professionals from all EU member states.

PRODUCTION: Václav Marhoul Preps Czech/American Coproduction McCarthy

PRAGUE: Václav Marhoul is in preproduction with a biography of the disgraced American Senator Joseph McCarthy. The film under the working title McCarthy and slogan “The Godfather of Fear” is…

FNE Podcast: Ji.hlava: Marek Hovorka, Festival Director

JIHLAVA: FNE spoke to Marek Hovorka, the director of the Ji.hlava Internatonal Documentary Film Festival, which celebrated its 25th edition this year from 26 to 31 October with a whole…
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Applications Are Open for East Doc Platform 2022

PRAGUE: Creative long documentaries, factual series and non-fiction transmedia projects from the CEE region, in development, production and postproduction, can be submitted to the 11th edition of East Doc Platform…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2021: Panel Discussion: Visegrad Accelerator: Producers on a Roller Coaster

JIHLAVA: During IDFF Jihlava’s panel discussion VISEGRAD ACCELERATOR: PRODUCERS ON A ROLLER COASTER four producers from four Visegrad countries met to discuss changes in the film industry. They talked about…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival 2021 Announces Winners

JIHLAVA: Barbora Sliepková’s Lines (Slovakia) received the award for Best World Documentary in the Opus Bonum competition of the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF (26-31 October 2021), also winning Best Debut and…

Projects from FNE Partner Countries at JI.HLAVA NEW VISIONS 2021 Forum

JIHLAVA: See the projects from FNE partner countries pitched at the JI.HLAVA NEW VISIONS 2021 Forum, a financing, co-production and networking event dedicated to supporting European documentary production, which was…

dok.incubator Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Ji.hlava IDFF 2021

JIHLAVA: The dok.incubator workshop is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a retrospective held at the Ji.hlava IDFF on 29 October 2021.

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2021 Announces Winners

BRNO: Polish documentary The Whale from Lorino by Maciej Cuske received the prize of the Czech Minister of the Environment, while Czech director Filip Remunda won the Nature’s Beauty Competition…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF: Meet the Emerging Producers 2022 – Vol. 1

JIHLAVA: The 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which takes place 26-31 October 2021, continues to introduce the up-and-coming generation of European producers of documentary films.

Ji.hlava Academy 2021 Starts Tomorrow

JIHLAVA: The 5th edition of Ji.hlava Academy will take place online from 27 to 30 October 2021. The educational, networking and inspiring platform open to emerging filmmakers in non-fiction contemporary…

Ji.hlava New Visions 2021 Forum Announces Selected Projects

JIHLAVA: Eleven new European documentary projects in development will be presented live and online at the Ji.hlava New Visions 2021 Forum on 28-29 October 2021. The 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary…

PRODUCTION: HBO in Production with Slovak TV Series Winner

PRAGUE: HBO is in production on the six-part Slovak TV series The Winner / Víťaz (working title), under the new label HBO Max Original. The Winner is being produced by…

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2021 Kicked Off in Brno

BRNO: Filip Remunda and Jakub Šipoš are among the guests of the 47th EKOFILM International Film Festival, which started in Brno on 20 October and will wrap on 23 October…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF 2021 Announces Full Programme

JIHLAVA: Fifteen titles will compete in the Opus Bonum international competition of the 25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will run 26 - 31 October 2021. The festival announced…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Feature and Animated Films Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 3 m EUR / 78 m CZK as grants for the production of feature and animated films, as well as for the development…