FNE at KVIFF 2021: Eastern Promises Announces Winners

KARLOVY VARY: Eastern Promises, the industry section of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, has announced its winners. The 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary IFF will take place 20-28…

PRODUCTION: Czech Drama Thinking David in Development

PRAGUE: The Czech director/writer Simon Holy is in development with his second feature film, Thinking David, an LGBT/coming-of-age drama.

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Announces Guests and Juries

PRAGUE: Michael Caine, Ethan Hawke, Johnny Depp, and Jan Sverak will be honoured at the 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, taking place 20 – 28 August 2021.

Australia Picks Up Czech Miniseries Rats

PRAGUE: The Australian TV broadcaster SBS has acquired AVOD rights for the TV mini series Rats, a Czech crime thriller from creator/writer Miro Sifra, directed by Viktor Taus and Matej…

PRODUCTION: Cristina Grosan Shoots Ordinary Failures

PRAGUE: Hungarian-Romanian director Cristina Grosan is currently shooting her sophomore feature Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání. Shooting started on 28 June 2021 and will wrap 18 August 2021. The film…

EKOFILM Sees Fifty Percent Increase in Submissions

PRAGUE: More than 200 documentary films have been submitted to the 47 edition of the International Film Festival about the Environment EKOFILM, which will take place 20-23 October 2021.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants For Minority Co-Production

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed approximately 780,000 EUR as production grants for minority co-productions in 2021.

The Gray Man Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans Shoots in Prague

PRAGUE: Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page is currently filming in Prague through 19 July 2021. Residents of Central Prague could hear explosions and…

Doc Fests Cut Back on Films During Pandemic

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava IDFF’s East West Index 2021 reveals that documentary film festivals reduced the number of films selected for their programmes by a total of 22% during the pandemic.…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava Doc Fest Announces 2022 Emerging Producers

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava IDFF has announced the names of the eighteen Emerging Producers who will take part in the 10th edition of the promotional, educational and networking programme organised by…

FNE at Cannes 2021: Czech Cinema in Cannes

Two Czech films have been selected for the 74th Cannes International Film Festival. The Cinéfondation section will present a world premiere of short animated film Red Shoes by Anna Podskalská,…

FESTIVALS: Ji-hlava Announces Docu Talents from the East

JIHLAVA: The Ji-hlava IDFF has selected eight documentary projects in postproduction to be presented at the 17th Docu Talents from the East @Sarajevo FF as part of the Cinelink Industry…

MIDPOINT Launches Short Form Series Workshop

PRAGUE: MIDPOINT Institute, the workshop and training programme focused on Central and Eastern Europe, is launching Smash Cut, a new project-based programme for creators of short film series of up…

PRODUCTION: Last Part of Ambitious International Project Maria-Theresa Enters Postproduction

PRAGUE: The last part of the international coproduction Maria-Theresa, covering the last 20 years in the life of the empress, is currently in postproduction. The fifth feature long part was…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava International Documentary FF Launches Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021

JIHLAVA: Documentary and hybrid film projects in production or postproduction can apply to the Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021 till 31 July 2021.

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Announces Official Selection

KARLOVY VARY: New films by Stefan Arsenijević, Olmo Omerzu and Miro Remo are among the 12 titles selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film…

FESTIVALS: On Site Anifilm 2021 Kicks Off Today

LIBEREC: The 2021 edition of Anifilm – International Festival of Animated Films starts in physical form today in Liberec, Czech Republic. Ten feature films will compete in the International Competition…

Third Installment of Cult Classic by Tomáš Vorel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

PRAGUE: Director Tomáš Vorel is ready to conclude his trilogy that started more than 20 years ago with Out of the City / Cesta z města (2000, Vorelfilm). The Way…

OBITUARY: Czech Actress Libuše Šafránková

PRAGUE: The revered Czech film and television actress Libuše Šafránková died at 68 after a long battle with an illness. Her career includes Oscar winning Kolya (1996) by Jan Svěrák…

Multiplex Cinemas in Czech Republic Ready to Reopen

PRAGUE: Multiplex cinemas are getting ready for reopening in the Czech Republic on 10 June 2021, starting with Cinema City. Smaller cinema theatres are already open since 24 May 2021,…