Peter Bebjak’s TV Series Nineties Attracted Most Viewers in Czech Republic in 18 Years

PRAGUE: Czech crime series Nineties / Devadesátky by Slovak director Peter Bebjak has gathered 2.23 m viewers during only six Sunday evenings on the Czech Television. This is the best…

FESTIVALS: Anifilm 2022 Ready to Kick Off

LIBEREC: The International Festival of Animated Films – Anifilm will take place in Liberec, Czech Republic, from 10 to 15 May 2022. Eleven films have been selected for the Feature…

Vera Chytilová’s Daisies to Screen in Cannes Classics 2022

PARIS: Vera Chytilová’s acclaimed Daisies / Sedmikrásky (1966) will screen in Cannes Classics 2022 in a restored version made this year.

FNE Podcast: Michal Bregant: Executive Director of Czech NFA

FNE's Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Michal Bregant, executive director of the Czech National Film Archives (NFA) about the 2022 FIAF Congress, as well as the…

Comic-Con Festival 2022 Wraps in Prague

PRAGUE: The third edition of the Comic-Con Prague Festival, held from 22 to 24 April 2022, culminated with the mayor of Prague appearing in a full-body suit as Iron Man.

FESTIVALS: Prague IFF – Febiofest 2022 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: The Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest has announced the programme for its 29th edition. The largest Prague film event returns to its spring dates after two years of…

Projects from FNE Partner Countries in dok.incubator INT Workshop 2022 Selection

PRAGUE: Projects from Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic and Poland are among the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator INT workshop 2022.

OBITUARY: Czech Animator Vlasta Pospíšilová

PRAGUE: Czech animator and director Vlasta Pospíšilová, the last of Jiří Trnka's famous animators' guard, has died at the age of 87.

FNE at Cannes 2022: Czech Cinema in Cannes

Czech co-production Butterfly Vision to premiere in Cannes - Maksym Nakonechnyi's feature film debut is set to world-premiere in the Un Certain Regard competition, a part of Official Selection of…

Ex Oriente Film Launches Call for Applications

PRAGUE: Long documentaries and docuseries in development or early production stage coming from Central and Eastern Europe or coproduced with the CEE countries can apply to Ex Oriente Film till…

FESTIVALS: KVIFF Eastern Promises Launches Call for Applications

KARLOVY VARY: Projects in development, production and postproduction can apply to Karlovy Vary IFF’s Eastern Promises section until 6 May 2022. Eastern Promises will be held in person 3-6 July…

OBITUARY: Czech Illustrator Jiří Šalamoun

PRAGUE: Czech artist and illustrator Jiří Šalamoun, the father of the cartoon character Maxipes Fík, has died at the age of 86. The dog Maxipes Fík is one of the…

Watch FNE Visegrad Panel Podcast: Festivals 2.0: How to Approach Audience in Post-COVID Era

To watch the panel discussion click HERE. The Panel discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation…

FNE at East Doc Platform 2022: Winners: The World Is Not A Mine Takes Top Prize

PRAGUE: The annual documentary event East Doc Platform (25-31 March 2022) gave its top award to the Polish project The World Is Not A Mine by Natalia Koniarz about inhabitants…
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Czech Fairy Tale Tops Box Office in First Quarter of 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech Box Office number one hit in 2022 so far is the children fairytale The Secret of an Old Pistol 2 / Tajemství staré bambitky 2, directed by…

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2022 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont, a coproduction between Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine, has been awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 24th edition…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Febiofest’s Artistic Director Marta Švecová Lamperová

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Marta Švecová Lamperová, the artistic director of the International Film Festival Prague - FEBIOFEST, about the 29th edition of FABIOFEST in Prague, which will take place…

FNE Visegrad 2021-2022: Czech Distributors Keen to Maximise Revenue in Market Shifting to SVOD

PRAGUE: Digital Video-On-Demand (VOD) revenues are expected to keep increasing in the Czech Republic, according to some film distributors in the country, even as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes across Europe…

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Czech Cinema Operators Register Uneven Post-pandemic Recovery

PRAGUE: Despite some reprieve from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, Czech film exhibitors recorded market instability throughout last year and the beginning of 2022, with theatres unable to attract pre-crisis…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Czech Producer Ondřej Zima

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Czech producer Ondřej Zima from FILM KOLEKTIV, Evolution Films and Offside Men, about the challenges he faced as a producer during the COVID-19 pandemic and how…