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…

FNE Oscar Watch 2022: Czech Republic Selects Zátopek as Oscar Candidate

PRAGUE: The members of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) have selected the Czech/Slovak coproduction Zátopek directed by David Ondříček as Czech Republic's candidate for the 94th Academy of…

CEE Animation Workshop 2022 Opens to All European Film Professionals

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Workshop will open to participants from all MEDIA participating countries in 2022, not just from countries with low production capacity. The submission deadline is 15 November…

FESTIVALS: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Wins 2021 Finale Plzen

PLZEN: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Romanian director Radu Jude has been awarded the Golden Kingfisher Award in the Feature and Animated Films Competition of the 34th edition…

Czech Crime Series Rats Acquired by Baltic TV3 Group and Slovenian PRO PLUS

PRAGUE: The Czech crime series Rats / Zradci (2020) has been sold to the Baltic broadcasting group TV3 Group and Slovenian multimedia company PRO PLUS. PRO PLUS has also acquired…

FESTIVALS: Charter Wins 2021 Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest

PRAGUE: The Swedish/Danish/Norwegian film Charter by Amanda Kernell won the main competition of the 28th edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest. The festival took place in person…

FESTIVALS: Eight Titles in Finale Plzen 2021 Lineup

PLZEN: Eight films are vying in the Feature and Animated Films Competition of the 34th edition of Finale Plzen, which will wrap on 29 September 2021.

Czech Republic Increases Budget for Production Incentives by 12 m EUR

PRAGUE: The Czech Government has decided to supplement the annual production incentives budget, which used to be around 31.5 m EUR / 800 m CZK, with another 12 m EUR…

Mike Downey Honoured with Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award at Prague IFF – Febiofest

PRAGUE: The Irish-UK producer and European Film Academy Chairman Mike Downey received the Kristián Lifetime Achievement Award at 28th edition of Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, which is taking…