PRODUCTION: Jan Svěrák Shoots New Film Bethlehem Light

PRAGUE: Oscar winning Czech director Jan Svěrák is currently in production with the comedy Bethlehem Light, based on three stories written by his father Zdeněk Svěrák, who also stars alongside…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed approximately 1.7 m EUR as development and production grants for animated films, as well as debut feature production grants and short films production…

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of the leading regional pitching, financing and coproduction event CEE Animation Forum, which was held online in an extended edition from 26 April to 6 May…

Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: A German-language adaptation of the famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is currently shooting for Netflix near Prague. The production serviced by the…

Czech Film Industry Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Numbers in 2021

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund expects the volume of filming in the country in 2021 to reach the level of the pre-pandemic year 2019, which was a record-setting season for…

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2021 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: The 23rd One World Festival will take place online from 10 May to 6 June 2021. A total of 101 films will be available online for the Czech audience.

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Ready to Kick Off

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of CEE Animation Forum is ready to kick off online on 26 April 2021 with 42 animated projects in development, which will be presented in the…

PRODUCTION: Jan Prušinovský‘s New Project Grand Prix Launches Creative Crowdfunding Campaign

PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak coproduction Grand Prix by popular writer/director Jan Prušinovský, which is set to start filming at the beginning of May 2021, has launched a unique crowdfunding campaign on…

FESTIVALS: KVIFF Postponed to 20-28 August 2021

PRAGUE: The 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been postponed for seven weeks to 20-28 August 2021, aiming at taking place in a form closer to…

FESTIVALS: Crème de la Crème French Film Festival Goes Online

PRAGUE: The Crème de la Crème 2021 French Film Festival launched by Film Europe Media Company and the French Institute in 2014 is held online in Slovakia and the Czech…

Applications Open for Ex Oriente Film 2021

PRAGUE: Creative long documentary projects and docuseries in development and early production from Central and Eastern Europe can apply to the Ex Oriente Film workshop 2021 till 23 April 2021.

Midpoint TV Launch Announces Participants Selected for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: Nine series projects and three development executive participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and the Czech Republic have been selected for Midpoint TV Launch 2021.

dok.incubator Announces Projects Selected For 2021

PRAGUE: Projects from Hungary and Romania are among the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator rough-cut training workshop 2021.

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Coproduction Czech Devil Wraps Shooting

PRAGUE: The filming of the Czech/Slovak coproduction Czech Devil / Arvéd concluded in Prague on 14 March 2021. The debut feature by Czech artist Vojtěch Mašek is based on true…

FESTIVALS: Finale Plzen Moves to Autumn 2021

PRAGUE: The Finale Plzen festival of Czech and Slovak films will be held 24 – 29 September 2021, instead of its traditional April dates.

CME Owner Petr Kellner Killed in Helicopter Crash

PRAGUE: Billionaire and owner of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) Petr Kellner died in a helicopter crash in Alaska on 27 March 2021. Kellner, the wealthiest person in the Czech…

Ukraine Wins Top Prize at East Doc Platform

PRAGUE: The Ukrainian project Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise by Serhiy Lysenko won the main East Doc Platform Award of 2021. Four other projects won cash and other awards at…

The Gray Man Starring Ryan Gosling and Regé-Jean Page to Shoot in Prague

PRAGUE: Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page is set to film in Prague in the summer of 2021. Stillking will handle production services for…

East Doc Platform Presents Five Czech Productions

PRAGUE: East Doc Platform, running online 6 – 17 March 2021, presented five Czech produced and coproduced documentaries in different stages of completion during the annual event Czech Docs ……

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Selects 42 Projects

PRAGUE: The CEE Animation Forum announced the 42 animated projects that will be presented in the 26 – 29 April 2021 pitching competition and at the Anifilm IFAF on 4…