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…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Expands to Three Territories

PRAGUE: The Ji.hlava IDFF is expanding its post-festival online showcase Echoes of Ji.hlava, to reach audiences in Belgium, France, and New York, in addition to its Czech component.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Distributes Feature Production and Documentary Development Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund gave a total of 2.5 m EUR / 64 m CZK to eight fiction feature films and 170,000 EUR / 4.5 m CZK for the…

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM 2021 Calls for Entries

BRNO: EKOFILM has opened the call for entries for its 47th edition, taking place 20 – 23 October 2021, under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions are accepted until the…

Charlatan and Shadow Country Dominate 2021 Czech Lions

PRAGUE: Charlatan / Šarlatán by Agnieszka Holland was honoured with the statue for the best film, director and three others at the Czech Lion Awards. Six other categories, including screenplay…

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Moves to August

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF has delayed the 55th edition of the festival until 20 – 28 August 2021.

Czech/Slovak The Affair Released on VOD in USA

PRAGUE: The Affair / Skleněný pokoj, the Czech/Slovak adaptation of Simon Mawer's book The Glass Room, will be released on VOD in the United States on 5 March 2021 by…

Foreign Productions Continue Despite Czech Lockdown

PRAGUE: The Czech government has issued new restrictions limiting movement within the country in response to its position as the worst affected country in the world. All non-essential travel outside…

PRODUCTION: Maur Film Moves Forward With Animation Projects

PRAGUE: Prague-based animation company Maur Film is working on a full slate of films despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with one feature film awaiting release, one in production, one in development,…

FESTIVALS: Zlin IFF Sets 2021 Dates

PRAGUE: The Zlin IFF for Children and Youth will hold two editions of its 2021 festival. The first part, taking place 28 May – 1 June, in the festival’s traditional…

DAFilms Launches Asian Platform

PRAGUE: The Czech documentary film streaming service DAFilms has launched its first Asian platform, DAFilms Asia.

MIDPOINT Accepts Applications for Sofia Meetings Programme

PRAGUE: The script development and training programme MIDPOINT will hold a special edition of MIDPOINT Intensive tailored for the Sofia Meetings. Applications for the programme are being accepted through 8…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Opens Submissions for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: The Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival is accepting submissions of films and submissions for its Emerging Producers programme. The 25th edition of the festival will take place 26 –…

Eight Documentary Projects Presented at dok.incubator Preview

PRAGUE: Eight projects developed in the dok.incubator workshop in 2020 were introduced in a live online broadcast on 9 February 2020 in a carefully curated presentation. They were selected for…

Princ Films Acquires Slavek Horak's Havel

PRAGUE: The international distribution company Princ Films has acquired Slavek Horak’s film Havel about the iconic Czech President and playwright, Valcav Havel.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supported 11 Films with 2.8 m EUR

PRAGUE: Three feature debut films and an additional eight films from established directors received 1.7 m CZK / 2.8 m EUR from the Czech Film Fund in the second half…

Czech Film Critics' Awards Chose To Promote Films That Look Back

PRAGUE: The 11th Czech Film Critics' Awards gave its top prize for Best Film to black and white historical drama Shadow Country by Bohdan Sláma, as its actress Magdaléna Borová…