Join IDF Live Online Discussion: Filming in the Time of Corona

PRAGUE: Join the online discussion Filming in the Time of Corona live on IDF's Facebook page today, Wednesday, 4 November at 18:00 CET. Producers Ada Solomon, Vanja Jambrović and Christian…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Slovak Director Viera Čákanyová Wins Top Prize at Ji.hlava IDFF

JIHLAVA: White on White by Slovak director Viera Čákanyová won Best Film in the Opus Bonum international competition of the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF, which continues online through 8 November 2020.…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Ji.hlava Presents 2021 Emerging Producers

JIHLAVA: The 24th edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival opens on 27 October 2020, in an extended online version running through 8 November. A highlight of the festival’s…

FNE Podcast: Festivals in Crisis: Ji.hlava Festival Director Marek Hovorka

Ji.hlava IDFF is the latest in a long line of film festivals forced to go online because of the COVID pandemic. Festival director Market Hovorka talks about the decision to…

FESTIVALS: Poland Takes Centre Stage at Ji.hlava IDFF

JIHLAVA: The 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which will take place in an expanded online form on 27 October – 8 November 2020, will look at Polish experimental and…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF: Antigone – How Dare We!

JIHLAVA: Jani Sever's Antigone – How Dare We! / Antigona – Kako si upamo! will be screened in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition of the 24th…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF: Latvian Coyote

JIHLAVA: The acclaimed and prolific Latvian documentary filmmaker Ivars Zviedris will screen his film Latvian Coyote (previously titled The Smuggler) in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition…

FESTIVALS: Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish Wins EKOFILM IFF 2020

BRNO: The Russian film Sockeye Salmon. Red Fish by Vladislav Grishin and Dmitriy Shpilenok was the winner of the 46th EKOFILM International Film Festival, which concluded its first part on…

FESTIVALS: CEE Docs Shine at Ji.hlava IDFF

PRAGUE: Nine documentaries that cover the breadth of the CEE region will screen in the Between the Seas competition of the online edition of the 24th Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs…

CEE Animation 2021 Call for Projects

PRAGUE: CEE Animation has opened a call for filmmakers from low capacity film countries for its CEE Animation Workshop, a year-long project to take place online.

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM Postpones Screenings But Keeps Online Programme

BRNO: In response to the newly announced COVID-19 measures closing cinemas in the Czech Republic, the organisers of the 46th edition of the EKOFILM 2020 International Film Festival have decided…

CEE Animation Forum 2020: Inaugural Animation Espresso Announces Winners

PRAGUE: The first edition of the pitching session Animation Espresso, organised as part of the CEE Animation Forum, awarded its first prize to the short animation project Forgive / Odpust…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF Goes Digital

JIHLAVA: Following a surge in COVID-19 cases and closure of all cinemas in the Czech Republic, the 24th edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be held completely online.

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM to Go Forward with In Cinema Screenings

BRNO: The 46th edition of Ekofilm, which takes place 5 – 25 October 2020 in Brno, will hold its planned cinema screenings but will move its accompanying programme online.

OBITUARY: Oscar-winning Czech Director Jiri Menzel Dies Age 82

PRAGUE: The Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel died on 5 September 2020 in Prague, following a long illness. He was 82 years old.

FESTIVALS: Honeyland and Kapitán Demo Headed to 2020 EKOFILM IFF

BRNO: The 46th EKOFILM International Film Festival, which will take place in Brno from 14 to 17 October 2020, will open with a performance by the musician Kapitán Demo and…

Submissions Open for MIDPOINT Writers' Room

PRAGUE: Writers and creative producers without a particular project in development can apply to MIDPOINT Writers' Room 2020 till 9 September 2020. This programme is aimed at training practical skills …

Institute of Documentary Film Launches East Doc Series

PRAGUE: The Institute of Documentary Film launches a brand new programme for docu-series focused on consultations and networking, connecting three European film markets. The first session of the East Doc…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Grants for Minority Coproductions and Documentaries

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 1,148,321 EUR / 30,150,000 CZK in production grants for minority coproductions and documentaries. A new feature film by the Romanian Radu Jude and…

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Silver Applications Open

Submissions for East Silver Market will be accepted through 31 July 2020.