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.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Online

Ex Oriente holds its first online session.

Strong Showing for CEE Docs at Fests Worldwide

JIHLAVA: According to a survey of 11 international documentary festivals undertaken by the Ji.hlava IDFF, documentaries from CEE territories account for 35 – 53 percent of films at festivals in…

FNE TV: Ji.hlava IDFF East West Index Debate

Which regions are under-represented at film festivals and why? Ji.hlava organised an online discussion on this topic during the Cannes 2020 Online.

FESTIVALS: Thirty-nine Countries Vie for EKOFILM IFF Slots

BRNO: The EKOFILM IFF has announced that 133 films from 39 countries have been submitted for the competition section of the 46th edition of the festival, running 14 – 17…

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Silver Calls for Projects

East Silver Market is accepting applications for rough cut state projects through 31 July 2020.

MIDPOINT Goes Online with Works in Development

PRAGUE: MIDPOINT will present nine feature film projects at its online third edition of Works in Development = Feature Launch on 7 July 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Open Programme

Ex Oriente will host three days of online open programmes via Zoom, 23 - 26 June 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Kix, A Story of a Street Kid

FNE profiles the films selected for Ex Oriente Film 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Projects

Twelve projects have been selected for Ex Oriente 2020.

FESTIVALS: Zlin Fest 2020 Announces Competition Films

ZLIN: The delayed 60th Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth, originally scheduled for the week of 29 May – 6 June 2020, has announced the selection of competition films…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Tutors

Ex Oriente has announced its first tutors for 2020

CEE Projects Selected for dok.incubator 2020

PRAGUE: A Polish and a Balkan documentary are among the eight international projects that will participate in dok.incubator, which will have its next residential session 24 – 29 August in…