Czech Government Closes Borders to 18 Countries and Declares COVID-19 Emergency

PRAGUE: The Czech government has announced it is shutting its borders to foreigners from 18 high risk countries starting at midnight on Friday 13 March. This includes Austria, Belgium, China,…

FESTIVALS: One World Film Festival Goes Online

PRAGUE: One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in cooperation with will make the films programmed for the rest of the festival available online. The festival started on 5…

Coronavirus Shuts Down Shooting For Marvel’s Falcon And Winter Soldier In Prague

PRAGUE: Shooting for Marvel’s miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier directed by Kari Skogland halted in Prague when the Czech government restricted mass events due to the spread of…

FNE IDF DocBloc: COVID-19: Measures Taken By East Doc Platform

East Doc Platform East Doc Platform kicked off on 7 March and was due to run until 13 March but has moved its programme online after the Czech government issued…

FNE at Prague IFF 2020: Prague IFF Announces New Dates

PRAGUE: The 27th edition of the Prague International Film Festival, which was due to start on 19 March 2020, will take place 18–25 September 2020.

FNE at Prague IFF 2020: Prague IFF is Cancelled

PRAGUE: As of 10 March, in accordance with the position of Government of the Czech Republic and extraordinary measures introduced in connection with the spread in the Czech Republic of…

FESTIVALS: One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Interrupted

PRAGUE: The organisers of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague have decided to interrupt the festival with immediate effect. The 2020 edition started on 5 March…

The Painted Bird Wins Big at 27th Czech Lions

PRAGUE: The Painted Bird / Nabarvené ptáče by Václav Marhoul is the big winner of the 27th Czech Lions with eight awards, including best film, best director and best cinematography…

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Doc Platform 2020 Programme Announced

PRAGUE: The programme of the 9th edition of East Doc Platform (Prague, 7–13 March 2020) includes a masterclass by Fredrik Gertten (PUSH), the panel discussion Filmmaking against Dictatorships and presentations…

FNE at Prague IFF 2020: Prague International FF 2020 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: Seven film films have been selected for the main competition of the 27th edition of the Prague International Film Festival, which will take place 19 - 27 March 2020.

CEE Animation Forum 2020 Selects 29 Projects

PRAGUE: Eight animated feature films in development are among the 29 projects that will be pitched at CEE Animation Forum, taking place in Liberec, Czech Republic, from 5 to 8…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Frem Bows at Berlin Forum

The Czech/Slovak documentary Frem will screen in Berlin before opening in Czech cinemas.

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Czech Film in Berlin

Czech Film Fund and its divisions Czech Film Center and Czech Film Commission will once again represent Czech Cinema at Berlin International Film Festival. Come and visit us at the…

Czech Film Incentives Attract Almost Nine Billion CZK in Revenues to Czech Economy

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund announced that almost 80 films and series were shot in the Czech Republic in 2019, thanks to film incentives. Implementation of the projects brought revenues…

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Doc Platform Trailer

East Doc Platform has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming 9th edition.

FESTIVALS: One World Announces Competition Films

PRAGUE: Thirteen films will screen in the international competition of One World FF, which runs 5 – 14 March 2020 in Prague and travels to another 35 cities.

FESTIVALS: Zlin Film Festival 2020 Focuses on Science and Technology

ZLIN: The 60th anniversary edition of the Zlin Film Festival, the world’s oldest festival for children and youth, has announced this year’s theme of Back to the Future, with a…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Feature Film Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund distributed 2,742,488 EUR / 68 m CZK as production grants for ten feature films. Four of them are debut features.

Get Support From Ji.hlava Film Fund

JIHLAVA: Documentaries originating in Central and Eastern Europe can apply to the Ji.hlava Film Fund, which provides in-kind grants totaling 20,000 EUR until 15 March 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Get Your Industry Pass For East Doc Platform 2020

Film professionals who want to attend the East Doc Platform industry programme can buy an Industry Pass until 21 February 2020. The open programme is, again this year, available for…