FNE Market Analysis 2019: CZECH REPUBLIC

PRAGUE: Czech cinema enjoyed domestic and international success with numerous feature films, documentaries and also several short films in 2019. The year was marked by a growing number of coproductions,…

FESTIVALS: Prague IFF 2020 Announces New Sections

PRAGUE: The 27th edition of the Prague International Film Festival adds a new Comedy Competition to its Main Competition and it divides its programme into 14 sections, including three new…

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Doc Platform 2020: Awards

Find all about the awards that will be handed to the best projects at East Doc Platform 2020 (7–13 March 2020). Get your Industry Pass and join the event on…

FNE Cinema of the Month: Edison Filmhub, Prague

This month we speak with Ivan Hronec, founder and CEO of Film Europe Media Company, about the Edison Filmhub, opened in the centre of Prague on 1 June 2019 as…

Czech/Slovak Old Timers Wins 2019 Czech Film Critics‘ Awards

PRAGUE: Old Timers / Staříci won the Czech Film Critics’ Award for Best Film while its directors, Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek, were awarded Best Director. The Best Screenplay Award…

FNE IDF DocBloc: KineDok Films at Screenshot

Alternative distribution platform KineDok and Prague screening room Screenshot have prepared a month long journey (2-27 February 2020) through European documentary films in 15 screenings.

FESTIVALS: Czech Animated Film Daughter Wins At Sundance

PRAGUE: Czech student film Daughter directed by Daria Kashcheeva received the Short Film Jury Award: Animation at the Sundance Film Festival (23 January-2 February 2020). The film was produced by…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Salt From Bonneville Part Of East Silver Caravan

Simon Mozgovyi's Salt from Bonneville is a new part of the East Silver Caravan, which takes care of selected films and helps with festival distribution.

The Owners Tops 2020 Czech Lion Nominations

PRAGUE: The Owners / Vlastníci by Jiří Havelka tops the 27th Czech Lion nods with 12 nominations, followed by The Painted Bird / Nabarvené ptáče by Václav Marhoul with 11…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Too Close

Take a closer look at the Romanian documentary Too Close / Apropierea directed by Botond Püsök, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a…

OBITUARY: Czech Director Ivan Passer

PRAGUE: Acclaimed Czech director and screenwriter Ivan Passer has passed away at age 86. A leading figure of the Czech New Wave, he escaped from what was then Czechoslovakia to…

dok.incubator Launches Call for Applications

PRAGUE: Filmmakers are welcome to apply to dok.incubator, the international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with their late-stage documentary projects. The deadline for applications is 29 January 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Doc Platform 2020 Announces Selected Projects

Here are the projects selected for the 9th edition of East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution market for Central and Eastern European documentaries, which will take place…

The Painted Bird Sold to Canada

PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction The Painted Bird by Václav Marhoul has been sold by Celluloid Dreams to the Canadian distributor Northern Banner Releasing. The Painted Bird is shortlisted by the…

PRODUCTION: Juraj Jakubisko in Postproduction with Perinbaba and the Two Worlds: Watch the Trailer

PRAGUE: Juraj Jakubisko is currently in postproduction with his new magical family fantasy Perinbaba and the Two Worlds, after more than two years of complicated production. The Czech/Slovak coproduction will…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2010: Goodbye Beautiful

Take a closer look at the Serbian documentary project Goodbye Beautiful, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number of 107 submitted…

dok.incubator Call For Ambitious Long Docs in Rough Cut Stage

PRAGUE: Editors, directors and producers of ambitious documentaries in rough cut stage are invited to apply to the six-month long workshop dok.incubator till 29 January 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Nord Express

Take a closer look at the Latvian/Estonian documentary project Nord Express, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number of 107 submitted…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Double Win for East Silver Caravan Doc

The Russian doc How Big is the Galaxy has picked up awards in Italy and France.

CEE Animation Forum 2020 Opens Call for Animation Projects

LIBEREC: The CEE Animation Forum, which takes place 5 – 8 May 2020, is accepting applications for animation projects through 10 January.