CEE Animation Workshop Opens Call for Applications

PRAGUE: Submissions are open for the 5th CEE Animation Workshop, a training programme for developing projects and enhancing skills. The deadline for submissions is 24 October 2022.

Zentropa’s The Bastard Starring Mads Mikkelsen Shoots in Prague

PRAGUE: The Bastard, directed by Nikolaj Arcel and starring Mads Mikkelsen, is currently shooting in Prague, according to local media.

FESTIVALS: Be2Can 2022 Ready to Start in Prague

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of the Be2Can Film Festival will present 21 premieres in three cinemas in Prague as well as in 30 cinemas across the Czech Republic from 5…

South Moravia Invests in Region’s Film Industry

BRNO: Regional councillors of South Moravia decided to support the South Moravian Film Fund with approximately 325,300 EUR / 8 m CZK.

FESTIVALS: Somewhere Over the Chemtrails Wins 2022 Finale Plzen Festival

PLZEN: Somewhere Over the Chemtrails by Adam Koloman Rybanský received the Golden Kingfisher Award for Best Feature or Animated Film at the 35th Finále Plzeň Film Festival (23 – 28…

Zatopek Acquired by Myriad Pictures

PRAGUE: Myriad Pictures has picked-up David Ondříček’s biopic Zátopek, Czech Republic’s submission to the 94th Academy Award Best International Feature Film category.

BOX OFFICE: BANGER. Shot with iPhone Scores Third Spot in Czech BO

PRAGUE: BANGER., the second feature from director Adam Sedlák, premiered on 22 September 2022 and had 23 127 admissions during its first weekend in 148 cinemas. The film ranked third…

FESTIVALS: Finále Plzeň FF 2022 Starts Today

PLZEN: Ten films are competing in the Golden Kingfisher Feature Film and Animated Film Competition of the 35th Finále Plzeň Film Festival (23 – 28 September 2022). The lineup includes…

BOX OFFICE: Most Expensive Film in Czech History Scores First Spot in Domestic Cinemas

PRAGUE: The English-language historical drama Medieval from scriptwriter, director and producer Petr Jákl is currently the most attended film in Czech cinemas. The film, which was released by Bioscop in…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Czech Republic Selects Il Boemo as Oscar Candidate

PRAGUE: The period drama Il Boemo by Petr Václav has been selected by the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) as Czech Republic’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Lukáš Kunce, Producer of Czech Amanita Design

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Lukáš Kunce, producer of Czech Amanita Design, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.

Sir Anthony Hopkins Shoots Nicholas Winton Biopic in Prague

PRAGUE: One Life, a biopic of Nicholas Winton, who helped rescue almost 699 children on the eve of WWII (including the film director Karel Reisz), is currently shooting in Prague.…

The Crow Reboot Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Rupert Sanders' The Crow reboot is currently shooting in the capital of the Czech Republic. The film stars Bill Skarsgard, FKA Twigs (Tahliah Debrett Barnett) and Danny Huston.

New Art House Cinema in Prague

PRAGUE: A new independent cinema Kino Balt has become operational in the historic centre of Prague, in a building from 1853.

PRODUCTION: Viktor Tauš Shoots Czech/Slovak/Swiss Coproduction American Chick

PRAGUE: Czech director/producer Viktor Tauš is currently in production with his feature drama American Chick / Amerikanka, which is a Czech/Slovak/Swiss coproduction estimated for completion in 2023.

PRODUCTION: Matěj Chlupáček in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak We Have Never Been Modern

PRAGUE: Czech director/producer Matěj Chlupáček is currently in postproduction with his mystery/detective feature film We Have Never Been Modern / Úsvit. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction inspired by the…

Czech Republic Approves Increase in Production Incentives Budget

PRAGUE: Czech Republic has approved a cap of 6 m EUR / 150 m CZK per project per year for the applications for film incentives. The decision was made as…

PRODUCTION: Taiwanese/Czech Coproduction Malice Set for Shooting in 2023

PRAGUE: The Taiwanese / Czech coproduction Malice / 惡潮 by Lungyin Lim is currently in the script development phase. The film is coproduced by Czech Lonely Production and it will…

Sky Series Das Boot 4 Films in Prague

PRAGUE: The fourth season of Sky series Das Boot directed by Dennis Gansel is currently shooting in Czech Republic’s capital with Stillking Films providing services.

Ji.hlava IDFF Announces Emerging Producers 2023

JIHLAVA: Producers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia are among the 17 participants selected as Emerging Producers 2023. The programme organised by the Ji.hlava…