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…
22-10-2020

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…
22-10-2020

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…
22-10-2020

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…
19-10-2020

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…
15-10-2020

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.
15-10-2020

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…
13-10-2020

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…
13-10-2020

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.
12-10-2020

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.
30-09-2020

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.
09-09-2020

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…
08-09-2020

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 …
21-08-2020

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…
31-07-2020

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…
27-07-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Silver Applications Open

Submissions for East Silver Market will be accepted through 31 July 2020.
10-07-2020

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Online

Ex Oriente holds its first online session.
03-07-2020

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…
29-06-2020

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.
29-06-2020

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…
26-06-2020