FNE at Finale Plzen: CFC introduces new Czech productions

The Czech Film Center (CFC, www.filmcenter.cz) offered a platform for 18 films in development and production at its annual presentation during the Finale (www.filmfestfinale.cz) festival of Czech films on April…
25-04-2010

FNE at Finale Plzen: Kawasaki's Rose wins Finale Plzen festival

Director Jan Hřebejk picked up the Golden Kingfisher for best feature film and the Audience Award for Kawasaki's Rose at the closing ceremony of Finale festival of Czech films held…
24-04-2010

New Czech animation festival premieres

The Czech Republic will see two animation film festivals competing for attention in the upcoming weeks: Anifest, which moved to the town of Teplice, and Anifilm, which has been newly…
22-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Janosik. A True Story

Janosik. A True Story, a Central European co-production from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, screens in the main competition of the Czech…
22-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Twosome

A Finale Plzen main competition slot goes to the low-budget road movie Twosome directed by Jaroslav Fuit.
21-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Unknown Hour

Unknown Hour, a Czech/Slovak co-production from director Dan Svátek screening in the Finale main competition, is based on a grisly story that captured news headlines in the Czech Republic.
21-04-2010

FESTIVALS: Plzen deals with travel crisis

Feature competition juror Alissa Simon was one of the guests stranded en route to the Finale (datakal.filmfestfinale.cz ) fest of Czech films in Plzen, but organizers were taking the volcano-induced…
20-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Protector

Marek Najbrt spent more than three years preparing his award winning, 2.7 million Euro film Protector, screening in competition at Finale Plzen.
20-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: An Earthly Paradise for the Eyes

Irena Pavlásková directs bitter comedy An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes, from an autobiographical screenplay from Tereza Boučková, screening in the Finale Plzen main competition.
20-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Foxes

Mira Fornay's debut film Foxes screens in competition at Finale Plzen, following a successful premiere at the Venice festival last fall.
19-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Walking Too Fast

Radim Špaček returns to the absurdism of Communist life in the 1980's in his Finale Plzen competition film Walking Too Fast (Pouta), a Czech/Slovak/Polish coproduction.
19-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Men in Rut

Robert Sedláček's satirical comedy Men in Rut, screening in the main Finale Plzen main competition, takes place during the "Deer-Luring" competition in a south Moravian village.
18-04-2010

CFC screens shorts at Plzen

The Czech Film Center will present a marathon of Czech short films as well as its annual presentation of selected upcoming films at the Finale festival of Czech films in…
18-04-2010

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Kawasaki's Rose

Director Jan Hrebejk's film Kawasaki´s Rose screens in competition at Finale Plzen after its Berlinale success where it picked up awards from the Ecumenical Jury and the Jury of the…
18-04-2010

Czechs digitalize their film heritage

The Czech MEDIA Desk is hosting a panel on Digitalization of the Czech Film Heritage on April 21, as part of the Days of European Film festival,
15-04-2010

Finale fest picks nine Czech competition films

The Finale festival of Czech films (www.filmfestfinale.cz) opens April 18 in Plzen, with nine new Czech feature films in the main competition.
15-04-2010

PRODUCTON: Leaving prepares for June filming

Former Czech president and renowned playwright Vaclav Havel announced he will begin shooting his film directing debut, Leaving (based on his stage play) in June.
12-04-2010

FESTIVALS: Zlin festival marks 50th anniversary

One of the oldest film festival events in Europe and the largest celebration of films for the youth and young adult market, Film Festival Zlin (www.zlinfest.cz) marks a milestone 50th…
08-04-2010

PRODUCTION: Strach goes into production with two films

Czech director Jiří Strach will shoot two movies based on novels by best-selling Czech author Miloš Urban, coproduction company Czech television (www.ceskatelevize.cz) announced.
31-03-2010

PRODUCTION: Lidice plans June shoot

Lidice, a Czech-Polish war drama from director Alice Nellis, will begin shooting in June, producer Adam Dvořák, head of production/distribution company Bioscop (www.bioscop.cz), announced.
28-03-2010