OBITUARY: Artemio Benki

PRAGUE: French director/producer/distributor Artemio Benki, whose film career spanned thirty years in the Czech Republic, died in Paris on 15 April 2020.

OBITUARY: Gene Deitch

PRAGUE: American animator Gene Deitch, who moved to Prague in 1959, died on 19 April 2020 at the age of 95.

FNE IDF DocBloc: CEE Films at Online Visions Du Réel

Ex Oriente and East Silver Caravan films will have screening slots at the online edition of Visions du Réel.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Teams Up With Pitch the Doc

Ex Oriente Film is now accepting submissions through Pitch the Doc.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex-Oriente Masterclass Goes Online

Ex-Oriente is offering a masterclass on editing by tutor Niels Pagh Andersen online.

FESTIVALS: Zlin Moves to September Dates

ZLIN: The Zlin Film Festival, the world’s oldest and largest film festival for children, has announced that it will delay this year’s event until September. The 60th edition of the…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Submit Your Project to Ex Oriente Film

Apply now to Ex Oriente Film 2020 and get a tailor made training for the development of your film with the help of more than 30 world renowned film professionals!…

Film Production in Czech Republic May Decrease by Up to 75%

PRAGUE: The Czech audiovisual industry is experiencing a major crisis, with film production expected to decrease as much as 75% by the end of 2020 due to the coronavirus situation.

Zlin FF Postponed, Transylvania IFF Awaits Decision while Transilvania Pitch Stop Calls for Projects

ZLIN: The 60th edition of the Zlín Film Festival has been postponed from 29 May-6 June 2020 to 4-10 September 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Transilvania IFF is…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF 2020 Calls for Applications

JIHLAVA: Applications are open for the 24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, set to take place from 27 October to 1 November 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Czech Documentary Filmmakers Out in the World – Vratislav Šlajer

PRAGUE: Another Czech producer with an international outlook is Vratislav Šlajer of Bionaut.

East Doc Platform Announces Winners

PRAGUE: Olha Zhurba’s project Roma (working title), a coproduction between the Ukraine, the Netherlands and Denmark, received the East Doc Platform Award at the 9th edition of East Doc Platform…

MIDPOINT Postpones April and Early May Activities

PRAGUE: MIDPOINT has decided to postpone its activities planned for April and early May 2020. Their new dates will be announced soon.

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…