FNE AV Innovation: Artinii - It’s All About Communities

A young Czech company, Artinii, has come up with a new technology that enables global film distribution. In this series we’ll explain how we do it. Today we’ll share more…
14-08-2019

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supports Eight Feature Film Projects

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund distributed 2,505,383 EUR / 64 m CZK to eight feature film projects. Tomáš Mašín, Tereza Nvotová and Beata Parkanová are among the winners announced on…
12-08-2019

PRODUCTION: Jan Prušinovský Starts Shooting Czech/Slovak Coproduction Mistakes

PRAGUE: Jan Prušinovský, also known for his successful TV comedy series, has just started shooting his new feature film, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Mistakes / Chyby, in the Czech town of…
09-08-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: A Man Sings After the War

Take a closer look at the documentary project A Man Sings After the War / Čovek peva posle rata by Ana Otašević, which was selected for the 17th edition of…
09-08-2019

FNE/IDF DocBloc: East Silver Caravan Titles at Festivals

East Silver Caravan titles My Unknown Soldier (by Anna Kryvenko), Home Games (by Alisa Kovalenko), How Big Is the Galaxy? (by Ksenia Elyan), My Father Is My Mother's Brother (by…
02-08-2019

PRODUCTION: Czech / Latvian Coproduction The Pack Started Shooting

ZLIN: Highly anticipated teen drama Smečka / The Pack, directed by first time Czech director Tomáš Polenský, started shooting in Zlín on 24 July 2019. The film is set in…
30-07-2019

FNE/IDF DocBloc: Last Chance to Submit Your Rough Cut to East Silver 2019

Submit your rough cut to the largest internationally recognised database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. The market takes place during the 23rd Ji.hlava…
26-07-2019

PRODUCTION: Czech Director Petr Zahrádka Starts Shooting New Comedy in Prague

PRAGUE: Petr Zahrádka, mostly known as a TV series director, started shooting his feature comedy Chlap na střídačku (no English title available) this week. The popular cast, promising a new…
25-07-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Director Artemio Benki: "I Like Strong, Personal Stories that Are a Bit Extreme"

Click HERE for an interview with the French-born Czech filmmaker Artemio Benki about his documentary Solo.
19-07-2019

PRODUCTION: German Film Lassie Come Home Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: A German production based on an adaptation of Lassie Come Home of the well-known English novel by Eric Knight is currently shooting in the Czech Šumava Mountains. Czech Mia…
18-07-2019

PRODUCTION: First Swiss / Czech Coproduction Lost in Paradise Shoots in Prague

PRAGUE: The first Swiss / Czech feature film coproduction ever Lost in Paradise / Ztraceni v ráji directed by Fiona Ziegler is shooting in Prague and Bern from 3 July…
16-07-2019

Czech Restored Classic Ecstasy Selected for the Pre-opening Event of the 76th Venice IFF

PRAGUE: A new digital copy in 4K of the Czech film Ecstasy / Extase directed by Gustav Machatý and starring Hedy Kiesler (Hedy Lamarr) will be screened at the Pre-opening…
15-07-2019

FNE IDF DocBloc: Czech Documentary Filmmaker Helena Třeštíková

A look back at the long and impressive career of the Czech documentary filmmaker Helena Třeštíková.
12-07-2019

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Industry Days: Docs in Progress

KARLOVY VARY: Five CEE films were among the eight projects presented in Karlovy Vary IFF's Industry Days programme. They represent an impressive array of documentary talents from Romania, Poland, Latvia…
11-07-2019

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: A Sensitive Man

KARLOVY VARY: Masterfilm is producing the black comedy A Sensitive Man, the feature debut of writer/director Tomas Klein. The Czech film is planned as a coproduction with Slovakia’s Punchart Films…
09-07-2019

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Traces

KARLOVY VARY: The Croatian company Kinorama is in late development with writer/director Dubravka Turic’s debut feature film Traces. The project was presented by the director and by producer Ira Cecic…
09-07-2019

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Rattlesnakes

KARLOVY VARY: Serbia’s Biberche Productions presented director Nikola Ljuca’s second film project Rattlesnakes during the Karlovy Vary IFF 2019 Industry Days. The drama is planned as a coproduction with Croatia…
09-07-2019

FNE at KVIFF 2019: Prize Winners: Bugaria’s The Father Wins Grand Prix

KARLOVY VARY: The Bulgarian film The Father / Bashtata (Bulgaria, Greece) directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov took home the Crystal Globe and a cash prize of 25, 000…
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FNE at KVIFF 2019: Pro-DIGI Leads the Charge to Transform Czech Cinemas

KARLOVY VARY: Pro-DIGI, z.s., a Czech company that was in the vanguard of digitalisation, is taking its goal of transforming the Czech cinema-going experience to the next stage by engaging…
08-07-2019

FNE at Karlovy Vary 2019 Works in Development: Grey Skies

KARLOVY VARY: Georgian producer Elene Margvelashvili from Parachute Films and co-writer/co-director Konstantine Kalandadze presented their coming-of-age feature film project Grey Skies during the Karlovy Vary IFF's Industry Days programme.
08-07-2019