FNE IDF DocBloc: Double Win for East Silver Caravan Doc

The Russian doc How Big is the Galaxy has picked up awards in Italy and France.

CEE Animation Forum 2020 Opens Call for Animation Projects

LIBEREC: The CEE Animation Forum, which takes place 5 – 8 May 2020, is accepting applications for animation projects through 10 January.


Twelve East Silver Films will be promoted at IDFA.

Czech Republic Approves Additional Funding for Film Incentives

PRAGUE: The Czech government approved 500 m CZK / 19.5 m EUR in additional funding for production incentives. The increase brings the total amount of funding in 2019 to 1.3…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Top Ten East Silver Market Films

JIHLAVA: Poland proved popular with viewers at the East Silver Market in Jihlava.

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month, Kino Metro 70, Prostějov, Czech Republic

This month we speak with Barbora Kucsa Prágerová, the manager and programmer of Kino Metro 70 in Prostějov, Czech Republic.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Applications Due for East Doc Platform

Today, 8 November 2019, is the last day to apply for East Doc Platform.

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Romania Takes Between the Seas Best Film Award

JIHLAVA: The 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which concludes on 29 October 2019, handed out a plethora of prizes at its award ceremony on 28 October. Romanian documentary Teach directed by Alex…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Jihlava Confronts Festival Coverage of CEE Films

JIHLAVA: Marek Hovorka, director of the Ji.hlava IDFF, which is wrapping up its 23rd edition on 29 October 2019, presented a panel of festival directors with statistics revealing the weak…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: CEE Producers Seek Austrian Partners

JIHLAVA: Austrian producer Gabriele Kranzelbinder, recipient of the first APA (Czech Producers Association) World Excellence Award presented at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs through 29 October 2019, found herself…

Czech PPF Group to Buy CME

PRAGUE: PPF Group, a company whose majority share is held by the wealthiest man in the Czech Republic, has entered into an agreement to acquire Central European Media Enterprises (CME),…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019 Between the Seas: The Calling

JIHLAVA: Erik Praus’s Slovak documentary about three monks, The Calling / Volanie, screens in the Between the Seas competition of the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs through 29 October 2019.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Gabriele Kranzelbinder Honoured at Ji.hlava IDFF

Austrian producer Gabriele Kranzelbinder will receive the APA World Excellence Award at Ji.hlava IDFF.

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019 Between the Seas: The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater

BELGRADE: Goran Radovanović’s latest documentary The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater screens in the Between the Seas competition at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs 24 –…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019 Between the Seas: Paradise on Earth

BRATISLAVA: Acclaimed Slovak director Jaro Vojtek’s new documentary film Paradise on Earth will have its world premiere at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which opens on 24 October 2019.

CME Posts Mixed Results in Q3 Report

PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises (CME), which operates leading commercial stations in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, announced third quarter net revenues that grew by one percent…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Industry Programme Tackles Topics from Crowdfunding to Coproduction

JIHLAVA: The ever-expanding industry programme at the 23rd edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF (24 – 29 October 2019) continues to surprise with the range of discussions and presentations during an…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Jitka Kotrlová

PRAGUE: Jitka Kotrlová from Frame Films Production Company has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition…

FNE IDF Doc Bloc: Czech Joy Competition at Ji.hlava IDFF

We look at the films in the Czech documentary competition at Ji.hlava IDFF.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supports 10 Minority Coproductions

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund Council has selected 10 out of 34 projects applying in the call for minority coproduction support. The total amount of the support is 774,893 EUR…