Avatar: The Way of Water Breaks Record in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Avatar: The Way of Water has reached 1 m admissions in the Czech Republic in only one month, the fastest of any film in the 30-year history of the…

Interview with the Vampire S2 to Be Shot in Prague

PRAGUE: The eight-episode second season of the AMC series Interview with the Vampire will start shooting in Prague in April 2023.

Art House Cinema Kino Atlas in Prague Closes

PRAGUE: Popular Prague art house cinema Kino Atlas closed as it couldn’t agree with the owners of the building for an extension of the lease contract.

Apply to East Silver Market 2023

PRAGUE: Creative documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe which are completed or in rough cut stage can apply to East Silver Market till 31 January 2023.

Arved Leads Czech Lion 2022 Nominations

PRAGUE: Vojtěch Mašek’s psychological drama Arved leads the Czech Lions 2022 nominations with 12 nods, followed by Petr Václav’s Il Boemo with 11, and Adam Sedlák’s drug dramedy BANGER. with…

Nosferatu Announces Dates for Prague Shooting

PRAGUE: The awaited production of Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu will start in Prague on 23 February 2023, serviced by Stillking Films. The main cast consists of Bill Skarsgard, Lily-Rose Depp and…

Applications Open for dok.incubator 2023

PRAGUE: Long documentaries in rough cut stage are invited to apply to the dok.incubator workshop 2023. The applications’ deadline for the eight-month programme focused on editing, marketing and distribution is…

PRODUCTION: Czech Director Vojtěch Strakatý in Postproduction with Debut Feature

PRAGUE: Vojtěch Strakatý is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Eternal Peace / Věčný klid, which is produced by Marek Novák through Xova Film and supported by the Czech…

FESTIVALS: Czech Animated Film Dede Is Dead Selected for Berlinale’s Generation Kplus

PRAGUE: The Czech short animated film Dede Is Dead / Deniska umřela by Philippe Kastner will have its world premiere in the Generation Kplus section of the 73rd edition of…

Applications Are Open for dok.incubator 2023

PRAGUE: Ambitious long documentaries in rough cut stage are welcome to apply for the eight-month workshop dok.incubator, whose deadline is 26 January 2023. The early bird deadline with no application…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 823,215 EUR / 20 m CZK as minority coproduction grants to ten projects including five feature films, four documentaries and one animated short…

CEE Animation Talents Announces 2022 Selected Projects

PRAGUE: Nine short animated films from Hungary, Croatia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Poland and Slovenia have been selected for the CEE Animation Talents 2022.

FNE Podcast: Jan Macola: Manager of Czech Kino Pilotu

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Jan Macola, manager of Kino Pilotu, about the main activities and history of the cinema, as well as the Europa Cinemas…

Czech Kino Pilotu Wins Best Programming at 2022 Europa Cinemas Awards

PARIS: The Czech Kino Pilotu took the top prize for Best Programming at the 2022 Europa Cinemas Awards, which were presented in Paris during an awards ceremony at the Cinéma…
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ZDF Studios Signs Package Deal with Czech Prima Group

PRAGUE: ZDF Studios has announced a major package deal for 1,130 hours of content with the Czech Republic’s commercial channels group, Prima Group. The deal includes procedurals, family entertainment and…

Apply for dok.incubator INT 2023

PRAGUE: Applications for the international dok.incubator workshop 2023 are open till 26 January 2023.

BOX OFFICE: A Christmas Story Tops Czech Charts in First Weekend

PRAGUE: The weekly Czech charts are currently topped by the domestic film A Christmas Story / Vánoční příběh directed by Irena Pavlásková and produced by Europeana Production, which had 40,548…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Czech Animation Director Bára Anna Stejskalová

PRAGUE: FNE spoke with Bára Anna Stejskalová, Czech animation director and scriptwriter, about her animated films as well as the state of the Czech animation industry and its connections with…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Kateřina Hanáčková, Creative Director of Czech Brainz Immersive

PRAGUE: FNE spoke with Kateřina Hanáčková, creative director of Czech Brainz Immersive, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.

PRODUCTION: Jiří Havelka in Production with Czech Tragicomedy Gardener

PRAGUE: Czech director Jiří Havelka is currently finishing production on his feature film Gardener (working title) / Zahradník, which is estimated to be finished in 2023.