Dad’s Lullaby and Between Revolutions Win Docu Talent Awards 2022

SARAJEVO: The Ukrainian project Dad’s Lullaby by Lesia Diak received the Docu Talent Award at the Docu Talents from the East 2022, organised by the Ji.hlava IDFF and the Sarajevo…

BOX OFFICE: Domestic Comedy Střídavka Tops Czech BO After Opening Weekend

PRAGUE: The Czech adult family comedy Střídavka by Petr Nikolaev, which premiered on 4 August 2022, is ranking first after the opening weekend in the Czech Republic, with 28,498 admissions,…

Munich Games to be Released on Sky Atlantic and NOW

PRAGUE: The Sky Original Drama Munich Games created by Michal Aviram and directed by Philipp Kadelbach will be released on Sky Atlantic and NOW in September 2022. The project received…

Czech Republic Prepares Additional Funding for Incentives

PRAGUE: Czech Government has approved 23 m EUR / 570 m CZK for film incentives, which will add to the 32.5 m EUR / 800 m CZK decided in the…

First Czech VR Film Darkening to Premiere in Venice Immersive 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech/German interactive animated film Darkening / Tmání by Ondřej Moravec, which will have its world premiere in the Venice Immersive 2022 competition, is a 25-minute immersive experience which…

Sequel to Hit Domestic Nature Doc To Be Released in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Planet Prague / Planeta Praha by Jan Hošek will be released by Aerofilms in Czech cinemas on 4 August 2022. The nature documentary is a sequel to one of…

Veronika Lišková’s Czech/Norwegian/Slovak The Visitors Picked-Up by Taskovski Films

PRAGUE: Veronika Lišková’s documentary The Visitors has been picked-up by Taskovski Films ahead of its premiere in the Semaine de la Critique section at the 75th edition of the Locarno…

Two Versions of Jan Švankmajer’s Doc Kunstkammer to Premiere at Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště and Ji.hlava Documentary IFF 2022

PRAGUE: A 55-minute version of the latest long documentary Kunstkammer / Kunstkamera by legendary Czech director Jan Švankmajer world premiered at the 48th Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště on 31…

PRODUCTION: Robert Hloz in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak/Polish/Serbian Sci-Fi Restore Point

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Robert Hloz is currently in postproduction with his debut feature, the sci-fi Restore Point / Bod Obnovy, which is a Czech/Slovak/Polish/Serbian coproduction.

Record Number of Films Submitted to 48th EKOFILM in Brno

BRNO: A total of 243 documentaries from more than 50 countries have been submitted to the 48th EKOFILM International Environmental Film Festival set to be held in Brno, Czech Republic…

PRODUCTION: Beata Parkanová in Production with Czech/Slovak Tiny Lights

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Beata Parkanová is currently in production with her full-length feature, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Tiny Lights, about Amálka's day that captures a moment of vital transformation and loss,…

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Doc Kapr Code Introduces New Opera in Film Form

PRAGUE: Lucie Králová’s documentary Kapr Code / Kapr focuses on the contradictory life of progressive composer and prominent communist Jan Kapr (1914-88) using the innovative formula of the opera documentary.…

FNE at Venice 2022: Karel Kachyna’s The Ear to Screen in Venice Classics

VENICE: The Ear / Ucho, a Czechoslovak production from 1969 directed by Karel Kachyna has been selected for Venice Classics, which returns this year to the Venice International Film Festival…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 800,000 EUR / 20 m CZK to 11 minority coproductions including six feature films, three long documentaries and two short animated films. The…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Pavel Křižka, Head of PR of Czech Bohemia Interactive

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Pavel Křižka, head of PR of Czech Bohemia Interactive, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.

FNE at KVIFF 2022: See How The Critics Rated the Films

This year for the seventh time FNE together with FIPRESCI organised the ratings of all feature films in the main Crystal Globe competition, and for the first time the Proxima…

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Prize Winners: Summer with Hope Wins Grand Prix

KARLOVY VARY: Summer with Hope / Tabestan Ba Omid (Canada, Iran) directed by Sadaf Foroughi won the Crystal Globe Grand Prix at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival held…
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FNE at KVIFF 2022: Veronika Lišková in Postproduction with Czech/Norwegian/Slovak Doc The Visitors

KARLOVY VARY: Czech director/writer Veronika Lišková is currently in postproduction with her long documentary, the Czech/Norwegian/Slovak coproduction The Visitors. The film received a Special mention at the Works in Progress…

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Albert Hospodářský in Production with Czech/Slovak Road Film Brutal Heat

KARLOVY VARY: Czech director/writer/producer Albert Hospodářský is currently in production with his debut feature, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Brutal Heat / Brutální vedro. The film participated in the Eastern Promises –…

FNE at KVIFF 2022: Winners of Eastern Promises Industry Platform

KARLOVY VARY: The Eastern Promises industry platform of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, whose 56th edition is running 1-9 July 2022, announced its winners on 6 July 2022.