BOX OFFICE: Czech Oscar Candidate Brothers Tops Domestic Charts

PRAGUE: Czech drama Brothers / Bratři by Tomáš Mašín topped the local box office in its first weekend with 38,341 admissions and 272,803 EUR /6,673,617 CZK gross. The film released…

CEE Animation Forum 2023 Ready to Kick Off in Pilsen

PILSEN: The 11th edition of the CEE Animation Forum 2023 will present 28 European animated projects, including feature films, series/TV specials, short films and student works on 8 and 9…

Czech Republic One Step Closer to Reopening Production Incentives

PRAGUE: A proposal of a new amendment to the Audiovisual Act has been discussed by the Czech government recently. If approved, the bill should open the production incentives system.

Petr Vachler’s The Meaning and Mystery of Life Prepares for Official Release with 11,000 Admissions in Special Screenings

PRAGUE: Special preview screenings of Petr Vachler’s labour of love The Meaning and Mystery of Life have been taking place in cinemas all across the Czech Republic and Slovakia since…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 2.5 m EUR for the production of seven feature films and 466,208 EUR for the production of seven long documentaries.

FESTIVALS: Finále Plzeň Film Festival 2023: Prize Winners

PLZEŇ: The 36th Finále Plzeň Film Festival, which took place 22 – 27 September 2023, awarded its top prize of the Golden Kingfisher for Best Feature and Animated Film to…

FESTIVALS: Finále Plzeň Film Festival 2023 Ready to Kick Off

PLZEŇ: Seven feature films and one long animated film are competing in the Golden Kingfisher Feature Film and Animated Film Competition of the 36th Finále Plzeň Film Festival (22 –…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Czech Republic Selects Brothers as Oscar Candidate

PRAGUE: Tomáš Mašín’s Brothers / Bratři has been selected as Czech Republic‘s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature Film…

CEE Animation Workshop 2024 Launches Call for Applications

PRAGUE: CEE Animation Workshop has launched the call for applications for its 6th edition to be held in 2024. The deadline for submissions is 20 October 2023.

Béla Tarr to Teach for a Full Semester at FAMU

PRAGUE: Hungarian film director Béla Tarr will teach FAMU students in master’s and doctoral programme for a full semester starting at the end of September 2023.

PRODUCTION: Czech Documentary Filmmaker Veronika Lišková Shoots Debut Feature Year of the Widow

PRAGUE: Czech director Veronika Lišková is currently in production with her debut feature Year of the Widow / Rok vdovy, which is a Czech/Slovak/Croatian coproduction. The screenplay, written by Lišková’s…

Czech Location Managers Scoop Award at Annual LMGI 2023

PRAGUE: Czech location managers Petr Růčka, Marek Řídel and Jan Ondrovčák from Film Makers s.r.o received the award for Outstanding Locations in a Period Feature Film for Edward Berger’s All…

BOX OFFICE: ONEMANSHOW – The Movie Breaks Records in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: The Czech comedy ONEMANSHOW – The Movie by Kamil Bartošek and Ondřej Pavliš had 291,761 admissions and 2.24 m EUR / 54,160,085 CZK gross in its opening weekend in…

Record Turnover for Czech Audiovisual Industry in 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech audiovisual industry reached the highest yet turnover of 639.7 m EUR / 15.4 billion CZK in 2022, surpassing the 2021 record of 361.3 m EUR / 8.73…

PRODUCTION: Pavel Soukup in Final Postproduction with Czech Feature Film #annaismissing

PRAGUE: Czech director Pavel Soukup is putting the final touches to his latest project, the thriller #annaismissing, which will be released by Aerofilms in Czech and Slovak cinemas in August…

GRANTS: Czech Republic Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 708,000 EUR for the production of five international feature films, including one debut feature, two long documentaries and two short animated films.

KVIFF and PÖFF among Five European Film Festivals to Introduce Launchpad Initiative

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival and the International Film Festival Rotterdam have set up Launchpad, a…

Streaming Platforms to Contribute to Czech Audiovisual Fund

PRAGUE: Streamers including both domestic and foreign streamers, will be obliged under a new plan put forward by the Czech Ministry of Culture to allocate 2% of their revenues to…

FNE at KVIFF 2023: Bulgaria’s Blaga’s Lessons Takes Grand Prix

KARLOVY VARY: Bulgarian/German coproduction Blaga's Lessons / Urotcite na Blaga directed by Stephan Komandarev received the Grand Prix - Crystal Globe in the main competition of the 57th Karlovy Vary…
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Czech Director Petr Vachler: The Meaning and Mystery of Life

PRAGUE: More than 10 years in the making, this unique production looks set to attract global audiences as it tackles universal questions and tries to find answers. The film is…