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.

PRODUCTION: Ondřej Vavrečka in Production with Czech/Slovak Docufiction 1+1+1

PRAGUE: Ondřej Vavrečka is currently finishing production while already editing his docufiction 1+1+1, which is estimated to be finished in 2023. The Czech/Slovak project was presented at MIA Rome 2022…

PRODUCTION: Apolena Rychlíková in Postproduction with Czech/French/Slovak Doc The Limits of Europe

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Apolena Rychlíková is currently in postproduction with her documentary The Limits of Europe / Hranice Evropy, which is estimated to be finished in 2023.

FESTIVALS: Black Czechs Awarded by Online Audience of 2022 Ji.hlava IDFF

JIHLAVA: Black Czechs by Martin Müller is the recipient of the award granted by the online audience of the 26th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which took place in person…

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF Launches KVIFF Classics

PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is launching a special event in Prague with legendary films. The first edition of KVIFF Classics will be held in cinemas Světozor and…

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Jozef Barančik, Unity 3D Developer of Czech Project Darkening

PRAGUE: FNE spoke with Jozef Barančik, Unity 3D Developer of Czech/German coproduction Darkening / Tmání about the project, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry. Darkening…

Documentary Lockdown Musical Bromance Homies Enters Czech Distribution

PRAGUE: The Documentary Homies / Sami doma by Jan Foukal will be released by Aerofilms in Czech cinemas on 16 November 2022. The film had its world premiere at the…

Ballerina Starring Ana de Armas Starts Shooting in Prague

PRAGUE: Ballerina, a spinoff of the John Wick franchise directed by Len Wiseman and starring Ana de Armas and presumably Keanu Reeves, starts shooting in Prague on 7 November 2022,…

PRODUCTION: Michal Hogenauer in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak Calm in the Canopy

PRAGUE: Czech director/writer Michal Hogenauer is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature Calm in the Canopy / V korunách stromů je klid (working title), which is estimated to be…

CEE Animation Forum 2022 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: A total of 16 awards were announced at the CEE Animation Forum 2022, the largest pitching and networking event in Central and Eastern Europe. A total of 33 projects…

Prague Studios Starts Building New Stage

PRAGUE: Prague Studios has started the building of its seventh stage, which will use the latest technology including LED Volume, allowing for virtual sets to project the background in real…

BOX OFFICE: Prince Mamma’s Boy Tops Czech Charts in Its First Weekend

PRAGUE: Czech fairytale Prince Mamma’s Boy / Princ Mamánek by Jan Budař overtook the superhero film Black Adam (21,924 admissions), with 41,535 admissions and 250,006 EUR / 6,126,409 CZK gross…