dok.incubator preview Showcases Eight New Docs

PRAGUE: The Nordisk Panorama FF, set to take place in Malmö from 19 to 24 September 2019, will once again host the dok.incubator preview, which will showcase eight long documentaries…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Celibacy

Take a closer look at the documentary project Celibacy / Celibát by Libuše Rudinská, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number…

Czech Television and TVP ABC Nominated for Cartoon Tributes Award

PRAGUE: The Czech Television and Polish TVP ABC are among the nominees for the Cartoon Tributes Award in the Broadcaster of the Year category. The Cartoon Tributes Awards will be…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Mária Rumanová (1989-2019)

On 2 September 2019 we were shaken by the tragic death of the exceptional filmmaker Mária Rumanová. She was only 30 years old and according to Slovak film critics she…

FNE at Venice 2019: Review: The Painted Bird

VENICE: Václav Marhoul is the first Czech director to score a place in the Venice competition lineup since Jiri Menzel’s The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin in…
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FNE/IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: How I Became a Partisan

Take a closer look at the documentary project How I Became a Partisan / Ako som sa stala partizánkou by Vera Lacková, which was selected for the 17th edition of…

Beta Cinema Picks Up Iranian/Czech Coproduction Son-Mother

PRAGUE: German sales agent Beta Cinema has picked up Mahnaz Mohammadi’s debut feature Son Mother / Pesar-Madar. This Iranian/Czech coproduction will have its world premiere in the Discovery section of…

PRODUCTION: Slávek Horák Shooting Havel Biopic Big Budget Havel Biopic

PRAGUE: Czech director Slávek Horák has started shooting a biopic Havel about the prominent Czech playwright/dissident/president Václav Havel. The project received one of the biggest production grants from the Czech…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Summer with KineDok

Institute of Documentary Film's KineDok screens at untraditional venues not only in the Czech Republic, but also in six other European countries.

Czech and Polish Films Among 2019 Student Academy Awards Finalists

PRAGUE: One Czech animated film and one Polish documentary are among the 2019 Student Academy Awards finalists. The winners of the student Oscars will be announced in Los Angeles on…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Comfortable Century

Take a closer look at the documentary project Comfortable Century / Pohodlné století (Czech Republic) by Jaroslav Kratochvíl, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out…

FNE AV Innovation: Artinii - It’s All About Communities

A young Czech company, Artinii, has come up with a new technology that enables global film distribution. In this series we’ll explain how we do it. Today we’ll share more…

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Supports Eight Feature Film Projects

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund distributed 2,505,383 EUR / 64 m CZK to eight feature film projects. Tomáš Mašín, Tereza Nvotová and Beata Parkanová are among the winners announced on…

PRODUCTION: Jan Prušinovský Starts Shooting Czech/Slovak Coproduction Mistakes

PRAGUE: Jan Prušinovský, also known for his successful TV comedy series, has just started shooting his new feature film, the Czech/Slovak coproduction Mistakes / Chyby, in the Czech town of…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: A Man Sings After the War

Take a closer look at the documentary project A Man Sings After the War / Čovek peva posle rata by Ana Otašević, which was selected for the 17th edition of…

FNE/IDF DocBloc: East Silver Caravan Titles at Festivals

East Silver Caravan titles My Unknown Soldier (by Anna Kryvenko), Home Games (by Alisa Kovalenko), How Big Is the Galaxy? (by Ksenia Elyan), My Father Is My Mother's Brother (by…

PRODUCTION: Czech / Latvian Coproduction The Pack Started Shooting

ZLIN: Highly anticipated teen drama Smečka / The Pack, directed by first time Czech director Tomáš Polenský, started shooting in Zlín on 24 July 2019. The film is set in…

FNE/IDF DocBloc: Last Chance to Submit Your Rough Cut to East Silver 2019

Submit your rough cut to the largest internationally recognised database of creative feature and television documentary films from Central and Eastern Europe. The market takes place during the 23rd Ji.hlava…

PRODUCTION: Czech Director Petr Zahrádka Starts Shooting New Comedy in Prague

PRAGUE: Petr Zahrádka, mostly known as a TV series director, started shooting his feature comedy Chlap na střídačku (no English title available) this week. The popular cast, promising a new…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Director Artemio Benki: "I Like Strong, Personal Stories that Are a Bit Extreme"

Click HERE for an interview with the French-born Czech filmmaker Artemio Benki about his documentary Solo.