Czech Fairy Tale Tops Box Office in First Quarter of 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech Box Office number one hit in 2022 so far is the children fairytale The Secret of an Old Pistol 2 / Tajemství staré bambitky 2, directed by…

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2022 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: A House Made of Splinters by Simon Lereng Wilmont, a coproduction between Denmark, Sweden and Ukraine, has been awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 24th edition…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Febiofest’s Artistic Director Marta Švecová Lamperová

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Marta Švecová Lamperová, the artistic director of the International Film Festival Prague - FEBIOFEST, about the 29th edition of FABIOFEST in Prague, which will take place…

FNE Visegrad 2021-2022: Czech Distributors Keen to Maximise Revenue in Market Shifting to SVOD

PRAGUE: Digital Video-On-Demand (VOD) revenues are expected to keep increasing in the Czech Republic, according to some film distributors in the country, even as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes across Europe…

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Czech Cinema Operators Register Uneven Post-pandemic Recovery

PRAGUE: Despite some reprieve from the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, Czech film exhibitors recorded market instability throughout last year and the beginning of 2022, with theatres unable to attract pre-crisis…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Czech Producer Ondřej Zima

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Czech producer Ondřej Zima from FILM KOLEKTIV, Evolution Films and Offside Men, about the challenges he faced as a producer during the COVID-19 pandemic and how…

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Panel Discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach Audience in Post-COVID Era to Be Held in Prague

PRAGUE: The Panel discussion Festivals 2.0: How to Approach the Audience in the Post-COVID Era, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film in cooperation with Film New Europe and One…

FNE Visegrad YR2021-2022: Czech Film Industry Needs to Attract Audiences

PRAGUE: According to a report by the Association of Producers in the Audiovisual Industry (APA), the Czech audiovisual market fell by more than 20 percent, namely by CZK 1.7 billion,…

FNE Visegrad YR2022: Q&A with Czech Distributor and Producer Marek Jeníček

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Marek Jeníček, managing director of CinemArt, which distributes award-winning films selected from among European productions and international festivals.

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Feature Film Production Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed 2.56 m EUR to seven feature films, including three debut features, in its first batch of production grants in 2022.

East Doc Platform 2022 Ready to Kick Off

PRAGUE: The 2022 edition of East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries, will take place at the French Institute in…

Eva Zaoralová: A Great Woman And A Friend Has Passed Away

PRAGUE: Eva Zaoralová has passed away at the age of 89. She was one of the giants of European film as well as a personal friend, and many across the…
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FESTIVALS: One World Film Festival 2022 Announces Programme

PRAGUE: The 24th edition of the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival will run from 21 March till 3 April in twenty five Czech towns under the theme…

PRODUCTION: Czech Star Aňa Geislerová to Play Ms. President in Czech Rom-Com

PRAGUE: Czech film star Aňa Geislerová has spent recent weeks as Ms. President on winter Prague locations. The fictional role of the first female president of the Czech Republic in…

Zátopek Wins Czech Lion Awards

PRAGUE: The biopic of famous Czech athlete Zátopek won in 8 categories at the 29th Czech Lion Awards, including Best Feature Film of 2021, Best Director and Actor in a…

KVIFF 2022: Karlovy Vary Film Festival Refuses Call to Ban All Russian Films

KARLOVY VARY: The organisers of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival have announced that they will not boycott all Russian films at this year’s edition (1-9 July 2022) but will…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR2022: Distributor Jan Jílek

FNE’s Georgian correspondent Alexander Gabelia spoke to Czech distributor Jan Jílek, who is programme Director of AČFK, about the challenges he has faced as a distributor during the pandemic, as…

FNE Podcast: Visegrad YR 2022: Producer Hana Blaha Šilarová

FNE’s Georgian correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Czech Hana Blaha Šilarová, producer at Frame Films, about the challenges she has faced as a producer during the pandemic,…

FESTIVALS: Submissions Open for 48th EKOFILM International Film Festival

BRNO/PRAGUE: Filmmakers and production and distribution companies can submit films to the 48th EKOFILM International Film Festival concentrating on environment and ecology until 31st May. The oldest environmental film festival…

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava IDFF 2022 Opens Submissions

JIHLAVA: The 26th edition of the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival has opened admissions for feature-length and short films, animated and interactive documentaries. The call for the eleventh edition of…