dok.incubator Launches Call for Applications

PRAGUE: Filmmakers are welcome to apply to dok.incubator, the international workshop supporting directors, producers and editors with their late-stage documentary projects. The deadline for applications is 29 January 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: East Doc Platform 2020 Announces Selected Projects

Here are the projects selected for the 9th edition of East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution market for Central and Eastern European documentaries, which will take place…

The Painted Bird Sold to Canada

PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak/Ukrainian coproduction The Painted Bird by Václav Marhoul has been sold by Celluloid Dreams to the Canadian distributor Northern Banner Releasing. The Painted Bird is shortlisted by the…

PRODUCTION: Juraj Jakubisko in Postproduction with Perinbaba and the Two Worlds: Watch the Trailer

PRAGUE: Juraj Jakubisko is currently in postproduction with his new magical family fantasy Perinbaba and the Two Worlds, after more than two years of complicated production. The Czech/Slovak coproduction will…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2010: Goodbye Beautiful

Take a closer look at the Serbian documentary project Goodbye Beautiful, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number of 107 submitted…

dok.incubator Call For Ambitious Long Docs in Rough Cut Stage

PRAGUE: Editors, directors and producers of ambitious documentaries in rough cut stage are invited to apply to the six-month long workshop dok.incubator till 29 January 2020.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Ex Oriente Film 2019-2020: Nord Express

Take a closer look at the Latvian/Estonian documentary project Nord Express, which was selected for the 17th edition of Ex Oriente Film out of a record number of 107 submitted…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Double Win for East Silver Caravan Doc

The Russian doc How Big is the Galaxy has picked up awards in Italy and France.

CEE Animation Forum 2020 Opens Call for Animation Projects

LIBEREC: The CEE Animation Forum, which takes place 5 – 8 May 2020, is accepting applications for animation projects through 10 January.


Twelve East Silver Films will be promoted at IDFA.

Czech Republic Approves Additional Funding for Film Incentives

PRAGUE: The Czech government approved 500 m CZK / 19.5 m EUR in additional funding for production incentives. The increase brings the total amount of funding in 2019 to 1.3…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Top Ten East Silver Market Films

JIHLAVA: Poland proved popular with viewers at the East Silver Market in Jihlava.

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month, Kino Metro 70, Prostějov, Czech Republic

This month we speak with Barbora Kucsa Prágerová, the manager and programmer of Kino Metro 70 in Prostějov, Czech Republic.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Applications Due for East Doc Platform

Today, 8 November 2019, is the last day to apply for East Doc Platform.

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Romania Takes Between the Seas Best Film Award

JIHLAVA: The 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which concludes on 29 October 2019, handed out a plethora of prizes at its award ceremony on 28 October. Romanian documentary Teach directed by Alex…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Jihlava Confronts Festival Coverage of CEE Films

JIHLAVA: Marek Hovorka, director of the Ji.hlava IDFF, which is wrapping up its 23rd edition on 29 October 2019, presented a panel of festival directors with statistics revealing the weak…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: CEE Producers Seek Austrian Partners

JIHLAVA: Austrian producer Gabriele Kranzelbinder, recipient of the first APA (Czech Producers Association) World Excellence Award presented at the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs through 29 October 2019, found herself…

Czech PPF Group to Buy CME

PRAGUE: PPF Group, a company whose majority share is held by the wealthiest man in the Czech Republic, has entered into an agreement to acquire Central European Media Enterprises (CME),…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019 Between the Seas: The Calling

JIHLAVA: Erik Praus’s Slovak documentary about three monks, The Calling / Volanie, screens in the Between the Seas competition of the 23rd Ji.hlava IDFF, which runs through 29 October 2019.

FNE IDF DocBloc: Gabriele Kranzelbinder Honoured at Ji.hlava IDFF

Austrian producer Gabriele Kranzelbinder will receive the APA World Excellence Award at Ji.hlava IDFF.