FESTIVALS: AniFest finds new direction and a new home

In just nine years, AniFest (www.anifest.cz) has become the leading Czech animation festival and a destination on the international map. The 2010 edition expanded in the festival's new home, the…

FNE at Cannes: EFP Producer on the Move Pavel Bercik

In less than two years, Pavel Bercik fast-tracked from FAMU film school student to a spot as one of the Czech Republic's busiest producers.

Czech Cinema to Be Presented at 2010 Cannes FF

Prague, May 7, 2010 - The 63rd Cannes International Film Festival is set to run from May 12 to 23, 2010, and Czech cinema is going to be there. In…

FNE at AniFest: AniFest spotlights Lithuanian animation, visual efffects

AniFest 2010, which takes place May 18-23 in Teplice, Czech Republic, will feature a Lithuanian Retrospective of animation film and a programme on special visual effects films in the context…

FNE at Anifilm: Anifilm revives Trebon festival

The Czech spa town of Trebon and the organizers of the first Anifilm festival (www.anifilm.cz) succeeded in pulling together a ne animated film festival in two months, after the original…

FESTIVALS: Fresh Film fest moves to Prague

The Fresh Film Fest will move to Prague this year, after six years in the spa town of Karlovy Vary.

FNE at Finale Plzen: Midpoint launches new training programme

Five leading Central European film schools are joining forces on a project to move young filmmakers into the professional world with Midpoint, the Central European Script Center (www.midpoint-center.eu).

FNE at Finale Plzen: CFC introduces new Czech productions

The Czech Film Center (CFC, www.filmcenter.cz) offered a platform for 18 films in development and production at its annual presentation during the Finale (www.filmfestfinale.cz) festival of Czech films on April…

FNE at Finale Plzen: Kawasaki's Rose wins Finale Plzen festival

Director Jan Hřebejk picked up the Golden Kingfisher for best feature film and the Audience Award for Kawasaki's Rose at the closing ceremony of Finale festival of Czech films held…

New Czech animation festival premieres

The Czech Republic will see two animation film festivals competing for attention in the upcoming weeks: Anifest, which moved to the town of Teplice, and Anifilm, which has been newly…

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Janosik. A True Story

Janosik. A True Story, a Central European co-production from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, screens in the main competition of the Czech…

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Twosome

A Finale Plzen main competition slot goes to the low-budget road movie Twosome directed by Jaroslav Fuit.

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Unknown Hour

Unknown Hour, a Czech/Slovak co-production from director Dan Svátek screening in the Finale main competition, is based on a grisly story that captured news headlines in the Czech Republic.

FESTIVALS: Plzen deals with travel crisis

Feature competition juror Alissa Simon was one of the guests stranded en route to the Finale (datakal.filmfestfinale.cz ) fest of Czech films in Plzen, but organizers were taking the volcano-induced…

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Protector

Marek Najbrt spent more than three years preparing his award winning, 2.7 million Euro film Protector, screening in competition at Finale Plzen.

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: An Earthly Paradise for the Eyes

Irena Pavlásková directs bitter comedy An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes, from an autobiographical screenplay from Tereza Boučková, screening in the Finale Plzen main competition.

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Foxes

Mira Fornay's debut film Foxes screens in competition at Finale Plzen, following a successful premiere at the Venice festival last fall.

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Walking Too Fast

Radim Špaček returns to the absurdism of Communist life in the 1980's in his Finale Plzen competition film Walking Too Fast (Pouta), a Czech/Slovak/Polish coproduction.

FNE at FINALE Plzen FF: Competition: Men in Rut

Robert Sedláček's satirical comedy Men in Rut, screening in the main Finale Plzen main competition, takes place during the "Deer-Luring" competition in a south Moravian village.

CFC screens shorts at Plzen

The Czech Film Center will present a marathon of Czech short films as well as its annual presentation of selected upcoming films at the Finale festival of Czech films in…