Czech blockbuster Saxana opens on a record 140 screens

PRAGUE: One of the biggest film openings in Central Europe takes place this week in the Czech and Slovak Republic. The object of all the attention is Saxana: The Little…

Saxama Opens with 50 Print Release

PRAGUE: One of the biggest film openings in Central Europe takes place on 15 September 2011 in the Czech Republic. The object of all the attention is Saxana: The Little…

Sex Comedy Scores a Hit with Czechs

PRAGUE: Men in Hope, the follow-up to director Jiri Vejdelek's 2010 hit Women in Temptation, lured 285,000 spectators in its first two weeks in distribution, with less than a 20%…

FNE-IDF DocBlock: Prix Europa 2011 Nominations

The European broadcasting festival Prix Europa 2011 announces this year’s nominees. The category of feature-length television documentary presents also two successful Czech documentaries Katka, made by Helena Třeštíková, and Coal…

Czech Cinema Attendance Down in 2011

PRAGUE: Czech films and cinemas are off to a slow start in the first half of 2011, with numbers approaching 2010 results looking unlikely for the year as a whole.

CzechTV Begins Search for New Director

PRAGUE: Czech TV announced that 36 people have applied for the position of director general, to replace retiring director Jiri Janacek.

Czech Police Arrested for Film Work

PRAGUE: Eighteen police officers are charged with illegally working for film productions in the Czech Republic.

CME posts profit in Q2

PRAGUE: Central European Media Enterprises (CME) has posted a small 2011 second quarter profit despite a contraction in the advertising market generally in central and eastern Europe. Second quarter net…
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PRODUCTION: Signal Begins Filming

PRAGUE: Czech director Tomas Rehorek is shooting Signal, a Czech comedy, for producer Tomas Hoffman, who also produced the 2010 Czech blockbuster Women in Temptation.

FNE at KVIFF 2011: Karlovy Vary IFF Winners

KARLOVY VARY: The Grand Prize for best film went to the Israeli film, Restoration, directed by Joseph Madmony at the 46th Karlovy Vary IFF (1-9 July 2011 at the…
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FNE EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Czech Minister of Culture Jiri Besser

PRAGUE: FNE's General Director Anna Franklin met with Czech Minister of Culture Jiri Besser in his office in Prague for an exclusive one on one interview before KVIFF to discuss…
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FNE at KVIFF: Punk in Africa Plans South African Premiere

KARLOVY VARY: Czech-based American producer Jeffrey Brown told FNE he has three films in the pipeline, including the music documentary Punk in Africa, now finishing post-production for a 28 July…

FNE at KVIFF: Czech Incentives Spur Film Production

KARLOVY VARY: The Czech Association of Producers released data showing CZK 1.745 billion (EUR 72 million) in film spend in the Czech Republic anticipated in 2011, helped by CZK 349…

FNE at KVIFF: IN Film Praha Preps Six Films

KARLOVY VARY: Slovak producer Rudolf Biermann told FNE that his Czech company IN Film Praha ( has a slate of six films in various stages of development and production, including…

FNE at KVIFF: Jihlava Doc Fest Extends Deadline and Reveals 15th Anniversary Plans

KARLOVY VARY: Jihlava IDFF doc fest (25-30 October 2011, director Marek Hovorka announced plans for two new events as the festival marks its 15th anniversary.

FNE at KVIFF: Czech Film Production Soars

KARLOVY VARY: An impressive 64 Czech films have entered domestic distribution since February 2010 through 30 June 2011, the Czech Film Center reported in its annual mid-year overview of the…

FNE at KVIFF 2011: French films occupy important spot at Czech box office.

KARLOVY VARY: French films were the third most popular after USA and Czech productions at the Czech box office in 2010. French films accounted for 2.1% of the Czech box…
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FNE at KVIFF 2011: Lifetime achievement award for Dame Judi Dench

KARLOVY VARY: The 46th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival ( opened with a lifetime achievement award for Dame Judi Dench at the opening ceremony 1 July 2011. The much awarded…
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Czechs to Fund 2012 Tax Incentives

PRAGUE: The Czech government will continue its support of film tax incentives through 2012, Czech Minister of Culture Jiri Besser told FNE.

FNE at KVIFF East of the West Competition: Nothing Against Nothing

Nothing Against Nothing directed by Petr Marek makes its world premiere in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival East of the West competition.