God's Kiss equals box office bliss

Czech director Marie Poledňáková love story and Falcon Film release You Kiss Like God (Líbáš jako Bůh) reached a surprising 709,000 viewers by April 15, two months after opening.

16th Annual Days of European Film

Prague 16-23 April 2009 / Brno 25-30 April 2009 / Olomouc 27-30 April 2009

Febiofest lauds powerhouse directors

Wim Wenders and Mike Leigh will open and close this year's Febiofest, running March 26 - April 3 in Prague.

Nellis to shoot Lidice in autumn

Director Alice Nellis's Lidice, a 1942 big-budget Czech war drama, will begin shooting in autumn.

Menzel to make Croatian docs

Oscar-winning Czech director Jiri Menzel is headed to Croatia for a pair of documentary projects.

FNE at the Czech Lions 2009

Petr Zelenka's The Karamazovs, based on a theatre production of the famous book, picked up the prize for both best film and best director at this year's Czech Lions, (7…
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Czech Lions honour Karamazovs and Tobruk

The Karamazovs (Karamazovi) by director Petr Zelenka won best movie of 2008 at the Czech Lions, the annual awards of Czech film and television academy (www.cfta.cz).

Two Czech animated films head to cinemas

After the success of two Fimfarum movies, classic Czech puppet and marionette animation is undergoing a renaissance with two full-length classic animated movies in production for release in 2009.

FNE in Berlin: Tobruk - first Czech film in SONY 4 K scores big for Marhoul

Tobruk the first Czech film to use the SONY 4 K technology has scored big on the international as well as the domestic market.

Marhoul scores big in Berlin with WWII epic Tobruk

Prague based director, producer and scriptwriter Vaclav Marhoul has scored big with his three million Euro WWII Czech historic action drama Tobruk.

Tobruk finds a buyer at Berlinale

Director Václav Marhoul big-budget war drama Tobruk secured an an international sales agreement at the Berlinale market.

SPI introduces partner company Film Europe at Berlinale's EFM

Film Europe, a new arrival on the co-production scene, makes its bow on the world stage at the European Film Market at the Berlinale with a slate of new films…

Tobruk, Country Teacher and Karamazovs lead Czech Lion nominations

This year´s Czech Lion ceremony, the annual awards of the Czech film and television academy (www.cfta.cz), will celebrate three main movies -

2008 attendance up at Czech cinemas

Czech cinemas celebrated a record year in 2008. According to the Union of Film Distributors (www.ufd.cz), almost 13 milion people visited Czech cinemas last year, the highest number since 1995.

Czech sound engineer competes for Oscar

Czech sound engineer Petr Forejt has received an Oscar nomination for sound mixing on the Hollywood box office hit Wanted.

Czech Wolf at Berlinale

A Czech family film, Are you Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf (Kdopak by se vlka bál), has been chosen to screen at the Berlinale, opening February 5.

TV Barrandov enters Czech market

TV Barrandov, a new digital TV channel that received a DVB-T broadcasting licence last year, launched on January 11.

Czech Box Office Hit of 2008: Grapes

A Czech feel-good comedy, Grapes, is turning into a local box office hit.

Helena Trestikova: an admired Czech director accepts a European crown

On December 6, Czech documentarist Helena Trestikova received the "European Oscar" in Copenhagen, the European Film Academy's Prix Arte.

Jiri Madl: from Czech teen idol to serious actor

At the age of 22, Jiri Madl has become of the most promising and talented Czech actors of the young generation.