Seville Film Festival to screen 17 Czech productions

Czech cinema is the focus at the Seville Film Festival this week with no less than 17 Czech films to be featured in seven programme sections. Three sections will be…
04-11-2007

Jihlava awards Sergey Lotnitza for his film Artel

Documentary director Sergey Lotnitza won the best Central and East European documentary award for his film Artel at the 11th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival which closed Sunday.
28-10-2007

Jihlava doc festival offering films online

Films to be screened at the 11th International Festival of Documentary Films which opens today (Oct. 23) in Jihlava will be presented online for the first time via the Internet…
22-10-2007

Prague loses another big-ticket Hollywood production

In another blow to the fortunes of the Czech Republic's film industry, production of fhe latest sequel of the Chronicles of Narnia franchise (www.narnia.com), The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,…
15-10-2007

Popularity of Vorel film High School surprises critics

Tomas Vorel´s new film High School (www.gymplfilm.cz) has grabbed third place among Czech viewers after its first two weeks of screening, surprising some critics.
15-10-2007

British-Czech Taskovski Films tackles Serbia, Bosnia

Having made its reputation on two Czech films that have become international hits, British-Czech production company Taskovski Films is aggressively expanding its activities to include Serbia and Bosnia.
10-10-2007

Czech Oscar choice tops domestic charts

Renowned Czech director Jiří Menzel´s film I Served the King of England, the country's entry for best foreign-language film at the Academy awards in February, is also the hottest-selling domestic…
08-10-2007

Bontonfilm posts euro 1.2M profit in 2006

Czech film distributor Bontonfilm (www.bontonfilm.cz) reported net profit of 32.7 million crowns (euro 1.2 million) in 2006, reversing a 38.2 million crown loss from the previous year.
07-10-2007

Czech market may see new DVD technology this year

The Czech video market will stay with the classical DVD format longer than elsewhere in Europe, partly because it’s still lucrative, says a top DVD distributor. But some films produced…
03-10-2007

Czech film clubs organize Central European project

The Czech Film Clubs Association (www.acfk.ca) is sponsoring a project called Central Europe 2007 during which nine Central European-based films will be presented in 60 cinemas in 50 European cities…
25-09-2007

Czech Republic names its Oscar contestant

The Czech Republic late Friday weighed in with its candidate for the Academy Awards competition. Director Jiří Menzel's new film, I Served the King of England, will be recommended to…
20-09-2007

Prague cinema launches adopt-a-seat programme to raise funds

The managers of one of Prague's oldest cinemas are using a unique strategy to help foot the costs of renovation. Kino Svetozor (www.kinosvetozor), which opened in 1918, has launched an…
20-09-2007

Two film workers accused of pirating Bathory film

A Prague court is hearing the case of two men accused of stealing a copy of renowned Slovak director Jakub Jakubisko's Bathory, Central Europe's most expensive home-grown film to date,…
19-09-2007

The Karamazov Brothers by Petr Zelenka moves to post-production

Leading Czech director Petr Zelenka is now in post-production with his new film The Karamazovs, played by members of the well-known Prague-based Dejvice Theater.
18-09-2007

Another Czech charged in film piracy case

A second Czech faces charges of copyright infringement as Czech authorities start clamping down on film piracy. Only a month after a 19-year-old student was charged with pirating The Simpsons…
16-09-2007

Smecky finishes taping music for new VeggieTales film

The Smecky Recording Studio, part of the Barrandov Studios complex in Prague, has wound up taping the music for the new animated megafilm The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, the…
12-09-2007

Upcoming Czech docs previewed

A presentation of upcoming Czech documentary films was held this week in Prague. The presentation, in the style of a cabaret, was organised by the Czech Film Center (www.filmcenter.cz), Institute…
12-09-2007

Lost Holiday video resurfaces as documentary film

A special preview is planned today in Prague for Lost Holiday, a unique Czech detective story about global communication which won a Crystal Globe at this year's Karlovy Vary International…
10-09-2007

UPC Czech Republic integrates Karneval

Czech cable company UPC Czech Republic, part of the U.S. group Liberty Global Inc., has completed the integration of Karneval Media.
07-09-2007

Czech President Klaus offers some support for film sector

Czech President Vaclav Klaus, not known as an avid supporter of Czech cinema, now says he would be in favor of "modest support" for the film sector - an opinion…
06-09-2007