FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Announces Guests and Juries

PRAGUE: Michael Caine, Ethan Hawke, Johnny Depp, and Jan Sverak will be honoured at the 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary IFF, taking place 20 – 28 August 2021.
11-08-2021

Australia Picks Up Czech Miniseries Rats

PRAGUE: The Australian TV broadcaster SBS has acquired AVOD rights for the TV mini series Rats, a Czech crime thriller from creator/writer Miro Sifra, directed by Viktor Taus and Matej…
05-08-2021

PRODUCTION: Cristina Grosan Shoots Ordinary Failures

PRAGUE: Hungarian-Romanian director Cristina Grosan is currently shooting her sophomore feature Ordinary Failures / Běžná selhání. Shooting started on 28 June 2021 and will wrap 18 August 2021. The film…
27-07-2021

EKOFILM Sees Fifty Percent Increase in Submissions

PRAGUE: More than 200 documentary films have been submitted to the 47 edition of the International Film Festival about the Environment EKOFILM, which will take place 20-23 October 2021.
26-07-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants For Minority Co-Production

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed approximately 780,000 EUR as production grants for minority co-productions in 2021.
22-07-2021

The Gray Man Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans Shoots in Prague

PRAGUE: Netflix’s The Gray Man starring Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans and Regé-Jean Page is currently filming in Prague through 19 July 2021. Residents of Central Prague could hear explosions and…
14-07-2021

Doc Fests Cut Back on Films During Pandemic

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava IDFF’s East West Index 2021 reveals that documentary film festivals reduced the number of films selected for their programmes by a total of 22% during the pandemic.…
13-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava Doc Fest Announces 2022 Emerging Producers

JIHLAVA: The Ji.hlava IDFF has announced the names of the eighteen Emerging Producers who will take part in the 10th edition of the promotional, educational and networking programme organised by…
13-07-2021

FNE at Cannes 2021: Czech Cinema in Cannes

Two Czech films have been selected for the 74th Cannes International Film Festival. The Cinéfondation section will present a world premiere of short animated film Red Shoes by Anna Podskalská,…
10-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji-hlava Announces Docu Talents from the East

JIHLAVA: The Ji-hlava IDFF has selected eight documentary projects in postproduction to be presented at the 17th Docu Talents from the East @Sarajevo FF as part of the Cinelink Industry…
09-07-2021

MIDPOINT Launches Short Form Series Workshop

PRAGUE: MIDPOINT Institute, the workshop and training programme focused on Central and Eastern Europe, is launching Smash Cut, a new project-based programme for creators of short film series of up…
05-07-2021

PRODUCTION: Last Part of Ambitious International Project Maria-Theresa Enters Postproduction

PRAGUE: The last part of the international coproduction Maria-Theresa, covering the last 20 years in the life of the empress, is currently in postproduction. The fifth feature long part was…
01-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Ji.hlava International Documentary FF Launches Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021

JIHLAVA: Documentary and hybrid film projects in production or postproduction can apply to the Ji.hlava Film Fund 2021 till 31 July 2021.
01-07-2021

FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary IFF 2021 Announces Official Selection

KARLOVY VARY: New films by Stefan Arsenijević, Olmo Omerzu and Miro Remo are among the 12 titles selected for the Crystal Globe Competition of the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film…
30-06-2021

FESTIVALS: On Site Anifilm 2021 Kicks Off Today

LIBEREC: The 2021 edition of Anifilm – International Festival of Animated Films starts in physical form today in Liberec, Czech Republic. Ten feature films will compete in the International Competition…
22-06-2021

Third Installment of Cult Classic by Tomáš Vorel Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

PRAGUE: Director Tomáš Vorel is ready to conclude his trilogy that started more than 20 years ago with Out of the City / Cesta z města (2000, Vorelfilm). The Way…
15-06-2021

OBITUARY: Czech Actress Libuše Šafránková

PRAGUE: The revered Czech film and television actress Libuše Šafránková died at 68 after a long battle with an illness. Her career includes Oscar winning Kolya (1996) by Jan Svěrák…
11-06-2021

Multiplex Cinemas in Czech Republic Ready to Reopen

PRAGUE: Multiplex cinemas are getting ready for reopening in the Czech Republic on 10 June 2021, starting with Cinema City. Smaller cinema theatres are already open since 24 May 2021,…
03-06-2021

FESTIVALS: EKOFILM IFF 2021 Extends Submissions Deadline

BRNO: EKOFILM has extended the call for entries for its 47th edition, which will take place 20 – 23 October 2021 under the theme Address: Planet Earth. Submissions will be…
28-05-2021

FESTIVALS: This Rain Will Never Stop Wins One World Festival 2021

PRAGUE: The Latvian minority coproduction This Rain Will Never Stop by Alina Gorlova was awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 23rd One World Festival, whose first segment…
21-05-2021