Balej´s Little Fishergirl postpones release to 2013

The Czech animated movie Little Fishergirl by Jan Balej will be released in Czech cinemas in late 2013. Previously, a 2012 release was planned. In 2014, Little Fishergirl should enter…

Kajinek sets Czech opening weekend record

Kajínek, the action thriller based on a true story, set a new box office record for a Czech film with 119,602 admissions, and box office of 15,538,624 CzK on its…

Mission Impossible 4 headed to Prague

Mission Impossible 4 by director Brad Bird will film to Prague. Hollywood studio Paramount ( is planning a 150 million dollars budget for the action adventure movie with Tom Cruise…

Nova TV seeks new director

Nova TV director Petr Dvořák was promoted to vice president of CME, leaving the Czech station without a director.

Czech cinemas post record year

Czech cinemas reached record sales and attendance in 2009 with box office of 1.25 billion crowns (50.4 mil. euros) and attendance of 12.4 million viewers, according to the Czech Audiovisual…

Fimfárum 3 postpones release

One of the most anticipated Czech animated movies, Fimfarum 3, has postponed its release to February 10, 2011, producer Martin Vandas of production Maurfilm company ( announced last week. Previously,…

French historical drama begins filming at Barrandov

After years of decline, the Czech Republic is attracting foreign filmmakers again with its new film tax incentive, approved in June by the European Union. From July through September, the…

PRODUCTION: Antonio Riestra signs on to Lidice

Mexican cinematographer Antonio Riestra, Oscar nominiee for best cinematography for Amores Perros (2000), will shoot Lidice, a big-budget Czech war movie directed by Petr Nikolaev and starring Karel Roden.

FNE at KVIFF 2010: New Czech US Production Company Launches

KARLOVY VARY: The new Czech tax rebate law has spawned the first of what will undoubtedly be many new production and location services outfits.California based director/producer Sean Ramsay speaking to…
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Disney acquires Tapulous

The Walt Disney company purchased Tapulous, a game and application developer for iPhone. Tapulous has a development studio in the Czech Republic.

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Dreamers

The Dreamers (Zoufalci) was a surprise critical success in autumn 2009 in the Czech Republic. A story about six former class-mates in their early 30's who are drifting and decide…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Albanian

Johannes Naber, one of the scriptwriters of Philipp Stölzl's North Face (2008) and director of several documentaries and TV shorts, makes his feature directing debut with The Albanian, the story…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: The Woman with a Broken Nose

Recognized as talented Serbian scriptwriter (The Trap, 2007, Love and Other Crimes, 2008) and original film director (The Red Colored Grey Truck, 2004) the Sarajevo born Srđan Koljevićgave his second…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: Dolls

With his first feature, Dolls/Kuklalar, Chingiz F. Rasulzadeh returns to a period 20 years earlier in his home country of Azerbaijan, before the fall of the Soviet Union. He follows…

PRODUCTION: : F.A. Brabec begins shooting Under the Duvet

Czech director and cinematographer F.A. Brabec, (Kytice, 2000, Bolero, 2004, May 2008) has begun shooting his latest film Under the Duvet (V peřinách ), which he calls "the first 3D…

FNE at KVIFF 2010 East of the West: Aurora

Aurora, Cristi's Puiu tale of murders, is the second in his project Six Stories From the Outskirts of Bucharest, which began with the acclaimed The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu in…

FNE at KVIFF East of the West: 9:06

Slovenian director Igor Šterk's forth film 9:06 ( had its world premiere in competition in Montreal World Film Festival 2009 ( and in October 2009, won nine awards on 12th…

Czech actor Vladimir Dlouhy dies

Czech film and theatre actor Vladimir Dlouhy died after a short illness at age 52. Dlouhy's final film was Kajinek, now in post-production.

PRODUCTION: Havel starts filming his Leaving on July2

Former Czech president and playwright Vaclav Havel announced he will begin shooting his film directing debut Leaving on July 2 instead of June, as previously announced. Havel rejected media speculation…

EU approves Czech film tax incentives

The European Union approved a Czech film tax incentive, announced by the Czech government on Firday, June 18. The proposal, which was approved in October 2009 by the Czech government,…