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.

Sequel to 25-year old hit opens December 18

Director Viktor Taus' sequel to Karel Smyczek's 1983 romantic film of a winter school trip to the mountains, Daffodils & Tough Guys, will open in Czech cinemas December 18 with…

Zlin fest gets status boost

The 49th Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth (May 31-June 7) has been selected as an official cultural event as part of the upcoming Czech Republic's EU presidency.

Prague multiplex closes

Prague faced its first multiplex closure: Cinema City at Novodvorska Plaza shopping center was closed on December 3 because of low ticket sales.

Herz co-production begins filming

Director Juraj Herz has started shooting on a Czech/Slovak/Polish co-production, The Dark, in Western Bohemia.

Anifest expands in 2009

The Czech festival of animated films, Anifest, will expand dates and location in 2009.

Czech media income up 11%

Advertising income rose 11.3% for the 12 months ending in October, with income for Czech media reaching CZK 44 billio (€1.7 billion).

Country Teacher takes awards in Stockholm

Bohdan Slama's Country Teacher picked up two more awards, this time at the Stockholm film festival.

Czech documentaries in upbeat mode

Two new Czech documentaries, RAPublic and Gyumri are opening in Czech cinemas, following their premiers at the Jihlava documentary festival (IDFF).