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).

Renc film opens in Prague

Filip Renc's remake of a 1937 film based on a Czech psychological suspense novel, Guard No. 47 opens November 27 in Czech cinemas in 25 prints.

Telefonica announces increase in Czech subscribers

Spanish pay-TV provider Telefonica announced that subscribers in the Czech Republic rose by more than 10% in the third quarter of 2008.

Najbrt finishes Protector

Protector, one of the most anticipated Czech movies of 2009, finished shooting November 11, production company Negativ ( announced.

New Drha film opens November 13

English Strawberries, co-produced by First Film (CZ), Czech Television, Continental Film (SK), and Filmport, will open November 13 in the Czech Republic.

Czech-Slovak-German co-production wraps

Three Seasons in Hell, a debut from writer/director Tomas Masin, completes filming on November 17.

East European Forum brings industry to Jihlava

The 8th East European Forum put a professional stamp on the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival with an array of documentary film buyers and distributors guiding and networking with selected…

Czech docs in the spotlight

With the Czech film Rene the recently announced winner of the European Film Academy's best documentary award, documentaries from the Czech Republic are suddenly in the spotlight.