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.

East European Forum: case studies

For some of the participants at the East European Forum, a week-long documentary workshop (October 22-27), the networking opportunities bring immediate results.

CME stock trading suspended in Prague

Trading of CME stock on the Prague Stock Exchange was suspended on Friday, October 24, after the stock dropped 28%.

Jihlave International Documentary Festival opens

With the recent EFA Prix Arte documentary film award to Czech director Helena Trestikova's Rene, interest in the Jihlava doc fest, running October 24-29, is on the rise.

Goat Story admissions record on opening weekend

Goat Story: The Old Prague Legends, the first Czech CGI feature animated movie, set a new Czech record for animated films, distributor Bontonfilm ( announced.

Czechs dominate EFA documentary nominations

Prix Arte winner Rene was one of two Czech films among the ten documentary films nominated for the European Film Academy (EFA) "European Film Academy Documentary 2008 - Prix Arte".

Goat Story premieres October 16

Goat Story: The Old Prague Legends, the first Czech CGI feature animated comedy, premiered October 16 in Prague.

DVD sales soar in Czech Republic and Slovakia

The DVD Group ( reported increased sales of DVD in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2008.