Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition Time to Die

Renowned Polish director Dorota Kedzierzawska competes in the Karlovy Vary film festival's East of the West section with Time to die, one of the most awarded Polish films of the…

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition film The Collectress

Lithuanian director Kristina Buozyte's debut film and film school graduation project, The Collectress, makes its international premiere in the East of the West competition at the 43th International Karlovy Vary…

Karlovy Vary film festival East of the West competition film Boogie

Romanian director Radu Muntean's third feature film, Boogie (2008), competes in the East of the West section of the Karlovy Vary international film festival, following its selection for the Quinzaine…

Karlovy Vary IFF chooses 15 films for East of the West competition

Once again, aficionados of East and Central European film will journey to the Cinema Lazne III at the Karlovy Vary film festival to catch up on some of the most…

Karlovy Vary Chooses 14 Competition Films

European films dominate the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival competition. Of the 14 films selected, 12 are European films or co-productions. The Czech Republic and France are represented by two…

Narnia producer Johnson: Hollywood needs tax incentives in Prague

For over a decade, the Czech Republic, particularly Prague, was the darling of foreign investors because of its historical monuments, varied exteriors, and low prices for high quality rent and…

De Niro to receive Karlovy Vary festival's Crystal Globe

Two time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro will receive the Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at the 43rd Karlovy Vary film festival. KVIFF president Jiri Bartoska…

Prague publishes film locations map

The Czech Film Commission has teamed up with Prague City Hall to create a map of film locations used in famous films that were shot in the Czech capital. "Lights!…

Zlin draws almost 100,000 visitors

The 48th Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth awarded 16 films during its closing ceremony on June 7. Top prizes went to Where is Winky's Horse?, a Dutch/Belgium…

Karlovy Vary announces EFP and Variety Critics Choice

European Film Promotion and Variety Critics' Choice have announced the ten titles chosen for the 11th year of the section at the Karlovy Vary film festival, running July 4-12. Seven…

Koliha receives Zlin awards

Petr Koliha, artistic director of the Zlin International Film Festival for Children and Youth, received both the Meritorious Award and the Medal of Service to Zlin in recognition for "caring…

Armin Mueller-Stahl exhibit at Karlovy Vary

German actor Armin Mueller-Stahl will attend the 43rd Karlovy Vary film festival to host a gala opening of an exhibit of his paintings. The Oscar-nominated actor (for Shine) will be…

Ivan Passer chosen to preside over Karlovy Vary jury

Czech new wave writer/director Ivan Passer heads the International Grand Jury at the 43rd Karlovy Vary film festival. Joining him are British actress Brenda Blethyn, Israeli director Ari Folman, U.S.…

Zlin fest opens June 1

The 48th International Film Festival for Children and Youth opens in Zlin on June 1 and runs through June 8. The oldest children's film festival in the world, Zlin will…

CME Acquires Czech Blog Site

Central European Media Enterprises announced on May 27 that it had acquired Jyxo, information technology provider and operator of the leading Czech blog site, for a price of between €6.5…

Barrandov studio launches digital TV

Barrandov film studio announced plans to launch digital TV Barrandov this summer. The €4 million (CZK 100 million) construction of the TV studios should be completed in June, and employees…

TV Nova launches internet portal tn.cz

TV Nova launched its internet portal tn.cz on May 5. The new site, which features short video newscasts, joins TV Nova's original site, nova.cz, which focuses on entertainment content.

Czech film audiences decline in first quarter

Film viewers in the Czech Republic dropped by nearly a half million in the first quarter of 2008, according to data released by the Association of Film Distributors (www.ufd.cz).

New general director for Barrandov

Barrandov Studios announced the appointment of Jana Vozarova as general director of the studio and head of its new digital TV venture, TV Barrandov, in a press release on May…

US films premiering at the Karlovy Vary film festival

40 World, International, and European premieres, and over 200 Czech premieres will be screened at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF 2008.