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.

Changes across Czech TV scene

UPC and SES ASTRA are expanding, while TV Prima brings in a controversial new programme director.

AniFest Grand Prix for France

Directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud won both the Grand Prix and the Best Feature prize for French entry Persepolis at the closing ceremony of the seventh annual AniFest in…

Bathory begins promotional campaign push

Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko's latest film, historical thriller Bathory, has launched its international pr campaign prior to its premiere at the Karlovy Vary film festival on July 5.

Film Studio Gatteo lands Czech-Finnish co-production Normal

Cannes 2006 "Producer on the Move" Karla Stojakova has been scouting German co-production partners for Normal, a Czech-Finnish co-production directed by rising young Czech director Julius Sevcik.

AniFest opens May 7

The seventh edition of Anifest, the Czech festival of animated films, runs May 7-13 in Trebon with 633 films representing 59 countries.

G.I. Joe crash injures 7 in Prague

A multi-vehicle collision on the set of G.I. Joe in central Prague has injured seven people.

Telefonica 02 CR 1Q net rises 5.4 percent

Telefonica 02 Czech Republic a.s. (www.czO2.com) reported first-quarter net profit rose 5.4% year-on-year to 2.4 billion crowns (€327 million) on revenues of 15.4 billion crowns, a rise of 1.5%. The…

Czech Film Center briefs on new films

The Czech Film Center will hold its annual presentation of upcoming feature and animated projects at the 21st annual Finále Plzeň festival of Czech films. A total of 70 Czech…