FESTIVALS: This Rain Will Never Stop Wins One World Festival 2021

PRAGUE: The Latvian minority coproduction This Rain Will Never Stop by Alina Gorlova was awarded Best Film in the International Competition of the 23rd One World Festival, whose first segment…
21-05-2021

Czech Cinemas to Reopen on 24 May 2021

PRAGUE: Czech cinemas with the capacity of under 500 seats are finally getting ready to reopen on 24 May 2021, after a prolonged lockdown since 12 October 2020. However, only…
19-05-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2021 Announces Screenings in Summer Cinemas

PRAGUE: The 23rd One World Festival, which takes place online from 10 May to 6 June 2021, announced that it will also organise screenings in summer and drive-in cinemas from…
18-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Jan Svěrák Shoots New Film Bethlehem Light

PRAGUE: Oscar winning Czech director Jan Svěrák is currently in production with the comedy Bethlehem Light, based on three stories written by his father Zdeněk Svěrák, who also stars alongside…
12-05-2021

GRANTS: Czech Film Fund Announces Grants

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund has distributed approximately 1.7 m EUR as development and production grants for animated films, as well as debut feature production grants and short films production…
07-05-2021

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of the leading regional pitching, financing and coproduction event CEE Animation Forum, which was held online in an extended edition from 26 April to 6 May…
07-05-2021

Netflix’s All Quiet on the Western Front Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: A German-language adaptation of the famous novel All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque is currently shooting for Netflix near Prague. The production serviced by the…
06-05-2021

Czech Film Industry Expected to Reach Pre-Pandemic Numbers in 2021

PRAGUE: The Czech Film Fund expects the volume of filming in the country in 2021 to reach the level of the pre-pandemic year 2019, which was a record-setting season for…
04-05-2021

FESTIVALS: One World Festival 2021 Announces Lineup

PRAGUE: The 23rd One World Festival will take place online from 10 May to 6 June 2021. A total of 101 films will be available online for the Czech audience.
21-04-2021

CEE Animation Forum 2021 Ready to Kick Off

PRAGUE: The 9th edition of CEE Animation Forum is ready to kick off online on 26 April 2021 with 42 animated projects in development, which will be presented in the…
21-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Jan Prušinovský‘s New Project Grand Prix Launches Creative Crowdfunding Campaign

PRAGUE: The Czech/Slovak coproduction Grand Prix by popular writer/director Jan Prušinovský, which is set to start filming at the beginning of May 2021, has launched a unique crowdfunding campaign on…
19-04-2021

FESTIVALS: KVIFF Postponed to 20-28 August 2021

PRAGUE: The 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been postponed for seven weeks to 20-28 August 2021, aiming at taking place in a form closer to…
19-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Crème de la Crème French Film Festival Goes Online

PRAGUE: The Crème de la Crème 2021 French Film Festival launched by Film Europe Media Company and the French Institute in 2014 is held online in Slovakia and the Czech…
14-04-2021

Applications Open for Ex Oriente Film 2021

PRAGUE: Creative long documentary projects and docuseries in development and early production from Central and Eastern Europe can apply to the Ex Oriente Film workshop 2021 till 23 April 2021.
13-04-2021

Midpoint TV Launch Announces Participants Selected for 2021 Edition

PRAGUE: Nine series projects and three development executive participants from Lithuania, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Romania, Croatia and the Czech Republic have been selected for Midpoint TV Launch 2021.
09-04-2021

dok.incubator Announces Projects Selected For 2021

PRAGUE: Projects from Hungary and Romania are among the eight projects selected for the dok.incubator rough-cut training workshop 2021.
07-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Czech/Slovak Coproduction Czech Devil Wraps Shooting

PRAGUE: The filming of the Czech/Slovak coproduction Czech Devil / Arvéd concluded in Prague on 14 March 2021. The debut feature by Czech artist Vojtěch Mašek is based on true…
02-04-2021

FESTIVALS: Finale Plzen Moves to Autumn 2021

PRAGUE: The Finale Plzen festival of Czech and Slovak films will be held 24 – 29 September 2021, instead of its traditional April dates.
31-03-2021

CME Owner Petr Kellner Killed in Helicopter Crash

PRAGUE: Billionaire and owner of Central European Media Enterprises (CME) Petr Kellner died in a helicopter crash in Alaska on 27 March 2021. Kellner, the wealthiest person in the Czech…
29-03-2021

Ukraine Wins Top Prize at East Doc Platform

PRAGUE: The Ukrainian project Lagoons. A Battle for Paradise by Serhiy Lysenko won the main East Doc Platform Award of 2021. Four other projects won cash and other awards at…
18-03-2021