BOX OFFICE: Most Expensive Film in Czech History Scores First Spot in Domestic Cinemas

PRAGUE: The English-language historical drama Medieval from scriptwriter, director and producer Petr Jákl is currently the most attended film in Czech cinemas. The film, which was released by Bioscop in…
14-09-2022

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Czech Republic Selects Il Boemo as Oscar Candidate

PRAGUE: The period drama Il Boemo by Petr Václav has been selected by the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) as Czech Republic’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion…
13-09-2022

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Lukáš Kunce, Producer of Czech Amanita Design

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Lukáš Kunce, producer of Czech Amanita Design, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.
08-09-2022

Sir Anthony Hopkins Shoots Nicholas Winton Biopic in Prague

PRAGUE: One Life, a biopic of Nicholas Winton, who helped rescue almost 699 children on the eve of WWII (including the film director Karel Reisz), is currently shooting in Prague.…
02-09-2022

The Crow Reboot Shoots in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Rupert Sanders' The Crow reboot is currently shooting in the capital of the Czech Republic. The film stars Bill Skarsgard, FKA Twigs (Tahliah Debrett Barnett) and Danny Huston.
01-09-2022

New Art House Cinema in Prague

PRAGUE: A new independent cinema Kino Balt has become operational in the historic centre of Prague, in a building from 1853.
01-09-2022

PRODUCTION: Viktor Tauš Shoots Czech/Slovak/Swiss Coproduction American Chick

PRAGUE: Czech director/producer Viktor Tauš is currently in production with his feature drama American Chick / Amerikanka, which is a Czech/Slovak/Swiss coproduction estimated for completion in 2023.
27-08-2022

PRODUCTION: Matěj Chlupáček in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak We Have Never Been Modern

PRAGUE: Czech director/producer Matěj Chlupáček is currently in postproduction with his mystery/detective feature film We Have Never Been Modern / Úsvit. The film is a Czech/Slovak coproduction inspired by the…
24-08-2022

Czech Republic Approves Increase in Production Incentives Budget

PRAGUE: Czech Republic has approved a cap of 6 m EUR / 150 m CZK per project per year for the applications for film incentives. The decision was made as…
22-08-2022

PRODUCTION: Taiwanese/Czech Coproduction Malice Set for Shooting in 2023

PRAGUE: The Taiwanese / Czech coproduction Malice / 惡潮 by Lungyin Lim is currently in the script development phase. The film is coproduced by Czech Lonely Production and it will…
19-08-2022

Sky Series Das Boot 4 Films in Prague

PRAGUE: The fourth season of Sky series Das Boot directed by Dennis Gansel is currently shooting in Czech Republic’s capital with Stillking Films providing services.
18-08-2022

Ji.hlava IDFF Announces Emerging Producers 2023

JIHLAVA: Producers from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Serbia and Slovakia are among the 17 participants selected as Emerging Producers 2023. The programme organised by the Ji.hlava…
17-08-2022

Dad’s Lullaby and Between Revolutions Win Docu Talent Awards 2022

SARAJEVO: The Ukrainian project Dad’s Lullaby by Lesia Diak received the Docu Talent Award at the Docu Talents from the East 2022, organised by the Ji.hlava IDFF and the Sarajevo…
17-08-2022

BOX OFFICE: Domestic Comedy Střídavka Tops Czech BO After Opening Weekend

PRAGUE: The Czech adult family comedy Střídavka by Petr Nikolaev, which premiered on 4 August 2022, is ranking first after the opening weekend in the Czech Republic, with 28,498 admissions,…
12-08-2022

Munich Games to be Released on Sky Atlantic and NOW

PRAGUE: The Sky Original Drama Munich Games created by Michal Aviram and directed by Philipp Kadelbach will be released on Sky Atlantic and NOW in September 2022. The project received…
05-08-2022

Czech Republic Prepares Additional Funding for Incentives

PRAGUE: Czech Government has approved 23 m EUR / 570 m CZK for film incentives, which will add to the 32.5 m EUR / 800 m CZK decided in the…
03-08-2022

First Czech VR Film Darkening to Premiere in Venice Immersive 2022

PRAGUE: The Czech/German interactive animated film Darkening / Tmání by Ondřej Moravec, which will have its world premiere in the Venice Immersive 2022 competition, is a 25-minute immersive experience which…
03-08-2022

Sequel to Hit Domestic Nature Doc To Be Released in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Planet Prague / Planeta Praha by Jan Hošek will be released by Aerofilms in Czech cinemas on 4 August 2022. The nature documentary is a sequel to one of…
02-08-2022

Veronika Lišková’s Czech/Norwegian/Slovak The Visitors Picked-Up by Taskovski Films

PRAGUE: Veronika Lišková’s documentary The Visitors has been picked-up by Taskovski Films ahead of its premiere in the Semaine de la Critique section at the 75th edition of the Locarno…
02-08-2022

Two Versions of Jan Švankmajer’s Doc Kunstkammer to Premiere at Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště and Ji.hlava Documentary IFF 2022

PRAGUE: A 55-minute version of the latest long documentary Kunstkammer / Kunstkamera by legendary Czech director Jan Švankmajer world premiered at the 48th Summer Film School Uherské Hradiště on 31…
01-08-2022