FESTIVALS: One World 2023 Announces Winners

PRAGUE: The Danish/French/Polish coproduction Apolonia, Apolonia directed by Lea Glob received the International Competition Jury Award for Best Film at the International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World, which…

Winners of 2023 East Doc Platform

PRAGUE: The French/USA coproduction I Made a Mistake Coming Here by Kseniya Halubovich received the main award at the East Doc Platform. The largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform for…

FESTIVALS: Submissions for Works in Progress and First Cut Lab at KVIFF Eastern Promises 2023 Ready to Open

KARLOVY VARY: Eastern Promises, the industry segment of the Karlovy Vary IFF, will open submissions for the Works in Progress showcase and First Cut Lab workshop on 4 April 2023.…

We Will Not Fade Away by Alisa Kovalenko Wins Silver Eye Award 2023

PRAGUE: The Silver Eye Award for the best long documentary of the East Silver Market at the East Doc Platform 2023 was given to We Will Not Fade Away directed…

Submissions Call for Ex Oriente 2023

PRAGUE: Long documentaries and documentary series in development and early production stage can be submitted to Ex Oriente Film Workshop 2023 till 14 April 2023.

PRODUCTION: Klára Tasovská in Postproduction with Czech/Slovak/Austrian Doc I'm Not Everything I Want to Be

PRAGUE: Czech director Klára Tasovská is currently in postproduction with her long documentary I'm Not Everything I Want to Be / Ještě nejsem, kým chci být, which is estimated to…

Full Programme Announced for East Doc Platform 2023

PRAGUE: The East Doc Platform, the largest coproduction, funding and distribution platform, tailor-made for Central and East European documentaries, will be held at the French Institute in Prague 24 –…

GRANTS: Agnieszka Holland Receives Biggest Support from Czech Film Fund

PRAGUE: The Oscar-winning director Agnieszka Holland received the biggest production grant of 931,414 EUR / 22 m CZK for her new project Franz in the latest session of the Czech…

Kino Atlas Re-Opens in Prague

PRAGUE: The legendary cinema Kino Atlas will reopen in Prague on 21 March 2023 with new operators including filmmakers Vít Janeček, Zuzana Piussi, Václav Kadrnka and Simona Kadrnková.

CANAL+ Expands to Czech Republic and Slovakia

PRAGUE: CANAL+ Action is available in the Czech Republic and Slovakia starting 1 March 2023.

FNE Film Meets Games: Q&A with Vladislav Polgar, Chief Operating Officer of Keen Software House

PRAGUE: FNE spoke to Vladislav Polgar, chief operating officer of Keen Software House, about their current activities, as well as the state of the Czech game development industry.

Prague Bids Farewell to Juraj Jakubisko

PRAGUE: The funeral mass for famous Slovak filmmaker Juraj Jakubisko, who died on 28 February 2023 took place in Prague's main St. Vitus Cathedral on 4 March 2023. The cathedral…

Il Boemo Wins 30th Czech Lion Awards

PRAGUE: Petr Václav’s Il Boemo won in six categories at the 30th anniversary edition of the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) Awards, held in Prague’s Rudolfinum on 4 March…

BOX OFFICE: Czech Children of Nagano Scores Second Place in Domestic Charts

PRAGUE: The family sports film Children of Nagano / Děti Nagana from screenwriter/director/producer Dan Pánek has overtaken the Czech hit Island / Ostrov by Rudolf Havlík and is in second…

My Sunny Maad Wins César Award for Best Long Animated Film

PRAGUE: My Sunny Maad by Michaela Pavlátová, which is a coproduction between the Czech Republic, France and Slovakia, received the award for best long animated film at the 48th César…

PRODUCTION: Thomas Vinterberg Shoots TV Miniseries Families Like Ours in Czech Republic

PRAGUE: Thomas Vinterberg’s first TV miniseries Families Like Ours, starring Nikolaj Lie Kass, Paprika Steen and Thomas Bo Larsen, is currently shooting in Prague. The 16 m EUR miniseries is…

GRANTS: Prague Audiovisual Fund Distributes 238,000 EUR to Six International and Domestic Projects

PRAGUE: The Prague Audiovisual Fund has distributed 238,000 EUR / 5.65 m CZK among six films, including international and domestic productions, feature films and documentaries. Len Wiseman’s Ballerina with Ana…

CEE Animation Workshop 2023 Announces Selected Participants

PRAGUE: Twelve projects in development with 32 participants have been selected for the 5th edition of the CEE Animation Workshop, whose first module will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia 27…

BOX OFFICE: Czech Film Island Tops Domestic Charts

PRAGUE: The adventure rom-com Island / Ostrov from Czech director Rudolf Havlík topped the domestic charts for the two weeks and is currently second with 181,338 admissions and 1,348,750 EUR…

Czech Viktor Prášil Gets BAFTA Award for All Quiet on the Western Front

PRAGUE: Czech Viktor Prášil received the award for best sound, together with Frank Kruse, Markus Stemler, Lars Ginzel and Stefan Korte, for All Quiet on the Western Front at the…