GRANTS: Eleven Animated Projects Supported by Czech Film Fund

PRAGUE: One animated feature and 10 animated shorts have been supported by the Czech Film Fund in the combined call for both development and production with the total amount of…
27-05-2022

FNE at Cannes 2022: RIGA IFF Responds to “Cultural Colonisation” in Film Media

CANNES: The Riga International Film Festival has responded to what they are calling “cultural colonisation” of film media during the Cannes Film Festival.
27-05-2022

FNE Podcast: dok.incubator 2022: Andrea Laciaková, Ondřej Kazík and Miriam Ryndová

FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Andrea Laciaková (international programme manager), Miriam Ryndová (regional programme manager) and Ondřej Kazík (open programme coordinator), who work for dok.incubator, about…
27-05-2022

Czech National Film Archive Premieres Newly Restored Classic on Assassination of Reinhard Heydrich

PRAGUE: The Czech National Film Archive (NFA) has just premiered the newly digitised The Assasination / Atentát, a unique 1964 depiction of the killing of acting Reichsprotector Reinhard Heydrich by…
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FNE at Cannes 2022: See How the Critics Rate the Films So Far

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Cannes Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight and Critics Week, giving the…
27-05-2022

FNE at Cannes 2022: Scripteast Award Goes to Hungarian Script Our Place is Outer Space

CANNES: The Hungarian scriptwriting team Daniel Daoud and Simon Szabo were awarded the Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award 2022 for the Best Eastern European Script for Our Place Is Outer Space.…
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FNE at Zlin Film Festival 2022: Czech Children’s Festival Announces Programme Lineup

PRAGUE: The 62nd Zlin Festival of films for children and youth, which takes place from 26 May to 1 June 2022, has announced its programme lineup as well as its…
26-05-2022

PRODUCTION: Serbian Director Dragan Bjelogrlić In Production With New Feature Chain Reaction

BELGRADE: Serbian actor/director Dragan Bjelogrlić started the production of his latest feature Chain Reaction / Lančana reakcija in Belgrade on the eve of 18 May. The film is being made…
26-05-2022

PRODUCTION: A Diabolical Cat Seduces Franciska Törőcsik in Hungarian Romantic Comedy

BUDAPEST: The absurd romantic comedy Cat and Muse / Cicaverzum is shooting in various Budapest locations from 6 May to 15 June. One of the main characters in Rozália Szeleczki’s…
26-05-2022

FNE at Sarajevo FF 2022: Festival Jury of 28th Sarajevo Film Festival Unveiled

SARAJEVO: The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place from 12 to 19 August 2022, has announced the jury for its main competition will be headed by Austrian director and…
26-05-2022

FNE at Cannes 2022: Lithuanian Director Vytautas Katkus Receives Critics' Week's Next Step Award

CANNES: Lithuanian director Vytautas Katkus has received the Cannes Critics' Week's Next Step Award for his project The Visitor in what is being hailed by many as a “Lithuanian New…
25-05-2022

FNE at Cannes 2022: Slovenia’s Short Love in Plane Sight Wins Tik Tok Prize

CANNES: The Slovenian short film Love In Plane Sight by Slovenian art student Matej Rimanić, has won one of the two main prizes of the Tik Tok competition at the…
25-05-2022

FNE at Cannes 2022: Pan-European Film Organisations Call for Freedom to Choose

CANNES: Europe’s leading Pan-European film organisations have issued a statement on the importance of freedom of choice as a key driver for the future development of the European film industry.
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Patryk Vega in Development with Putin Biopic in English

WARSAW: Polish box office hit director Patryk Vega is planning a film biography of Vladimir Putin. The production with the working title The Vor in Law is expected to cost…
24-05-2022

Czech Box Office Hit Vyšehrad: Fylm Premieres in Slovak Cinemas

BRATISLAVA: The Czech comedy Vyšehrad: Fylm by Martin Kopp and Jakub Štáfek premiered last week in Slovakia, after a great success in domestic cinemas. The film ranked 4th on its…
24-05-2022

Lavish Launch for Most Expensive Czech Production

CANNES: The long-awaited historical epic Medieval by Petr Jakl, about the independent-minded Bohemian general Jan Zizka, who never lost a battle, had its first screening in the Market and proved…
24-05-2022

Lithuanian Sci-fi Drama Vesper Racks Up International Sales

CANNES: Lithuanian sci-fi drama Vesper directed by Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and France’s Bruno Samper has racked up theatrical sales deals via Anglo-French outfit Anton.
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Jacek Bromski Reelected as Polish Filmmakers Association President

WARSAW: Jacek Bromski has been re-elected as the head of the Polish Filmmakers Association. The director, screenwriter and producer has been running the association continuously since 1996.
24-05-2022

FNE at Zlin Film Festival 2022: Focus on Iranian Films

PRAGUE: The 62nd edition of the Zlin Film Festival, which is focused on children and youth, will take place 25 May to 1 June 2022.
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FNE at Cannes 2022: See How the Critics Rate the Films So Far

FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Cannes Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight and Critics Week, giving the…
24-05-2022