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Country profile: Czech Republic

Country profile: Czech Republic

27 December 2020

MIDPOINT TV Launch is ready to welcome its new creative teams

MIDPOINT 2021

MIDPOINT TV Launch is ready to welcome its new creative teams

The deadline for applications for the successful "idea to market" series project development programme is 31 January  

18 January 2021

MIDPOINT announces its selection for Feature Launch 2021

MIDPOINT 2021

MIDPOINT announces its selection for Feature Launch 2021

Nine projects by first- or second-time directors from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe will be part of the new programme alongside three script-consultant trainees  

12 January 2021

East Doc Platform 2021 embraces “the new normal” and announces selected projects

East Doc Platform 2021

East Doc Platform 2021 embraces “the new normal” and announces selected projects

The 10th edition of the East Doc Platform, organised by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF), will take place online from 6-17 March 2021  

18 December 2020

The Czech Film Fund prepares for shifts in the audiovisual industry

Industry / Market - Czech Republic

The Czech Film Fund prepares for shifts in the audiovisual industry

Besides supporting and preserving the domestic film infrastructure, the CFF has begun preparing to transform into an audiovisual fund in order to respond to changes in the industry worldwide  

09 December 2020

Afterparty wins the MIDPOINT HBO Europe Award at Tallinn Black Nights

MIDPOINT 2020

Afterparty wins the MIDPOINT HBO Europe Award at Tallinn Black Nights

The last stop of the six-month training course was rounded off by the Season Finale pitching presentation of the nine participating projects  

27 November 2020

MIDPOINT showcases its nine TV Launch projects at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT showcases its nine TV Launch projects at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

The TV projects will end their six-month cycle of training and development with the Season Finale, a tailor-made online pitching session  

18 November 2020

REPORT: Czech Joy in the Spotlight@Ji.hlava 2020

Jihlava 2020

REPORT: Czech Joy in the Spotlight@Ji.hlava 2020

The industry panel showcased recent domestic documentary works that were premiered during this year's Ji.hlava IDFF  

05 November 2020

REPORT: DOC.STREAM@Ji.hlava 2020

Jihlava 2020

REPORT: DOC.STREAM@Ji.hlava 2020

Czech and Norwegian filmmakers presented their upcoming documentary projects during a new panel at the 24th edition of Ji.hlava IDFF  

05 November 2020

REPORT: Czech Film Springboard @ Finále Plzeň 2020

Finále Plzeň 2020 - Czech Film Springboard

REPORT: Czech Film Springboard @ Finále Plzeň 2020

The fifth edition of the Czech Film Springboard introduced upcoming projects by rising talents from the youngest generation of domestic filmmakers  

14 October 2020

The digital MIDPOINT Writers’ Room announces its selection

MIDPOINT 2020

The digital MIDPOINT Writers’ Room announces its selection

For its second edition, the TV writing-focused programme that simulates the experience of an actual writers’ room is set to welcome six participants  

09 October 2020

The CEE Animation Forum reveals its award winners

CEE Animation Forum 2020 - Awards

The CEE Animation Forum reveals its award winners

The Georgian project Igi has won in the feature-film category; other victors hail from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia and Portugal  

09 October 2020

28 projects to participate in the online CEE Animation Forum

CEE Animation Forum 2020

28 projects to participate in the online CEE Animation Forum

The eighth edition of Central and Eastern Europe's leading animation industry event is introducing a new XR section and will take place from 6-8 October  

06 October 2020

MIDPOINT Writers’ Room goes digital

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT Writers’ Room goes digital

The programme’s submission deadline has been extended until Monday 14 September, while MIDPOINT Feature Launch has extended its application period until Wednesday 16 September  

11 September 2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 supports European filmmakers

MIDPOINT 2021

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2021 supports European filmmakers

The programme is ready to welcome creative teams that are developing their first or second feature-film projects, with a deadline set for 9 September  

28 August 2020

Czech box office down by 55%

Box Office - Czech Republic

Czech box office down by 55%

Local cinemas have yet to bounce back following the disruption caused by COVID-19  

14 July 2020

First Cut+ hands out its awards

Karlovy Vary 2020 - KVIFF Eastern Promises/Awards

First Cut+ hands out its awards

The second edition of the new programme has awarded the upcoming film projects by Ferit Karahan and Hajni Kis  

10 July 2020

Projects from Hungary and Jordan awarded at Karlovy Vary’s Works in Progress

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises/Awards

Projects from Hungary and Jordan awarded at Karlovy Vary’s Works in Progress

Hajni Kis's Wild Roots has received the TRT Award, while Bassel Ghandour's The Alleys picked up the Post-production Development Award  

10 July 2020

Slovak project The Lines wins the Karlovy Vary Docs in Progress Award

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises/Awards

Slovak project The Lines wins the Karlovy Vary Docs in Progress Award

Barbora Sliepková's first feature-length documentary, a black-and-white essay on Bratislava-inspired city symphonies, received the €5,000 prize  

10 July 2020

Usud wins the MIDPOINT Feature Launch Award

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises/Awards

Usud wins the MIDPOINT Feature Launch Award

Vacuum and Sara's Bungalow also received prizes as this year’s edition of the training and networking platform wrapped during KVIFF Eastern Promises  

10 July 2020

KVIFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days hands out its awards

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises/Awards

KVIFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days hands out its awards

Wild Roots has received the Works in Progress TRT Award, while creative documentary Atlantide snagged the Eurimages Lab Project Award  

10 July 2020

MIDPOINT to showcase its nine Feature Launch projects at Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises

MIDPOINT to showcase its nine Feature Launch projects at Karlovy Vary

The projects, which are being joined by three script-consultant trainees, will be presented at Eastern Promises Industry Days, and the best will win the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award  

03 July 2020

First Cut+ announces a new award and shares experts’ feedback

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises

First Cut+ announces a new award and shares experts’ feedback

Just before the second session at KVIFF’s Eastern Promises Industry Days, the programme’s experts share their tips and advice, while the First Cut+ Award has been announced  

01 July 2020

KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days goes online and announces its selection

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises

KVIFF Eastern Promises Industry Days goes online and announces its selection

With a total of 41 projects participating in its various sections, the leading industry event is welcoming film professionals via its digital platform  

18 June 2020

First Cut+ announces its Karlovy Vary participants

Karlovy Vary 2020 – KVIFF Eastern Promises

First Cut+ announces its Karlovy Vary participants

Eight films will take part in the second session of the programme at the Eastern Promises Industry Days; a batch of mentors has been confirmed and two online WIP sessions are being organised  

17 June 2020

MIDPOINT announces TV Launch 2020 selection

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT announces TV Launch 2020 selection

Nine TV series projects from Central and Eastern Europe will participate in the "idea to market" project development workshop  

03 June 2020

Ex Oriente Film workshop announces its selection

Industry / Market - Czech Republic

Ex Oriente Film workshop announces its selection

Twelve creative documentary projects from Central and Eastern Europe will participate in the training programme this year  

02 June 2020

Caught in the Net bounces back to the number-one spot at the Czech box office

Box Office - Czech Republic

Caught in the Net bounces back to the number-one spot at the Czech box office

The documentary about online predators has helped the Czech box office to reawaken after local cinemas started reopening with restrictions in place  

20 May 2020

More millions pumped into the Czech film industry

Industry / Market - Czech Republic

More millions pumped into the Czech film industry

The Czech Film Fund is setting aside almost 100 million Czech crowns to accelerate the revival of the domestic film sector  

15 May 2020

The Czech Republic allows film productions to restart

Industry / Market - Czech Republic

The Czech Republic allows film productions to restart

The government has relaxed coronavirus-related restrictions, allowing previously halted domestic and international productions to continue  

12 May 2020

Film production could decline by 75% in the Czech Republic due to coronavirus restrictions

Industry / Market - Czech Republic

Film production could decline by 75% in the Czech Republic due to coronavirus restrictions

The preventive measures put in place have been disrupting projects by the biggest spenders in the Czech Republic, such as Netflix and Amazon  

08 May 2020

Film Europe launches new VoD service and will merge two channels to create Film Europe+

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Slovakia/Czech Republic

Film Europe launches new VoD service and will merge two channels to create Film Europe+

The Be2Can and Ceskoslovensko channels will fuse and become one single brand as the company rolls out Edisonline  

30 April 2020

Petr Jákl releases Todd Robinson's US war drama The Last Full Measure online in the Czech Republic

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Czech Republic/USA

Petr Jákl releases Todd Robinson's US war drama The Last Full Measure online in the Czech Republic

The Czech producer and director is working on other US projects while also finishing the most expensive Czech movie to date  

23 April 2020

Odesa meets Karlovy Vary in the first part of the new Instagram Live series

Industry / Market - Ukraine/Czech Republic

Odesa meets Karlovy Vary in the first part of the new Instagram Live series

The Odesa International Film Festival has launched an Instagram Live series set to feature relaxed talks with some of the industry’s heavyweights  

08 April 2020

REPORT: Czech Works in Progress @ Febiofest Prague 2020

Febiofest Prague 2020 - Febiofest Industry Days

REPORT: Czech Works in Progress @ Febiofest Prague 2020

Upcoming films from emerging and established Czech directors have been presented as part of the digital Czech Works in Progress initiative at Febiofest Prague  

31 March 2020

EXCLUSIVE: First Cut Lab announces its summer workshops

First Cut Lab 2020

EXCLUSIVE: First Cut Lab announces its summer workshops

Four workshops with a regional and national focus are slated to be hosted over the coming months at Karlovy Vary and New Horizons, and in Pristina and Serbia  

30 March 2020

REPORT: Girls in Film Works in Progress @ Febiofest Prague 2020

Febiofest Prague 2020 - Febiofest Industry Days

REPORT: Girls in Film Works in Progress @ Febiofest Prague 2020

We give an overview of the works in progress presented thanks to an online initiative orchestrated by the 27th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest and the Girls in Film platform  

26 March 2020

Roma sweeps the East Doc Platform awards

East Doc Platform 2020 – Awards

Roma sweeps the East Doc Platform awards

Directed by Olga Zhurba, the project won the East Doc Platform Award, along with the Sunny Side of the Doc, DocsBarcelona and Ex Oriente Fine Cut Awards  

16 March 2020

Amazon and Netflix among the biggest spenders in the Czech Republic

Industry / Market - Czech Republic/USA

Amazon and Netflix among the biggest spenders in the Czech Republic

International productions spent a total of €363 million in the country in 2019  

19 February 2020

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 looking for its new development executives

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 looking for its new development executives

The Development Executives programme is awaiting the next generation of broadcasting executives and commissioning editors, with the deadline set for 31 January  

28 January 2020

Domestic feature Women on the Run crushes US imports at the Czech box office

Box Office - Czech Republic

Domestic feature Women on the Run crushes US imports at the Czech box office

2019 was another record-breaking year for Czech movie theatres, and the charts were topped by a home-grown rom-com  

23 January 2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 fires the starting pistol

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2020 fires the starting pistol

The first workshop of this year’s edition kicks off next week in Trieste  

10 January 2020

EXCLUSIVE: First Cut+ announces its first participants

Industry / Market - Czech Republic/Italy

EXCLUSIVE: First Cut+ announces its first participants

Eight films will form part of the first session of the programme in Trieste, set to be attended by acclaimed professionals, while a special WIP session and awards have also been announced  

11 December 2019

FAMU to get its first-ever female dean

Institutions / Legislation - Czech Republic

FAMU to get its first-ever female dean

Documentarian, film theoretician and curator Andrea Slováková has been voted to lead FAMU  

09 December 2019

MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2020

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT selects nine projects for Feature Launch 2020

First or second film projects by directors from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe will take part in Feature Launch next year, along with three script-consultant trainees  

06 December 2019

CEE Animation Forum opens call for animated projects and launches new VR category

CEE Animation Forum 2020

CEE Animation Forum opens call for animated projects and launches new VR category

For its 2020 edition (5–8 May, Liberec, Czech Republic), the event's organisers have expanded the number of categories, with a submission deadline set for 10 January  

27 November 2019

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 awaits its next projects

MIDPOINT 2020

MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 awaits its next projects

The programme is open to creative teams developing their upcoming long- or short-form TV series, with the deadline set for 31 January 2020  

21 November 2019

The East West Index survey points out the underrepresentation of Eastern European films at festivals

Jihlava 2019

The East West Index survey points out the underrepresentation of Eastern European films at festivals

Bringing together festival programmers from both parts of Europe, the 23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival aimed to open minds to bring different cinemas together again  

29 October 2019

MIDPOINT Writers’ Room announces its selection

MIDPOINT 2019

MIDPOINT Writers’ Room announces its selection

The new TV writing-focused programme that simulates the experience of an actual writers’ room is set to welcome ten participants  

17 October 2019

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