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Czech Film Fund Announced Support for Minority Co-productions and Development of Animated Films

On October 9, the Czech Film Fund announced support for minority co-productions with the sum of CZK 20 million (€ 769,230). From the total amount of 25 projects that applied for support, 14 projects were selected at the initial stage and finally, 8 projects were supported. On the same day, the support for development of animated films was announced. All together 6 projects – 3 features and 3 shorts – were supported with the total amount of CZK 4 million (€153,846).

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Czech Film Fund Announced Support of €82,353 in Two Funding Schemes

The Czech Film Fund announced support for the production of documentaries and development of feature-length fiction projects in its recent schemes announced at the end of July. All together 23 projects will be granted the amount of 21 million Czech crowns (€82,353).

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Three Czech Co-Productions Awarded at Karlovy Vary IFF

The Crystal Globe for Best Feature Film at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival went to the new endeavor of the recognised Romanian director Radu Jude –  “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians”. The film was produced by Ada Solomon in Romania, in co-production with the Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria and Germany.

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Strong Presence of Czech Films and Co-Productions at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has announced its competition line-up. This year, the selection includes a record number of 12 Czech and co-production movies that will have their world premiere at the festival.  Three Czech films – a road movie Winter Flies by Olmo Omerzu, Adam Sedlák’s feature debut Domestique and a minority Czech co-production “I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians” by Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude – will try their luck in the main competition section. The East of the West competition includes the debut Moments (d. Beata Parkanová), Bear with Us (d. Tomáš Pavlíček) and minority co-production Via Carpatia by Klara Kochańska. Tomáš Bojar's Breaking News, Jana Andert’s Inside Mosul and Putin’s Witnesses by Vitaly Mansky, shot again in the Czech co-production, were selected for the documentary competition. Finally, Benjamin Tuček’s sci-fi comedy Trash on Mars will be presented out of competition and two documentaries King Skate by Šimon Šafránek and Michal Varga’s Circus Rwanda will be part of non-competitive Special Events section.

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Czech Film Fund Awarded €2,5 mil for Production of Feature Films

The Czech Film Fund announced support for the production of 9 feature length fiction films totalling at EUR 2,516,000 (CZK 65 million). The highest amount – €588,235 – was granted to Zatopek by director David Ondříček and his production company Lucky Man Films.

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Czech Film Springboard at Finále Plzeň 2018
Jiří Menzel will be awarded Berlinale Camera for his contribution to cinema

One week prior to the opening, Berlinale has announced that Jiří Menzel, renowned Czech film director and actor, will receive Berlinale Camera 2018 alongside Beki Probst and Katriel Schory. Jiří Menzel, whose artistic curriculum includes more than 20 feature films, is considered a legend of Czech cinema. Menzel’s world-celebrated film Larks on the String, had its premiere in 1990 at Berlinale, 21 years after it had been released and shortly after banned in communist Czechoslovakia.

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Three Czech Films at Berlinale 2018

Three Czech coproduction films have been selected for the Berlinale IFF. The psychological drama Touch Me Not, directed by Adina Pintilie, will be included in Competition, while the road movie The Interpreter, directed by Martin Šulík and starring Jiří Menzel and Peter Simonischek, premieres in Berlinale Special, and the painfully relevant documentary When the War Comes by Jan Gebert will open Panorama Dokumente.

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Švankmajer’s INSECT to Premiere at the Rotterdam Festival

The latest film by acclaimed artist, screenwriter, and director Jan Švankmajer, Insect, will be screened at the prestigious International Film Festival Rotterdam, which will be underway from Jan. 24 to Feb. 4, 2018. 

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CFC entered into partnership with Les Arcs festival
Czech documentaries at IDFA 2017

Three new Czech documenatries have been selected for International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), which takes place November 15 - 26, 2017. Nothing Like Before by Lukáš Kokeš and Klára Tasovská will have its world premiere in the Competition for First Appearance, Petr Horký's directorial debut The Russian Job has been selected for the Competition for Mid-Length Documentary and Vít Klusák's The White World According to Daliborek will be screened in the Masters section.

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Fruits of Clouds awarded at the Cinekid Festival

Kateřina Karhánková’s animated film Fruits of Clouds (Czechia, 2017, 10 min) won the Best European Short Animation award at the Cinekid Festival for children films, TV programming, and media. The closing ceremony of the 31st edition of the festival took place on Friday, October 27, 2017.

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VĚRA CHYTILOVÁ at DocLisboa

The most extensive retrospective of the Czech film icon presented at DocLisboa in Portugal, October 19-29 

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Czech film Who's Who in Mycology received a Student Academy Award

The fifteen-minute short film Who's Who in Mycology by young talent Marie Dvořáková has been awarded by the American Academy as one of the three winners in the narrative film category (domestic film schools) in the frame of 2017 Student Academy Awards. 

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Ice Mother to be Czech Oscar’s candidate

The Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) selected Ice Mother by renowned director Bohdan Sláma as a Czech candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

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Czech films and projects at Toronto and Venice IFF 2017

NINA, BLACK PETER, BORG/McENROE and more
Czech films and projects at Toronto and Venice IFF

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Czech Film Springboard 2017
Czech Film in Rotterdam 2017

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