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Czech Republic sends Il Boemo to Oscars
Russian attack on Ukraine prevails among the documentaries backed for production
Victim selected for Toronto International Film Festival
Nightsiren wins Pardo d'oro at Locarno Film Festival
Makedox 2022 is filled with Czech documentaries
Il Boemo will celebrate world premiere in San Sebastian' Competition
Five Czech films to world-premiere within the Venice IFF 2022
Funding News: Summer 2022
Slovak, Ukrainian or Polish minority co-productions supported by the Czech Film Fund
The Word and Art Talent Show each win 2 big prizes at the KVIFF 2022
Three Czech films to premiere in Locarno
Czech films at the KVIFF 2022
Krakow FF helds Czech Focus and includes 4 Czech films in Official selection
Czech works at the Annecy IAFF and Mifa 2022
The Czech Film fund supported 2 debuts and 3 shorts for production
Production and development of animated films
Two Czech co-productions selected for Cannes 2022
Funding News: Spring 2022
Boylesque and The Killing of a Journalist to premiere at the Hot Docs 2022
Two Czech docs to world-premiere at the Visions du Réel 2022
New features by Weinreb and Kazda or Jiří Mádl supported for production
Anima Brussels is loaded with contemporary Czech animation
Production of documentary films - February 2022
Czech Film Critics' Awards 2021
Czech films at Berlinale 2022
Czech Lion Awards 2021 - Occupation and Zatopek lead the nominations
Occupation leads noms for the Czech Film Critics Awards with 6
Sisters and Love, Dad to compete in Clermont-Ferrand
My Sunny Maad nominated for the Golden Globe
Funding News: Fall 2021
Czech films in the making: Fall 2021
Production of experiments and early scripts
Even Mice Belong in Heaven nominated for EFA 2021
Brotherhood is the best Czech documentary at the Ji.hlava IDFF 2021
Czech films at Ji.hlava IDFF 2021
Czech Joy in the Spotlight 2021
Development and production of animation - 2021 vol. 2
Czech films at autumn festivals - 2021
Czech film Zatopek enters the Oscar race
Production of fiction features - September 2021
Four Czech TV series pitched at the Cartoon Forum 2021
Four minority co-productions to compete in San Sebastian
107 Mothers won Best Screenplay Award
Documentary production support - September2021
Czech films won 2 jury prizes at the KVIFF 2021
Brotherhood won Pardo d' oro in Locarno
Love, Dad and minority co-production Silent Land selected for TIFF
Four minority co-productions selected for Venice IFF 2021
The Czech Film Fund supported minority co-productions
Brotherhood and Love, Dad to world-premiere in Locarno 2021
Czech films take part in Cinéfondation and Cannes Classics 2021
Czech cinema scored twice in Annecy by winning two jury awards
My Sunny Maad & Even Mice Belong in Heaven to world-premiere in Annecy
Marek Novák is the Czech Producer on the Move 2021
Production of several shorts and one debut feature supported by the Czech Film Fund
Ten animated projects in development or production supported by the Czech Film Fund
Funding News: Spring 2021
Czech films in the making: Spring 2021
Czech documentaries selected for Visions du Réel, CPH:DOX and Hot Docs
Eight fiction features were granted the support for production
Czech Lion Awards 2020 - Charlatan wins Best Feature Film
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn wins the Golden Bear
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn selected for Berlinale
Charlatan is on the Oscars shortlist
Shadow Country and Charlatan awarded at the Czech Film Critics' Awards
Czech cinema widely represented in Clermont-Ferrand 2021
Co-production The Year Before the War to premiere in Rotterdam
Review - Czech film in 2020
Co-productions with France, Romania or Myanmar supported by the Czech Film Fund
Czech film in development - second half of 2020
Czech docs compete and are pitched at the FIPADOC 2021
#martyisdead makes history at the International Emmy Awards
The Czech Film Fund supported debuts, experiments and scriptwriters
The Painted Bird and Charlatan nomianted for the European Film Awards
Czech films compete at autumn festivals - Tallinn, Cottbus, Thessaloniki
Czech docs among the winners of the Ji.hlava IDFF and Dok.Leipzig
Helena Třeštíková will premiere at the IDFA 2020
Czech Joy in the Spotlight 2020
Charlatan submitted as Czech Oscar candidate
Czech animated works largely pitched and supported this fall
Major Czech titles premiering in Warsaw and other autumn festivals
Czech films in progress - summer 2020
The Czech Film Fund granted the support for production of fiction features
Czech Film Springboard 2020 - Spotlight on Domestic Talent
Oscar winning director Jiří Menzel passed away
European Film Awards 2020 selection includes The Painted Bird and Charlatan
Czech films in development - first half of 2020
New Film by Radu Jude Is Among Supported Minority Co-productions
Docs by Miro Remo and Vit Klusak Received the Production Support
Seven Animation Features and Shorts Received Production Support
KVIFF 2020 - Eastern Promises and Future Frames Projects Unveiled
Minority co-production In the Dusk selected for the Cannes IFF 2020
Mikuláš Novotný is the Czech Producer on the Move 2020
Czech films at Annecy IAFF and the Mifa 2020
Czech Works in Progress 2020 takes place online
Five Czech documentaries to be screened at Visions du Réel 2020
The Painted Bird to dominate Czech Lion Awards 2019
Czech films and co-productions at Berlinale 2020
REVIEW: Czech film in 2019
Czech Film Critics' Awards 2019
Daughter honored at Sundance FF
Daughter has been nominated for an Oscar
Czech animated shorts at Sundance
Czech films at festivals: Autumn 2019
Czech documentaries honored at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019
Student Academy Award goes to Daughter
Czech films at Toronto IFF 2019
Czech films at Venice IFF 2019
Czech films at KVIFF 2019
Thirteen projects reached support for the development of documentary features

The Czech Film Fund announced support for the development of documentary features. Thirteen of the total of 18 submitted projects succeeded and were granted altogether CZK 4,9 million (EUR 192 156). The Council was interested in projects related to politics, ecology, art or fake news.

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Famous names and talented young ones reached minority co-production support

Czech Film Fund announced minority co-production support for 10 from the total of 25 submitted projects with the sum of CZK 24 million (EUR 941 176). Six feature-length fiction films, 2 animated films and 2 documentaries were supported, including Vitaly Mansky´s new documentary about Mikhail Gorbachev, or works by promising young Poles. Grzegorz Jaroszyk and Jan P. Matuszyński.

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PR_Czech Film Fund_Minority co-productions (DOC)

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 films at Cannes Film Festival 2018
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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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.

Press release_Ice Mother Czech Oscar candidate

Czech films and projects at Toronto and Venice IFF 2017

Czech films and projects at Toronto and Venice IFF

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Czech Film Springboard 2017
Czech Film in Rotterdam 2017

Czech Film Center
division of the Czech Film Fund promoting Czech cinema worldwide



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