Grand prize along with aud fave kudo at the Pilsner Film Festival, went to Jan Hrebejk.
Former Czech President and scribe Vaclav Havel is prepping to direct his first feature.
Prague's Febiofest has honored Miraz Bezar's "Children of Diyarbakir," a Turkish/German co-production, with its main prize.
The Lions, the Czech Republic's top film prize, were dominated Saturday by pics that searched the nation's soul by exploring traumatic points in its past.
Festivals and film support orgs in the Czech Republic and its neighbor Slovakia are doing more than ever to foster local talent -- and make sure it doesn't stay local.
TV coin helps shape and sustain Czech film -- more than in much of the region -- and not always to its benefit, according to critics.
Call it peer pressure or just common sense, but the Czech parliament finally heeded the advice to adopt foreign production incentives late last year.
Serbia's Kustendorf fest, founded by its most iconoclast resident filmmaker, Emir Kusturica, wrapped Tuesday with the Golden Egg going to helmer Mihal Brezis' love story "Lost Paradise."
Kustendorf, the irreverent film fest founded by helmer Emir Kusturica, launches today high atop a Serbian mountain, with Johnny Depp opening a week of indie films aimed at inspiring film students.
The Czech Republic's long-awaited film production incentive looks set to come into force next month.
Iranian holy men drew praise in the Czech Republic Saturday when the Jihlava docu fest awarded its top prize to "Bassidji" (Martyrs), Mehran Tamadon's examination of fundamentalist Islam.