Sunday, 5 July 2015
Cinema | Radio Prague

The Czech government has approved an amendment to the audiovisual law that would provide stable funding for Czech cinematography and make the country more competitive in attracting foreign crews. The annual state subsidies should enable Czech filmmakers to launch more ambitious projects and co-productions and make better use of the potential of the Czech film industry. The concept of stable funding is something that financially-strapped Czech filmmakers had long called for.

Cinema | Radio Prague

Hundreds of films fans have been queuing up for tickets to the 50th Karlovy Vary film festival, which kicks off today. The festival will open with a screening of Time Out of Mind, which will be personally presented by Richard Gere.

Cinema | Radio Prague

American actor Richard Gere has arrived in Karlovy Vary. Mr Gere will attend the opening ceremony of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Friday at the Thermal hotel, where he will receive a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to world cinematography.

Dining | The Prague Post

During the weekend of June 6 and 7, Prague certainly did have the opportunity to drink a lot of wine. The festival of authentic or orange wines, Prague Drinks Wine, successfully entered its second year in the grounds of Chateau Troja.

Arts | The Prague Post

Canadian pop duo Purity Ring will make their first Czech appearance Nov. 5 at Roxy in Prague.

Life | The Prague Post

A few quiet flowery spots offer refuge from the madding crowd

Cinema | ČTK

One of the most popular Australian actors, Ben Mendelsohn, will visit the 50th International Film Festival in Karlovy Vary to be held on July 3-11, festival director Jiří Bartoška announced on Wednesday.

Arts | Radio Prague

Marie Kinsky, a French dancer, teacher and graduate of the French Conservatory of Classical Dance, has moved to Prague back in 1997, and since then, she has been involved in all kinds of dance activities. Among them is KoresponDance, a festival of dance and physical theatre, whose fourth edition starts this weekend in Žďár nad Sázavou.

Life | ČTK

The zoo in Brno participates in the saving of rare red-crowned cranes living in the Far East, in the Amur area in Russia and in China.

Arts | The Prague Post

The National Theatre Opera and the State Opera are preparing nine premieres for the 2015/16 season. Compared with the now ending season, which accentuates operatic dramas, the upcoming one offers a little more joy and vigor.

Arts | Prague TV

A brand new name appears on the Czech festival map – Overtone Festival. OF will take place four times a year introducing three to four acts chosen according to quality, not quantity. First edition will be held on August 15 in Riegrovy sady in Prague.

Arts | The Prague Post

Lindsey Stirling has certainly had the last laugh. She was rudely mocked on a TV talent show by the judges, only to go on get 6.75 million subscribers to her Youtube channel and 1.06 billion views of her videos since 2007.

Arts | The Prague Post

Come every June in Prague, there seems to be a weekly offering of large out-door musical happenings, followed by impressive concerts always with top-notch jazz stars in July. Pianist Peter Zak's upcoming engagement is thus a kind of respite from those higher octane affairs.

Arts | Prague TV

Music legends and progressive names of the European contemporary scene, combined with the inimitable atmosphere of an industrial environment, will be on offer at Rock for People Europe in only a few days time.

Arts | The Prague Post

Opera singer Christina Johnston says she would love to be based in her home country but there is simply much more opportunity in Prague.