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The Czech Film Fund awards €2.4 million in support of fiction feature production - Production / Funding - Czech Republic

The Czech Film Fund awards €2.4 million in support of fiction feature production - Production / Funding - Czech Republic

Eight new Czech projects have received funding, including two comedies by seasoned directors Jan Prušinovský and Irena Pavlásková. The Czech Film Fund has supported the production of eight domestic projects with €2.4 million in its latest round of funding. The largest slice of the money, €471,698, was granted to the project Gregorius, the Chosen One by Polish-born Famu graduate Tomasz Mielnik, about Pope Gregory I (540-604). Following Mielnik’s pastiche road comedy Journey to Rome, his sophomore feature will be a medieval story “about the offspring of sibling love, who experiences all sorts of inconveniences, just like the sufferers (or heroes) of old myths and stories”. The project was first introduced at Czech Film Springboard in 2017 (see the report) and is being produced by one of this year’s Producers on the Move, Mikuláš Novotný, of Background Films (see the interview). The projects Ordinary Failures, A Furious Beauty and Grand Prix...

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