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Susanna Roth Translators Award 2019 – Call for Entries

Czech Centres and the Literary Section of the Arts and Theatre Institute (ATI), Prague, announce the 5th year of the International Competition for Young Translators – The Susanna Roth Prize, named after the celebrated Swiss translator Susanna Roth (1950 – 1997) who made a significant contribution to the promotion of contemporary Czech literature abroad. The…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018
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Open calls for Czech artists and curators

Delfina Foundation is delighted to announce three new open calls for Czech artists and curators in collaboration with Kunsthalle Praha, Arts and Theatre Institute, and Czech Centre London. The three successful applicants will each be awarded a six-week residency in 2019 – two in winter 2019 (March to April) and one in autumn 2019 (October to…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018
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Polish History in 6 minutes: Short animated videos presenting Poland’s historical impact on the world

Women fighting for Polish independence – Video 6′  Polish women fought for Poland’s independence including in the battle of Monte Cassino which was won by the Allies in 1944. Find out more about brave Polish women fighting for Polish independence throughout history.   Poland’s underground state – 6’ The Polish Underground State (Polish: Polskie Państwo…

Julia Secklehner | 31/12/2018
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Want to help challenge stereotypes against ‘Eastern Europeans’? Attention!

Mentorn Media are looking for UK-based people from Eastern Europe, aged 16-35, for BBC3’s ‘Things Not To Say’ series. They want to challenge the misconceptions and stereotypes they face, and call out all the ridiculous and ignorant things people say. Here’s some of the films they’ve made so far: https://www.youtube.com/playlist… Filming will take place in…

Julia Secklehner | 15/12/2018
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8th Litvak days in London

You are cordially invited to the 8th annual Litvak Days – this year dedicated to mark the centenary of Lithuania’s restored statehood – on 28-29 November and 5 December, 2018. We are delighted to announce that music is at the heart of Litvak Days 2018. On Wednesday evening, 28 November, the Embassy of Lithuania, in…

Julia Secklehner | 23/11/2018
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Thom Artway – a rising talent from the Czech Republic

Already one of the most respected young musicians in the Czech music scene, this talented artist is ready to be crowned Czech’s best music export. Having already notched up memorable performances at this year’s Great Escape and Europe’s largest music and cultural festival Sziget and won the first Czech Fresh – the music project led…

Julia Secklehner | 14/11/2018
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CZECH100 Made in Prague REVIEW: ‘Insects’ (Švankmajer, 2018) – ‘an extraordinary project’

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Jan Švankmajer adapting a play by the Čapek brothers: this combination alone suggests that Insects must be an extraordinary project. Based on Karel and Josef Capek’s Pictures from the Insects’ Life (1922), filmmaker and artist Švankmajer has created a surreal comedy, which is pieced together by scenes from the actual film and behind-the-scenes insights. It starts…

Julia Secklehner | 07/11/2018
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CZECH100 Made in Prague PREVIEW: ‘Winter Flies’ (Olmerzu, 2018) – ‘you could call it a road movie, but it’s actually much more’

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Strange noises. Suddenly, a clumsy boy in camouflage appears out of nowhere. He carries a toy gun, taking aim at passing cars. An Audi appears on the horizon, and Heduš (Jan František Uher), the camouflaged boy, recognises the driver, Mára (Tomáš Mrvík). The car’s stolen and Mára’s on the run. Not because he’s stolen the…

Julia Secklehner | 02/11/2018
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CZECH100 Made in Prague PREVIEW: ‘Barefoot’ (Svěrák, 2017) – ‘child’s story in midst of a war that changed the course of history

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Wartime, circa 1943. Young Eda (Alois Grec) and his family live in an apartment block in Prague. From the window, Eda can see the barracks of Nazi soldiers occupying Prague. In the backyard, people from the house play volleyball in the afternoons. Eda’s father (Ondřej Vetchý) secretly listens to resistance radio programmes and refuses to…

Julia Secklehner | 31/10/2018