Czech Republic—The Heart of Filmmaking in Europe
Czech Republic—The Heart of Filmmaking in Europe ...
The Czech Republic has more than a century of filmmaking experience, from the earliest days of cinematography up to the latest and most technically sophisticated productions, and has always attracted international filmmakers. The first film was shot in what is now the Czech Republic in 1897—a US production (The Horitz Passion Play) and a highly demanding ‘blockbuster’ in its time.
In addition to the captivating nature and the colorful countryside, filmmakers have always been deeply attracted to Prague, a magical city with unique architecture. And in the 1930s, a new and well-equipped film studio close to Prague’s downtown added to the appeal of the country as an attractive filming destination.