Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Czech Films at the Phoenix Film Festival, April 6-13, 2017


Come and meet the film directors, and enjoy their movies!

Fairy Tales for Emma
Run Time: 115 minutes
Screening Times: Saturday, April 8 at 3:15pm and Sunday, April 9 at 1:35pm
Directed by: Rudolf Havlík
Cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Aňa Geislerová, Ema Švábenská, Marek Taclík, Anna Polívková, Vilma Cibulková, Oldřich Vlach, Jana Bernášková, Petr Čtvrtníček
Synopsis: Peter Miller has been working for the Immigration Office in London for many years. One day, a strange phone call from Prague interrupts his usual life rhythm. A single mother, who is in a hospital after a car accident, named him as a responsible person to take care of her child. She claims Emma is his daughter.

The Devil's Mistress
Run Time: 110 minutes
Screening Times: Sunday, April 9 at 6:10pm
Directed by: Filip Renč
Cast: Tatiana Pauhofová, Karl Markovics, Gedeon Burkhard, Zdenka Procházková, Martin Huba, Simona Stašová, Anna Fialová, Pavel Kříž
Synopsis: Berlin, 1934. It's the dream of everyone in film-making to work at the "Hollywood of Europe," the BFS. Though well-known in her native Czechoslovakia, young actress Lida Baarová has just obtained her first role in a major feature film. She knows she can make an acting career in Germany, however, she doesn't know the price she will have to pay...
Showcase of the Czech That Film festival.

I Am the Doorway
Run Time: 15 minutes (in Sci-Fi Shorts B program)
Screening Times: Saturday, April 8 at 3:15pm and Sunday, April 9 at 1:35pm
Directed by: Robin Kasparik
Synopsis: A man is trapped in a spaceship with a strange virus growing inside him, altering his mind. To save himself he must take drastic action.

To learn more and to purchase tickets go to Phoenix Film Festival website.



Arizona Opera's Sister Cities Festival

Attend Arizona Opera's Sister Cities Festival events celebrating Czech culture!

October 28, 2016: Recital by Czech virtuoso violinist, Ivan Zenaty, and his collaborator, Sandra Shapiro, featuring some of the greatest works for violin from the Czech repertoire. This free community concert will be subsequently seen at Carnegie Hall!


To attend this free event, you must register for tickets with the Arizona Opera at http://www.azopera.org/events/sister-cities-festival-marketplace-nov15-2016. At this link you will also find datailed information about the concert.

November 7, 2016: Screening of the Czech historical movie "Marketa Lazarova". For detailed info and registration, go to http://www.azopera.org/events/sister-cities-festival-film-marketa-lazarova.

November 8, 2016: Representatives from the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, IA, will discuss the Czech immigrant experience in the United States and Dvořák's time in America. For detailed info and registration, go to http://www.azopera.org/events/sister-cities-festival-czech-night.

Information on all other upcoming Czech events by the Arizona Opera can be found at http://www.azopera.org/upcoming-events/2016-11.

The events will culminate with the Arizona Opera premiere of
Antonin Dvorak's opera Rusalka.
To purchase discounted tickets use the code "AZOFamily".



2016 Youth Ambassadors graduated

IMG 1990es

Katherine Hann, Vidal Duarteand Erica Baratz.

Congrats Youth Ambassadors, and have a safe trip to Prague!


Sunday in Prague event on February 28th

SIP 2016

Prague Youth Ambassadors, Erica Baratz, Katherine Hann,and Vidal Duarte, were introduced to attendees.

Vladimir Borovansky's 25 years of service was acknowledged by the PSC.

Lenka Bustikova delivered an eye openning review of current democracy develeopments.


Miroslav Ambros and Zuzana Ambros received standing ovations for their performance.

Thank you volunteers for making this event a success!



2016 Youth Ambassadors to Prague were announced

YA 2016

Katherine Hann, Erica Baratz and Vidal Duarte pictured with Slobodan, Klara, and Ari (above) and alone (below).

YA2016Congrats Youth Ambassadors, we are proud of you!


Save the date!

2016 Picnic



The 2015 Youth Ambassadors Exchange Program Thanksgiving Dinner

2015 YAEP

Camryn Lizik leads a cowboy dancing presentation.



The 2015 Youth Ambassadors graduated today

2015 YA to PRG

Jasmin Khattra and Camryn Lizik are ready to discharge the duties as youth ambassadors to Prague.



Czech The News - Phoenix / Spring 2015

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic is pleased to share with you the new issue of its newsletter.

Please read it here:  News Spring 2014



2015 Youth Ambassadors to Prague were announced today

YA 2014+2015

Camryn Lizik and Jasmin Khattra pictured with 2014 Ambassadors George and Ari (above)
and their families (below).



Traditional Joseph Picnic

Come and enjoy the Czech culture in Phoenix.
Picnic Flyer



Czech The News - Phoenix / Winter 2014

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic is pleased to share with you the new issue of its newsletter.

Please read it here:  News Winter 2014



Prague Committee Booth at the 2014 5K Run

Committee Booth at 5K Run

Thank you Charlene and John for rising early and representing the committee.



Czech The News - San Diego and Phoenix / Fall 2014

The Consulate General of the Czech Republic is pleased to share with you the new issue of its newsletter.

Please read it here:  News Fall 2014



2014 Youth Ambassadors sworn in

2014 Youth Ambassadors were sworn in by Vice Mayor Jim Waring at the induction ceremony in the Irish Cultural Center on May 27th.  Pictured left to right:  PSC Youth & Education Chair Alisa Smith, PSC President Ralph Marchetta, Youth Ambassadors to Prague George Muhn and Ari Bradshaw, and Vice Mayor Jim Waring.

PRG Graduates



Prague Committee congratulates 2014 Youth Ambassadors to Prague!

Ari Bradshaw and Jacob Hann (left to right) with their proud mothers following the announcement that they were selected to represent Phoenix Sister Cities in Prague this summer:

2014 Youth Ambassadors to Prague