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8. 6. 2015
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„Really enjoyed it very much! I have no 'notes' whatsoever, nor any complaints about anything, only Wonderful Memories!! Yes, the so-called Masterclass was succesful, that's the feeling I have. When I come back one day I will repeat it!“  -Jeroen Krabbé

„Thank you also for the invitation to the festival, for the honour you bestowed on me, and for taking such good care of us while we were with you. We had a marvellous time at the festival, and in your beautiful city. Thanks again!“  -John Madden

„It was fabulous and perfectly organised and I felt very very welcome (a rarity these days on the festival circuit!!). I hope my contribution was useful and that the festival goes from strength to strength :) “  -Mike Downey



 
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16. 4. 2015
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This year's Febiofest took place mainly in the CineStar Praha - Andel multiplex and then as Regional Echoes of Febiofest in fourteen Czech cities (Brno, Czech Budejovice, Decin, Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Karlovy Vary, Karvina, Liberec, Mikulov, Mladá Boleslav Olomouc, Pardubice, Plzen and Zlin). It was attended by more than 68,000 visitors, which is several hundred more than last year. This year the organizers also held selected screenings at CineStar Praha - Černý Most which generated great interest.

 
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14. 4. 2015
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The last screening of IFF Prague – Febiofest and the Regional Echoes of Febiofest takes place on April 17 in Zlin and features Still Alice with Julianne Moore. At the 22nd edition of Febiofest, five Kristian Awards for Contribution to World Cinema were handed out. The prize was presented to actress Kim Novak, director Jean-Jacques Annaud and actors Alan Rickman and Jeroen Krabbé. Director John Madden received the Kristian at the Closing Ceremony. Madden’s brand new film The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring Judi Dench and Richard Gere, concluded this year’s Febiofest. 

 
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30. 3. 2015
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The 22nd Febiofest ended March 27th, and now viewers across the country can see selected films from the main program in fourteen Czech cities (Brno, Czech Budejovice, Decin, Hradec Králové, Jihlava, Karlovy Vary, Karvina, Liberec, Mikulov, Mladá Boleslav Olomouc, Pardubice, Plzen and Zlin). The Regional Echoes of Febiofest will begin with A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet and Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore. Echoes of Febiofest will finish in Zlin on April 17th

Tickets for the Regional Echoes of Febiofest are on sale at the box offices in particular regional cinemas and may be available online on their websites. Tickets for screenings which take place in any CineStar cinema are also available on our website at www.febiofest.cz/en/regions/program.

 
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28. 3. 2015
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The winner of the International Film Festival Prague - Febiofest drama is Life in a Fishbowl, which won twelve nominations, including Best Film, for the annual prizes of the Icelandic Film Academy The director of the winning film, Baldvin Zophoníasson, has arrived from his native Iceland to attend Febiofest’s Closing Ceremony. Life in a Fishbowl presents a naturalistic and unbiased view of life in Reykjavik before the pain of the economic crisis where the heroine, a mother and kindergarten teacher, must moonlight as a prostitute. The dramatic story of surprising clarity and truth impressed the Febiofest jury headed by Vlasta Chramostová, and the especially powerful story that touches the viewer internally, as well as the subtle script and excellent performances

 
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27. 3. 2015
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Febiofest’s VIP guests for today: John Madden, Dušan Milić. See the Intro and Q&A schedule for today.

Febiofest recommendations for Friday, March 27: GaamerThe DebtThe Second Best Exotic Marigold HotelTravelator 

On Friday, March 27, Febiofest Music Fest  presents SKA FEST 

20.00 - Cirkus Problem

21.30 - Discoballs

23.00 - Smola a Hrušky

23.50 - DJ Buqi

We are looking forward to meeting you in the parking garage below CineStar - Andel, Radlická 3179/1E, Prague 5 (third underground floor).  Gate opens at 7 pm. FREE ENTRY!

 
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22. 3. 2015
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Don’t miss the exhibition of the sculptures Noha, Irony, Cross Check, Archimedon and Metamorfloris by sculptor Lukáš Rais on the plaza in front of CineStar Prague – Andel.

Lukáš Reis focuses on the transformation of existing standardized objects into new forms and meanings so that it's not difficult for a regular viewer to define, describe, and experience the object and eventually realize that nothing is what it seems on the first sight. His favourite materials are definitely metal pipes and their industrial products, which are deformed so that they deny their original purpose and essence. The sculptor cuts, bends, welds, turns inside out, dissects and recombines the seemingly invincible metal in unusual contexts.

 
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21. 3. 2015
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Tickets for the new, prestigious section of Febiofest Culinary Cinema are still on sale online at http://www.ticketportal.cz/nevent.aspx?id=105 or at the Febiofest Information Desk. During three film evenings from March 24th to 26th, chefs from three top Prague restaurants – Jan Kratochvil from Divinis, Marek Hora from Yamato, and Michal Psenicka from Cafe Imperial – will cook for the audience under the direction of chef Zdenek Pohlreich. The program in the restaurant set up in Barrandov will include a screening and a several-course dinner prepared and served on the spot. Menu Febiofest Italy 2015 is accompanied by the screening of I Am Love, Final Recipe inspires the chefs for Menu Febiofest Asia 2015, and Menu Febiofest Foodies 2015 will be served after watching the documentary,Foodies, set in the environment of the best Michelin restaurants. 

 
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17. 3. 2015
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After the audience hits of the retrospective selections of the cinemas of Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, Febiofest will include the Northern Lights section in its program for the second time. Bille August depicted the topic of euthanasia in Silent Heart with dignity, and the excellent Danish actress, Paprika Steen, was awarded in San Sebastian for her performance in the leading role. Rockers, as the main protagonists, appear in two films – in Pernilla Fischer Christensen's Someone You Love, an ageing musician gets the opportunity to make up all that he has missed to his family because of his career. On the other hand, Itsi Bitsi is based on reality – the main protagonist, Eik, is a famous character of the Copenhagen music scene of the raging 1960s, with all that it included – the sexual revolution, meditations in exotic countries, up to the final devastation by drugs. 

 
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16. 3. 2015
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Dear ladies, 

The opening ceremony of the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest is almost here and it is also high time to decide what to wear. If you don't want to buy an expensive evening or cocktail dress for just one occasion, visit our boutique Soline downtown and simply rent a dress. We are offering a 10% discount on all items from the Soline Boutique especially for you for Febiofest. Just mention that you're going to Febiofest when in the boutique.  Choose from more than 150 models and accessories by leading designers such as Badgley Mischka, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham, Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu, Giorgio Armani, Valentino, dresses from catwalks or dresses worn by Hollywood celebrities. Febiofest starts this Thursday, March 19th. Become a star of this year's festival!

 
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15. 3. 2015
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Language Changes:

Regional Echoes of Febiofest - screening changes: 

All Wolf Totem screenings outside of Prague are cancelled.

In Hradec Kralove and Pardubice it will be replaced by A Little Chaos.

In all other cities it will be replaced by Still Alice.

Febiofest Program Changes in Mikulov: 

Dodgeball and Snake Brothers are cancelled and replaced by

April 10 - 19:00 Storyteller (Opening Night - by invitation only)

April 11 - 19:00 Photographer

 
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12. 3. 2015
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IFF Prague – Febiofest will present four of Downey's productions, including Peter Greenaway's historical-biographical picture, Goltzius and the Pelican CompanyThe President (2014) about the last day of a fallen dictator was directed by a famous Iranian director, who has won awards in Cannes and Venice, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Downey also produced Ben Hopkins' comedy, Lost in Karastan, which is an absurd satire on the topic of dictatorship, with the script co-written by the recent winner of Oscar, Pawel Pawlikowski. Downey's section also includes Breathe Umphfumo by Mark Dornford-May, which was awarded at this year's Berlinale for its music. The South-African filmmaker expands on his successful adaptation of Bizet's Carmen, which earned him the Golden Bear in Berlin in 2005. 

 
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10. 3. 2015
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In addition to the previously announced film stars, the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest will be visited by one of the most significant European independent producers, Mike Downey. He is also coming as the envoy of the European Film Academy, which supports the imprisoned Ukrainian director, Oleg Sentsov, in all imaginable ways. Like the annual film awards ceremony in Poland where people supported the protest with signs “I Am Oleg Sentsov”, Febiofest will join with their own protest event, Freedom for Sentsov. IFF Prague – Febiofest begins on March 19th, with actress Vlasta Chramostova as the Jury Chairwoman. The festival will offer 159 films from 56 countries in 562 screenings in Prague and the Regional Echoes. Tickets are now on sale!

 
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6. 3. 2015
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World Cinema Panorama, will offer a total of 17 films, dedicates about one-third of its time to British cinema. Several films also represent Poland, whose cinema is currently on the rise. Probably the most distinctive Polish filmmaker currently, Wojciech Smarzowski, who had his tribute at Febiofest five years ago, directed a powerful story about a writer struggling with the demon of alcohol, The Mighty Angel. The festival will also present the latest film by legendary Polish director, Krzysztof Zanussi, Foreign Body, which was the opening film of the prestigious Toronto film festival last year. Zanussi was awarded the Kristian award in 2001. Our selection of last year's most interesting productions includes the latest film by Carlos Vermuta, Magical Girl. The unusual drama with elements of a thriller received the awards for Best Film and Best Director in San Sebastian. 

 
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4. 3. 2015
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Unusual characters and their feelings of loneliness, displacement, exclusion, social handicaps and exclusivity appearing from Iceland to Africa – this is the list of the central motives of this year's New Europe competition. The main protagonist of Patrick's Day suffers from schizophrenia, yet his condition unexpectedly improves when he falls in love. Love also plays a pivotal role in the British X+Y, as autistic Nathan takes part in the Olympiad in China, where he meets beautiful Mei. Aerobics: A Love Story brings together two mentally handicapped people who want to be on television with their own show dedicated to aerobics. Displacement is a key feeling for the protagonists of the Finnish They Have Escaped, who decide to run from a youth detention centre. 

 
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3. 3. 2015
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In cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague, Febiofest will introduce the Poland 44 section on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. The section will attempt to deal with the most tragic national experience of the 20th century through answering the question of whether film serves to strengthen or destroy national myths, and will portray the experience of war even to generations which haven't lived through it. Two views of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 will be presented by Andrzej Wajda's Canal, and an eagerly awaited epic war film, City 44 by young Jan Komasa about a love story between young rebels against the backdrop of the destruction of Warsaw.

 
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2. 3. 2015
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At the opening ceremony of the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest, the Kristian award for contribution to world cinema will not only be awarded to actress Kim Novak and Oscar-winning director Jean-Jacques Annaud, but also to one of today’s best British actors, Alan Rickman. Febiofest will begin on March 19th with a magnificent costume spectacle from the period of King Louis XIV (the Sun King), A Little Chaos, starring and directed by Rickman. Alan Rickman, one of the best contemporary British actors, the winner of the Golden Globe and Emmy for the leading role in Rasputin, well known as Professor Snape from the Harry Potter films, and an actor of many faces, devoted the first half of his career to the stage. Rickman also debuted in the 1990s as a director with the critically acclaimed The Winter Guest, starring Emma Thompson.

 
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2. 3. 2015
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On Day Two, Febiofest will welcome the internationally acclaimed Israeli director, Eran Riklis, whose first films were presented at Berlinale and Venice in the 1990s. His Tribute section at Febiofest includes four films. The Syrian Bride, won the audience prize at Locarno, observes the bureaucratic difficulties of wedding guests in the area of the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights. Riklis won a similar award at Berlinale for Lemon Tree about a Palestinian widow who wants to prevent her lemon tree from being cut down by her new neighbour, the Israeli Minister of Defence. 

 
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1. 3. 2015
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The program is now online! Ticket sales begin on March 11th. Febiofest will begin on March 19th with a magnificent costume spectacle from the period of King Louis XIV (the Sun King), A Little Chaos, starring and directed by Rickman. Febiofest's second opening film will be the latest film by Annaud, Wolf Totem. The festival is also publishing the complete program today, which will include Poland 44, a section dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the competition section of New Europe. For the very first time, the program is also available through the Febiofest Mobile App. 

 
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26. 2. 2015
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On February 19th, tickets went on sale for the prestigious new section of Culinary Cinema. During three film evenings from March 24th to 26th, chefs from three top Prague restaurants – Jan Kratochvil from Divinis, Marek Hora from Yamato, and Michal Psenicka from Cafe Imperial – will cook for the audience under the direction of chef Zdenek Pohlreich. The program in the restaurant set up in Barrandov will include a screening and a several-course dinner prepared and served on the spot. Menu Febiofest Italy 2015 is accompanied by the screening of I Am Love, Final Recipe inspires the chefs for Menu Febiofest Asia 2015, and Menu Febiofest Foodies 2015 will be served after watching the documentary, Foodies, set in the environment of the best Michelin restaurants. Culinary Cinema will also host distinguished personalities: apart from Berlinale's director Dieter Kosslick; the director of Foodies, Charlotte Landelius, and star Alba Rohrwacher, who also appears in the “gastro-erotic delicacy” of I Am Love, and who is featured in her own Tribute at this year's festival. The price of the ticket for Culinary Cinema is 1,500 CZK.

 
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23. 2. 2015
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“With our program, we are also trying to reach the viewers from the many minorities living here. We have included two films from Vietnam this year, but the main criteria for their selection was their quality,” says Febiofest's program director, Stefan Uhrik. Both Vietnamese films are vastly different in genre. The first is an apocalyptic sci-fi, 2030: most of Vietnam is flooded owing to global warming in this film. The visionary romance was introduced at last year's Berlinale. Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere is a story of a pregnant seventeen-year-old Vietnamese who doesn't have the money to support her future child, so she decides to become an escort and earn enough money for an abortion.

 
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20. 2. 2015

 “Parents with their children are welcome at Febiofest as well. Visually and artistically, the most interesting film of this year's Febiofest Junior is the animated The Song of the Sea, and we wish good luck to the film at this weekend's Oscar competition,” says the festival's program director, Hana Cielova. Febiofest honours the rule that children's films should be entertaining and educational, not only for the young audience, but should be equally enjoyed by adults as well. The viewers thus can see world blockbusters as well as independent films, which they cannot see otherwise in the Czech Republic. The iconic Shaun the Sheep is an anxiously awaited hit that will be introduced at Czech pre-premiere, and the festival will also offer tickets for 89 CZK for films currently screened at cinemas – Legend of the NeverBeast.

 
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19. 2. 2015
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Jean-Jacques Annaud, a French director, scriptwriter and producer, won his first Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film for his debut, Black and White in ColorQuest for Fire, a film awarded the Oscar for Best Costume Design, tells the story of humanity's ancient history and will be presented at Febiofest as a part of the Tribute to Annaud. Annaud's filmography includes stories based on worldwide best-sellers such as The Name of the Rose with Sean Connery, and Seven Years in Tibet, which earned the director a lifelong ban from crossing the Chinese borders. Annaud also directed a war drama, Enemy at the Gates, starring Jude Law. 

 
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19. 2. 2015
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Tickets are now on sale (http://www.ticketportal.cz/nevent.aspx?id=105for the prestigious new section of Culinary Cinema. During three film evenings from March 24th to 26th, chefs from three top Prague restaurants – Jan Kratochvil from Divinis, Marek Hora from Yamato, and Michal Psenicka from Cafe Imperial – will cook for the audience under the direction of chef Zdenek Pohlreich. The program in the restaurant set up in Barrandov will include a screening and a several-course dinner prepared and served on the spot. Menu Febiofest Italy 2015 is accompanied by the screening of I Am Love, Final Recipe inspires the chefs for Menu Febiofest Asia 2015, and Menu Febiofest Foodies 2015 will be served after watching the documentary, Foodies, set in the environment of the best Michelin restaurants.

 
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19. 2. 2015
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Culinary Cinema will also host distinguished personalities: apart from Berlinale's director Dieter Kosslick; the director of Foodies, Charlotte Landelius, and star Alba Rohrwacher, who also appears in the “gastro-erotic delicacy” of I Am Love, and who is featured in her own Tribute at this year's festival. Thirty-five-year-old Alba Rohrwacher earned great respect of critics for her role of a mentally disturbed daughter in a drama from 2008, Giovanna's Father. She also appeared in a similar role in an adaptation of Paolo Giordano's Italian best-seller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, where she portrayed a traumatised girl who is looking for her place within society after a life tragedy. 

 
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16. 2. 2015
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In Prague, the actress will also introduce her paintings at the exhibition "Kim Novak: Paintings", organized by Febiofest at the Strahov Monastery. Kim Novak has intensively engaged in painting since the seventies. She received her art education at the Art Institute of Chicago and her teachers were, among others, the American painters Harley Brown and Richard McKinley. Kim Novak's artistic style is inspired by Impressionism and Surrealism.  

 
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11. 2. 2015
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Febiofest will introduce Dutch cinema this year in the section Focus on Holland. There are a number of breakout talents from the Netherlands whose first and second films cannot be overlooked at festivals worldwide. One of them is director Paula van der Oest, whose second feature film, Accused, which focuses on an unjustly accused nurse, was the Netherlands official submission to this year's Oscar competition. Peter Hoogendorn successfully entered the festival world in Venice with his unusual mid-length debut about the consequences of a young girl's car accident, Between 10 and 12.

 
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10. 2. 2015
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This year's Febiofest's New Europe competition section includes a Czech representative. It is a Czech-German co-production, Schmitke, by a young Czech director living in Berlin, Stepan Altrichter. The mystery comedy about an ageing German engineer premiered at the International Film Festival in Busan, Korea, and it was awarded the prize for the Best Debut at the Festival of Eastern European Cinema in Cottbus, Germany.

 
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10. 2. 2015
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The accompanying program of Febiofest Music Fest will bring several significant organisational changes, the most important being the division of the eight evenings by genre. Pop, hip-hop, jazz, dance music, world music, rock-and-roll, punk and ska will rotate in the program. The list of the performers offers a colourful mix of young bands combined with renowned names, open to the general public with no charge for admission. The line-up features Atmo Music, Vladimír 518, Luboš Andršt, Ohm Square, Jablkoň, Čankišou, Hentai Corporation, Matěj Benko Quintet with Ondřej Ruml, Zoči Voči and Smola a Hrušky.

 
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4. 2. 2015
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On Thursday, February 19th at 7pm in CineStar Praha – Andel, theater #4 come see the first movie of this year’s program, The Pool. Admission to the event is FREE OF CHARGE. The Pool has been labeled by film critics as “the welcome Renaissance of the horror genre in Holland”, was directed by Chris W. Mitchell. 

 
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2. 2. 2015
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Febiofest's program will include films with fourteen Oscar nominations altogether, which will be screened in the Czech Republic for the very first time: Still Alice, Into the Woods, Foxcatcher, Song of the Sea and Mr. Turner.

 
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2. 2. 2015
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For the first time, the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest will organize in cooperation with the prestigious Berlinale festival, film screenings accompanied by exclusive dinners named after the Berlinale’s film section, Culinary Cinema. “It has been three years since we first contacted the director of Berlinale, Dieter Kosslick, about connecting the Culinary Cinema section of Berlin Film Festival with Febiofest. There are films about food that will make you drool, and also meals that look like a piece of art. Quality films and quality food definitely cultivate people,” says Febiofest's program director, Stefan Uhrik.

 
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21. 1. 2015
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Febiofest will introduce three movies that will be screened in the Czech Republic for the first time as “distribution previews”:  Mr. Turner (directed by Mike Leigh), Samba (directed by Olivier Nakache a Eric Toledano) and Foxcatcher (directed by Bennett Miller). 

 
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12. 1. 2015
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The members of the jury, composed of people of various ages and education, are required to attend specified film screenings every day. The admission for the jury members is free, yet their presence is MANDATORY! After seeing the films (approx. 14 titles altogether), they will evaluate them on a scale from one to five points for the best film.

 
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12. 1. 2015
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Traditionally Febiofest has welcomed renowned celebrities from all over the world. Past visitors have included Geraldine Chaplin, Claudia Cardinale and Sandrine Bonnaire, directors Richard Lester, Alan Parker, Wim Wenders and Roman Polanski as well as by dozens of famous actors, actresses and other filmmakers. Febiofest will mark Kim Novak’s first official visit to the Czech Republic. Novak was the star of movies that are considered to be among the jewels of Hollywood production and has appeared alongside James Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, William Holden and Jack Lemmon. 

 
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4. 1. 2015
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The Febiofest film festival announces the second round of the “You are the Filmmaker!” competition, aimed at the general public. The competition is open to all Czech citizens, or foreign nationals with permanent residence in the Czech Republic, aged 15 years or over. You can submit your 1 to 5 minute video exploring any topic, shot with a mobile phone or tablet in the wmv, mpeg, mov, avi or mp4 format with HD 1080p resolution by February 15th, 2015 at http://fsoutez.ha-vel.cz

 
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4. 8. 2014
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What  did our guests say about Febiofest?

 
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18. 4. 2014
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The April 17th screening in Zlin officially brought this year's Febiofest to a close! Fortunately, there are several films from the Festival that you can still see elsewhere.

 
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30. 3. 2014
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Of the finalists in the competition, You are the Filmmaker! - all of whom submitted films shot on mobile phones or tablets – the First Prize goes to Powerplay, which was jointly directed by Barbora Skoumalová, Agatha Paličková and Petr Polak.

 
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30. 3. 2014

At the Closing Ceremonies, Febiofest donated the proceeds from a series of six screenings to The Club of Cystic Fibrosis Patients.

 
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28. 3. 2014
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Ladies and gentlemen ... The winner of the Grand Prix at this year's Febiofest is Home, a Swedish-Icelandic film!  Its director, Maximilian Hult, will receive the Grand Prix at the Closing Ceremony tonight along with € 5,000 as a reward. Another € 5,000 will be given to promote the distribution of the film.

 
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