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).
Febiofest 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 10th, 2015 at http://fsoutez.ha-vel.cz.
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.
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.