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2. 5. 2016
Febiofest 2016

The 24th Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest will take place in Prague from March 23 - 31, 2017.

This year's Febiofest mainly took place in the CineStar Praha - Andel multiplex and then as Regional Echoes of Febiofest in fourteen Czech cities Hradec Králové, Pardubice, ?eské Bud?jovice, Olomouc, Pilsen, D??ín, Chomutov, Karlsbad, Jablonec nad Nisou,...

 
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31. 3. 2016
Peter Morgan

This year’s Febiofest was attended by more than 50 international guests, five of whom received the Kristián Award for Contributions to World Cinema. The awards went to the legendary Italian film director Marco Bellocchio, Slovakian actress Emília Vašáryová, the Scottish actor and director Peter Mullan, and the iconic Spanish actress Carmen Maura, who charmed her way...

 
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28. 3. 2016

Febiofest is the largest film event of its kind in the capital city of Prague and subsequently takes place in all regions of the Czech Republic with the Echoes of Febiofest. Film fans can see selected films in fourteen Czech cities across the Czech Republic. This year's Echoes will take place in Hradec Králové (March 29 – 31),...

 
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26. 3. 2016
Sparrows

The winner of the 23rd Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest is Sparrows directed by the 38 year-old Reykjavik native Rúnar Rúnarsson. The Icelandic/Danish drama won the award for Best Film at the San Sebastian IFF as well as the Silver Hugo for New Director’s Competition at the Chicago IFF. Febiofest’s Grand Prix awards 5,000 Euros to the director...

 
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25. 3. 2016

The Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest annually supports charities. This year, Febiofest partnered with Život 90, a charity which helps the elderly in distress caused by neglect or domestic violence. The festival donates a part of the admission fee collected from selected Charity partnership screenings. The festival donates a part of the admission fee...

 
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25. 3. 2016
The silence of the river

Febiofest resumed last year’s activities concerning the imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov in awarding the Amnesty International Febiofest Award for the very first time. This award calls attention to dictatorial regimes around the world that...

 
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24. 3. 2016

The winner of the “You’re the Filmmaker” Competition, a competition of amateur films shot with tablets or mobile phones, is Dark White by Jakub Janča. The jury of directors consisting of Marko Škop, Petr Václav and Jordi Niubó praised the film for its authorial, subjective and gripping, yet autonomous world with a distinct image and a modern view on an outlaw...

 
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24. 3. 2016
Eddie The Eagle

Febiofest recommendations for Friday, March 25: Eddie The Eagle, Tanna, Orizont, Rising Voices

 
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23. 3. 2016
Cocotte Minute

Febiofest’s VIP guests for today: Rebecca Cremona, Jan Cvitkovič. See the Intro and Q&A schedule for today.

Febiofest recommendations for Wednesday, March 23: Demon ,  

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22. 3. 2016
Bifidus Aktif

Febiofest’s VIP guests for today: Rebecca Cremona, Stole Popov. See the Intro and Q&A schedule for today.

Febiofest recommendations for Tuesday, March 22: Pawn Sacrifice,  

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21. 3. 2016
Pokáč

Febiofest’s VIP guests for today: Ivo Trajkov, Stole Popov. See the Intro and Q&A schedule for today.

Febiofest recommendations for Monday, March 21: Simshar

On Monday, March 21,  

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20. 3. 2016
Daniel Brühl

Febiofest’s VIP guests for today: Daniel Brühl, Armel Hostiou. See the Intro and Q&A schedule for today.

Febiofest recommendations for Sunday, March 20: Gipsy Magic,  

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20. 3. 2016

He lives and works in Nová Buková (near Pelhrimov). He is attracted to the smell of fire, monotonous hammer blows - impressions from childhood that he transfers to the metal substrate of his figural sculptures. His daring connection with natural materials, contrasts the oppressive metal with relaxed positions and gestures anatomical connection and denial of proportion...

 
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19. 3. 2016

Febiofest’s VIP guests for today: Marco Bellocchio (director), Simone  Gattoni (producer), Filip Truksa , Hilda Novotná , Kateřina Doležalová , Ondřej Belica , Rudolf Fuchs , Vít  Zapletal. See the Intro and Q&A schedule ...

 
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19. 3. 2016
White knights

The topic of “refugees” is highly relevant, but this section would not come to life without the films that focus on it. Because quite some time is necessary for creating a feature film, they do not address the last year's refugee influx yet, but they reflect the situation that has existed for years. Rebecca Cremona, a young Maltese director, was inspired by a real...

 
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18. 3. 2016
Rudol Hrušínký

The "Stars of the Silver Screen" series of commemorative medals issued by the Czech Mint in cooperation with Febiofest pays tribute to leading Czech actors. The first was introduced last year with Karel Fiala alias Lemonade Joe. This year Rudolf Hrušínský has been immortalized in gold and silver. We offer you a unique opportunity to influence which acting legend will...

 
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16. 3. 2016
Last year’s winner of “You’re the Filmmaker” Competition

The finalists chosen by the jury are these short films: Striga – Short Horror Film 2015, Return to Roots, Dark White, Prague Noises, Birthday Cards, and The Knocking. The finalists’ workshop with the jury of experts will take place on Saturday March 19th from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. All of the finalists’ films will be shown before the screening of Tangerine in...

 
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16. 3. 2016

Actors will arrive at Obecní Dům on Thursday 17.3. for the festival`s opening ceremony which will be held at 18.00. Emília Vášáryová, Marco Bellocchio, and Carmen Maura will be awarded the "Kristian", and are expected shortly after 19:00. Accompanied by a live orchestra, the red carpet walk is to be attended by the fest president Fero Fenič and many Czech and...

 
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15. 3. 2016
Andrzej Wajda: Drawings

Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest and Polish Institute Prague cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition Andrzej Wajda: Drawings on Thursday March 17th 2016 at 5...

 
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13. 3. 2016
Martha Issová

Febiofest will also award the Amnesty International Febiofest Award for the very first time. This award will call attention to dictatorial regimes around the world that unjustly imprison artists and journalists. The jury will consist of the actress Martha Issová, the director of...

 
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12. 3. 2016
Commemorative medal

This year, Febiofest and the Czech Mint will honour the Czech legendary actor Rudolf Hrušínský with a commemorative medal. Last year’s commemorative medal was coined in honour of Karel Fiala, the star of Lemonade Joe. The first two specimens of the medal will be given to Rudolf Hrušínský’s sons, Rudolf and Jan. Film fans will have the opportunity to purchase the...

 
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10. 3. 2016
Život 90

The organisers of Prague IFF – Febiofest recognise the increasing number of cases of senior neglect , and domestic violence and abuse of the elders. Febiofest has partnered with the charity Život 90, a community centre in Prague. Život 90 runs the only free and nonstop helpline for the elderly: 800 157 157, and offers the service of installing panic alarm buttons,...

 
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10. 3. 2016
Itay Tiran

This year’s festival will welcome over 50 international guests. Itay Tiran, theatre and film actor, who is very popular in Israel, will present his Polish film, Demon, directed by Marcin Wrona. Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, the internationally successful Norwegian scriptwriter will also attend Febiofest. Johannessen wrote the script of Everything Will Be Fine, which was...

 
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8. 3. 2016
Peter Mullan

Peter Mullan is a Scottish theatre & film actor and director. One of his first starring roles came in My Name is Joe, one of the most popular films directed by the renowned director Kenneth Loach. For his part in My Name Is Joe, Mullan received the Best Actor Award at the Cannes IFF. Mullan rose to stardom well before then thanks to starring in two of Danny...

 
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8. 3. 2016
Carmen Maura

Carmen Maura, who was born in Madrid, has portrayed about a hundred and forty film and TV roles, and was the lead actress at the National Theatre in Madrid. Maura has often starred in Pedro Almodóvar’s films and also inspired him as his muse. Maura’s portrayal of a transsexual woman in Almodóvar’s 1987 film Law of Desire made her an icon of the gay community,...

 
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1. 3. 2016
We Are Never Alone, Lenka Vlasakova

Another interesting endeavour by Czech filmmakers’ is Petr Václav’s new film We Are Never Alone, which has, so far, been only featured at the Berlinale, where it also received the Tagesspiegel Readers' Award in its Forum section. In this new contemporary drama set in the Czech...

 
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29. 2. 2016
Menandros & Thaïs

This experimental adventure film is based on the novel of the same name by Ondřej Cikán, who calls it the wildest classical romance of all time. A group of pirates kidnap Thaïs during her wedding, her fiancé Menandros becomes a bloodthirsty avenger, and sets out to search for his beloved in the surreal world of Scythian cowboys, drugged dwarfs and underwater monsters....

 
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29. 2. 2016
Fero Fenič

On March 1st, Fero Fenič, the film and television director, producer, and the founder and president of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, will receive the highest recognition awarded by the capital of the Czech Republic – honorary citizenship of Prague. Prague has been awarding this status since 1920 and Fero Fenič will become the first filmmaker ever...

 
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29. 2. 2016
Kieslowski

Febiofest Music Fest, the accompanying programme of Prague IFF – Febiofest, announces its complete programme. This year, Febiofest Music Fest will take place from March18th to 24th in the underground garage complex below CineStar Praha – Anděl. Music Fest will cooperate with leading music event planners and record labels including festivals such as Let It...

 
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28. 2. 2016
Drawing by Andrzej Wajda

After last year’s exhibition of Kim Novak’s paintings at the Strahov monastery, Febiofest in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague organises an exhibition of Andrzej Wajda’s drawing reproductions in CineStar Anděl in Prague. The versatile Polish artist was awarded the Kristán Award for Contribution to the World Cinema in 2014. Andrzej Wajda originally...

 
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24. 2. 2016
Robinson Crusoe 3D

Febiofest Junior is a section dedicated to children and family films. The section includes both distribution previews as well as unique films not to be seen outside of Febiofest. This year’s selection also includes film adaptations of notable literary works popular across generations. Cécile Aubry’s work about six-year-old Sebastian and his Pyrenean Mountain Dog,...

 
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24. 2. 2016
Cowboys

Prague IFF – Febiofest introduces its new programme section Refugees. “Films in this selection do not judge, nor do they offer easy solutions or take sides. They simply portray the world we live in. There are real people behind all fictional stories, who bear little resemblance to the superficial news footage, and that is what a genuine artistic testimony should...

 
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23. 2. 2016
Daniel Brühl

Febiofest will welcome one of the most notable young European actors, Daniel Brühl. At Febiofest, the indisputably talented Daniel Brühl will present the exclusive Czech distribution preview of his new historical thriller Colonia which is based on real events, co-stars Emma Watson and is directed by Florian Gallenberger. His already...

 
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23. 2. 2016
iPhone 6s

Febiofest announces the third edition of the “You’re The Filmmaker” Competition. Anyone can submit short films, on a topic of their choice, shot either on mobile phone or tablet. Entries can be submitted via the link http://fsoutez.ha-vel.cz until the deadline on March 1st. A jury of experts will choose the finalists...

 
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22. 2. 2016
Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight

Febiofest will screen four Oscar nominated films, which Febiofest will be screening in Czech premiere previews. Besides Carol, with six nominations, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who was awarded for this part in Cannes. Spotlight, with another 6 Oscar nods, tells the true story of the uncovering of the scandal of child molestation by Roman Catholic priests....

 
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22. 2. 2016
Jitka Schneiderova in Honey Night

Febiofest will also premiere Honey Night, a film directed by Ivo Trajkov and shot as a co-production with the Czech Republic. This new film adaptation of Jan Procházka’s short story The Ear will represent Macedonia at the Oscars and will also be the basis for a new Febiofest section Focus on Macedonia and its festival panel. At Febiofest, Trajkov, who worked at the...

 
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18. 2. 2016
Michelin star chef Alexander Koppe

Friday, March 18: The Chicken, The Fish and The King Crab - Menu Febiofest Michelin Nouvelle Cuisine

Menu: Jiří Král

  • Amuse bouche: Praline Saint Jacques s lososem Label Rouge
  • King´s variation… Galantine of French Chicken,...

 
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17. 2. 2016
Vlasta Chramostová, chairman of the Febiofest 2015 jury

This year’s festival Grand Prix will be again awarded by a jury of 33 film fans, and you can be one of them!

The application process is open to everyone from 15 to 100 years old, to people of all education, professions and interests. The jury will be lead by an honorary chairman. In previous years this position was held by Jan Kaplický, Věra Čáslavská, David...

 
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10. 2. 2016
Alan Rickman A Little Chaos

You are invited to the second pre-festival screening. Admission is free up to the screening room’s maximum capacity. Additionally, there will be a chance to win tickets for the 23rd Febiofest. A Little Chaos will be screened on Thursday, February 18th, at...

 
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5. 2. 2016
Emilia Vasaryova in Eva Nova

This year’s unprecedented number of films shot as Czech productions or co-productions, gave rise to the new programme section Czech Track. Some of these films appear in other sections. Two Czech distribution previews will also be featured in the New Europe Competition. The first film Já, Olga Hepnarová is about the last woman to be executed for mass murder in...

 
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5. 2. 2016
Marco Bellocchio

Marco Bellocchio is one of the most important Italian filmmakers, side by side with Bernard Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Bellocchio also appeared in Pasolini’s last work, Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom. Bellocchio’s directorial work includes political dramas, catholic satire, but also unconventional variations on traditional themes, such as his adaptation of...

 
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3. 2. 2016
Alexander Koppe from SKYKITCHEN flavored by a.choice

On February 1, IFF Febiofest opened advance ticket sales for Culinary Cinema at Ticketportal. The gourmet/film section will present German chef Alexander Koppe, from SkyKitchen, a Michelin star holder, at Andel’s Hotel Berlin. Jiří Král will...

 
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2. 2. 2016
Opening film Carol

The opening film, Carol, a period romance, set in the 1950s New York with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara portraying a female couple in love will be screened for about 1,000 guests. At the same time as the opening ceremony, the main festival venue CineStar Anděl will begin showing festival films for the public in all 12 screening rooms. At the opening ceremony...

 
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14. 1. 2016
Culinary Cinema (2015)

For the second year in a row, Febiofest will organise Culinary Cinema which combines film screenings with extraordinary dinners, a programme based on the eponymous event at Berlinale. This time, the Culinary Cinema film screenings will take place during the festival weekend from March 18th to 20...

 
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14. 1. 2016
Febiofest introduces a new graphic design

Febiofest introduces a new graphic design, which follows last year’s graphics dominated by an image of cracked creator’s glasses, so called “febioculars,” with a small cat and a bird. The main motif for 2016 is a black stray tomcat, a mysterious Prague hedonist, who crosses our path and thus influences our course. “Last year we introduced “febioculars”, a creator’s...

 
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14. 1. 2016
Peter Morgan with director Ron Howard (Frost/Nixon, Rush)

Peter Morgan is the first guest to have accepted our invitation to the 23rd Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, which will take place from March 17th to 25th, 2016. Peter Morgan is a dramatist and a screenwriter, who was awarded the Golden Globe and made a name for himself with biographical films about important figures of...

 
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21. 12. 2015

The Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest 

17. 3. - 25. 3. 2016

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5. 11. 2015

Can't wait for the next Febiofest, or maybe you're looking for something special in the cinema? Well, the wait is almost over! Come to our special autumn screening and you can win tickets to the 23rd Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, which takes place March 17th to 25th, 2016. On Thursday, November 26, at 7pm, join us at CineStar Andel (Hall #4) for the...

 
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26. 10. 2015

Dear Friends,  

As you already know Oleg Sentsov has been sentenced to 20 years in prison – an unbelievable term, which hasn't been visited upon any other political prisoner in modern Russia. A lot of people lost hope after the sentence was published, but it’s too early to give up. Oleg still needs your support because he is not going to give up. We can fight...

 
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31. 8. 2015
1001 grams

Do you want to submit your film to the Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest? Just send us a DVD screener along with your contact info. The submission deadline is January 22nd, 2016. This year we are not looking for short films and documentaries. For these films, please contact the Prague Short Film Festival (...

 
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8. 6. 2015

"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...

 
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16. 4. 2015

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...

 
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