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OFF

The industrial arts and sports complex Radlická Kulturní Sportovna, located near Febiofest’s main venue CineStar Praha – Anděl, will, for the first time this year, host the festival’s accompanying program, "OFF", across its seven days.

From 4 pm to midnight from March 24th to 30th, it will offer the public workshops, special screenings, discussions with filmmakers and performances by bands, music projects and DJs.

On March 25th, 26th and 27th the Off program will include screenings of the unique interactive film Late Shift, which allows viewers to decide on the action via a mobile app. The Swiss-UK film allows for countless plot turns, a total of seven different endings and several hundred opportunities for viewers to decide on the protagonists’ fates.

The accompany programmed venue will feature a digital cellar for lovers of new technology, virtual reality and audio-visual installations, including the festival’s youngest visitors.

Febiofest will also offer visitors two exhibitions bringing together film and art. Czechoslovak posters for American films of the 1970s and 1980s will be on display from March 24th to April 2nd at the Portheimka gallery, while an exhibition entitled The Second Muse, or When Actors and Singers Paint and Take Photographs will be held at the Strahov Monastery Winter Refectory from March 25th to April 30th.

Admission to the entire accompanying programmed at Radlická Kulturní Sportovna is free to the public.

Friday 24.03.
13:00 TALK: AGNIESZKA HOLLAND (FAMU - U1)
TALK: AGNIESZKA HOLLAND (FAMU - U1)
One of the most important female figures in contemporary cinema and a representative of the Polish New Wave. Her early works are classified as part of the Cinema of Moral Unrest. In her films she frequently explores the difficult fate of the individual in the world or society and places her characters in difficult existential circumstances. Her filmography includes numerous commercial and critical successes. Seating capacity is limited. Reservations at alexandra.hroncova@famu.cz
16:00 THE DIGITAL CELLAR
THE DIGITAL CELLAR
The digital cellar of Radlická Kulturní Sportovna will not only please adults excited about new technologies, virtual reality and audiovisual installations, but also the youngest festival visitors.
16:30 TALK: ABEL FERRARA
TALK: ABEL FERRARA
An enfant terrible and one of the most distinctive figures in US independent film. In his films, he frequently explores the inner psychology of his characters and their worlds through mental and physical violence and open sexuality. The stories are set in a bleak New York and are marked by a film noir atmosphere. His films include Bad Lieutenant, Ms. 45 and Welcome to New York.
21:00 NEVER SOL
NEVER SOL
Sára Vondrášková, a rising star of quality song-writing and Czech pop, combines strong melodies and lyrics with acoustic instruments and electronica. She performs with a group as well as solo.
22:30 LEVITATE
LEVITATE
The tropical opening set from NEORU will pave the way for the superb turntable skills and selections of DJ THEYA. The evening will close with the bass charges of DJ and experienced producer MGDLN.
Saturday 25.03.
10:00 WORKSHOP: MY STREET FILMS
WORKSHOP: MY STREET FILMS
Over two days film crews come together and, under the guidance of film professionals, conceive, shoot and edit a short film together.
16:00 THE DIGITAL CELLAR
THE DIGITAL CELLAR
The digital cellar of Radlická Kulturní Sportovna will not only please adults excited about new technologies, virtual reality and audiovisual installations, but also the youngest festival visitors.
16:01 TALK: PETER ZEITLINGER
TALK: PETER ZEITLINGER
A German cinematographer of Czech origin, Peter Zeitlinger is a professor at the Department of Cinematography at Munich’s University of Film and Television. Zeitlinger is a versatile filmmaker who also directs, edits and writes screenplays. Since the 1990s, he has worked with Werner Herzog and their collaboration has led to such films as Grizzly Man, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Salt & Fire, which is being screened at Febiofest.
19:30 SCREENING: LATE SHIFT (CINESTAR HALL 2)
SCREENING: LATE SHIFT (CINESTAR HALL 2)
The unique project of an interactive film is an elaborate concept which pushes the boundaries of narrative and allows the viewers to determine the story development using their smart phones.
21:00 COCOMAN & MESSENJAH
COCOMAN & MESSENJAH
Two of the most active singers to have emerged from the Czech reggae community, will have their tight joint set – from protest songs over reggae and hip-hop fusion to wild carnival party.
22:30 MIKKIM
MIKKIM
This producer, musician and DJ is a genuine pioneer of combining musical styles. His energy-filled sets thrill fans across genres and around the world.
Sunday 26.03.
09:00 WORKSHOP: ZLIN FILM NODE (CINESTAR FOYER)
WORKSHOP: ZLIN FILM NODE (CINESTAR FOYER)
Festival visitors can get their hands-on cutout animation under the guidance of experienced teachers-animators at two professional posts.
10:00 WORKSHOP: MY STREET FILMS
WORKSHOP: MY STREET FILMS
Over two days film crews come together and, under the guidance of film professionals, conceive, shoot and edit a short film together.
14:00 SCREENING: LATE SHIFT (CINESTAR HALL 2)
SCREENING: LATE SHIFT (CINESTAR HALL 2)
The unique project of an interactive film is an elaborate concept which pushes the boundaries of narrative and allows the viewers to determine the story development using their smart phones.
15:00 TALK: NEW EUROPE
TALK: NEW EUROPE
A discussion with several young filmmakers whose films have been selected for Febiofest’s New Europe section. The directors will discuss their experience, from creating the screenplay to working with actors to festival strategy. Each of the chosen filmmakers – even if they are at the start of their careers – offers a distinctive, high-quality work and undoubtedly has interesting things to say about its creation.
16:00 THE DIGITAL CELLAR
THE DIGITAL CELLAR
The digital cellar of Radlická Kulturní Sportovna will not only please adults excited about new technologies, virtual reality and audiovisual installations, but also the youngest festival visitors.
17:30 TALK: ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ
TALK: ANGELIN PRELJOCAJ
French dancer and choreographer Angelin Preljocaj studied classical ballet, from which he later switched to modern dance. In 1984, he set up his own dance company Ballet Preljocaj, whose repertoire has been performed at the world’s greatest venues, including La Scala in Milan, the New York City Ballet and Paris’s Opera. In 2016, he made his feature film debut with Polina.
21:00 SMOLA A HRUŠKY
SMOLA A HRUŠKY
Smola and Hrušky are from and live in Spišská Nová Ves and Poprad and have been on the scene for more than 19 years. In that time, they have become Slovakia’s top reggae-punk band.
22:30 RAMBO & ZADNICE
RAMBO & ZADNICE
Party animals, top-notch dancers, world renowned DJ duo! They won’t leave either you or your drink in peace!
Monday 27.03.
09:00 WORKSHOP: ZLIN FILM NODE (CINESTAR FOYER)
WORKSHOP: ZLIN FILM NODE (CINESTAR FOYER)
Festival visitors can get their hands-on cutout animation under the guidance of experienced teachers-animators at two professional posts.
16:00 THE DIGITAL CELLAR
THE DIGITAL CELLAR
The digital cellar of Radlická Kulturní Sportovna will not only please adults excited about new technologies, virtual reality and audiovisual installations, but also the youngest festival visitors.
18:00 SCREENING OF FILM DEPARTMENT´S PROJECTS FROM MICHAEL SCHOOL
SCREENING OF FILM DEPARTMENT´S PROJECTS FROM MICHAEL SCHOOL
Selection of audiovisual works made during past six years by students of The Secondary and High School MICHAEL. Fiction and as well as documentary, journalistic and advertising projects will be screened. An informal discussion with students and pedagogues will follow after the projection.
21:00 VR/NOBODY
VR/NOBODY
A fresh alternative project from Prague, in which Václav Rouček’s vocals complement producer Nobodylisten’s melancholy sound. Darkness, stripping away artifice and minimalism are the words that best describe this project.
21:30 SCREENING: LATE SHIFT (CINESTAR HALL 2)
SCREENING: LATE SHIFT (CINESTAR HALL 2)
The unique project of an interactive film is an elaborate concept which pushes the boundaries of narrative and allows the viewers to determine the story development using their smart phones.
22:30 PIERRE URBAN
PIERRE URBAN
Pierre Urban’s sets are mainly built on the freshest new tracks from across the spectrum of electronic music. A Radio 1 DJ since 2007, he is the resident host of ATMO listening evenings.
Tuesday 28.03.
16:00 THE DIGITAL CELLAR
THE DIGITAL CELLAR
The digital cellar of Radlická Kulturní Sportovna will not only please adults excited about new technologies, virtual reality and audiovisual installations, but also the youngest festival visitors.
18:00 LATEST TRENDS IN 360° VIDEO AND VIRTUAL REALITY
LATEST TRENDS IN 360° VIDEO AND VIRTUAL REALITY
A talk by Adam Široký and Jindřich Trapl from Virtoox, who will explain both historical and recent evolution of VR and take you through the process of creating 360° content - from pressing the record button on a camera - through processing and editing - to presentation.
19:30 MINUTE BODIES: THE INTIMATE WORLD OF F. PERCY SMITH
MINUTE BODIES: THE INTIMATE WORLD OF F. PERCY SMITH
Cinematic pioneer F. Percy Smith managed to capture nature‘s beauty under the microscope in such a timeless manner that it captivates audiences a hundred years later.
21:30 SCHWARZPRIOR
SCHWARZPRIOR
Schwarzprior is a Czech electro-synth-darkwave group. They started in 2009 as one of the projects of three artists from Ostrava University’s Faculty of Art.
23:00 BOSKA
BOSKA
Boska began producing UK-influenced house in Tromsø, famous as the capital of Norway’s electronic scene. Local promoters and DJs then dragged him out of music school and into the city’s nightlife scene.
Wednesday. 29.03.
16:00 THE DIGITAL CELLAR
THE DIGITAL CELLAR
The digital cellar of Radlická Kulturní Sportovna will not only please adults excited about new technologies, virtual reality and audiovisual installations, but also the youngest festival visitors.
18:00 LECTURE: TERRY POSTERS
LECTURE: TERRY POSTERS
Pavel Rajčan, curator of the Terryho Ponožky (Terry Posters) collection of posters, delivers a guided presentation of authorial Czechoslovak film posters, explaining their context.
21:00 IF
IF
Idea is the founder and head of the Ty Nikdy label, which he steers and is himself an artist on. Since 2005, he has been working with DJ Fatte as IdeaFatte.
22:30 DJ FATTE
DJ FATTE
DJ Fatte has been one of the most productive beatmakers in the Czech Republic or Slovakia for many years. After early experiments, he really started to make his name on the scene in 1999.
Thursday 30.03.
16:00 THE DIGITAL CELLAR
THE DIGITAL CELLAR
The digital cellar of Radlická Kulturní Sportovna will not only please adults excited about new technologies, virtual reality and audiovisual installations, but also the youngest festival visitors.
16:01 TALK: PETER SUSCHITZKY
TALK: PETER SUSCHITZKY
The British cinematographer Peter Suschitzky made his name in the UK in the mid-1960s through work with directors typified by a documentary approach and the casting of non-actors. Today he has over 40 feature films behind him across a broad variety of genres and ranks among the elite of contemporary cinematographers. He is a long-term collaborator of David Cronenberg’s.
18:00 SCREENING & DEBATE: YOU’RE THE FILMMAKER + MY STREET FILMS
SCREENING & DEBATE: YOU’RE THE FILMMAKER + MY STREET FILMS
Presentation of films, which advanced in the second round of the competition focusing on short films made with a mobile phone or tablet. The winning film will be announced during the evening.
21:00 PITCH BENDER
PITCH BENDER
Pitch Bender is a soul-jazz outfit from Prague comprising musicians hailing from Košice all the way to Karlovy Vary.
22:30 MR. ULTRAFINO
MR. ULTRAFINO
Mr. Ultrafino is a major mover on the Prague jazz/funk DJ scene and DJs on Radio 1. Keeping it strictly vinyl, he draws on years of experience behind the turntables.
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