25th / 15. 3. - 23. 3. 2018

25th Prague International Film Festival

2018 - Febiofest
Arnaud Desplechin - Febiofest
Arnaud Desplechin
Arnaud Desplechin receive a Kristián award for lifetime contribution to world cinema.
Closing ceremony of the festival - Febiofest
Closing ceremony of the festival
Two Kristián awards were presented at the festival’s closing ceremony. The first was received by a French director with a distinctive style, Leos Carax, whose three most important films were screened during this year’s Febiofest. The second recipient of the festival’s top honour was French acting star Catherine Deneuve, who on Wednesday introduced her film A Christmas Tale. That film was directed by Arnaud Desplechin, another distinguished guest at this year’s festival, and earned a special jury award for Catherine Deneuve at the Cannes IFF in 2008.
Prize of the festival
This year’s competition consisted of the 10 movies from the New Europe program section, which comes with a EUR 5,000 prize for the first prize winning filmmakers from various European states, this year given  to the movie Custody from the director Xavier Legrand.
Guests of 25th edition of the festival in 2018
Catherine Deneuve
Arnaud Desplechin
Mark Gatiss
Hippolyte Girardot
Ann Skelly
Jan Strejcovský
Leonie Krippendorff
Jens Assur
Daniela Kolářová
Leos Carax
Goran Paskaljević
Jesper Jarl Becker
Hippolyte Girardot
Sofie Šustková
Marián Polák
Adéla Babanová
Jan Svatoš
Daniel Leo
Peter Schønau Fog
Ryan McParland
Sarah Francesca Brænne
Kim Hiorthøy
Esther Devos
Roderick Warich
Gilles De Schryver
Jens Assur
Thierry de Peretti
Fernando Franco
Julia Langhof
Ben Brand
Ása Helga Hjorleifsdótir
Andro Steinborn
Véronique Manniez Rivette
Hermine Karagheuz
Rasmus Dinesen
Daphné Patakia
Maryne Cayo
Marta Kubišová
Kasper Rune Larsen
Julie Waltersdorph
Fanni Metelius
Reetu Kabra
Emre Yeksan
Jakub Pinkava
Mika Johnson

Industry guests

Erwin M. Schmidt
Daniela Staníková
Loïc Magneron
Daniela Chlapikova
Eddie Bertozzi
Marco Urizzi
Thibaut Bracq
Febiofest jury - Febiofest
Febiofest jury
Once again this year, the festival’s Grand Prix was awarded by a 33-member jury composed of film fans. The Chairman of the Jury was the famous Czech singer Marta Kubišová. The members of the jury were selected from hundreds of candidates by festival president, Fero Fenič.