The six films featured in this year's special section represent the latest Czech co-production films. Cooperation between the Czech Republic and Slovakia is the most frequent and also most natural type, and it brought to life two of the selected films. By a Sharp Knife (Ostrým nožom) is included in our New Europe competition section, and Punk Never Ends!, another distinctive debut, is introduced as Czech premiere. However, our producers also collaborate with other culturally and historically affiliated countries such as Poland, Russia, and Romania, helping unique and quality films to come into existence. Our pick is completed by an Israeli omnibus of short films that, similarly to all the other films in the section, shows that just like our problems are not limited locally, our film industry is also not closed to the outside world.