Jiří Mádl

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Jury – Main Competition

His role of oddball Ubr in Night Owls (Děti noci) by director Michaela Pavlátová earned him a Crystal Globe for the Best Actor at Karlovy Vary IFF and made him the youngest winner in the festival's history. Together with Martha Issová and Petr Zelenka, he collaborated on the political activist video aimed at motivating people to persuade older voters not to vote for leftist parties, which triggered high controversy in the media. In 2014, he wrote and directed his first film, To See the Sea (Pojedeme k moři). The film won the RWE Discovery of the Year Award at Czech Film Critics' Awards, and many awards at festivals worldwide. As a screenwriter, he collaborated on the Celebrity Ltd. (Celebrity s.r.o.) comedy. His second feature film, On the Roof (Na střeše), which tells the story of a peculiar friendship between a grumpy professor and a Vietnamese boy, was nominated for a Czech Lion and a Czech Film Critics' Award.

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