The gala opening of the 26th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest took place on Thursday 21 March, with Czech Minister of Culture Antonín Staněk in attendance. During the first evening of the festival he presented a Kristián award for lifetime contribution to cinema to the actress Jiřina Bohdalová. A second Kristián was accepted on behalf of the US movie star Peter Fonda, who could not attend the opening for health reasons.
The gala opening was also attended by a number of international filmmakers due to present their works in person in the coming days. Alongside festival president Fero Fenič and director Kamil Spáčil, the red carpet welcomed the ambassadors of Lithuania, Israel and Mexico, Czech star actors, UK actress Rachel Jackson, French director Méryl Fortunat-Rossi, Israeli director Elad Keidan, US cinematographer Alex Salahi and The Einstein Couple, who create advertising campaigns for the films of Lars von Trier.
Photo from the opening are available here.