“Despite all the measures and worries over whether we’d bring the festival to a successful conclusion, I’m satisfied,” said Kamil Spáčil, director of the Prague IFF – Febiofest. “Gratitude belongs to all those people who weren’t afraid to come. I’m heartened by this, as I am by the positive feedback from viewers, who wrote saying how much they appreciated us not cancelling the festival. It is, of course, true that we’re used to tens of thousands of viewers, which this year was out of the question. Nevertheless, those who did come to screenings made us really happy. Our work had meaning.”
“This year’s edition was highly demanding because of the number of changes, most of them unplanned,” said Spáčil at its conclusion. “On the other hand, it proved that culture – of which films are an essential part – is necessary, that it is lives and will do whatever the circumstances. Though it’s not possible to guess what changes still await us, I can promise now that lovers of high-quality films are not going to lose their festival!"