MFF Praha - Febiofest
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The moderator and compere Jolana Voldánová opened the evening by awarding the winners of the You Are the Filmmaker competition in two categories: individuals and student teams.
The Amnesty International Febiofest Award winner was announced by jury members Terezie Vodička Kovalová and Jiří Bejček. The winning film was Exile, a drama reflecting issues around immigration and integration. The Amnesty International Febiofest Award jury decided to also award a Special Mention to the understated and hopeful story of an Iranian family in Finland, Any Day Now.
Michael Kocáb, the honorary chair of the Comedy Competition, then announced the winner of this section: Dinner in America.
The Main Competition jury came on-stage after him. Iranian filmmaker and activist Mahnaz Mohammadi, Slovakian film director Ivan Ostrochovský and Czech actor, director and screenwriter Jiří Mádl awarded a Special Mention to Listen, a film which explores the complicated life of a Portuguese family of five who resettled on the outskirts of London. The main award of Febiofest then went to the Swedish film Charter by Amanda Kernell. The director thanked the festival via a screen, and the Embassy of Sweden’s Secretary for Culture Martin Severýn collected the trophy on her behalf.
The honorary president of Febiofest Fero Fenič officially ended the festival with his closing remarks. He bid this year’s edition of Prague IFF – Febiofest goodbye and reminded the audience that the Febiofest Regions Tour is in full swing until the closing night in Ostrava on 9 October.
The gala evening at Cinema City Slovanský dům then continued with a screening of Oscar-winning The Father with Anthony Hopkins in the leading role.