The landmark 25th edition of the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest will be held in a spirit of celebration and deliver a jam-packed program. The festival will present over 160 feature films in 15 sections and offer over 450 screenings in Prague. As part of the regional versions of the festival, viewers will see films most of which are receiving their Czech premieres in 16 cities and towns around the Czech Republic.
The festival will get underway with a gala opening ceremony on March 15, 2018 at Prague’s Municipal House and run until March 23rd. The closing ceremony will take place on March 22nd at CineStar Praha Anděl and subsequently at the Angelo hotel.
As is traditional, films will be screened at the CineStar Praha – Anděl multiplex cinema while part of the program can once again be enjoyed at the CineStar multiplex at Černý Most. Throughout the festival, screenings will also be held at the National Film Archive’s Ponrepo cinema in central Prague.
The festival will travel the regions from March 26th to April 21st, 2018.
You’re the Filmmaker The amateur short film competition
The theme of this year’s edition is “Let yourself be carried away”. “Anybody can take part in the competition. The only limits are adherence to the technical specifications and length, which is from one to three minutes. The films can be shot on any kind of device. Creativity knows no bounds, so really everybody can take part,” said International Film Festival Prague president Fero Fenič. An expert jury will choose the winners and the first three places will be rewarded with cash prizes of CZK 30,000, 13,000 and 7,000. In addition, six finalists will have the opportunity to take part in a special filmmaking workshop helmed by renowned filmmakers from among the festival’s guests, and all finalists will receive tickets to the festival. All interested parties can register between December 11th, 2017 and January 30th, 2018. Competitors can find out more at the festival’s website www.febiofest.cz.
Special Culinary Cinema evenings, which involve film screenings linked to exquisite dinners by top-class chefs, will take place for the fourth time this year. Over three evenings the festival will offer guests a special opportunity to watch selected films before being treated to a delicious meal inspired by those films and prepared by some of the Czech Republic’s most highly-rated chefs. On March 16th, viewers at CineStar Praha – Anděl can enjoy the film Paris Can Wait by debut director Eleonor Coppola starring Diane Lane before enjoying a wonderful dinner created by hotel Augustine chef Marek Fichtner. On March 17th, documentarian Rasmus Dinesen’s Michelin Stars – Tales from the Kitchen, which tells the stories of kitchens run by culinary superstars, will be shown. The screening will be complemented by a unique dinner by Marek Fichtner and Marek Raditsch. On March 18th, we will screen Cook Up a Storm by Chinese director Raymond Yip Wai-Man, which explores the world of street food chefs. The evening will become a genuine cinematic culinary experience thanks to a dinner from by Marek Raditsch, chef at the renowned Kampa Park restaurant. The price for these special evenings is CZK 1,690 per person per evening. Vouchers for this experience can be purchased as original Christmas presents now at the Culinary Cinema section at www.febiofest.cz.
Cities and towns where the festival will take place: Praha 15. 3. – 23. 3. 2018 České Budějovice 26. 3. – 28. 3. 2018 Hradec Králové 27. 3. – 29. 3. 2018 Plzeň 28. 3. – 30. 3. 2018 Chomutov 29. 3. – 30. 3. 2018 Děčín 3. 4. – 5. 4. 2018 Jihlava 4. 4. – 6. 4. 2018 Pardubice 5. 4. – 7. 4. 2018 Kladno 6. 4. – 8. 4. 2018 Vsetín 9. 4. – 11. 4. 2018 Mikulov 10. 4. – 12. 4. 2018 Liberec 11. 4. – 13. 4. 2018 Beroun 12. 4. – 14. 4. 2018 Ostrava 16. 4. – 18. 4. 2018 Brno 17. 4. – 19. 4. 2018 Zlín 18. 4. – 20. 4. 2018 Olomouc 19. 4. – 21. 4. 2018 www.febiofest.cz www.facebook.com/febiofest P