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Family Film and I, Olga Hepnarova Win the Czech Film Critics’ Awards Featured

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PRAGUE: Family Film by Olmo Omerzu was awarded best film at the Czech Critics´Awards 2016, while I, Olga Hepnarova by Petr Kazda and Tomáš Weinreb was awarded for best director. The ceremony took place on 28 January 2017.

HBO production Pustina / Wasteland became the winner in the new category Out of Cinema.

A total of thirteen films had been nominated by 50 Czech film critics. The list included feature films, documentaries, short films, TV and internet series. The films competed in nine categories.


Best Film:
Family Film / Rodinný film (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France)
Directed by Olmo Omerzu
Produced by Jiří Konečný/endorfilm
Coproduced by 42 Film, Rouge International, Arsmedia, Punkchart films, the Czech Television
I Olga Hepnarova by Petr Kazda Tomáš WeinrebSupported by the State Cinematography Fund –Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovenian Film Center

Best Documentary:
Normal Autistic Film / Normální autistický film (Czech Republic)
Directed by Miroslav Janek

Best Director:
Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda for I, Olga Hepnarová / Já, Olga Hepnarová (CzechRepublic, Poland, Slovakia, France)
Produced by Black Balance
Coproduced by Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace PragueBarrandov StudiosMichael Samuelson Lighting PragueFAMU, Arizona Films
Supported by the State Cinematography Fund –Czech Republic, the Polish Film Institute, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Best Screenplay:
Olmo Omerzu, Nebojša Pop-Tasić for Family Film

Best Actress:
Michalina Olszańska for I, Olga Hepnarová

Best Actor:
Miroslav Hanuš for We Are Never Alone / Nikdy nejsme sami (Czech Republic, France)
Directed by Petr Vaclav
Produced by Mimesis Film
Coproduced by Cinéma Defacto (FR), i/o post, the Czech Television
Supported by the State Cinematography Fund –Czech Republic, Film Foundation of Czech Television, RWE and Barrandov Studio

Audiovisual Deed:
Adam Sikora for the cinematography of I, Olga Hepnarova

Out of Cinema:
Ivan Zachariáš, Alice Nellis, Štěpán Hulík for Wasteland / Pustina (Czech Republic)
Produced by HBO Europe

Innogy Award for the Discovery of the Year:
Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda for I, Olga Hepnarova


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