PRAGUE: Nine films will vie in the New Europe Competition of the 26th Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, set to take place from 21 to 29 March 2019.
Peter Fonda will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Czech actress Jiřina Bohdalová will receive the Kristián award for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema at the opening ceremony on 21 March 2019 and the director Bille August at the closing ceremony on 28 March 2019.
Febiofest will run from 1 to 18 April 2019, stopping at: České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Plzeň, Beroun, Pardubice, Jihlava, Ostrava, Mikulov, Kladno, Liberec, Děčín, Olomouc, Uherské Hradiště, Chomutov and Zlín.
New Europe Competition:
Bandits in Search of Mom / Banditi u potrazi za mamom (Serbia) Directed by Kosta Rostić Produced by the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade Supported by Film Center Serbia
Holiday (Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey)Directed by Isabella Eklöf
Sorcerer / Zauberer (Austria)Directed by Sebastian Brauneis
Take It or Leave It / Võta või jäta (Estonia)Directed by Liina Trishkina-VanhataloProduced by Allfilm Supported by the Estonian Film Institute
The Dead and the Others / Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia Dos Mortos (Brazil, Portugal)Directed by João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
The Foundation of Criminal Excellence / Kriminālās ekselences fonds (Latvia)Directed by Oskars RupenheitsProduced by COMETE Films, OrderOrder and Jura Podnieka Studija
The Party's Just Beginning (UK)Directed by Karen Gillan
The Cake General / Tårtgeneralen (Sweden)Directed by Filip Hammar, Fredrik Wikingsson
The Waiter (Greece)Directed by Steve Krikris