PRAGUE: The Slovak/Czech coproduction By a Sharp Knife directed by Teodor Kuhn was awarded best film in the New Europe competition section of the 26th Prague International Film Festival, which took place from 21 to 29 March 2019.
The film will be released in the Czech Republic by Bontonfilm on 25 April 2019.
Jiří Menzel and Bille August received Kristián awards for lifetime contribution to cinema.
The TV miniseries Monsters of the Shore directed by Viktor Tauš had its gala premiere during the festival.
Febiofest will continue from 1 to 18 April 2019 in 14 other Czech cities and towns: České Budějovice, Hradec Králové, Plzeň, Beroun, Jihlava, Ostrava, Mikulov, Kladno, Liberec, Děčín, Olomouc, Uherské Hradiště, Chomutov and Zlín.
List of Winners:
Best Film in the New Europe Competition:By a Sharp Knife / Ostrým nožom (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Teodor KuhnProduced by nutprodukciaCoproduced by Madness Productions, RTVS and nutprodukce in cooperation with Home Media ProductionSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovak Literary Fund and the Czech Cinematography Fund
Amnesty International Febiofest Award:The Load (Serbia, France, Croatia, Iran, Qatar)Directed by Ognjen GlavonićProduced by Non-Aligned FilmsCoproduced by Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama, Three Gardens FilmSupported by Aide aux cinémas du monde — CNC, Eurimages, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Visions Sud Est, Film Center Serbia, Hubert Bals Fund, Doha Film Institute, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina
You’re the Filmmaker Amateur Category:
1st Prize:World of ActorsDirected by Filip Rzepka
2nd Prize:CoheraDireced by Jan Paul
3rd Prize:The FoolsDirected by Martin Studnický
School Teams Category:
1st Prize:Don’t Believe Everything You See on the InternetDirected by Darek Husták and Jakub Syrovátka
2nd Prize:Moment of TruthDirected by Jan Ryba, Filip Lizner and Ondřej Veselý
3rd Prize:Be OnlineDirected by Adam Závěrka and Stanislav Nacár
Kristián Award for Lifetime Contribution to Cinema:Bille AugustJiří Menzel