BRATISLAVA: The Teacher directed by Jan Hřebejk won five awards, including best film, at the Sun in a Net awards. But it was outshone by A Prominent Patient by Julius Ševčík, which received eight awards, including most of the technical awards.
The official Sun in a Net ceremony was held in the Old Town Hall on 7 April 2017. Ten selected films competed in 15 statutory categories.
The event was a part of the domestic showcase Slovak Film Week, which was organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA) and held in Bratislava from 3 to 9 April 2017.
The Sun in a Net was a bi-annual event until 2016, when it became an annual event due to the increasing number of domestic productions.
Full list of Winners:
Best Feature Film:
The Teacher / Učitelka (Slovakia, Czech Republic) Directed by Jan Hřebejk Produced by PubRes,RTVS Coproduced by OffSide Men, Czech Television Supported by the Czech State Cinematography Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Steam on the River / Para nad riekou (Slovakia, Czech Republic) Directed by Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda Produced by atelier.doc Coproduced by Hypermarket film, Czech Television Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, MEDIA Programme, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic
I, Olga Hepnarova / Já, Olga Hepnarová (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France) Directed by Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda Produced by Black Balance Coproduced by Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace Prague, Barrandov Studios, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, FAMU, Arizona Films Supported by the Czech State Cinematography Fund, the Polish Film Institute, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Best Script: Petr Jarchovský for The Teacher
Best Leading Actress: Zuzana Mauréry for The Teacher
Best Leading Actor: Karel Roden for A Prominent Patient / Masaryk (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Directed by Julius Ševčík Produced by In Film, Rudolf Biermann Coproduced by Czech Television,Radio and Television Slovakia Supported by the Czech State Cinematography Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund,Prague City Hall
Best Supporting Actress: Zuzana Kronerová for The Red Captain / Červený kapitán (Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland) Directed by Michal Kollár Produced by Fog'n'Desire Films Coproduced by Sokol Kollár, Mental Disorder 4, Czech Television, S pro ALFA , Radio and Television Slovakia, Barrandov Studio, Krakow Festival Office, Kino 64 U hradeb Supported by Czech State Cinematography Fund, Creative Europe – MEDIA, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Polish Film Institute
Best Supporting Actor: Oldřich Kaiser for A Prominent Patient
Best Cinematography: Martin Štrba for A Prominent Patient
Best Editing: Marek Opatrný for A Prominent Patient
Best Sound Design:
Viktor Ekrt, Pavel Rejholec for A Prominent Patient
Lukáš Kasprzyk for Richard Müller: Unknown / Richard Müller: Nespoznaný (Slovakia, Czech Republic) Directed by Miro Remo Produced by Punkchart Films Coproduced by endorfilm, Arsy-Versy, Radio and Television Slovakia, Czech Television Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech State Cinematography Fund
Best Soundtrack: Michal Novinski for The Teacher
Best Art Direction: Milan Býček for A Prominent Patient
Best Costume Design: Katarína Štrbová Bieliková for A Prominent Patient
Best Make-up: Lukáš Král for A Prominent Patient
Audience Award: The Teacher
Extraordinary contribution for Slovak cinema: Rudolf Urc