FESTIVALS: Finale Plzen 2018 Starts in Ten Days


    PLZEN: The 31st edition of Finále Plzeň Film Festival, the most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary Czech and Slovak audiovisual production, will be held from 19 to 24 April 2018. The festival will open with the long awaited directorial debut of the famous Czech musician Ondřej Havelka, Hastrman.

    Six premieres and previews are in the programme, as well as a non-competitive programme with archive films dedicated to the centenary of the foundation of the Czechoslovak Republic.

    The traditional Golden Kingfisher competition comprises112 titles, competing in five categories: feature live action and animated films, documentaries, non-serial TV and internet production, serial TV and internet production and student films of up to 40 minutes.

    The feature live action or animated films competition lineup:

    Garden Store: Deserter / Zahradnictví: Dezertér (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland)
    Directed by Jan Hřebejk
    Produced by Fog'n'Desire Films
    Coproduced by the Czech Television, MD4, Sokol Kollar, KFS Production
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Polish Film InstituteEurimages

    Little Harbour / Pátá loď (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Iveta Grófová
    Produced by Hulapa film, Ltd.
    Coproduced by endorfilmKatapult Film, Silverart and RTVS, Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the MEDIA Programme, Eurimagesthe Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic,Bratislava Self-Governing Region

    Ice Mother / Bába z ledu (Czech Republic, Slovakia, France)
    Directed by Bohdan Sláma
    Produced by Negativ
    Coproduced by Why Not Productions, ARTILERIA Česká televizeRozhlas a televízia SlovenskaBarrandov Studiosi/o post 
    Supported by the  Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe – MEDIA, Eurimages, CNC, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

    Skokan (Czech Republic, France)
    Directed by Petr Václav
    Produced by Mimesis Film, Cinema Defacto
    Coproduced by i/o post
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, CNC - Cinemas du monde

    Little Crusader / Křižáček (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy)
    Directed by Václav Kadrnka
    Coproduced by ARTILERIA Česká televizeinnogyBarrandov Studio , i/o post , Tempesta Film
    Supported by the Czech Film FundFilm Foundation of Czech TelevisionRWE, Barrandov StudioEurimages

    Barefoot / Po strništi bos (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark)
    Directed by Jan Svěrák
    Produced by Biograf Jan Svěrák
    Coproduced by Česká televizeinnogy, Phoenix Film, NovinskiRTVS
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    8 Heads of Madness / 8 hlav šílenství (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Marta Nováková
    Produced by MARFAFILM
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    Quartette / Kvarteto (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Miroslav Krobot
    Produced by Evolution Films
    Coproduced by Česká televizeinnogySoundsquare
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    The Third Wish / Přání k mání (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Vít Karas
    Produced by Česká televize
    Coproduced by Markíza, Prommea Communication
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Nina (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Juraj Lehotský
    Produced by Punkchart Films
    Coproduced by Lehotsky Film, sentimentalfilm RTVSCzech Televisionendorfilm
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund,  MEDIA Programme, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak RepublicBratislava Self-Governing Region

    The Line / Čiara (Slovakia, Ukraine, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Peter Bebjak
    Produced by Wandal Production
    Coproduced by Garnet International Media Group, RTVSHomeMedia Production and Martin Kohút
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the MEDIA Programme, the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava Self-Governing Region

    OUT (Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic)
    Directed by György Kristóf
    Produced by sentimentalfilm 
    Coproduced by Mirage Film StudioFilm Angels Studioendorfilm, KMH Film, Punkchart FilmsRTVSFAMUFilm Angels Prods
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech Film Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Hungarian Film Fund