FESTIVALS: Slovak/Czech Coproduction By a Sharp Knife Wins 26th Prague International Film Festival

By a Sharp Knife by Teodor Kuhn By a Sharp Knife by Teodor Kuhn photo: Šimon Lupták

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 Kuhn
Produced by nutprodukcia
Coproduced by Madness Productions, RTVS and nutprodukce in cooperation with Home Media Production
Supported 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 Glavonić
Produced by Non-Aligned Films
Coproduced by Cinéma Defacto, Kinorama, Three Gardens Film
Supported 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 Actors
Directed by Filip Rzepka

2nd Prize:
Direced by Jan Paul

3rd Prize:
The Fools
Directed by Martin Studnický

School Teams Category:

1st Prize:
Don’t Believe Everything You See on the Internet
Directed by Darek Husták and Jakub Syrovátka

2nd Prize:
Moment of Truth
Directed by Jan Ryba, Filip Lizner and Ondřej Veselý

3rd Prize:
Be Online
Directed by Adam Závěrka and Stanislav Nacár

Kristián Award for Lifetime Contribution to Cinema:
Bille August
Jiří Menzel