Czech/Slovak Old Timers Wins 2019 Czech Film Critics‘ Awards

    Old Timers by Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek Old Timers by Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek

    PRAGUE: Old Timers / Staříci won the Czech Film Critics’ Award for Best Film while its directors, Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek, were awarded Best Director. The Best Screenplay Award went to Jiří Havelka for The Owners / Vlastníci.

    The Czech/British/French coproduction Kolya / Kolja directed by Jan Svěrák received the Best Film of the Last Three Decades Award.

    The Czech Film Critics´ Awards were announced on 1 February 2020.


    Best Feature Film: Old Timers / Staříci (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník
    Produced by endorfilm
    Coproduced by the Czech Televisionsentimentalfilm
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual FundEurimages

    Best Documentary: Over the Hills / Dálava
    Directed by Martin Mareček

    Best Director: Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník for Old Timers / Staříci

    Best Screenplay: Jiří Havelka for The Owners / Vlastníci (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Produced by Cinemart
    Coproduced by the Czech TelevisionCinemart SK
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    Best Actor: Jiří Schmitzer for Old Timers / Staříci

    Best Actress: Tereza Ramba for The Owners / Vlastníci

    Audiovisual Achievement: Vladimír Smutný for The Painted Bird / Nabarvené ptáče (Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia)
    Directed by Václav Marhoul
    Produced by Silvescreen
    Coproduced by the Czech TelevisionDirectory FilmsPubRes and RTVS
    Supported bythe Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual FundCreative Europe – MEDIA, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Ukrainian State Film Agency

    Out of Cinema Award: Daria Kashcheeva for her animated short film Daughter / Dcera

    Discovery of the Year: Bohdan Karásek for Karel, Me and You / Karel, já a ty
    Directed by Bohdan Karásek
    Produced by Filmová společnost Alfreda Bouriany
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    Best Film Of The Last Three Decades: Kolya / Kolja (Czech Republic, UK., France)
    Directed by Jan Svěrák
    Produced by Biograf Jan Svěrák
    Coproduced by Portobello Pictures (UK), Pandora Cinema, Czech Television, CinemArt, Centrum českého videa
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Eurimages