The Teacher Wins Best Feature Film at the Sun in a Net Awards

    The Teacher by Jan Hřebejk The Teacher by Jan Hřebejk

    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

    Best Documentary:

    Steam on the River / Para nad riekou (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda
    Produced by atelier.doc 
    Coproduced by Hypermarket filmCzech Television
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech State Cinematography FundMEDIA Programme, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic

    Best Directing:

    I, Olga Hepnarova / Já, Olga Hepnarová (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France)
    Directed by Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda
    Produced by Black Balance
    Coproduced by Media BrigadeAlef 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 TelevisionS pro ALFA , Radio and Television SlovakiaBarrandov StudioKrakow Festival Office, Kino 64 U hradeb
    Supported by Czech State Cinematography FundCreative Europe – MEDIASlovak Audiovisual FundPolish 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