Although things are looking a bit dire in the film industry lately, there’s still hope! Many Prague-based film festivals are adapting and moving online this season and the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, now in its 21st year, is no exception. The festival will retain its youthful, colourful and carefree spirit despite the circumstances, and will kick off on November 5th with a live broadcast on streaming service Moje Kino, where you can watch a number of award-winning LGBTQ films until November 12th.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has joined We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will feature over 100 films co-curated by 21 prolific festivals, hailing from 35 countries, in addition to master classes, VR content and musical performances over a 10-day digital event starting May 29.
The recently cancelled Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has organised the quarantine-friendly alternative KVIFF at Your Cinema film event which will see 16 films screen in 96 cinemas across the Czech Republic from July 3 – 11.
Those who come to my Movie Barf Monday nights (or did when people still had a social life) will already be familiar with the gorgeous Edison Filmhub and cafe, and their quality selection of contemporary European festival films and classics. The current quarantine restrictions were the perfect excuse for the filmhub to launch EdisONLINE – the first Czech-Slovak film festival VoD service for only 155CZK, the price of a single cinema ticket.
Woody Harrelson will come to town for the Prague International Film Festival Febiofest this March, which will take place from March 19 – 27.
Dutch composer, musician and lute player extraordinaire Jozef van Wissem (Only Lovers Left Alive) was recently in Prague and Brno to play a couple of concerts as a part of the accompanying programme of Czech Republic’s Future Gate sci-fi film festival.
The Czech Republic’s sci-fi film festival Future Gate will kick off this Wednesday in Prague and in its competition section this year, will screen new psychedelic sci-fi horror Color Out of Space, based on the short story by the legendary H.P. Lovecraft.
At this year’s Írán:ci Film Festival, happening throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia until January 31st, I was fortunate enough to meet Farsi Cinema Center founder Amir Endalah and project coordinator Marisa Sittheeamorn to discuss their INCREDIBLE work with the non-profit non-partisan platform, dubbed FCC, and how they bring Farsi film industries with Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan together with the rest of the world.
The Iranian Film Festival is upon us once again and has fast become one of the Czech Republic’s best new film festivals. From recent award-winning features like Bani Khoshnoudi’s immigrant tale Fireflies to classics like Asghar Farhadi’s Fireworks Wednesday, the festival boasts a diverse programme able to cater the likes of anyone.
This month, to celebrate Film Europe’s Scandi Film Festival, we’ll be screening four Nordic titles with both Czech AND English subtitles at my weekly film night Movie Barf Monday in Edison Filmhub! From erotic drama and laugh-out-loud comedy to toxic relationships and a powerful documentary on body shaming – we’ve got your January sorted! Get your tickets!