One of the biggest and best international film festivals in the Czech Republic is back in Prague for it's 24th year. Febio Fest boasts an outstanding programme of films divided into unique categories, all screened at CineStar cinemas in Prague. This year the festival pays tribute to both current and classic, not to mention hosting an esteemed list of well-known filmmakers and other guests.
Organised by humanist non-profit organisation and charity People in Need, One World (Jeden svět) is the world's largest human rights documentary film festival and offers an impeccable selection of documentary films surrounding current socio-political and environmental issues, and will take place from 6/03 - 15/03 in independent cinemas across the Czech capital.
Probably one of the most fun and tongue-in-cheek festivals in Prague. From Tuesday 28/02 - Sunday 05/03, the Shockproof Film Festival (Festival otrlého diváka) is dedicated to filth, schlock, comedy, horror, B-grade, X-rated - the most bizarre titles from ancient cult classics to present day. In its 13th year, the festival has a whole new host of titles to offer the eager cinema goer, as well as some old faithfuls. It's an insanely interactive festival. Almost like a 21st century rebirth of the classic 'Cinema of Attractions'.
One of the stand-outs in Prague's 6th Festival of Iranian Films this year has been the desert dwelling genre bender A Dragon Arrives! A film that pushes men to their boundaries through both psychological and supernatural forces. Part mockumentary, part art house. Confused? You're supposed to be.
The 6th Festival of Iranian Films starts in Prague this week on the 10th of January and it couldn't be a more exciting and diverse year for the festival. On top of the exceptional selection of feature films, short films and documentaries, the festival welcomes additional speakers and performers from within the Iranian art and music industry. The festival, like the selection of films it boasts every year, is ready to transcend some controversial boundaries making it one of Prague's best current film festivals... You really shouldn't miss this one.
The Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest is kicking off this weekend in Prague and there’s a tasty helping of titles to sink your teeth into. From the 18th to the 23rd of November in cinemas Kino Lucerna and Kino Ponrepo, delve into international hits like Taika Waititis’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, classics like Australian Wake in Fright, or check out the short film programme in Ponrepo. Both Australia and New Zealand have a thriving and diverse film industry that needs constant attention, especially in countries like the Czech Republic where we share much of the same taste and cynical sense of humour.