5. 4. 2017

Febiofest to announce You’re the Filmmaker and Amnesty International Febiofest Award winners and donates money to the Clown for Health non-profit

The winner of You're the Filmmaker Bohuslav Bakalář

The winner of the “You’re the Filmmaker” competition for films shot on a tablet or mobile phone was the film My Day with Kofila by Bohuslav Bakalář. The winner will receive CZK 50,000 donated by Nesté Česko.

The Amnesty International Febiofest Award, through which Febiofest expressed its support for the imprisoned Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi, has been presented again this year. The three-member jury, comprised of the actresses Ester Geislerová and Lora Kmieliauskaite from Lithuania as well as Martin Balcar of Amnesty International, awarded the prize to the film Marija by director Michael Koch, for its “depiction of the story of the search for human dignity, which we cannot have without human rights”. The film’s lead actress, Margarita Breitkreiz, will collect the award at the closing ceremony. 

The International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest supports charity organizations every year. This time it gave its backing to the non-profit Clown for Health, which has been bringing humor and joy to children in hospital and geriatric patients since 2001. The festival is donating CZK 11,440, part of the admission to selected Charity Partnership Screenings, to the organisation.

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