It is a great honor for me to invite you to the 8th edition of the annual Czech That Film festival which will take place this spring in 20 major US and Canadian cities starting in Los Angeles on April 5, 2019.
First of all, I would like to thank all organizers, partners, participants and volunteers which made this showcase such a success in 2018. We welcomed several accomplished Czech film directors – the Oscar winner Jan Svěrák and the Oscar nominee Jan Hřebejk as well as first-time director David Mrnka. Two major Czech movie stars Tereza Voříšková and Edita Brichta also participated in last years’s festival.
The festival will keep growing in the next edition, we will welcome into our family two new cities – Boston and Philadelphia.Time flies by quickly and it seems like it was just yesterday when we started our effort to introduce the best new Czech films in the United States in 2012 with just 8 venues.
This showcase of the best what the current Czech cinema has to offer has become the largest and the most successful annual presentation of Czech culture here in North America. We look forward to introducing popular Czech films of 2018 such as Dukla 61 (directed by David Ondříček), Winter Flies (Všechno bude, directed by Olmo Olmerzu), Golden Betrayal (directed by Radim Špaček) and Palach (director Robert Sedláček). Hopefully, all above mentioned directors will join us for the festival this coming spring.
We are going to celebrate 30 years of freedom in the Czech Republic this year and this important anniversary will be reflected in the festival as well. Please, join us in a celebration of the 8th year of Czech That Film festival and enjoy Czech movies which we love very much.