Due to the situation related to the Covid -19 pandemic, the 9th edition of the Czech That Film festival will be taking place on-line! Each week, starting Monday, April 27, we will make one film from our program's selection available at this website.
The week of Monday, April 27 until Sunday, May 3, 2020 we will be showing Old-Timers (Staříci), winner of 2019 Czech Film Critics' Awards for Best Film, Best Actor (Jiří Schmitzer), and Best Director. This drama based on true events is about two former political prisoners seeking revenge for injustices done to them during the 1950s. Our festival's team prepared a Q&A session with directors Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník that you can watch in video here.
We hope you will enjoy the Czech cinematic gems we are offering this year, and that our program will make the Corona closure more bearable for you. We will be adding another movie next week, so stay tuned!
From the whole team of the Czech That Film festival, wish you well during this challenging time, and hope everyone stays safe.
Festival Coordinator & Cultural Affairs Officer
In response to the situation related to the - COVID - 19 pandemic, it is with great regrets that the Czech That Film festival scheduled for this month in Los Angeles and Little Rock is canceled.
Due to the increasing gravity of the situation in California, and throughout the world, we must act with an abundance of caution and our festivities are postponed to a later date to be announced soon.
Thank you for your understanding, we will keep you updated on the new festival dates once the situation is back to normal.
Festival Coordinator & Cultural Affairs Officer
The Czech That Film Festival, traveling to nearly 20 major cities in North America, hits Los Angeles on March 26 - May 14, 2020 and Washington on April 1-2, 2020, with films highlighting the best in Czech cinema, and a reception offering Czech cuisine.
Now in its ninth year, the Czech That Film Festival highlights new Czech films, bringing directors and actors to the US scene for lively discussions. “The Czech That Film Festival offers a platform for bringing top Czech films to the public and an avenue to feature exceptional international talent,” said Ambassador Kmoníček.
The annual Czech film festival titled “Czech That Film” has been established in 2012. Currently, it is the largest Czech cultural event in the United States. It is a film festival of best recent Czech films held throughout the United States every year, with a range of screenings and discussion with cast and crew. The four-month-long festival keeps growing every year. Its ninth edition will reach more than 20 cities in 2020. Read more
The event was established to accommodate increased interest in Czech cinema and culture in the United States and is dedicated to raising profile of current Czech films at an international level. It provides an opportunity for American enthusiasts of global cinema to experience successful new Czech films. Members of American Film Academy and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and other significant representatives of the film business are regularly among the growing audience each year. Prominent local community leaders, journalists, American businessmen, representatives of the diplomatic corps, members of Czech and Slovak communities, students, and university faculty members were also in attendance in previous years.
Special events traditionally complement the festival in each city, such as opening and closing night receptions and Q&A sessions with well-established Czech directors. In previous editions, attendees had an opportunity to personally meet for example the Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel, the well-known Czech director Jan Hřebejk, nominated with his feature “Divided We Fall” for the Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000, and director David Ondříček, who was listed by Variety magazine as one of the Top 10 Directors to Watch. In addition, contemporary directors Andrea Sedláčková (“Fair Play”), Jiří Mádl (“To See The Sea”), and recipients of the Czech Lion Awards for Best Films Radim Špaček (“Walking Too Fast”), and Zdeněk Jiráský (“Flower Buds”) were also among official guests of the festival.end
Czech That Film is a non–profit program designed to expose Czech cinema to an international audience. Sponsoring the film festival not only helps support a unique cultural event in the United States, but also provides an opportunity to effectively advertise to a large audience. All sponsors are included in festival promotional materials, brochures, programs and on the official website. Current sponsors include major international brands including Milk and Honey Pictures, Prague Studios or Slivovice Jelínek.
If you or your company are interested in sponsoring the festival, please contact us at email@example.com
Thank you for your interest in the Czech That Film Volunteer Program. The film festival is mainly supported by non-profit institutions, and relies on volunteers like you to succeed.
Volunteering gives you a backstage look at how a film festival is organized, from the planning out the logistics of special events to working with our sponsors and more. Become a part of the process and help firsthand with organization, preparation, and communication. This is also a great opportunity to meet fellow film enthusiasts and network with industry professionals.Opportunites:
Los Angeles / San Francisco / Salt Lake City / Austin / Washington D.C. / Denver / Dallas / Atlanta / Toronto / New York City / Little Rock / Portland / Minneapolis / Chicago / Seattle /
If you wish to volunteer in any of the listed cities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org