Updates: 09/16/2021 16:36
Released: 16.09.2021, 16:36
Prague – Nine dozen films about music, theater and dance from 17 countries will be presented at this year’s 58th Golden Prague International Television Festival, which will take place from 22 to 25 September. Among the festival films are 24 documentaries, 30 films from the concert category and 41 recordings of staging art and will compete in addition to the main prizes of the Golden Prague Grand Prix for the Czech Crystal Award, the Czech Television Award, special recognition for extraordinary artistic achievement and the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation 97. CT spokeswoman Karolína Blinková states this in a press release today.
According to the organizers, the audience needed approximately 149 hours to watch all the competition films, with the longest competition film Day at the Art having 570 minutes, and the shortest film Time Lost lasting 19 minutes. According to festival director Tomáš Motl, this year’s films in the competition showed a “remarkable trend” due to the covid-19 epidemic. “Due to the pandemic, halls and theaters closed and television creators had to start thinking about how to get live art to people without audience participation. , “” said Motl.
The premiere of the festival, which specializes in television music and dance programs, will present, for example, the documentaries Štace by Miloň Čepelka, My Dancing Swing, My Life with Bohuslav Martinů and the dance film Accident.
The festival will open on Wednesday at the New Stage of the National Theater with a concert by violinist Václav Hudeček, whose guests will be colleagues Jan Mráček and Josef Špaček, mezzo-soprano Štěpánka Pučálková and horn player Radek Baborák.
Golden Prague will also offer an accompanying program for the final day. It will include guided tours of the historic building of the National Theater or Afternoon with StarDance on Václav Havel Square, where this year’s couples of the dance competition and participants from its previous years will perform, including actors Miroslav Hanuš and Marie Doležalová and hockey player Martin Procházka.
The festival will once again be reflected in the ČT art program, which will present seven premiere programs, including two live broadcasts, namely the opening concert and the award ceremony. The winning show will be seen by television viewers on Monday, September 27 from 9:20 p.m.
Last year, the main prize of Golden Prague was awarded to the German film Brothers Kühn – Jazz Across Borders, which describes the fate of famous musicians. In it, director Stephan Lamby conveyed the story of Joachim and Rolf Kühn, who set out on other life paths. The portrait of two jazz musicians won a competition of hundreds of works from 17 countries.
The Golden Prague International Festival has been held since 1964, making it one of the oldest television festivals in the world. Complete information about his program is at the web Golden Prague.