The winners of the Golden Prague Festival will receive awards on the New Stage of the National Theater today
The final evening will take place again on the New Stage of the National Theater after a one-year break. Last year, the organizers replaced it with an online version without a viewer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The accompanying program will feature, among others, former graduates and students of the Academy of Performing Arts, who will commemorate this year’s 75th anniversary of the founding of the largest art college in the Czech Republic.
This year’s festival began on September 22 and has traditionally offered theater, dance and film experiences, as well as musical performances. Today, families and children will be able to take part in the Golden Day of Golden Prague on Václav Havel Square throughout the day. The program will be marked by the successful Stardance television competition and also the 115th anniversary of the birth of composer Jaroslav Ježek. People will also be able to look into the facilities of the National Theater.
Over 90 films about music, theater and dance from 17 countries competed at the festival. 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 achievements and the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation 97.
Television viewers will see the winning program on Monday, September 27 from 9:20 p.m. Last year, the main prize of Golden Prague was awarded to the German film The Brothers Kühn – Jazz Across Borders, which describes the fates of the famous musicians Joachim and Rolf Kühn. The Golden Prague International Festival has been held since 1964, making it one of the oldest television festivals in the world.