Updates: 22.01.2022 00:15
Released: 22.01.2022, 00:15
Dolní Břežany (Prague-West) – Tonight will award the Trilobite audiovisual prizes at the European Laser Research Center ELI Beamlines of the Institute of Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic in Dolní Břežany near Prague. The winners of the award given by the Czech Film and Television Association (FITES) were selected by a jury headed by Jan Svačina, a graduate of the Department of Theater and Film Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, from 164 audiovisual works.
According to the statute, audiovisual works by Czech and foreign film and television filmmakers could apply for the award;
The creators are applying for the main Trilobite Award, the Vladislav Vančura Award for long-term or lifelong work, thanks to which the creators contributed to the sophistication of Czech audiovisual and international film, and the Power of the Powerless Award (formerly Václav Havel Award, then Ferdinand Vanek Award). audiovisual works to the development of civil society. The jury can also award a very special Lemon Prize for an act that harms the audiovisual sphere.
Last year, the creators of the documentary Barbora Chalupová and Vít Klusák won the Trilobit main prize for their theme, screenplay and direction of a film about sexual predation on the Internet. FITES also awarded an honor for a lifetime achievement in the form of the Vladislav Vančura Prize to Jana Brejchová. Director Břetislav Rychlík personally received the Ferdinand Vaňek Award for his contribution to the development of civil society for his documentary The Guardian of Memory Ján Langoš. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the announcement of the winners of the audiovisual awards was shown online without spectators at the Plzeňka House of Culture in Beroun.
FITES began awarding the Trilobite Award for audiovisual production in the 1960s and continued to do so after a forced break in 1991. Jiří Menzel, František Vláčil, Věra Chytilová, Arnošt Lustig, Miroslav Ondříček and Zdeněk Svěrák took over the prestigious Vančur Award from the mid-1990s. . In January 2015, it was awarded “remotely” to Miloš Forman.