PRAGUE: Jan Prušinovský’s The Snake Brothers/Kobry a Užovky took the top prize for Best Film as well as five other awards at the 23rd edition of Czech Film and Television Academy’s Czech Lions Awards held on Saturday 5 March at the Rudolfinum concert hall in Prague.
The Snake Brothers was followed by The Seven Ravens directed by Alice Nellis with three Czech Lions. Lost in Munich directed by Petr Zelenka nominated in 15 categories, ended with two Czech Lions, together with Štěpán Altrichter’s Czech/German coproduction Schmitke. The fairy tale The Seven Ravens was a Slovak box office hit earlier this year. Czech Lions were newly awarded also for TV programmes. Czech Television received 2 Czech Lions, HBO Europe one. The non-statutory Magnezia Award for the best student film went to Ondrej Hudeček for his short film Peacock /Furiant.
For photos of the Czech Lions awards ceremony click HERE.
List of winners:
Extraordinary contribution to Czech cinema
Stanislav Milota (cinematographer)
The Snake Brothers/Kobry a užovky (Czech Republic) – producers Ondřej Zima, Jan Prušinovský Directed by Jan Prušinovský Produced by Offside Men Coproduced by Czech Television, RWE Česká Republika Supported by the State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic
Lean a Ladder Against Heaven/Opři žebřík o nebeDirected by Jana ŠevčíkováProduced by Jana Ševčíková
Jan Prušinovský for Snake Brothers/Kobry a Užovky
Best actress in leading role
Alena Mihulová - Home Care / Domácí Péče (Czech Republic) Directed by Slávek Horák Produced by Tvorba Films Coproduced by Fog’n’Desire Films, Czech Television, Sokol Kollar
Best actor in lead role
Matěj Hádek - The Snake Brothers/Kobry a Užovky
Best actress in supporting role
Lucie Žáčková - The Snake Brothers/Kobry a Užovky
Best actor in supporting role
Kryštof Hádek – The Snake Brothers/Kobry a Užovky
Petr Zelenka for Lost in Munich / Ztraceni v Mnichově Directed by Petr Zelenka Produced by Lucky Man Films Coproduced by Czech Television, Barrandov Studios Supported by the State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic
Petr Koblovský – The Snake Brothers/Kobry a Užovky
Vladimír Barák - Lost in Munich/Ztraceni v Mnichově
Cristoph Chevallerie - Schmitke (Czech Republic, Germany) Directed by Štěpán Altrichter Produced by credo:film Coproduced by PRODUKCE RADIM PROCHÁZKA ,University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Mamoko Filmproduktion
Schmitke – Johannes Repka
Best set design
Ondřej Mašek, Peter Čanecký - Seven Ravens / Sedmero Krkavců (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Directed by Alice Nellis Produced by Et Cetera Group (SK) and Honys Motion Coproduced by ATTACK Film
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund.
Kateřina Štefková - Seven Ravens/Sedmero krkavců
Juraj Steiner - Seven Ravens/Sedmero krkavců