FESTIVALS: The House Takes Top FINALE Award

By FNE Staff

    PLZEN: The House (www.fogndesirefilms.cz)by debuting Slovak director Zuzana Liova won the Golden Kingfisher for best film at the 25th FINAL (www.festivalfinale.cz) festival of Czech Films.

    The best documentary award went to Love in the Grave by David Vondráček. The audience best film prize went to Oldies but Goldies (www.bucfilm.cz) by Jiří Strach. An internet poll for best performer awarded David Novotný in District League (www.cmegroup.com).

    Alois Nebel (www.negativ.cz) directed by Tomáš Luňák won AČFK prize for the best feature film and Solar Eclipse (www.hypermarketfilm.cz) directed by Martin Mareček won the AČFK prize for the best documentary.

    Documentaries took the majority of the awards at the festival, which concluded on 28 April 2012. A prize for best from by a director under age 35 was awarded to Generation of Singles (www.hbo.cz) by Jana Počtová. Publicly Illegal (Veřejně načerno) directed by Lucie Králová and Tereza Reichová received the Dagmar Táborská prize.