PLZEN: The Czech/Slovak coproduction Domestic directed by Adam Sedlak took home the Golden Kingfisher for best film at the 31st Finale Plzen national festival of Czech films, which ran 11-16 April 2019.
The best documentary award went to Breaking News directed by Tomas Bojar. The festival jury was presided over by Polish writer/director and Berlinale Silver Bear winner Tomasz Wasilewski.
An abbreviated Industry Days programme presented a shorter selection of projects in a private session for invited industry professionals.
The festival drew 14,500 admissions to 127 projections over six days.
The winning films are:
Best Film: Domestic / Domestik (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Directed by Adam Sedlák Produced by Shore Points Coproduced by the Czech Television, Elekta Film, Soundsquare, UPP, sentimentalfilm Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Film Foundation, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Best Documentary: Breaking News (Czech Republic)Directed by Tomasz BojarProduced by Cinema Arsenal
Best TV and Internet Series: Rédl (Czech Republic)Directed by Jan HrebejkProduced by the Czech TV
Best TV and Internet Non-series Film: Dukla 61 (Czech Republic)Directed by David OndricekProduced by the Czech TV
Best Student Short Film: Apart (Czech Republic)Directed by Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Student Juries Best Film: Toman (Czech Republic, Slovakia) Directed by Ondřej Trojan Produced by Total HelpArt T.H.A Coproduced by PubRes, the Czech Television, RTVS Supported by the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
Student Jury Best Documentary: Central Bus Station (Czech Republic)Directed by Tomas ElsikProduced by Frame Films