Occupation Dominates Czech Film Critics‘ Awards

    Occupation by Michal Nohejl Occupation by Michal Nohejl

    PRAGUE: Michal Nohejl's feature debut Occupation dominated the 12th Czech Film Critics’ Awards, winning in four categories, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Script.

    The offbeat drama about events that unfold when a drunk Soviet commander stumbles into a party in a provincial theatre in occupied Czechoslovakia of the 1970s had been nominated in six categories. It was produced by Unit and Sofa in coproduction with the Czech Television and PFX, and supported by the Czech Film Fund.

    Czech Film Critics’ Awards 2021 Winners:

    Best Film:
    Occupation / Okupace (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Michal Nohejl
    Produced by Unit and Sofa, Czech Television and PFX, producers Jan Hlavsa, Julie Žáčková
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    Best Documentary:
    Intensive Life Unit / Jednotka intenzivního života (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Adéla Komrzý
    Produced by nutprodukce, Pavla Janoušková Kubečková
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund

    Best Director:
    Michal Nohejl for Occupation / Okupace

    Best Screenplay:
    Vojtěch Mašek & Marek Šindelka for Occupation / Okupace

    Audiovisual Achievement:
    Even Mice Belong in Heaven / Myši patří do nebe (Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia) – art concept
    Directed by Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček
    Produced by Fresh Films, Les Films Du Cygne
    Supported by Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe - MEDIA, Eurimages, Region Grand Est, Region Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur, Polish Film Institute, Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Best Actor:
    Václav Neužil for Zátopek (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by David Ondříček
    Produced by Lucky Man Films in coproduction with the Czech Television, Barrandov Studios, Olife Energy, Accolade Holding, ALEF NULA, Innogy Ceska Republika, T-mobile, Sebre, Azyl Production and Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska , producers Kryštof Mucha, David Ondříček

    Best Actress:
    Pavla Gajdošíková for Emma in Love / Chyby (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Jan Prušinovský
    Produced by Offside Men, Czech Television, PubRes, producers Jan Prušinovský, Ondřej Zima
    Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    Innogy Award for Newcomer of the Year:
    Michal Nohejl for Occupation / Okupace

    Offscreen Award:
    The Defender / Ochránce 
    Directed by Tereza Kopáčová, Tomáš Mašín
    Produced by Czech TV

    Best Short Film:
    Love, Dad / Milý tati (Czech Republic, Slovakia)
    Directed by Diana Cam Van Nguyen
    Produced by 13ka
    Supported by Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund