9 December 2019
The results of the call of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund for minority coproductions have been announced and it is with great pleasure that we can now officially be a Czech-Slovak-Latvian coproduction!
18 October 2019
After its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest this summer, our amazing documetary My Father the Spy by Jaak Kilmi and Gints Grube is heading towards the most important event in documentary cinema in CZ.
29 August 2019
The last shooting day took place in Zlín on August 25th, 2019. The film is now already in the editing room in Bratislava, Slovakia.
13 August 2019
Dominik Hašek, the best goaltender in the history of Czech ice-hockey, two-time Stanley Cup champion, Winter Olympics Gold Medal winner, joined the shooting of The Pack.
24 July 2019
Copenhagen-based LevelK has acquired world sales rights for Czech-Latvian teen drama The Pack. The first shooting day took place on July 24th in Zlín, Czech Republic.
22 May 2019
Feature-length documentary My Father the Spy directed by Jaak Kilmi and Gints Grube, produced by Mistrus Media (Latvia), Kick Film (Germany), 8Heads Productions (Czech Rep.) and Pimik (Estonia) will celebrate its World Premiere at the upcoming Sheffield International Film Festival of Documentary Films (6-11 June 2019).
22 November 2018
After successful presentations at Busan's Asia Project Market and Riga IFF Forum this autumn, and at Czech Springboard last April, The Pack has another reason to celebrate.
11 October 2018
Our project The Pack by debuting director Tomáš Polenský was selected for Riga IFF Forum while its successful presentation at Busan's Asia Project Market was captured in the Variety magazine.
10 October 2018
The Czech Film Fund published the results of the minority coproductions call on October 10th, 2018 and it is with great pleasure that we can announce the support of our Polish/Czech youth fantasy feature Black Mill by Mariusz Palej.
4 September 2018
Our highly anticipated film The Cellar by Igor Voloshin, a coproduction of Slovakia, Czech Republic and Russia, will celebrate its International Premiere at the World Cinema Section of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival (4.-13.October 2018).
The film production company 8Heads Productions, established in 2010 in Prague aims to produce author-based projects, involving close cooperation of the screenwriter, director and producer.
The founder of the company, producer, film theorist, film historian and former Program Director of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Julietta Sichel, studied German language, English and American literature at the University of Salzburg, Austria, and film history and theory at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague. From 1995 she worked as a Programmer at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and from 2005 to 2010 she was the festival Program Director.
Sichel has been a member of many international juries at festivals all around the world, served as a curator of a number of film retrospectives and sections focused on Nordic, Russian and Asian cinema. For her maintaining interest in Korean Cinema, Sichel received the prestigious Korean Cinema Award at the 16th Busan IFF 2011. The Award is annually bestowed to filmmakers who contribute to the advancement of Korean films in the international film industry. She started producing films in 2010, after founding her own production company.
Julietta Sichel and her 8Heads Productions focus mainly on international coproductions and on projects with an international potential. Films produced or co-produced by 8Heads Productions were presented at numerous festivals around the world including Busan, Karlovy Vary, Tallinn, Chicago, Jeonju, Montreal, Teheran, Raindance, Sarajevo, Kiev, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Houston and many others.