7 March 2017
Our two successful international co-productions, Latvian-Czech-Finnish film Chronicles of Melanie, which became the most watched film in Latvian cinemas in 2016, and sophisticated Croatian-Czech comedy, Ministry of Love, will both celebrate their Czech Premieres at the film festival Days of European Film, which will take place in Prague from April 6...
7 November 2016
One of the most talented and remarkable European directors, Igor Voloshin, will direct The Cellar, fiction feature co-produced by Slovakia, Czech Republic and Russia. The film is set in a small Slovak village, with principal photography starting in May 2017.
3 November 2016
After a lot of work and struggle, our beautiful coproduction Chronicles of Melanie celebrated its World Premiere on November the 1st. The film opened in the oldest and most beautiful Riga cinema “Splendid“ under the presence of the film´s star, Swiss actress Sabine Timoteo, international cast and crew and Latvian...
2 November 2016
Following several successful festival screenings abroad, our coproduction Ministry of Love by Pavo Marinković, had its premiere in Croatian cinemas. The premiere took place in Zagreb on October 31st. The previous and upcoming festivals include Montreal, Chicago, Pula, Zadar, Portorož, Raindance London, Arras, Kerala and others.
16 August 2016
After a successful national premiere on July 11th at Pula Film Festival, our Croatian-Czech feature film, Ministry of Love by Pavo Marinković, will have its international premiere in the World Greats section of Montreal World Film Festival. Montreal WFF - an "A" category festival will be held from August 25th to September 05th.
1 April 2016
Part of the Czech team of the feature-length creative documentary People from Nowhere left for Riga. The team includes costume designer Renata Janoušková, make-up artist Eva Ungrová and producer Julietta Sichel. See the photos in the gallery and watch the film’s trailer.
18 March 2016
After many days in the editing room, our brilliant editor, Dubi Slunjski, and writer/director, Pavo Marinković, came up with the new trailer, which our World Sales, Starline Entertainment, totally loves. Watch the trailer and follow us on Facebook to discover more news about recently completed Croatian/Czech comedy Ministry of Love: http://www.facebook.com/ministerstvolasky
7 March 2016
Our new film, Latvian/Czech/Estonian personal story from the daughter of Cold War double agent, entitled People from Nowhere, was so far supported by five funds. The latest terrific news from the Czech State Cinema Fund came last week, the Fund ranked the project as the best documentary and third best...
29 December 2015
The crowdfunding campaign for the documentary Instrument of War by Tomáš Hoffmann Polenský that was running during the months of October and November has finished successfully! The project backed by social media and small advertisement campaign was ranked 6th as the raised money is concerned in the group of film...
8 September 2015
The Czech State Cinema Fund ranked our Latvian/Czech/Finnish coproduction, Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish, No.1 among the 17 submitted minority coproduction projects. The Fund gave the project very significant support, which enables us to complete this remarkable film in the highest quality in top post pro studios in the Czech Republic.
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, on projects with an international potential and with chances of success at the leading world film festivals. Films produced or co-produced by 8Heads Productions were presented at numerous festivals around the world including Montreal, Karlovy Vary, Tallinn, Chicago, Jeonju, Teheran, Raindance, Sarajevo, Kiev, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Houston and many others.