25 September 2017
Yakutsk has a reputation of the coldest city on earth but what is almost as fascinating is its film industry. Yakut low budget movies are a phenomenon which quite recently became noticed also on the international level.
30 August 2017
The Cellar, new feature by well-known Russian director Igor Voloshin starring Jean-Marc Barr, finished shooting on June 26th, 2017. Igor immediately started to work on the editing, which is to be finished till the end of September.
28 August 2017
Beautiful Croatian island Vis became a place of recent meeting of writer/director Pavo Marinković and producer Julietta Sichel. They both came to discuss their new film and also to introduce the last Croatian distribution screening of their feature Ministry of Love, which was shown at almost 30 film festival worldwide.
27 August 2017
Long anticipated feature 8 Heads of Madness by writer/director Marta Nováková will soon enter Czech cinemas. The Czech distribution premiere is planned for October 12th, 2017, the Czech and Slovak distributor is Bontonfilm.
28 April 2017
World-famous French actor, Jean-Marc Barr, known from Luc Besson´s The Big Blue or from several films by Lars von Trier including Europa, will play the lead in the new film The Cellar by Igor Voloshin. First shooting day is set for May 8th, 2017.
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.
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.