15 November 2020

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Two of the Latvian National Film Awards Go to the Czech Republic

The Big Christopher, i.e. Lielais Kristaps, the highest award in Latvian cinema, went to the Czech Actress Brigita Cmuntová for Best Supporting Role in the film The Sign Painter, while Best Sound Award was presented to Czechs Ludvík K. Bohadlo and Robert Slezák for the same movie.

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23 October 2020

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Two of 8Heads Productions' Newest Titles to Compete at Tallinn Black Nights IFF

Our teen drama The Pack, a Czech-Slovak-Latvian coproduction directed by Tomáš Polenský, and The Sign Painter (City on the River), Latvian-Czech-Lithuanian comedy-drama by Viestur Kairish, will both be fighting for awards at the upcoming Black Nights Film Festival, also known as PÖFF.

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9 October 2020

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The Sign Painter (City on the River) Leeds Latvian Film Prize Nominations

Latvian – Czech - Lithuanian co-production film The Sign Painter (aka City on the River) directed by Viestur Kairish, which was released in Latvia in the beginning of this year and was very popular among local audiences, has now been appreciated also by film professionals.

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10 September 2020

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The Pack Awarded in Zlín

Special recognition of the international Jury went to the actors portraying ice-hockey players in the Wolves team in our film The Pack.

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15 June 2020

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Korea Will Again Host The Pack

Following successful presentation of The Pack in 2018 as the first Czech project presented at Busan's APM, the completed film will be shown in Korean cinemas.

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1 June 2020

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The Pack to Premiere at Zlín IFF

The 60th Zlín International Film Festival (4th-10th September, 2020), to be held this year exceptionally in early autumn, has announced its program, including the presentation of The Pack in the main competition.

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9 December 2019

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Slovaks Join The Pack!

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! 

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18 October 2019

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My Father the Spy at Ji.hlava International Docs Film Festival

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.

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29 August 2019

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The Pack: Last Shooting Day and Upcoming Markets

The last shooting day took place in Zlín on August 25th, 2019. The film is now already in the editing room in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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13 August 2019

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The Pack: Legendary Goalie Appears as Cameo

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.

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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, Zlín, Montreal, BIKY, Teheran, Raindance, Sarajevo, Kiev, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Houston and many others.

8Heads Productions is a member of APA (Czech Producers' Association).