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).
1 August 2018
Our project The Pack, supported by the Czech Film Fund, Zlín Regional Film Fund and National Film Center of Latvia, was selected for the Asian Project Market (APM) of the Busan International Film Festival.
5 April 2018
The Pack by Tomáš Polenský, our very ambitious debut project in development, was selected for Czech Springboard - Pitching & Round Tables which will take place from April 21-23,2018 in the framework of the industry program of Plzeň Finále Film Festival.
27 February 2018
Director of the award-winning Chronicles of Melanie, Viestur Kairish, began shooting his new feature City on the River co-produced by 8Heads Productions. The company already co-produced the previous film by Kairish which became the most watched film in Latvia in 2016 and was Latvian Oscar entry.
27 January 2018
On Saturday, January the 27th, 2018, the film produced by our company, 8Heads of Madness, won the Czech Film Critics' Award for Best Artistic Achievement. The Award went to Anna Krtičková and Marta Nováková.
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).Julietta Sichel is a member of EFA (European Film Academy).