Praha Film Festival

Prague, Czech Republic

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Deadline
08 Jan 2025


Published: 22 May 2024
 Has submission fees
Short films
Feature films


GREETINGS AND WELCOME TO PRAGUE FILM FESTIVAL 2025!

Prague Film Festival is uniq professional film festival with live screening, industry programs, various world, European and Czech premieres in Prague, Czech Republic.

As one of the few film festivals in Prague, it offers screenings of feature films and documentaries from the Official Selection. The festival will be held for 4 days, from April 23-26, 2025 in the Kino Pilotu Prague. The INDUSTRY PROGRAM will also include world-famous names in cinematography that won the Palm d'Or. We will inform you more about the program soon. It is also possible to obtain ACCREDATION. Accreditations for the festival will open on December 1, 2024. The festival also includes special screenings of the best films from previous years.

The main prize is entitled: A GOLDEN SUBWAY. The award has this name because Prague can be proud of the fact that you can find unique Prague tilles in the subway. You won't find this type of tiles in any other subway in the world. Only at our festival. The festival will award financial rewards in the amount of 75.000 CZK (3.000 EUR) and partner prizes in the amount of 100.000 CZK (4.000 EUR) for the winning films and screenplays.

PFF mission is to provide a forum to advance public interest in indie film; to support every year a new generation of filmmakers with a unique vision; to draw worldwide attention to Prague as a center for cinema; and to promote artistic excellence and the creative freedom of artists without censure. Check out the atmosphere at the film festival on our YouTube channel and you can watch the video from the previous year here.

MEET OUR GREAT JURY
Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter
Born in 1988 in Island, she directed "Fár" and won the Special Mention at the Festival de Cannes 2023.

Ali Asgari
Prominent figure in Iranian cinema, with over 200 awards to his name. His short films "More Than Two Hours" (2013) and "The Silence" (2016) were both nominated for the Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Focusing on the precarious lives of individuals on the margins of Iranian society, his films have garnered international acclaim. His debut feature, "Disappearance," was developed at the Cinéfondation Residency of the Cannes Film Festival and premiered at the Venice IFF in 2017. His second feature film, "Until Tomorrow," premiered at the Berlinale in 2022. Additionally, Asgari is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

During its history, the festival screened:
MORE THAN 200 FILMS,
80 CZECH PREMIERES,
20 INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES
and 10 WORLD PREMIERES

Previous winners of our festival are directors such as Morad Mostafa ("HENET WARD", premiered: Clermont Int Film Festival), Molly Manning Walker ("GOOD THANKS, YOU?", premiered: Semaine de la Critique – Cannes), Zachary Woods (“DAVID”, premiered: Festival de Cannes), Leila Basma ("Sea Salt", premiered: 80th Venice International Film Festival), Simone Massi ("A guerra finita", premiered: 80th Venice International Film Festival). The films that were at our festival are part of VOD platforms such as NETFLIX, MUBI or Amazon Prime.

The presenter of the festival is Natalie Golovchenko, a graduate of JAMU, who is mainly known from Czech TV series. The festival also includes a Networking Party and Q&A for filmmakers who win the prize. Just like last year, we welcomed a large number of Czech filmmakers and film enthusiasts, we believe that it will be the same this year as well.

As one of the few festivals in Europe, we can be proud that we have screened films from every continent of the world. We screened more than 100 films from 23 countries. In some seasons, the festival also organizes its screenings outside the festival days - we held a special screening: the Golden Selection of Cannes films, or a screening of Ukrainian short films.

Every year, the festival tries to recognize new talents and open the doors of cinema to them.


International Festival

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 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Other  Experimental  Music Video


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