Celebrating its 10th edition this year, CZECH THAT FILM traveling series unveils an exciting lineup of epic proportions – featuring 16 films of diverse genres, virtually reaching the whole North America.
The Grand Opening of the 10th festival of contemporary Czech films took place in partnership with ELMA Foundation on April 21, 2021 at the the Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monica, featuring Havel, a vibrant biodramedy about Václav Havel, the prominent Czech playwright, human rights activist turned the first president of Czechoslovakia after the fall of Communism. This red carpet event included an in-your-car reception hosted by Amb. Jaroslav Olša, Jr., Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles.
After its official drive-in opening celebration in Santa Monica, the festival has moved to the virtual domain from April 23 until May 2, in cooperation with the Artinii Film Festival Platform.
The 10th anniversary feast of films is jam-packed with a broad assortment of films released in 2019-2020, ranging from Emmy winning TV show Marty is Dead, Academy Award nominated and Sundance winner animated short Daughter, to Oscar shortlisted Charlatan directed by legendary Prague-educated Polish director Agnieszka Holland. Film enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy altogether five feature films, two TV series, four documentaries, one music video and four animated shorts. All films are with English subtitles.
Festival Coordinator & Cultural Affairs Officer