11 October 2018

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Hottest News on The Pack

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.

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10 October 2018

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Black Mill Supported by the Czech Film Fund

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.

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4 September 2018

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Festival Premiere of The Cellar by Igor Voloshin

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).

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1 August 2018

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The Pack Will Travel to Busan!

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.

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5 April 2018

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The Pack Selected for Czech Springboard

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.

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27 February 2018

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New Feature by Viestur Kairish - City on the River

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.

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27 January 2018

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8 Heads of Madness Wins Czech Film Critics' Award

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.

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11 January 2018

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Ministry of Love Became a Victim of Censorship

The scandal is growing bigger and bigger among the Croatian media: Croatian-Czech Eurimages supported coproduction Ministry of Love by Pavo Marinković, which was shown at more than 30 international film festivals worldwide, was removed from the program of Croatian main broadcaster, HRT.

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14 November 2017

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The Chronicles of Melanie Won Most of the Top Prizes at Latvian Film Awards

Latvian-Czech-Finnish coproduction, The Chronicles of Melanie, which became the most watched film in Latvia in 2016, carried off most of the top prizes at Latvia's most prestigious film awards, so called Lielais Kristaps National Cinema Awards during the ceremony held on the 13th of November in Riga.

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25 September 2017

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8HP at Yakutsk IFF

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.

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