8 September 2015
The Czech State Cinema Fund ranked our Latvian/Czech/Finnish coproduction, Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish, No.1 among the 17 submitted minority coproduction projects. The Fund gave the project very significant support, which enables us to complete this remarkable film in the highest quality in top post pro studios in the Czech Republic.
3 August 2015
Our new project Too Close by talented debuting writer/director and recent FAMU graduate, Tomáš Hoffmann Polenský, was selected for the prestigious Workshop of the Central European Script Center Midpoint. Workshop will take place during August 22 – 29, 2015, in Poněšice, and then in Prague, where the selected projects are presented to...
16 July 2015
See the latest pictures from the set of our Croatian/Czech coproduction Ministry of Love directed by Pavo Marinković. The shooting takes place from July 2nd till August 12th, 2015 in Croatian locations of Šibenik, Drniš and Zagreb.
23 June 2015
European Cinema Support Fund, known as the Eurimages, at its 139th meeting held from 15 to 19 June 2015 in Prague decided to support 27 feature films, 1 animation film and 3 documentaries. We are thrilled that our Croatian-Czech coproduction Ministry of Love by Pavo Marinković is among the supported projects.
11 January 2015
Our feature-length documentary with animations, The Terezin Gravediggers, supported by the Czech State Cinema Fund for script development, enters a new phase. Two authors of the film, Olga Strusková and Pavel Koutský, were location scouting and looking for archive materials in Budapest, Hungary. The script development is currently completed.
14 November 2014
Julietta Sichel attended Mannheim Meeting Place from November 10th to 13th as one of the minority producers working with MMP. 8Heads Productions was looking for new coproduction opportunities and in the end took serious interest in two of the presented projects.
8 October 2014
A brand new event, St. Petersburg International Media Forum, which was introduced this year during the Cannes Film Festival, includes a Co-production Market, which hopes to become an important hub of cultural dialogue and networking for international film industry.
3 September 2014
Our wonderful feature-length documentary with animations, The Terezin Gravediggers, received development support from the Czech State Cinema Fund. Authors Olga Strusková and Pavel Koutský should present the final version of the script till the beginning of 2015.
26 June 2014
We are pleased that our long anticipated feature by writer/director Marta Nováková, starring Czech star singer Aneta Langerová, was selected for the prestigious Works in Progress event of the 49th Karlovy Vary IFF.
23 May 2014
After internationally successful Occupation, the 27th Picture, 8Heads Productions is happy to annouce that collaboration with Croatian filmmaker Pavo Marinković continues also on his next project, fiction feature Ministry of Love. We are thrilled that the film was just supported by the Czech State Cinema Fund.
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, on projects with an international potential and with chances of success at the leading world film festivals. Films produced or co-produced by 8Heads Productions were presented at numerous festivals around the world including Montreal, Karlovy Vary, Tallinn, Chicago, Raindance, Sarajevo, Kiev, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, ZagrebDox, Houston and many others.