Pribeh Lasky Will Be Supported by HBO
The first industry award, the HBO award for the best documentary film in development, was announced during the opening ceremony of the 15th Jihlava IDFF. As the best project was selected title called Pribeh Lasky by Dagmar Smrzova and the producer Jiri Konecny (endorfilm). The winner, who will be supported with the prize money of 1 200 000 CZK (approx. 48 000 EUR) arose from the 88 submitted projects.
In addition to that, HBO announced they will support two other finalists in form of a co-production, project by Petr Hátle called Velka noc and Peter Kerekes’ Úlet.
The winning project, Pribeh Lasky is a story of young schizophrenic Jiri Laska, who is slowly realizing he has to fight for his place in the society and convince the majority, that he is able to live outside of the asylum walls. The film will be also using original videodiaries, which Jiri shoots about his life and place them on his blog.
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