Febiofest 2017: Interactive Film and Indie Music

The accompanying line-up for Febiofest XXIV includes a choose-your-own-ending film, vintage poster exhibit, and local music

The industrial arts and sports complex Radlická Kulturní Sportovna, located near Febiofest’s main venue CineStar Praha – Anděl, will, for the first time this year, host the festival’s accompanying program, Off, across its seven days.

From 4 pm to midnight from March 24th to 30th, it public workshops, special screenings, discussions with filmmakers and performances by bands, music projects and DJs will be on offer.

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Among other events, visitors can look forward to concerts by the songwriter Never Sol and the band Smola a Hrušky, as well as a set from DJ Pierre Urban.

Director Abel Ferrara
Director Abel Ferrara

On March 25th, 26th and 27th the Off program will include screenings of the unique interactive film Late Shift, which allows viewers to decide the outcome via a mobile app.

The Swiss-UK film allows for countless plot turns, a total of seven different endings and several hundred opportunities for viewers to decide on the protagonists’ fates.

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The accompanying-program venue will feature a digital cellar for lovers of new technology, virtual reality and audio-visual installations, including the activities for the festival’s youngest visitors.

Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor
Agnieszka Holland’s Spoor

Admission to the entire accompanying program at Radlická Kulturní Sportovna is free of charge.

Febiofest will also offer visitors two exhibitions bringing together film and art. Czechoslovak posters for American films of the 1970s and 1980s will be on display from March 24th to April 2nd at the Portheimka gallery, while an exhibition entitled The Second Muse, or When Actors and Singers Paint and Take Photographs will be held at the Strahov Monastery Winter Refectory from March 25th to April 30th.

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Visitors to Febiofest can look forward to the pre-premieres of nearly 20 foreign titles, which they will see at a discounted festival price.

The distribution pre-premieres include films in all genres, from The Zookeeper’s Wife, a drama set in WWII Warsaw, to the courtroom drama Denial with Rachel Weisz, to the northern black comedy Small Town Killers, to the action film Trespass Against Us, starring Michael Fassbender.

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Sing Street
Sing Street

The festival has confirmed a number of celebrity guests including Love Actually producer Duncan Kenworthy, Czech film legend Jan Tříska, directors Agnieszka Holland and Abel Ferrara, David Cronenberg cinematographer Peter Suschitzky, and Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen.

Febiofest will open on March 23 at the Municipal House in Prague with a screening of Holland’s Spoor.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow.


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