The Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97 is a long-term partner of the Golden Prague International Television Festival - it has awarded its Prize many times since 2002, and this will be the case this year as well. We really appreciate the Foundation's continued support. Thank you very much.
Last year, the Spanish film Kaiser of Atlantis, co-produced by Sebastián Alfie and the companies Sintonía Media, Rosinante, De Productiez and Czech Television, won the prestigious award.
"We appreciate the exploratory nature of the film and the great courage to present an unknown opera together with a clarification of utterly unique circumstances of its creation in the Theresienstadt Ghetto during the World War II," said Mrs. Dagmar Havlová, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation VIZE 97. "The film pays tribute to the victims of the Holocaust, to the memory of Viktor Ullman, the composer, and Peter Kien, the librettist, and last but not least, it pays respect to culture, music in particular, and to artists who continue creating and expressing themselves regardless of the prevailing situation and its horrors. Perhaps it was the music and the opera they were working on that made their life in that bleak place meaningful and imbued them with hope. It perhaps fulfilled their days with work and routine. The film makes us muse on all of that."
To whom will Mrs. Havlová present the VIZE 97 Foundation Award and prize money worth CZK 50,000 this year? Submit your film to the Golden Prague competition and you might just be the one!