The Golden Prague Festival – which, among other things, constitutes a significant part of Czech Television's image – is one of the most prestigious events of its type, and its final evening always aims to offer a top-quality and unique programme in the spirit of the festival's theme. The final awards ceremony traditionally takes place at The New Stage, National Theatre, and we will be broadcasting it live from there. The patrons of this year's Golden Prague International Television Festival again include the Mayor of Prague and the Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, and we also have a long-standing collaboration with Dagmar Havlová and the VIZE 97 Foundation.
The elite of Czech art will be represented on the programme of this year's final evening – Andrea Kramešová, who has been a soloist at the National Theatre and on the global ballet scene for many years, and members of the Laterna Magica art ensemble will perform. The line-up includes other performers such as contemporary circus protagonists The Losers, mezzo-soprano Ester Pavlů, musical virtuosi Hana Kubisová (violinist) and Jana Boušková (harpist), and the female a capella quartet Slavonics. Young dancers from Ballet Prague Junior and phenomenal ten-year-old twins Alex and Maxim Šesták who will play a saxophone and piano composition, will lend the evening a pleasant freshness.
A five-member international jury will select the best of the films entered by producers and television organisations from all over the world – i.e., not just the main winner of the Grand Prix, but also those competing for the Czech Crystals, this year in three new categories: Documentary Programmes Dedicated to Music, Dance and Theatre; Recordings of Stage Work (recordings of operas, operettas, musicals, dance, ballets, theatre performances etc.); and Recordings of Concert Performances (symphonic/orchestral performances, chamber music, recitals etc.). At the festive evening a number of other special awards will also be presented: the Czech Television Award, the Special Mention for Extraordinary Artistic Achievement and the Vision 97 Award. For several years now, the European Broadcasting Union and the IMZ International Music + Media Centre have awarded a special Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Prague Festival.
At the ceremony the awards, in the form of crystal "dancers", are presented by representatives of Prague City Hall, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, representatives of Czech Television and cultural and partner institutions. The festival awards are made for us every year by the Moser art glass works.
Moderated by: Petra Křížková and Jiří Vejvoda
Awards ceremony broadcast live by Czech Television on the CT art cultural channel.