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25 from the 1960s Wins at Slovak Film Awards

Martin Šulík's 25 from the 1960s or The Czechoslovak New Wave, a two-part documentary series that looks back at the famous period in Czech and Slovak film history, won the Best Documentary Film category at the 2012 Sun in the Net Awards. The awards were handed out April 17 at the Slovak National Theatre.


To Slovak filmmaker Martin Šulík, the documentary trophy for 25 from the 1960s or The Czechoslovak New Wave may have felt like a 'bonus' to the anticipated wins for Gypsy, an award-winning drama also directed by Šulík. In addition to the Best Director Award, Gypsy received another 5 Sun in the Net Awards, making it the most successful film of the night along with Zuzana Liová's The House.  

The Slovak national film awards are organized once every two years. This year, members of the Slovak Film and Television Academy selected winners from a total of 52 eligible film entries made in 2010/2011 - 8 features, 25 documentaries, 8 animated and 11 short films.

The 2012 documentary nominations also included the Czech-Slovak co-production Matchmaking Mayor by Erika Hníková and Ilja by Ivan Ostrochovský.


25 from the 1960s or the Czechoslovak New Wave

Director: Šulík Martin
Production company: První veřejnoprávní, Slovak Film Institute, Universal Production Partners, Cinemart a.s.

25 ze šedesátých aneb Československá nová vlna , Czech Republic, 2010, 100 min, 35 mm, Digi Beta, Arts and Culture, Docu Series, Portrait

The two-part documentary feature represents a complex view of the phenomenon of the Czech and Slovak new wave cinema in the cultural, social and political context of the 1960s. The twenty five key films with commentaries of their authors and film historians offer the viewer a dramatic insight into the golden age of Czechoslovak cinema. The two films are a continuation of a TV series of personal portraits called The Golden Sixties which was based on individual interviews with the filmmakers. Unlike the TV series, the films show the Czech and Slovak cinema of the 1960s in its national, international and intergenerational context. (2 x 100 minutes)

Catalogue of Upcoming Czech Documentary Films 2010 / East Silver 2010 / East Silver Caravan 2010 / East Silver TV Focus