Festival Jury

Jana Plodková

has been acting, singing and dancing since the age of 12. After studying at the JAMU, she gained engagements at the Polárka and Na Fidlovačce theatres and also at HaDivadlo, where she was noticed by casting director Kateřina Oujezdská.

Her first feature film was the Danish drama Prag where she starred alongside Mads Mikkelsen.

This was followed by the comedy Vratné lahve (Empties) by Jan Svěrák and the period film Protektor, for which she won the Czech Lion Award in the Best Actress category.

Her film career then took off and Jana became one of the most frequently cast Czech actresses.

Leoš Kyša

is a writer and former journalist. His alter ego, František Kotleta, regularly tops the best-selling book charts and is among the absolute top in domestic fiction. He is also currently the host of the podcast Jadrná věda, which is aimed at popularising serious scientific topics with guests from the ranks of scientists and publicists.

Lucia Kajánková

is a screenwriter, director, dramaturge, festival programme director and university lecturer at FAMU. Her web series TBH on ČT (Czech Television) was praised as “the first real teen & queer series” in the Czech Republic and won awards at domestic and international festivals (Serial Killer, Finale Plzeň, Main Jury Prize in Marseille). She is currently working on her feature debut, the pre-apocalyptic queer road movie Porcelina. She likes swimming pools and pictures of owls in the wilderness. Lucia lives in Prague with her dachshund Leoš.