Sandro Klopfstein

Together with Johannes Hartmann, they made their first feature film Mad Heidi. The film was very positively received by fans of genre films. This is evidenced by a number of awards from foreign film festivals, mainly awarded by the audience themselves. Sandro was born in 1981 in Bern, Switzerland. Since 2007 director of various music videos and commercials as well as collaboration on various short films, feature films and commercial productions in various positions. 2010 Cofounder of Decoy Films.

Before the Prague screening of the film Mad Heidi, there will be a short online interview with Sandro.

William Higo

After the Prague screening of the film THE GROUP, there will be an online interview with the film’s director, William Higo. This is the first feature film by this English filmmaker, whose work the audience could appreciate in the story film World of Death (2016). The world premiere of the film THE GROUP took place at the prestigious FrightFest festival. The screenings in Prague and Brno are among the first in the world. The interview with the director will take place only in English.

Petr Janeček

After the screening of the film HUESERA: THE BONE WOMAN in Prague, the audience will be treated to a brief night presentation of the ethnologist and folklorist, the author of the series of collections of urban legends Černá sanitka, doc. PhDr. Petra Janeček, Ph.D. (Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University). It will present the most interesting folklore narratives on the topic of family relationships. Modern urban legends, demonological rumors, ghost stories, and other collective narratives from around the world with an emphasis on the Czech and Slovak environment of the last decades show the ambivalence of blood and social kinship and its frequent tragic implications. The title of the lecture is (After)Blood Bond: Mothers, Children, and Ghosts in Modern Mythology.