Brothers wins Best Feature Film at Czech Lion Awards 2023

10 March 2024

Czech Film

Brothers wins Best Feature Film at Czech Lion Awards 2023

Czech Film

Brothers wins Best Feature Film at Czech Lion Awards 2023


Brothers by Tomáš Mašín, a Cold war drama about two brothers fighting off the Czechoslovak communist rule, produced by Petr Bílek of FilmBrigade, won the Best Feature Film award, the main statuette of the Czech Lion Awards.

Though Brothers received the main award, it was also the only one it took away from the ceremony. Most awards, 5 in total, received the TV miniseries Volga by Jan Pachl, followed closely by the cyberpunk sci-fi Restore Point by Robert Hloz, which won 4 awards, including Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Tomáš Pavlíček and Jan Vejnar, directors of the chilling horror comedy She Came at Night, won the Best Director award, while Best Documentary Feature went to All Ends Well by Miroslav Janek. Best Animated Film was handed over to Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light by Filip Pošivač this year, and the Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film, awarded in cooperation with Mattoni 1873 and the Czech Film Fund, went to Daria Kashcheeva for her electrifying Electra. Also worth mentioning is the award for Exceptional Feat in the Area of Audio-Visual Arts, won by director Agnieszka Holland and producer Šárka Cimbalová of Marlene Film Production for the feature Green Border.

The ceremonial presentation of the Czech Lion Awards, hosted by Marek Eben and broadcasted live by Czech Television, took place on March 9 at Rudolfinum, Prague. For more information about the Czech Lion Awards, visit the official website.


Best Feature Film 
Brothers – producer Petr Bílek 

Best Documentary Feature
All Ends Well – director Miroslav Janek, producer Jan Macola 

Best Director
Tomáš Pavlíček, Jan Vejnar – She Came at Night

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Simona Peková – She Came at Night

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Kryštof Hádek – Volga

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Milena Steinmasslová – Suppressed 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tomáš Jeřábek – Volga

Best Screenplay
Suppressed – Alice Nellis 

Best Cinematography
Restore Point – Filip Marek 

Best Film Editing 
Restore Point – Jarosław Kamiński 

Best Sound
Restore Point – Lukáš Ujčík, Samuel Jurkovič, Jan Šulcek 

Best Music
Waltzing Matylda – Michal Pavlíček 

Best Stage Design
Restore Point – Ondřej Lipenský 

Best Costumes
Volga – Vladimíra Pachl Fomínová 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Volga – Martin Valeš, Jana Bílková, Martin Větrovec 

Best Television Film or Miniseries
Mathematics of Crime – director Peter Bebjak, producers Iva K. Jestřábová, Rastislav Šesták, Peter Bebjak 

Best Television Series
Volga – director Jan Pachl, producer Josef Viewegh 

Best Animated Film
Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light – director, designer Filip Pošivač, producers Jakub Viktorín, Pavla Janoušková Kubečková 

Best Short Film
Credentialing – director Jan Hecht, producer Marek Dusil 

Honorary Award For Unique Contribution to Czech Film
Vladimír Smutný 

Exceptional Feat in the Area of Audio-Visual Arts
Agnieszka Holland a Šárka Cimbalová for the film Green Border 

Magnesia Award for the Best Student Film (non-statutory award)
Electra – director Daria Kashcheeva 

Best Film Poster (non-statutory award)
Suppressed – Robert V. Novák, Zuzana Burgrová 

Award of Film Fans (non-statutory award)
Restore Point – director Robert Hloz

Czech Lion Awards in numbers 
Volga – 5 Czech Lions 
Restore Point – 4 Czech Lions 
Suppressed – 2 Czech Lions 
She Came at Night – 2 Czech Lions 
Credentialing – 1 Czech Lion 
Brothers – 1 Czech Lion
Mathematics of Crime – 1 Czech Lion
Waltzing Matilda – 1 Czech Lion
Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light – 1 Czech Lion 
All Ends Well – 1 Czech Lion 

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