Days of British film
and culture

Uherské Hradiště
23–26 11 2017

British culture, that's grand culture. That's vital to know and discover.

After the three cancelled editions that had been caused by a general reconstruction of Hvězda Cinema as well as the financial and structural transformation of this event, the dozen-years long tradition of British Film Seminar was “restarted” by a new organizing team in 2014.

On one hand, we haven’t completely abandoned the past, on the other, we don’t intend to be stuck in a rut. The contemporary era of social networks, new technologies and all their (dis)advantages has contributed to the modification of audience, culture, technology, and whole society, just as Hvězda Cinema itself or the town of Uherské Hradiště. They all differ sharply from the situation at the end of the 20th century.

In relation to the renewal of the festival of British films, or better said the films, theatre, art and culture related to Great Britain, we came to a final decision to rename the event. UK/UH, sub-headed with “Days of British Films and Culture”, aptly depicts the form of the event and more accurately reflects on the current requirements of the globalized world shaped by new technologies, Internet and social networks.

Instead of tending towards unsatisfactory compromises, we would like to follow precisely specified programming. 

Josef Korvas
(festival director)