Uherske Hradiste - A record high number of 6247 people from the Czech Republic and abroad visited the 40th Summer Film School (LSF) in Uherske Hradiste that ended today, LFS spokeswoman Simona Andelova has told CTK.
Ilustrační foto - Návštěvníci 40. Letní filmové školy Uherské Hradiště 25. července u kina Hvězda. ČTK Glück Dalibor
Last year, the LSF welcomed 5,100 accredited visitors.
The festival, which started last weekend, offered almost 280 films and dozens of accompanying events, such as exhibitions, concerts, theatre performances and lectures.
The attendance at the festival screenings was very high, too, on the verge of the capacity of the festival´s cinemas, LFS main programme manager Jan Jilek said.
The 40th LFSs ended in the Hvezda cinema with the screening of Quai d'Orsay by French director Bertrand Tavernier who received the annual award of the Association of Czech Film Clubs (ACFK).
However, Tavernier could not arrive in Uherske Hradiste due to illness, so his aide took over the award on behalf of him.
The LSF presented four annual awards of the ACFK this year.
Apart from Tavernier, they were bestowed on British film director Peter Greenaway, Czech actor Josef Somr and former ACFK chairman Jan Kastner.
The LFS´s aim is to acquaint film club members and fans with film art in a new and non-traditional context.
Selected films from this year´s LFS will be screened in the Aero cinema in Prague and in Brno´s Scala cinema on August 4-8, Andelova said.