Film academy wants to revamp the awards ceremony
The Czech Film and Television Academy has announced that the next annual academy awards, formerly known as the Czech Lion, will not be held at the traditional venue – the Lucerna ballroom in Prague. After twenty years, the academy is looking for a new location for the award ceremony, which is scheduled for 22 February of next year. The director of the academy, Ivo Mathé, said that in the future the award ceremony needs to be more elegant and be more of a tribute to Czech cinematography rather than a showcase of the sponsors. The academy will possible also need to come up with a new name, since producer Petr Vachler who holds the rights to the Czech Lion trademark refused to sell it to the academy for the price they had offered.