Founded in 1995, Negativ has become one of the most prominent production companies in the Czech Republic. Over the course of its existence, the company has produced more than 40 live action, documentary and animated features. Focusing on projects with the potential for international coproduction, Negativ has also built a long-term relationship with filmmakers Bohdan Sláma, Helena Třeštíková, Michaela Pavlátová and Marek Najbrt. Films produced by Negativ have won numerous prestigious international awards. Negativ’s most successful films, Return of the Idiot (1999), Year of the Devil (2002) and Something Like Happiness (2005), received the Czech Lion Award for Best Film and notable awards at international film festivals. Moreover, Negativ received two European Film Awards for René (2008) and Alois Nebel (2011) in the Best Documentary and Best Animated Feature Film category respectively.
The company has been supplying the CinEast festival with interesting titles since the very beginning and this year is represented by the films A Certain Kind Of Silence, Forman vs. Forman and King Skate.