Bohdan Slama's Something Like Happiness took home seven Czech Lions, including best picture,at the Czech Film and Television Academy (CFTA) annual awards.

Slama was named best director and best screenwriter for his involving,humanistic drama about working-class life in a small Czech city.

Produced by Negativ, the film won the Golden Shell for bestpicture at San Sebastian in 2005.

Something Like Happiness also earned awards for its cast and crew: best actor for Pavel Liska,best actress for Tatiana Vilhelmova, best supporting actress for AnnaGeislerova and best cinematography for Marek Divis.

Geislerova previously won best actress at San Sebastian, andLiska was recently featured as a Shooting Star at Berlin. Wild Bunch is handlinginternational sales for the film.

Other winners at the Czech Lions included The City Of TheSun (dir. Martin Sulik), WrongSide Up (dir. Petr Zelenka) and FromThe Subway With Love (dir. Filip Renc).


Best Picture
Something Like Happiness (Dir: Bohdan Slama, prod: Pavel Strnad)

Best Director
Bohdan Slama (Something Like Happiness)

Best Screenplay
Bohdan Slama (Something Like Happiness)

Best Cinematography
Marek Divis (Something Like Happiness)

Best Editing
Jiri Brozek (The City Of The Sun)

Best Sound
Michal Holubec (Wrong Side Up)

Best Score
Vladimir Godar (The City Of The Sun)

Best Visual Performance
Eva Svankmajerova and Veronika Hruba (Lunacy)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Tatiana Vilhelmova (Something Like Happiness)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Anna Geislerova (Something Like Happiness)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Pavel Liska (Something Like Happiness)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Miroslav Krobot (Wrong Side Up)

Viewers Award for Most Successful Film
From The Subway With Love (Dir: Filip Renc)