Leading Czech film director Jan Hřebejk and his main scriptwriter Petr Jarchovský visited Hradec Králové. During the 5th Cinema Open Independent Film Festival in the Bio Central theatre they presented one of their first films, the cult comedy Pějme píseň dohola (Let's Make a Sing-along).
During their visit of Hradec Králové, the filmmakers stayed in the Černigov Hotel. The Cinema Open Festival encompassed not just independent cinematography, but also lectures and workshops for people interested in filmmaking, as well as screenings for children. It was not Petr Jarchovský's first visit to the capital of East Bohemia. In June, for example, he gave a speech during the 20th European Region Theatre Festival at the chamber stage of the Klicpera Theatre called V podkroví (Loft).