English and Spanish subtitles. The Firemen’s Ball (Czech: Hoří, má panenko) is a 1967 film directed by Miloš Forman. It is set at the annual ball of a small town’s volunteer fire department, and the plot consists of a collection of anecdotes told within that setting. The film uses no actors – the firemen portrayed are the firemen of the small town where it is set. The Fireman’s Ball was the last film Forman would make in his native Czechoslovakia. It is also the first film he shot in color, and a milestone of the Czechoslovak New Wave. The film was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.