Miroslav Janek
(Czech Republic)

Miroslav Janek (born 1954) made photographs from the age of ten; from the age of fifteen, he made short films, a great number of which were awarded at numerous festivals of amateur film. From 1973 to 1976, he failed to be submitted to the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) three times. In 1979, he emigrated to Germany and went on to live in Minneapolis, USA; there he worked as film editor and cameraman, making a whole range of creative films. In 1978, the legend of Czech interwar avant-garde Alexander Hammid (formerly Hackenschmied) introduced him to director Godfrey Reggio with whom he cooperated as editor on the films of the famous Quatsi trilogy (Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, Naqoyqatsi) and further on the short film Anima Mundi and the multimedia project FABRICA based in Treviso, Italy. He returned to the Czech Republic in 1995. He worked for the Czech Television making sixty-minute documentary films winning multiple awards at international festivals (Kha-Chee-Pae, The Unseen, Purple Sails and others). From 1998, he works as a lecturer at FAMU on permanent basis. In 2007, he finished the film Citizen Havel using the material made by director Pavel Koutecký who had suffered a tragic death. His wife Tonička Janková is a film editor as well.

Films
Filmography
Universum Brdečka
2017
Normal Autistic Film
2016
Film Spa
2015
The Gospel According to Brabenec
2014
Olga
2014
Burning
2012
For Semafor
2010
Zpověď Kateryny K.
2008
Citizen Havel – together with Pavel Koutecký
2007
Vierka aneb záhada zmizení rodiny B.
2005
Kha-Chii-Pae
2005
Chaos
2001
Purple Sails
2001
Bitva o život / Battle for Life
2001
Člověk a jeho pán
2000
Previanti, výjevy ze života vesnických muzikantů
1999
Hamsa, já jsem
1998
Barokní opera
1997
Kdo je... Jiří Králík
1997
Poslední Slovan
1997
The Unseen
1996
O Králíkovi a hostech
1995
Sedum deset Nečtiny
1994
Now I Lay Me...
1987
Visitor
1984
Little City in Space
1984
Heroes
1983
Bratrovražda
1977

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