Pavel Koutecký
(Czech Republic)

Pavel Koutecký (born 1956) graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) in 1982; in 1988 and 1991, he went to the study stays at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK. In 1982-1989, he worked in the video studio at the Czech Technical University in Prague; from 1990 to 1998, he worked at the Short Film Prague. He cooperated with the Film and Sociology Association (formerly Foundation) on regular basis. Within its production, besides documentary films of his own, he also cooperated on several long-term time-lapse projects (among others Citizen Havel finished by his colleague Miroslav Janek). He was dealing primarily with documentary film, however, experimenting with form also lead him to animated film. He also worked on multimedia projects (Kolotoč Theatre, Theatre of Music). From 1991, he taught at the Department of Documentary film at FAMU as head of one of the creative workshops. His films and videos received multiple awards at Czech as well as international film festivals. For the most part, he made his films in cooperation with cameraman Stano Slušný. Pavel Koutecký suffered a tragic death on April 13, 2006 while finishing his latest film. As a tribute, the annual Pavel Koutecký Award is presented to documentarists, “patient observers of the world able to share their feelings and insight in film”.

Films
Filmography
Každý rok je v Praze jaro, každý rok je Pražské jaro. Opus 1 / It’s spring in Prague every year, It’s the Prague Spring every year. Opus No. 1
2008
Občan Havel / Citizen Havel
2007
Psáno pro Pražské jaro. Opus 3 / Written For Prague Spring, Opus No. 3
2007
Pot a slzy Pražského jara. Opus 2 / Sweat and Tears - The Making of The Prague Spring.Opus No. 2
2006
Pavel Koutecký News
2005
Pojď blíž, cukrátko
2005
Proměny Pražského hradu
2004
Bahenní lázně
2003
Velká voda
2003
Hledači pevného bodu
2001
Bornholm mimo sezónu
2000
Islandská paměť
2000
Žít jako Dán
2000
Chilský deník
1999
Kde je pravda?
1999
... až na věky
1998
Vzpomínám, vzpomínáš, vzpomínáte?
1998
Do života
1997
Drahý mistře
1996
Po letech 1989-1994 / The Years After, 1989-1994
1994
Kde byl Bill aneb partnerství pro jazz / American In Prague Or Partnership For Jazz
1994
Zánik Československa v parlamentu
1993
Oj, to byl boj!
1992
Maximalisté v mikrosvětě
1985

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