Born in 1975, Czech film and TV producer, director, mentor and scriptwriter. He is responsible for almost 20 feature films, half are fictional and have been in receipt of many Czech and international awards. He is member of the EFA and PoM 2011. Since 2012 he is a mentor of directing courses at the international department of Prague's film school FAMU. He is focusing on films by debut-making directors as well as the last active film-maker of the Czechoslovak New Wave, Karel Vachek, whose latest opus COMMUNISM AND THE NET OR THE END OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY premiered at the IFF Rotterdam in January 2020. The mysterious comedy-debut SCHMITKE by Stepan Altrichter filmed in co-production with Germany, premiered in Busan, won Best Debut at Cottbus IFF and 2 Czech Lions – main national film award. Another area of his interest is the development of genre films (pop science WHOSE IS MY CHILD which he produced and co-directed with Marek Duda, the first Czech wildlife film WILDER THAN WILDERNESS by Marián Polák or the action comedy THE FIRST ACTION HERO by Jan Haluza). The latest of his international minority co-production is the Icelandic-Czech documentary THE VASULKA EFFEKT by Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir, a portrait of the pioneers of video art by Woody and Steina Vasulka which was released this year at IFFR or Sheffield Doc Fest. Latest directing credit (with co-director Robin Kvapil), is a portrait of the Czech presidential elections YES WE CAN!, which opened Jihlava IDFF in 2018. The first Czech wildlife cinema feature WILDER THAN WILDERNESS was nominated for ECFA Award for the best European doc for children and youth and got 100,000 audience in domestic cinemas. He runs his own film club Citrus Cycle where he presents debutant films and moderates public discussions with their authors.
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