ART TALENT SHOW 2022 I documentary I 102 min

 

As every year, the talent admissions exams are being held on the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Across three different ateliers, the movie observes the background of a difficult task that stands in front of institution’s pedagogues: how to pick, from the legion of participants, the chosen ones that will be given the chance to form the tone of fine arts for years to come? How will the academics themselves hold up during the exams? And what shall all this tell us about the nature and meaning of art nowadays?

 

Director | Adéla Komrzý, Tomáš Bojar
Producer | GPO Platform: Jakub Wagner, Martin Kohout
Co-producer | ČT, AVU | partneři: UPP, Soundsquare
Cinematography | Šimon Dvořáček
Sound | Václav Flegl
Edited by | Hedvika Hansalová
Production | Jan Strejcovský
Planned premiere | 5.7.2022 - 56. KVIFF - soutěžní sekce Proxima
Supported by | Czech Film Fund
Lenght | 102 min

Awards:

Winner - KVIFF 2022 Proxima Competition

Festivals

World Premiere - KVIFF Proxima Competition

 
 

PSH - Neverending story

2022 I documentary I 70 min

Orion, Vladimir 518 and Mike Trafik are Peneři strýčka Homeboye (Uncle Homeboy’s Hoboes). Three lads from Prague, legendary rappers on the cusp of middle age, friends. Graffiti, the first attempts at rap, parties, fame, booze and drugs. Sky-rocketing popularity (but well-earned), downfalls, crises and comebacks. A cleverly shot, incisive triple portrait that flouts all the taboos.

Director | Štěpán FOK VODRÁŽKA

Screenplay | Petr CIFKA

Dir. of Photography | Šimon DVOŘÁČEK

Music | Aid Kid

Editor | Tomáš ELŠÍK

Producer | Vratislav ŠLAJER, Jakub KOŠŤÁL

Production | Bionaut

Coproduction | Česká televize

Contact | Bionaut

Distributor | Aerofilms

Awards:

KVIFF 2022 Audience Award

Festivals

World Premiere - KVIFF Special Screenings

 
 

The Investigator 2022 I documentary I 80 min

Vladimír Dzuro is the first Czech investigator to have worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He collected evidence against war criminals and hunted perpetrators of ethnic cleansing. The two biggest cases include the Ovcara massacre related to Vukovar's mayor Slavko Dokmanovic, and the ethnic cleansing committed by the warlord Zeljko Raznatovic Arkan. We join Vladimír Dzuro on his metaphorical and real journey across the places of investigation in the former Yugoslavia and meet some survivors of these cases. What is the landscape of the Balkans, which saw a fratricidal conflict twenty-five years ago, like today? What happened to the people who still live there and to their memory? What is the significance and meaning of justice brought from the outside? The film is inspired by Vladimir Dzuro's bestselling book The Investigator - Demons of the Balkan War (Grada, 2017, and Potomac Books, 2019).

Director and screenwriter | Viktor PORTEL
DOP | Šimon DVOŘÁČEK
Editor | Vladimir GOJUN
Sound recordists | Filip LEDINŠČÁK, Niko GULAM
Executive producer | Roman BLAAS
Production managers | Karolína FRANKOVÁ (CZ), Suzana ERBEŽNIK(HR)
Associate producer | Vanja JAMBROVIĆ
Creative producers (Czech TV) | Martina ŠANTAVÁ, Rebeka BARTŮŇKOVÁ

Producer | Hana BLAHA ŠILAROVÁ
Co-producer | Oliver SERTIĆ
Production | Frame Films (CZ)
Co-production | Restart (HR), Czech TV (CZ)

 
 

EVERY SINGLE MINUTE

2021 I documentary I 80 min

Lenka and Michal devote themselves to raising their four-year-old son with the utmost dedication. Miško has planned every minute of his life since birth so that one day he would become a successful top athlete and a "quality person" in every way. Are we doing enough for our children? Or are we doing too much?

Director Erika HNÍKOVÁ

Script based on an idea conceived by I Erika HNÍKOVÁ, Tomáš BOJAR

Producer Jiří KONEČNÝ

Director of photography Šimon DVOŘÁČEK

Editor Josef KRAJBICH

Produced by I endorfilm

Co-produced by I Punkchart films, Česká televize

Awards and nominations

KVIFF Main competition - Special Jury Prize

Festivals

World Premiere - KVIFF Main competition 

 
 

THE SOUND IS INNOCENT

2019 I documentary I 80 min

Electronic music is a playground. And your toy can be an instrument, a

machine, an object...

Director Johana OŽVOLD

Script Johana OŽVOLD, Lukáš CSISCELY

Producer Kristýna MICHÁLEK KVĚTOVÁ

Original music and consultancy Martin OŽVOLD

Director of photography Šimon DVOŘÁČEK

Editor Zuzana WALTER

Sound design Adam VONEŠ, Martin OŽVOLD

Set designer Antonin ŠILAR

Dramaturgy Martin MAREČEK

Produced by I Cinémotif Films (CZ)

Co-produced by I Films de Force Majeure (FR), Punkchart Films (SK), UPP, Soundsquare, Czech Television, RTVS, Lyon Capital TV

Protagonists

François BONNET

Steve GOODMAN

Julian ROHRHUBER

John RICHARDS

Hannes HOELZL & Alberto DE CAMPO

Et al.

Awards and nominations

Nominated for Arri Amira Award for Best Cinematography - DOK.fest München 2019 

Special Jury Mention for the Best Documentary Feature at the SEE THE SOUND Competition - SoundTrack Cologne

Festivals

World Premiere - Visions du Réel 2019; Burning Lights competition

German Premiere - DOK.fest München 2019; Dok.Panorama section

UK Premiere - Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019; Doc.Rhythm section

Czech Premiere - IFDF Jihlava 2019, Czech Joy competition

 
 

TWO ROADS

2019 I documentary I 80 min

A cruel film about the joy of life.

What would you do with your life if you knew that the Grim Reaper were lurking much closer than usual? That's precisely the fate of some of the members of the popular band The Tap Tap, all of whom are disabled (or as they cynically call themselves, crippled). Yet, one thing is clear to them. They live full-on and enjoy every minute. The Tap Tap orchestra proves that when you don't take things too seriously and remain positive, you can face the most difficult obstacles and live the life of the rock stars.

Directed I Radovan Sibrt

Produced by I PINK - Alžběta Karásková, Karel Poupě, HBO EUROPE -  Hanka Kastelicová, Tereza Polachová

Cinematographer I Šimon Dvořáček, Lukáš Milota

Editor Tomáš Elšík, Jorge Sánchez Calderón

Sound Dominik Dolejší

Music The Tap Tap 

Cast withJana Augustinová, Ladislav Angelovič, Jiří Holzmann, Petr Tomek, Šimon Ornest a The Tap Tap

 

Awards and nominations

IDFF Jihlava - AUDIENCE AWARD

Festivals

Czech Premiere - IDFF Jihlava - Czech Joy, 2019

 
 

OFF SIDES

2019 I documentary I 75 min

Ten years ago a handful of enthusiasts began playing ice hockey in Morocco. A few years later the Czech embassy learned about their activities and decided to support the traditional Czech sport. This gave rise to the idea of an exchange trip, where the Czech Republic and Morocco would host each other's hockey teams. The invitation was ultimately taken up by a team from the east Bohemian town of Náchod. Following up on FC Roma, documentarists Rozálie Kohoutová and Tomáš Bojar turn once again to the world of sports, employing empathy and their exceptional observational talent to ask universal questions. This time they focus on Czech and Moroccan teenagers, two teams that meet both on and off the ice. While the game has clear rules, the same can’t be said of life in Morocco and the CR.

Directed I Rozálie Kohoutová, Tomáš Bojar

Produced by I Cinema Arsenal - Tomáš Bojar

Cinematographer I Šimon Dvořáček, Rozálie Kohoutová

Editor Šimon Hájek

Sound Adam Levý

 

Awards and nominations

IDFF Jihlava - AUDIENCE AWARD

Festivals

World Premiere Visions du Réel 2019; Grand Angle competition

Czech Premiere - KVIFF, Czech Films 2018–2019

National Premier - Edinburgh IFF, Odessa IFF, Kasseler Dok Film Fest