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Meet the Czech Delegation at DOK Leipzig

12. 10. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

Meet the Czech delegation at DOK Leipzig 2022 and download the pdf flyer with detailed information.

Michaela Čajková
Sales Agent
Filmotor
filmotor.com

Michaela Čajková is a founder of Filmotor. In 5 years she has established a solid brand recognised in the world of independent documentary distribution. She holds a master degree in Economic policy and international relations (Masaryk University) and 2 bachelor degrees from Prague´s FAMU (Film Production) and Film Theory (Masaryk University). She began as a production manager for shorts films.Her first steps with film distribution she gained at Taskovski Films and missing FILMS. After 1 semester exchange in Bezalel Academy she dedicated herself to documentary cinema. Berlinale Talent 2017. She has 1 son. Passionate about literature, yoga, sports and travelling.

Contact: michaela@filmotor.com

Ondřej Kazík

Festival Representative
AFO - International Science Documentary Film Festival
afo.cz

Ondřej is the head of programme at the international festival of science documentary films AFO in the Czech Republic. He has a degree in Cultural Anthropology and Film Studies. He worked at film festivals and cultural events in both the production and program departments. He is a lecturer at the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic. He focuses on documentary distribution, factual TV, and festival studies in his academic work. Ondrej is an expert of The Czech Film Fund in the field of documentary films and festivals.

Contact: kazik@afo.cz

Tereza Keilová

Commissioning Editor
HBO Max
hbo.com

Tereza Keilová is a film professional born in Prague, Czech Republic (1982). Her nearly 20-year long experience includes working on the sets of several independent feature films, feature documentaries, commercials, and TV series. She studied Film Production at the Private Film School Písek and has worked in the film industry since 2003. Tereza draws from a wide range of projects she has worked on. Before joining HBO, she worked on Czech and Slovak documentaries and feature films. She collaborated with award-winning directors and creative teams, such as Miroslav Janek, Jan Hřebejk, Roman Vávra, Miroslav Krobot and others. Her portfolio ranges from working with independent and award-winning producers to major studios like 20th Century Fox. Tereza currently works in the documentary section of HBO Max EMEA on the regional level. She is working on many high-end European documentaries in collaboration with Hanka Kastelicova and producers from Central and Eastern European countries.

Contact: tereza.keilova@hbo.com

Zuzana Kučerová

Producer
Frame Films
framefilms.cz

Zuzana Kučerová produced the documentary Vote for Kibera (FIPADOC, Audience Award at Ji.hlava IDFF), the documentary Wolves at the Borders (Visions du Réel, Special Mention at Ji.hlava IDFF) and short animated film Ant Hill (BAFICI, Special Mention at Animafest Zagreb). She co-produced US-Danish-Czech documentary The Killing of a Journalist (Hot Docs IFF, Karlovy Vary IFF). Apart from producing, she works for Czech Television in the International Content Projects Centre. She has a master’s degree in production from FAMU and in media studies from Charles University in Prague.

Filmography:
Comfortable Century - producer (Frame Films) - in development
Dakar Sistaz - producer (Frame Films) - in production
Vote for Kibera - producer (Frame Films)
Wolves at the Borders - producer (Frame Films)

Contact: zuzana@framefilms.cz

Kristýna Michálek Květová
Producer
Cinémotif Films
cinemotiffilms.cz

Cinémotif Films is a Prague-based independent production company founded in 2016. The company currently has three producers: Kristýna Michálek Květová, Martina Netíková and Tomáš Michálek. We focus on the development and production of feature and documentary films suitable for European co-productions which have a chance to succeed in an international industry. We are interested in projects that are looking for new approaches to filmmaking, and our goal is to create such conditions for them that they can be implemented with minimal creative compromises. Projects: Visitors (dir. Veronika Lišková / Locarno Semaine de la Critique 2022), Arvéd (dir. Vojtěch Mašek / Cork IFF 2022), The Sound is Innocent (dir. Johana Ožvold / Visions du Réel - Burning Lights 2019), Road Movie (dir. Martin Jelínek / Black Nights FF 2015).

Filmography:
The Visitors (2022)
Lost in Paradise (2021)
The Sound Is Innocent (2019)
Road-Movie (2015)
When The Sun Goes Down (2014)

Contact: kristyna@cinemotiffilms.cz

Jakub Ostrovský

Festival Representative
One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
oneworld.cz

Born in Tábor, Czech Republic. Jakub studied at the SVOŠF in Písek with a focus on screenwriting and directing. He has been working at the One World Prague festival since 2018, where he started as a production assistant. He has been working as a programmer at the festival since 2021. In the past, he worked with the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Summer Film School in Uherské Hradiště. He has worked on television projects, music videos and documentaries.

Contact: jakub.ostrovsky@jedensvet.cz

Jakub Pinkava

Producer
Punk Film
punkfilm.cz

During his studies at FAMU production department, he worked as a line producer on multiple feature films. In 2012, he co-founded Free Cinema, a non-profit film education organisation. In 2015 he graduated from FAMU. Currently, he works as a producer for Punk Film. Apart from film-making Jakub is an active part of Czech VR community where he develops spherical videos and their potential distribution outside of the known boundaries.

Filmography:
Cow Is Our Mother - producer
Forgotten War - producer (PINK)
Happily Ever After - producer (Punk Film)
The Czech Way - executive producer

Contact: jakubpinkava@punkfilm.cz 

Johana Ožvold

Director
Bionaut
bionaut.cz

Johana Ožvold graduated from FAMU, department of directing. She works as a curator at the Czech National Film Archive. She regularly co-operates with the theatre scene and alternative spaces and appears in theatre as an actress, an improviser, a writer, a musician, or a director. She has created a number of original radio plays, documentaries or podcast series. Her artistic works are crossing boundaries between fiction and documentary. Her student films won numerous awards at domestic and international festivals. Her first documentary feature-length project The Sound is Innocent premiered at IFF Visions du Reél in 2019, in competition with Burning Lights. The Sound is Innocent was screened on a number of film and music festivals for example Sheffield Doc Fest, Revelation Perth, or Mutek.

Filmography:
The Sound Is Innocent (2019)
Process (2017)
Black Cake (2017)
Familiar strangers (2015)
Hi, I'm Doing Fine (2013)

Contact: johana@bionaut.cz 

Radovan Síbrt
Producer, Director
PINK
bypink.cz

Radovan graduated from The Faculty of Humanities, The Faculty of Arts at Charles University and from FAMU. In 2009 he co-founded the company PINK. In 2018, he co-produced the Berlinale winning feature Touch Me Not (dir. A. Pintilie) and produced the Panorama Dokumente section opening film – When the War Comes by Jan Gebert. In 2014 he was selected as an Emerging Producer at Ji.hlava IDFF, in 2018 he was Czech Producer on the Move in Cannes, and in 2019 he attended the Berlinale Talents programme. In 2019, he finished the Two Roads documentary, as a director. Currently, he finishes Greta Stocklassa’s documentary feature Blix, Birds and Bombs as well as Lun Sevnik's short The Catch, develops Jan Gebert's feature Europe, co-produces new Adina Pintilie’s film Death and the Maiden as well as a TV series The Attachement Theory created by Olmo Omerzu and Miro Šifra. He is also the showrunner of successful TV formats Masterchef Czech and One Born Every Minute.

Filmography:
Blix, Birds and Bombs - producer (PINK), in post-production
Touch Me Not (2018) - co-producer (PINK)
Two Roads (2018) - director (PINK)
When the War Comes (2018) - producer (PINK)
Bruce Lee and the Outlaw (2018) - co-producer (PINK)
Byeway (2013) - producer (PINK)
Cinema, Mon Amour (2018) - co-producer (PINK)
Don't Gaze Long Into the Abyss (2019) - producer (PINK), in development
Forgotten War (2019) - producer (PINK)
On Decency (2012) - director
The Prison of Art (2012) - director

Contact: radovan@bypink.cz 

Tereza Šťastná

Producer
Hypermarket Film
hypermarketfilm.cz
Tereza Šťastná graduated from the University of Economics in Prague, focusing on Arts Management. While being a junior producer of Runaway, she is also working at the Institute of Documentary Film in Prague. Previously, she worked as a production coordinator for one of the leading Czech commercial production companies. She has gained further film industry experience working for Nutprodukce film production company on their feature film Victim and TV mini-series Suspicion.

Contact: ter.stastna@gmail.com 

Diana Tabakov 

Distributor
Doc Alliance Films
DAFilms.com 

Executive director and head of acquisitions at the international streaming platform Doc Alliance Films – Dafilms.com powered by 7 key European documentary film festivals. The platform presents regular film programs ranging from retrospectives of leading world filmmakers to new premiere formats. She also works as an independent expert for the Czech Film Fund, teaches at the Film Academy in Prague (FAMU), curates documentary films for cinemas and film festivals and runs various film literacy projects. She was brought up in Malta, has a background in humanities from Charles University in Prague and studied her Masters in Documentary film at London University of the Arts.

Contact: tabakov@dafilms.com   

Alice Tabery

Producer
CINEPOINT
cinepoint.cz

Alice graduated from FAMU in Prague and studied also at the Film School CCC in Mexico City, La Fémis in France and Filmakademie Baden‑Württemberg in Germany. Her first produced documentary was New Life by Adam Olha (Audience Award at Ji.hlava IDFF 2012, premiere at Hot Docs 2013). She coproduced the feature film Eva Nová by Marko Škop (FIPRESCI Award for Discovery at Toronto IFF 2015). Lately she has been focusing on documentaries: Traces of a Landscape by Petr Záruba (Visions du Réel IFF 2020, Student Jury Award at Jihlava IDFF), On Your Marks! by Mária Pinčíková (Doc Lisboa IFF 2021) and Reconstruction of Occupation by Jan Šikl (Karlovy Vary IFF 2021, Best historical documentary Award at Beyond Borders 2022). Her latest film, Adam Ondra: Pushing the Limits by Jan Šimánek and Petr Záruba was screened in more than 25 festivals after its premiere at Visions du Réel 2022.

Filmography:
Reconstruction of the Occupation (2021)
On Your Marks! (2020)
Adam Ondra: Pushing the Limits (2021)
Traces of a Landscape (2020)
Epidemic of Freedom (2017)
Manual on How to Create a Terrorist (2010)

Contact: tabery.alice@gmail.com 

Sofia Tocar

Organization Representative
Institute of Documentary Film
dokweb.net

Sofia Tocar graduated from Charles University in Prague where she successfully finished a Master of History of Art and Architecture. During her studies she worked as a program assistant in the Centre for Contemporary Art Futura and as a guide at the Lobkowicz Collections. Sofia then became part of the Prague Civil Society Centre where she was coordinating visual communication projects and events in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. She was born and raised in Moldova. Sofia joined the IDF team in March 2019 and now works as part of the East Silver team.

Contact: tocar@dokweb.net 

Zdeněk Blaha
Organization Representative
Institute of Documentary Film
dokweb.net

Zdeněk Blaha is currently the Programme Director of the Institute of Documentary Film and is managing the East Doc Platform, a key networking event focused on upcoming documentary films from the CEE region. He has been working for the Institute of Documentary Film since 2009, specializing in festival strategies and distribution as a manager of the East Silver, a film market focused on documentaries from Central and Eastern Europe. As a freelance consultant, Zdeněk is working as script editor and UX consultant on various documentary and interactive/XR works, most recently Darkening (premiered at Venice Film Festival 2022).

Filmography:
Darkening (2022) - UX and script consultant

Contact: blaha@dokweb.net 

The Czech delegation at DOK Leipzig is supported by Deutsch-Tschechischer Zukunftsfonds.

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