12. 8. 2020
Eliška Cílková: Pripyat made a strong impression on me
Pripyat Piano, a short creative documentary by Eliška Cílková, reveals a hidden memory of a ghost town. In the online interview the director describes how her musical project evolved into the film which premiered at Visions du Réel 2020.
17. 7. 2020
Czech Documentary Filmmakers Out in the World – Kristýna Michálek Květová
With Kristýna Michálek Květová, the graduate of the Department of Production at FAMU and the founder of Cinémotif Films production company, we were talking about usefulness of workshops, The Sound is Innocent and other films she produces.
27. 6. 2019
Director Artemio Benki: "I like strong, personal stories that are a bit extreme"
The French-born Czech filmmaker Artemio Benki followed the journey of the Argentinean virtuoso Martin P. from psychiatric ward back to society. In this interview, Benki talked about different aspects of his approach.
25. 6. 2019
Director Veronika Janatková: "Everything was dictated by the pace of the project"
Co-produced by ARTE and Czech TV, Ticket to the Moon revisits the Cold War space race. In addition to a TV cut, the first-time director Veronika Janatková also made a festival version of the film.
20. 10. 2018
From miner to programmer: “I’ve overcome my own prejudice,” says Jindřich Andrš
The Last Shift of Thomas Hisem is a short documentary by Jindřich Andrš about eponymous worker’s last day of work before a coal mine is shut down for good. The film was recognized by the jury at the Jihlava IDFF for its unique and authentic atmosphere.
2. 10. 2018
Helena Třeštíková: I have my doubts all the time. That’s a good thing
Helena Třeštíková is the first Czech director to get a retrospective at the IDFA festival in Amsterdam. Třeštíková is well known for her long-time observations of ordinary people that can sometimes take decades to finish.
27. 6. 2018
Martin Horyna: There is still a reason to separate documentary films
Interview with Martin Horyna of the Program Department at the Karlovy Vary IFF, and one of the three main brains deciding which films will compete for the best documentary award.
27. 6. 2018
I want to unfreeze time, says the director of King Skate
The documentary King Skate by Šimon Šafránek follows the first two generations of skaters in Czechoslovakia when they had to make their own boards and find places to do what they loved.
23. 3. 2018
Everything in Life is a Bit Dangerous, Isn't It? - Interview with Kim Longinotto
We met Kim Longinotto for this interview after her masterclass presented during the 2018 East Doc Platform in which she commented on her concepts and priorities in documentary filmmaking.
1. 3. 2018
Viewers’ Own Takeaway Is the Best One
Jan Gebert's latest documentary feature When the War Comes (Až přijde válka) takes viewers to an ordinary Slovak landscape where a group of young men trains to defend Slovakia from perceived foreign threats, especially refugees.