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Vit Janecek

Vít Janeček

Czech Republic

Biography

Vít Janeček (born 1970) graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Charles University in Prague (Film Studies) and the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) (Department of Documentary film).
Documentarist, film essayist, pedagogue at FAMU, member of the Association of Directors and Screenwriters (ARAS).
In the 1990s, he worked as programmer of the film projects of the Experimental Space ROXY, the Archa theatre and as curator of historical retrospectives at several volumes of IFF Karlovy Vary. In the long term, he deals with film theory, documentary film and interdisciplinary relations between various art fields and fields of knowledge. He co-founded the Centre of Audiovisual Studies at FAMU where he also works. He is the head of the FAMU educational project in Burma. He cooperates at the making of his friends’ films. He publishes primarily in the Cinepur magazine and the Literární noviny newspaper.
His film Ivetka a hora/ Ivetka and the Mountain was awarded the main prize in the Czech competition at the IDFF Jihlava 2008.


Filmography:

Rodina v poušti (CZ/SK, 1995)
Příběh vody (CZ, 1996)
Deník těhotné (doby) (CZ, 1998)
V centru filmu - v teple domova – with Petr Marek (48´, CZ, 1998)
Houba (CZ, 2000)
Čistička divadlem – with Martin Mareček (60´, CZ, 2000)
Bitva o život/ Battle for Life (88´, CZ, 2000) - segment director
Nové možnosti (pokračování) (35´, CZ, 2002)
Máme NATO? (30´, CZ, 2002)
Den E – with Erika Hníková (56´, CZ, 2004)
Dějiny Jaroslava Šabaty (52´, CZ, 2007)
Ivetka a hora (83´, CZ, 2008)
Dobrodružství Anny Barbory - Mezihra (54', Czech Republic, 2008)
Skvělá příležitost (64', Czech Republic, 2010)
Závod ke dnu (82', Czech Republic, 2011)
Léčba dějin (70', Czech Republic, 2013)

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Fungus

Houba (Orig.) / 2000 / Czech Republic / 57 min

A film essay which tries to explain nature, science and civilization through the structure of fungus.

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Ivetka and the Mountain

Ivetka a hora (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 84 min

A document asking question about about humility and faith in the power and mercy of God and the earthly life of those who believe in his glory.

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Race to the Bottom

Závod ke dnu (Orig.) / 2011 / Czech Republic / 82 min

Film shows life in industrial regions disrupted by global competition....

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The Adventure of Anna Barbora; an Interplay /CZECH VERSION

Dobrodružství Anny Barbory – Mezihra /ČESKÁ VERZE (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 54 min

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The Adventure of Anna Barbora; an Interplay /ENGLISH VERSION

Dobrodružství Anny Barbory – Mezihra /ANGLICKÁ VERZE (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 54 min

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Treating History

Léčba dějin (Orig.) / 2013 / Czech Republic / 79 min

An anarchist, a Jesuit, a female senator and a bank expert, allies in civic courage. František Kriegel was one of the most courageous men in the modern history of Czechoslovakia, and was the only one of the country's leaders who refused to agree with the Warsaw Pact invasion in 1968. Our present is also full of challenges requiring courage. The four winners of Frantisek Kriegel Award could be an inspiration to us all.

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V centru filmu - v teple domova

V centru filmu - v teple domova (Orig.) / 1998 / Czech Republic / 48 min

A documentary mystery by Vít Janeček and Petr Marek made during the 32nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. We are sorry but this film is in Czech and has NO SUBTITLES.

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Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

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Each edition of this festival is great; and even if it may seem impossible, even better than the past one.

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20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

From October 25 to 30, the 20th edition of the largest celebration of documentary film in Central and Eastern Europe is held in Jihlava, Czech Republic. Until November 6, the festival continues online at DAFilms.com.

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