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.
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)
Den E (Orig.) / 2004 / Czech Republic / 57 min
1st May 2004. The Czech Republic along with nine other states joins the European Union. Before the midnight comes, three young authors find themselves at three different locations of the country. Vít Janeček is shooting in the capital, Erika Hníková is in Jablunkov, the easternmost place of the country, and Ivana Pauerová Miloševičová in the westernmost city of Aš.
Dobrodružství Anny Barbory – Mezihra /ČESKÁ VERZE (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 54 min
Dobrodružství Anny Barbory – Mezihra /ANGLICKÁ VERZE (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 54 min
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.