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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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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.

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History of Jaroslav Šabata

Dějiny Jaroslava Šabaty (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 79 min

The film features the psychologist, politician and journalist Jaroslav Šabata (*1927) who symbolizes half a century of Czech history.

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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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Mushroom

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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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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News

How to bring film to schools? How to teach about film?

How to bring film to schools? How to teach about film?

On January 15, the first edition of the international conference Film Literacy Lab dealing with the topic of film education was held in Prague. 7 European documentary film festivals presented their film educational methods and started a creative dialogue on 'How to teach about film?' in the present-day cultural landscape. The event was initiated by Doc Alliance and served as an introduction to the online educational platform Doc Alliance Academy.

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- 10.2.2016 -

Nina Numankadić: What is important is the quality of the films. We were never after quantity.

Nina Numankadić: What is important is the quality of the films. We were never after quantity.

The online documentary cinema DAFilms.com celebrates its 10th anniversary. It is one of the first VOD portals in the world. Managing director of DAFilms.com Nina Numankadić replies to 5 questions concerning the directors‘ changing approach to the online distribution of their films and other topics.

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- 25.1.2016 -

Miroslav Janek: I show my cards to the viewers so they can play with me more easily

Miroslav Janek: I show my cards to the viewers so they can play with me more easily

As a bonus to the retrospective of films by Miroslav Janek, we are bringing you an interview with the remarkable Czech director (as well as editor and cinematographer). Learn more about how he drives himself out of the editing room, about Citizen Havel, about shooting with children as well as about his new upcoming project.

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- 14.12.2015 -

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