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Jan Šípek

Czech Republic

Biography

Jan Šípek was born in 1982. He was working for an independent Prague's radio station for five years, doing late-night interviews and audio-documentaries. Combining sound with photography, he started to study documentary film at Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. In 2008 for half an year on exchange programme at Film and Television Faculty of India, Pune. He is looking after a couple of online projects (e. g. eldar.cz server), he writes, he’s programming and photographing.


Filmography:

Koněv / Konev Smeltery (CZ, 2006)
Anima (CZ, 2006)
Ty jsi to/ You Are That (CZ, 2007)
Cestova telka/ The Traveller (CZ, 2007) - společně s Bruno Hájkem
Kamera v hlavě/ Cam in the Head (CZ, 2008)
Souboj s mozkem / Fighting with the Brain (84´, CZ, 2009)
Porucha (26', CZ, 2011)
Češi na misi: Klimatická spravedlnost (26', CZ, 2014)
Tlačítka bdělosti / Buttons of Consciousness (70', CZ, 2015)

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Fighting the Brain

Souboj s mozkem (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 89 min

A threefold portrait, presenting the reality within the limits of a subjective view, puts together the lives of an increasingly more remote writer and musician; a hacker, dreaming his dream of transformation into a purely virtual existence in the depths of technology; and an undertaker, unrealistic raconteur, living on the history of half-mythical Sudetenland.

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Konev Smeltery

Koněv (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 18 min

Documentary film about Konev smeltery in Kladno, Czech Republic. During the communist period the Konev smeltery in Kladno produced "peace steel", which was meant to be poured down the throats of imperialists.

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Present Moment

Přítomný okamžik (Orig.) / 2008 / Czech Republic / 6 min

A film poem. A minimalist reflection on whether inner states are transferable by the film medium.

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