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Jan Šípek

Czech Republic


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.


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.



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.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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