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Vít Pancíř

Czech Republic


Born 1966 in Prague, studied animation under Jiří Barta at Prague’s Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and worked as an animator. Since 1992, however, he has been chiefly focusing on his own special brand of experimental film involving a combination of various techniques, in particular, animation in conjunction with real footage. He has often used the music of Filip Topol, for whose band Psí vojáci [Dog Soldiers] he created several video clips.


In the Wind (1997 – Oberhausen IFF, 2000, (Experi) Mental Films from Prague, showcase – New York, 2000),
Family Chronicles (1999 – screened at a number of international festivals and sent into Czech distribution
Into the Rowanberries (2001)
Mare Mare (2004)
Dog on Snow (2003)
Zdenek’s Chair (2005)
Island Hedvika (2007)
Changing the Scene (2010)

His films were shown at the Rotterdam IFF in 2007, at Prague’s Febiofest in 2004 and at IDFF Jihlava in 2010.


Changing the Scene (Eyes in colour of the Scene)

Mění se kulisa (Oči barvy kulisy) (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 10 min

A lyric journal in which spaces like to hide behind surfaces, but the surface always moves back or even takes flight...





“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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