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Karen Akerman



Partner of the independent production company Pela Madrugada. She worked as editor in over forty films (features and shorts). She was awarded the Grand Brazilian Film Award - Best Editing for Fiction (2015) and Best Documentary Editing (2009); ABC award for Best Editing Fiction (2015); among many others.

She made five short films. Her work has been shown at festivals in Rotterdam, Uppsala, Cine//B, Alcine, Brasilia, Cine PE and awarded at festivals in Tabor, DocLisboa, Rio Film Festival, Short Film, Santa Maria da Feira, Recife window, Cine Scheme New.

As a producer she was responsible for more than twenty short films. She collaborated as Curator, programmer and jury in festivals and shows in Brazil and Portugal.

Maybe Desert Perhaps Universe (Documentary / 99’ / 2015)
October is Over (Fiction / 23’ / 2015)
Fire (Fiction / 23’ / 2011)
Confident (Experimental / 12'27'' / 2016)
Num País Estrangeiro (Fiction / 2016)


Maybe Desert Perhaps Universe

Talvez Deserto Talvez Universo (Orig.) / 2015 / Portugal / 99 min

The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is a medium-security level, closed structure, with a rehabilitation component. The service provided includes psychiatric, psychological, medical, therapeutic and social care. The 32 men who inhabit the unit were considered exempt from punishment by the court. They feel time going by. Slowly. The film settles in this individual time.





David Čálek‘s successful documentary Climbing Higher about Czech climber Radek Jaroš, which won at the BANFF festival, is available for FREE streaming in the online documentary cinema DAFilms.com from December 8 to 11.

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- 8.12.2016 -

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

Winter Portion of Czech Documentary Films

For 3.99 euro, you can get a selection of documentaries that entered Czech cinematic distribution in 2016 as well as access to another 1500 films from around the world. Dear friends, please, do not forget that you can give an ideal present not only to your intellectual friends but also to yourselves.

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- 7.12.2016 -

Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

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