Jitka Rudolfová (b. 1979, Jablonec nad Nisou, CR) first studied filmmaking at film school in Písek, then went on to study direction under Věra Chytilová at Prague’s Film Academy (FAMU). Thanks to Negativ Productions she was able to develop a graduation project into her feature debut, the bittersweet comedy Dreamers (2009). From the beginning of school, her films received a variety of awards (Meat on a Plate, 2004; Lucie Is Already in Bed, 2005; The Holiest, 2005; Marta and Berta 26, 2006), and during her studies she also had an opportunity to participate in the production of older colleagues’ films (Věra Chytilová’s Pleasant Moments, Bohdan Sláma’s The Country Teacher, and Michaela Pavlátová’s Night Owls).
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