Jan Gogola, ml. (Czech Republic)

Jan Gogola was born in 1971. He is a director, script editor and lecturer at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Gogola studied journalism at Charles University and documentary film at FAMU. Formerly commissioning editor for Czech TV he has recently resumed filmmaking career as a director. As a script editor Gogola has been involved in the making of numerous documentaries, e.g., Czech Dream (dir. Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák); 66 Seasons (dir. Peter Kerekes); Cooking History (dir. Peter Kerekes); Lost Holiday (dir. Lucie Králová); Private Century (dir. Jan Šikl), and others. His film The Diary of Grandmother Němcová was awarded the first prize at FAMU film festival, Prague in 2000. His latest film I Love My Boring Life was awarded as the Best Czech Documentary at Jihlava IDFF. Further on, Jan Gogola Jr. is author of a number of reviews, articles and essays, he published his text The Death of Documentary Film (Borders in Film, NFA 1999).

Filmography

  • Vila Inocent
    29´, CZ, 1996
  • Nonstop
    100´, CZ, 1999
  • Deník babičky Němcové
    28´, CZ, 1999
  • Slečna Braník
    20´, CZ, 2000
  • Panelák je kamarád
    20´, CZ, 2000
  • Ave Braník
    20, CZ, 2000
  • Panenka proti zbytku světa
    29´, CZ, 2001
  • Národ sobě aneb České moře v 18 přílivech
    89´, CZ, 2003
  • Přes hranice/ Über die Grenze - Fünf Ansichten von Nachbarn (131´, Austria, 2004) - segment director
  • Mám ráda nudný život
    26´, CZ, 2009
  • Breathless: Nadvláda okamžiku/Breathless: Dominance of the Moment
    163', Germany/CZ, 2009
  • Rock života/A Catapult of Fate
    86', CZ, 2011
  • Král nic nedělá
    60', CZ, 2012
  • Kateřina Šedá: Jak se dělá mýtus
    90', CZ, 2013
  • František of his own kind
    26', CZ, 2014
  • Excursion
    80', CZ/SK, 2015

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