Apolena Rychlíková

Apolena Rychlíková (Czech Republic)

Czech documentary filmmaker, writer and journalist. She graduated from the department of documentary filmmaking at FAMU (Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague), where she currently teaches. Until 2023, she worked at the online daily Alarm, is a regular contributor to many Czech media and a commentator for the public broadcaster Czech Radio Plus. She has won many awards for her journalistic work and was also the first Czech to be nominated for the prestigious European Journalism Award in the opinion journalism category. In 2024, she became co-editor-inchief of the Page404 media project. In her film work she deals with socially critical documentaries. Her film Hranice práce (The Boundaries of Work) won the award for the best Czech documentary film of 2017 at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, where it also won the Audience Award. It also won the Czech Film Critics' Award Mimo kino. She is also the co-author of several books.


  • Czech Journal: The Limits of Work
  • If Adolf Hitler Lived There Would Be No Rights for Gypsies
  • Neskloň se!
  • Rodina
  • Expremiéři
  • Padá vláda, něco si přej
  • Hájek na zámku, Petr v podzámčí
  • Vajíčka / Eggs
  • Pošta / Post

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