Let's meet festival film jury!
Tuija Halttunen is a Finnish filmmaker who has worked in the film industry for over twenty years. Her latest feature documentary How to Kill a Cloud was a festival success and was awarded for example in Locarno FF and Jihlava IDFF. Her film Neighbours was nominated for Prix Europa and her first feature length documentary State of Mind got a state’s quality award. She has been described as an original filmmaker with a strong own voice.
Natália Pažická is an Environmental activist, influencer, founder of the initiative and civic association #everyindividualmatters and the podcast Fashion Session. Through modelling, she was able to see for herself the unfortunate practices of the fashion industry in Chinese factories. She then decided to study fashion and branding at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, where she spent 4 years working on sustainability in the fashion industry. She is also one of the initiators of the country's most successful online petition #climateneeds, which has received more than 130,000 signatures. In 2021, she won the Forbes 30 under 30 award.
Veronik Čermák Macková is an actress, animal lover, traveller and environmental enthusiast, supporter of biodiversity conservation projects with which she has long cooperated. She tries to connect ecology with her profession and bring important topics to people through education. On her conservation journey, she was most influenced by her visits to the Republic of Congo, where she saw the beautiful wilderness with Save-Elephants organization.
Jan E. Svatoš is a winner of two special awards of Special Jury Award and an author of more than 15 documentaries, most of which were entered into competitions and were awarded in International film festivals. His the most successful films are The Ark of Lights and Shadows, divoČINY, Africa Obscura, Nobody Asked and When the Lion Roars. Jan has long collaborated with Czech Television and Czech Radio, and his projects have involved major figures from the world of film - Werner Herzog, Jane Goodall and David Bordwell. He currently teaches documentary film at the Miroslav Ondříček Film Academy in Písek.
Marton Čech is a Czech cameraman and documentarian, a member of the Film and Television Academy and the Association of Czech Cinematographers, a teacher, and a graduate of FAMU in Prague. In 1999, he was awarded a Český lev prize as a cameraman on the Kuře melancholik film. He participated in a couple of features and many TV programmes. He made his mark as a documentarian with Kristova léta, dámy… documentary, which was awarded first prize at the FINÁLE PLZEŇ film festival in 2004. He makes feature films and documentaries. He has visited over sixty countries with his camera. Recently, he has participated in a film Milan Kundera: From Joke to Meaninglessness and he is shooting a film about the memories and work of director Miloš Forman in the USA. Las year he completed a feature film for theatres Cherchez la femme which is a relationship comedy starring the Czech actress Hanka Wagnerova.
11. 9. 2023