Mark Wood: The environment is running out of patience with the Human race

Mark Wood was born in 1966 in Coventry. He served in the British Army in the Second Battalion, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and as a firefighter in the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service. He subsequently became an explorer, and expedition leader where he has trained and…
April 25, 2022

Kateřina Hager: Each documentary film topic has its own unique origin story

Film director and documentarist Kateřina Hager was born on February 28, 1977 in Prague. She originally studied acting at the Conservatory of Jaroslav Ježek but ended up graduating from sociocultural anthropology at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University. She…
March 9, 2022

Robert Redford - A remarkable artist who sought his own path

Actor, director, producer, script writer, activist, founder of independent film festival Sundance, Robert Redford, was born on 18. 8. 1936. In late 60´and whole 70´s he became the most popular actor around the World and became idol for millions of…
February 14, 2022

Tian Tsering: I try and tried to do independent stuff my way

Chinese director Tian Tsering visited Zlín Film Festival for the second time. Few years ago, he won with his film Barley Fields on the other Side of the Mountains, this time he was a jury member. We knew nothing about…
January 16, 2022

Bill Gerber: To be able to live and work in Hollywood you have to have a hippo skin. You are either born with it or have to learn and develop it.

Probably the most attractive foreign gust of Zlín Film Festival 2021 was an American film prod Bill Gerber. He not only managed various known bands such as DEVO, The Cars, Heaven 17, Scritti Politti etc but also produced such well…
December 27, 2021

Susan Sarandon: I like that creative process, that interaction among people, film is a team work whose result can be influenced by many factors beyond my control

American actress Susan Sarandon was born on 4. 10. 1946 in New York to big family with Irish- Welsh roots that bred eight more offsprings. Susan studied philosophy, maths and dramatic art at Catholic University in Washington. It was here…
October 31, 2021

Olivier Pairoux: I just follow and fulfil my dreams

During Zlín Film Festival we met by pure accident a man whose face was in film journal that very morning. Olivier Pairoux, Belgian director, about who we have never heard before, who screened here his new film SpaceBoy. He was…
October 16, 2021

Jak Amálka k poznání přišla

Patří vaše dítě k těm, které nepustí mobil z ruky a nemůžete je dostat od obrazovky PC do reálného světa? Tato ekologicko-sociálně-fantastická pohádka s výchovně-vzdělávacími prvky je určená přímo pro Vás. Kde si může dítě popovídat s mravencem o tom, jak to v mraveništi funguje,…
October 16, 2021

Heather Kessinger: Making photos was very isolating thing

We have never heard the name of this photographer and director before Febiofest started. But we got interested how she transferred from photographer to director so applied for making interview with her. When we met her, we addressed her wrongly…
February 28, 2022

Jiří Forejt o festivalu České vize a českém nezávislém filmu 1

Připravili jsme rozhovor s metodikem Nipos-Artama pro oblast nekomerčního filmu a současně programovým ředitelem festivalu České vize panem Jiřím Forejtem. Rozhovor jsme pro jeho obsáhlost rozdělili do dvou částí. Jedná se o vstupní bránu k oblasti nekomerčního českého filmu pod…
August 23, 2021

Artistic freedom MADE IN USA

Today´s world is fucking crazy, we don´t have to discuss about it. Activist bodies like Me Too or Black Lives Matter judge and execute, without giving a chance to “victim” comment or defend. They liquidate careers or destroy lives of…

Sheela Sharma: I lost my mother, brother and hands at the same time

Sheela Sharma is a foot-paint artist from India. We picked her up since she lost her arms and almost a foot when she was only four in train accident. As if it wasn´t enough, she lost her mum and brother…
July 4, 2021

Karel Zeman: Genius, who was ahead of his time

Since this year it will have been 111 years since the birth of our most famous and respected film director Karel Zeman and also 60 years since making his most talked about film Baron Munchausen, we decided to pay tribute…

Paranoid Visions: We have always been under scrutiny, we are just a date

I was put in touch to Peter Jones from Rotatorvinyl by kind help of Pete Hollidai from The Radiators from Space. I then realized he is a founding member of anarcho-punk band Paranoid Visions who were put together already in…
June 4, 2021

Monte Hellman: We learnt while we worked and I worked instinctively

This tribute article would not have been made if there was not that big... IF. If we wouldn´t prepare article about Jack Nicholson, we wouldn´t have hit the name Monte Hellman who was part at the birth of independent film…
May 15, 2021

Story of top producer and agent Paul Kohner: From Teplitz on top of the Hollywood

Paul Kohner was born on 29. 5. 1902 in Teplitz, town on the North of Czechoslovakia. His parents Julius and Helen Kohner belonged to local Jewish community and Julius had nickname “Kino Kohner” since he run local cinema and published…

Vladimir Bukovskij: This future didn´t work

I got a video via email, where ex-Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovskij compared former Soviet Union with current European Union. I liked it and tried to find out more. I realized that, sadly, he has died two years ago in England,…

Eddie „The Eagle“ Edwards: It´s not important to win but take part and enjoy it

We are not sport fans but somehow the name Eddie Edwards has stuck into our mind in 1988 when Czechoslovakian TV showed spots from Olympic Games in Calgary. I always appreciated underdogs rather that firm number ones so despite finishing…
April 10, 2021

Jean Paul Belmondo - A genuine film legend

Everybody knows a name of this French actor, who was born on 9. 4. 1933. He wasn´t even 30 years old when he became a star almost overnight. Thanks to his fine look, charisma, attitude, sense of humour, sense for…

Swapna Augustine: I can´t imagine how my life would have been if I had both hands

We never made an interview with Indian handicapped person so were looking for some and found armless lady Swapna Augustine born in Paingottoor in Kerala´s Ernakulam district 43 years ago. Her mother was shocked when her first baby was born…
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