Vít Janeček

Czech documentary film maker and college lecturer. He graduated in Film Sciences from the Faculty of Philosophy of Charles University and in Documentary Film from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In addition to directing and teaching at the Academy of Performing Arts, he is also a member of the Body of Editors of the film magazine Cinepur. In the 1990s he worked as a film project programmer for the ROXY Experimental Area and the Archa theatre and as a curator of historical retrospective programmes during the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival for several years. He has been studying film theory, documentary film and interdisciplinary relationships between the individual branches of art and areas of knowledge for a long time. Since 2003 he has been in charge of the Centre of Audiovisual Studies at the Academy of Performing Arts. His films include: an essay on the structures of the world and human thinking Houba (Mushroom) (2000), an essay on the colourful life of the village of Bystrá Bitva o život (Battle for Life)  (together with Roman Vávra and Miroslav Janek, 2000), a contemplation over the Czech Republic’s accession to the NATO Máme NATO? (Have We Got NATO?) (2002) and Pravidla hry – vymezení prostoru (Rules of the Game – Definition of Space) on the NATO meeting in Prague (2005). His Ivetka a hora (Ivetka and the Mountain) received the Best Czech Film Award in the Czech Joy section of the 2008 Jihlava IDFF.