Ondřej Provazník

Ondřej Provazník is director, screenwriter, and journalist Ondřej Provazník studied journalism at Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and screenwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU. He has worked for the culture section of the Lidové noviny newspaper, was a contributing editor for Czech Television’s Kosmopolis show, and has contributed as scriptwriter and dramaturgist to TV Prima’s Airport. In 2007, he shot the short fiction film Not Today, a moody look at one day in the life of one character.

Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek are the filmmakers behind two winning documentaries in the Czech Joy section: Poustevna, das ist Paradies (2007) which looks at the loss of identity of today’s Czech-German border region, and Coal in the Soul (2010), whose two main protagonists stand on opposing sides in the battle for expanding coal mining in northern Bohemia.