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Tomáš Doruška

Tomáš Doruška

Mentor at FAMU Editing department and FAMU International, editor, director and producer

Czech-born Editor, Director and Producer of documentary films. He graduated from FAMU’s Editing Department in 2001. As an Editor, he has participated in about 50 projects, both feature films and creative documentaries. Also profiled as a producer, he co-produced his own short doc/fiction 35mm movie debut Radhošť (2001), his graduation film which was released in cinemas and won the 2002 FICC prize. Doruška has taught at a variety of filmmaking workshops and courses during the past 13 years at different universities and film schools. Since 2006, he works as a mentor at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) and FAMU International. He is a freelance director, editor and producer in his own company Tomáš Doruška Film.

Head of 1st Year Class at the Editing Department of FAMU since 2006
Deputy Head of Editing Department of FAMU since 2007
FAMU International, APP FI, Head of Directing Workshop 2012-14
FAMU International, Head of Studies, Academic Program 2012

Courses given at FAMU:
Documentary Department, Basics of Film Language
CAS – New Media Department, Open Narrative
Editing Department, Film Language, Author´s film, Open Seminar

Guest lectures and workshops:
5th European Editing Masterclass | Organizer & Mentor | FAMU, PWSFTViT, ADU, VŠMU & HFF, 2014
Montageforum | Guest lecturer, HFF, Berlin, 2014
Case study YBY | Guest lecturer, Cultural centre Skopje, Macedonia, 2014
BeLive.at, Jörg Grossman (Green.tv) & Martin Atkin | Member of development team, Berlin, 2014
Emerson College Summer Workshop | Mentor, FAMU, 2013
Film Editing Masterclass | Mentor, ADU, Zagreb, Croatia, 2013
Midpoint | Workshop Mentor with Norman Hollyn, Prague, 2013
HFF | Mentor, Berlin, Germany, 2012
CIANT | Workshop Mentor, Prague, 2012
Marmara University | Mentor, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012
Akce! | Mentor of deaf students for two semesters at FAMU, Ulita Prague, 2011-12
European Editing Currents | Mentor, PWSFTViT, Łódź, Poland 2011-12
Czech Center NY | Workshop Lecturer, DIY Phenomenons in Central European Cinema, USA 2011
Anadolu Üniversitesi | Mentor, Eskişehir, Turkey 2011 and 2013
CIIE Directing Workshop | Mentor, FAMU, 2011
VGIK Festival | Delegate & Czech films selector, Moscow 2010
CinemaDance Workshops | Mentor, Poněšice (Czech Republic 2010-13), Piran (Slovenia 2009-10), Ohrid (Macedonia 2008)
FasaParta | Mentor, A4 – Nultý Priestor, Bratislava, Slovakia 2005
Planair workshops | Curator and Organizer, Veselá, Czech Republic, 2004 -12
Wildlife Filmmaking Workshop | Mentor, Natur-Vision.de, Dir. Ralph Thoms, 2003-07
Summer Workshop Emerson College & Miami University | Assistant of Mentor, FAMU, 1996-2003

Festival & Prizes:
Official Selection, Ebb & Tide, 24th IDFA Film Festival and DocNext Network, Amsterdam 2011
FICC Prize, Radhošť, Finále Plzeň, Pilsen 2002
Grand Prix – Young Camera, Good Heart, Uničov 1999
Czech Literary Fund Prize 1998

FAMU, Editing Department, BcA. 1998 and MgA. 2001

Selected filmography:
YoungByYoung | WIP 2015, documentary, 64 min. | Supervising Director | Parts were broadcasted in Arte France, supported by Nipkow Programm Berlin, produced by Avantis Promo Latvia
ToYou | 2014, experimental documentary, 3 min. | Co-director with Akile Nazlı Kaya | Commissioned by the DocNext Network
Cardiopolitika | 2014, documentary, 64 min. | Co-editor | Dir. Světlana Strelniková, produced by НОВЫЙ КУРС | Cinematography Winner at the Moscow IFF, Winner at the Message to a Man Festival
It Started with Trees – Revolt in the Gezi Park | 2013, documentary, 29 min. | Producer and Director | Screened at the Documentarist Film Festival in Istanbul and NaturVision.de
Vábení | 2012, live recording, 52 min. | Director and Producer | World premiere of a modern music piece composed and conducted by Kryštof Mařatka in Łódź
From Your Life | 2012, documentary, 73 min. | Producer and Publisher | Dir. Kryštof Mařatka
The People Who Try to Save the World | 2012, documentary, 30 min.| DoP & Co-editor | Dir. Akile Nazlı Kaya | Best Film at PAF Olomouc, Best Short at 9th Green Film Festival in Seoul
Ebb & Tide | 2011, documentary, 12 min. | Co-author with Akile Nazlı Kaya | Screened at the 24th IDFA DocNext Network, Amsterdam
Evangelíci z Velké Lhoty | 2011, TV documentary, 26 min. | Screenwriter, DoP, Director & Editor | Commisioned by the Czech Television
Tsunami After the Wave of Interest | 2009, documentary, 58 min. | Producer & Editor | Dir. Jan Hošek
Kontaktní čočky profesora Wichterleho | 2009, documentary, 26 min. | Commisioned by the Czech Television
Proměny / Changes | 2009, feature film, 79 min. | Script Editor | Dir. Tomáš Řehořek
Live Image of a Better World | 2008, documentary, 58 min. | Preproduction & Editor | Dir. Marián Polák
Not of Today | 2005, feature film, 106 min. | Coproducer | Dir. Petr Marek
Roming | 2006, feature film, 92 min. | Screenplay, Direction & Production (preparation only)
Jedna pravda / One Truth | 2005, experimental documentary, 10min. | Author | Nultý priestor A4, Bratislava
Radhošť | 2001, feature film, 90 min. | Co-director and Co-producer
Little Janek / malý Janek | 2000, documentary, 23 min. | Director & Producer | Commissioned by the Czech Television
Good Heart / Latcho jilo | 1998, short film, 8 min. | Director | First short film broadcasted in the Gypsy language without subtitles in the Czech Television (Public TV)

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