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FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE

Bára Kopecká – Kašťáková

Bára Kopecká – Kašťáková

Teacher, director, editor, editor

Bára works as director, editor, screenwriter, dramaturgist, film teacher and writer. She graduated from FAMU Editing department. And worked several years as the head of the department. She also spent several years abroad and worked for a number of film productions in Canada and United States. She now continues teaching at FAMU and FAMU International.

Directing and editing:
Since 1993 she has been working with production and TV companies in Prague: Czech Television, World Circle Foundation, JAM media, HeraFilm, Rasta production, Eurofilm, Max prod., MGB, Lacina&Polák99, Jiná vlna, Pragafilm, a-news, etc.
in Vancouver: North American Pictures, ACE Production
in Toronto: Chum Citytv, FashionTV, StarTV, ComProd, MuchMusic, Canadian Learning Television
in New York: Trafikafilms, Deborka Ltd., New Media, The Five Points Company.

Scriptwriting and dramaturgy:
Judge them!, dramaturgist and screenwriter of TVshow, TV Barrandov, 2008-9
The Second Front, co-author of screenplay, 52 min, Deborka Ltd. New York, 2001 (Award: The National Foundation for Jewish Culture)
Encounters, screenwriter, 6 min, CityTv, Toronto 2000
Vancouver, screenwriter, 30 min, ČT/Rasta prod. 1999

Teaching:
2002-2005 chair of editing department FAMU
Prague Center For Further Education, 2003,
Cinema Studies 2002-2005,
FAMU For Foreigners 2002-2005,
Famu International 2009-today
Guest lectures:: Middlesex University, London 2003
Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Lisabon 2003
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham 2003

Filmography – selected credits:
Director:
Deconstruction, doc, 60 min, in progress
E-bits, 3 docs à 10 min, Herafilm /European comission, 2012
The Stories of The Famous/ Mysterious Deaths, 3 docs à 60 min, ČT/JAM media, 1998-2010
Encounters, 6 min, CityTv, Toronto 2000
Last Stand, Lethal Target, Star Mutiny, trailers, North American Pictures, Vancouver 1999

Editor:
Visions of Europe – Unisono, 5 min, Negativ/Arte 2004
The Second Front, 52 min, Deborka Ltd., NYC 2001 (Award: The National Foundation for Jewish Culture)
As Prime Minister, I would..., 52 min, Canadian Learning Television, Toronto 2000
The Past, 95 min, ČT/WCF 1998 (Ocenění: Taormina Film Fest, Festival International de Cinema da Figueira da Foz, Tout Ecran Geneva)