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Radim Procházka

Radim Procházka

Director, screenwriter, producer, mentor

Prominent Czech film and TV producer. Long-term professional partner of Karel Vachek. He is signed under more than 10 feature films, including 5 fictions, that received many Czech and international awards. He is member of European Film Academy and Producer on the Move 2011. Since 2012 he a mentor of directing courses at international department of Prague´s film school FAMU. He is focusing on international co-productions and on films by debut-making directors, as well as Czech classic Karel Vachek (retrospectives at e. g. KVIFF, Pacific Film Archive, National Gallery of Art in Washington, e.g. film-novel OBSCURANTIST AND HIS LINEAGE, 2012, e.g. CPH:DOX 2011 competition section), who´s new film COMMUNISM about illusoriness of political revolutions is now in production. The mysterious comedy SCHMITKE, debut by Stepan Altrichter, filmed in co-production with Germany, premiered in Busan, won Best Debut at Cottbus IFF and 2 Czech Lions – main national film Award. Debut DUST OF THE GROUND (fiction, d. Vít Zapletal); one villa, one family facing fathers stroke, was premiered at East of the West Competition at KVIFF 2015 and nominated for Czech Film Critics Award for the Best script. KOUDELKA SHOOTING HOLY LAND (doc., d. Gilad Baram), German-Czech portrait of acclaimed Czech photographer Josef Koudelka most recently won FIFA The Essay Film Award. Resently working with Latvian producer Guntis Trekteris (e.g. Close Relations by Vitalij Manskij) and director Davis Simanis (e.g. Escaping Riga, IDFA 2014) on feature essay from Latvian-Russian border D IS FOR DIVISON. His docu-drama script TELEVISION WILL BE!, (d. Jan Bušta) is a pseudo single shot film about the beginning of TV broadcasting under the Czechoslovak comunist regime of the 1950s. While his most up-dated directorial afford pop-science doc WHOSE IS MY CHILD (co-d. Marek Duda) was awarded as Best Czech Film at AFO Olomouc IFF 2014.

Selected filmography:
2016 Jmenuji se Hladový Bizon | My Name is Hungry Buffalo (producer, doc., dir. Pavel Jurda)
2015 Koudeka fotografuje Svatou zemi | Koudelka Shooting Holy Land (co-producer, doc, dir. Gilad Barama)
2015 Prach | Dust of the Groud (producer, fiction, dir. Vít Zapletal)
2014 Schmitke | Schmitke (co-producer, fiction, dir. Štěpán Altrichter
2014 Televise bude! | Television will be! (scripwriter, docu-drama, dir. Jan Bušta,)
2014 Čí je moje dítě | Whose is My Child (producer, co-dir.)
2012 Křehká identita | Fragile Indentity (co-producer, doc, dir. Zuzana Piussi, SVK, CZE)
2012 Pupek nebe | Navel of the Sky (doc, dir.)
2011 Rodina je základ státu | Long Live the Family! (producer, feature, dir. Robert Sedlacek)
2011 Tmář a jeho rod | Obscurantist and his Lineage (producer, documentary feature, dir. Karel Vachek)
2011 24 | 24 (co-director)
2010 Největší z Čechů | The Greatest Czechs (producer, feature, dir. Robert Sedlacek)

Selected awards:
2017 The Essay Film Award, FIFA Montreal – Koudelka Shooting Holy Land 2017 SkyArte Award, Trieste FF – Koudelka Shooting Holy Land
2017 Czech Film Critics Award for Best Script – nomination – Dust of the Groud
2016 Audience Award, Corsica.Doc – Koudelka Shooting Holy Land
2016 Jury Special Mention, Finále Plzeň – Koudelka Shooting Holy Land
2016 Pavla Koutecky Award – nominace – Koudelka Shooting Holy Land
2016 2 Czech Lions for sound and music – Schmitke
2015 Student Jury Award, Finále Plzeň FF – Schmitke
2014 FIPRESCI Award, Schwerin FF – Schmitke
2014 Best Debut, Cottbus IFF – Schmitke
2014 Best Czech Pop-Science Film, AFO Olomouc IFF 2014 – Whose is My Child
2013 Jury Special Mention, Torino IFF – Wolf
2013 Self-appropriators Award: Andrej Stankovič Awards 2013 – Fragile Indetity
2012 One World IFF Bratislava – Best Slovak Doc – Fragile Indetity
2012 Film Critics Award – Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Supporting Actress (Simona Babčáková) – Long Live the Family!
2011 FNE Visegrad Prix, Jihlava IDFF – Obscurantist and His Lineage
2011 Czech Lion: Film Critics and Theoreticians Award – nomination – The Greatest Czechs, Catenaccio á la Drnovice

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