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The Czech Film Avant-Garde

The Czech film avant-garde. A unique artistic direction of the 1920s and 1930s with great persons of Czech culture like Vitezslav Nezval, Jaroslav Seifert, Alexander Hackenschmied, Jan Kucera and many others being mentioned. However, is it really a forgotten landmark of the Czech cinematography or an artificial construct, created subsequently by film history? A one-hour science documentary by Libor Nemeskal about the films that 'perish and die when exposed to the daylight'.

  • Libor Nemeskal
  • Libor Nemeskal
  • Libor Nemeskal
  • Jiří Krejčík
    Key Cast
  • Otakar Vávra
    Key Cast
  • Luděk Randár
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    History, Film, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    January 29, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    Czech Republic
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Intendence Film Festival
    United States
    June 25, 2015
    World Premiere
  • MFDF Jihlava
    Czech Republic
    March 10, 2015
    East Silver Selection
  • Whitechapel Gallery
    United Kingdom
    February 11, 2015
    The Czech Avatnt-Garde Now Selection
  • British Universities Film and Video Council
    United Kingdom
    March 4, 2017
Distribution Information
  • UTB Shorts
    Country: Czech Republic
    Rights: Video on Demand, Paid TV
  • Kouzelná animace, s.r.o.
    Country: Czech Republic
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Libor Nemeskal

Libor Nemeškal is a Czech film producer, editor and lecturer. Since 2003, he has participated in the production of more than one hundred audiovisual projects of different styles and genres. Many of them have been awarded or selected for international festivals (like IFF Cannes, IAFF Annecy etc.). Nowadays, Libor works as an editor and creative producer in studio Kouzelná and teaches at Tomas Bata Univerzity in Zlín. Libor Nemeškal is also a Czech ambassador of the European Animation Awards, a co-founder of the Czech animation Council (RAF), member of film committee within the Czech Registry of Artistic Records (RUV) and active member of several professional associations (CEEA, AFS, ASAF, CILECT…).

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