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FESTIVALS: Czechs Launch Festival Honouring Doc Filmmaker Pavel Koutesky Featured

2018-05-18
When the War Comes by Jan Gebert When the War Comes by Jan Gebert

PRAGUE: A new Czech-German film festival of documentary films, Elbe Dock, created in connection with the 12th edition of the Pavel Koutecky Award, is bringing contemporary Czech and German documentaries to two cities near the Czech-German border, Usti nad Labem and Dresden.

Koutecky was a well-liked documentary filmmaker who died in 2006 while making a film about the risks taken by people who climb skyscrapers. He had numerous awards, including nominations for the European Film Awards and the LUX Prize.

The festival takes place 16-20 May 2018 in Usti nad Labem and moves to Dresden 24-26 May.

Five full-length and three short documentaries have been selected by the jury, out of 83 film submitted:

When the War Comes / Až přijde válka
Directed by. Jan Gebert

God forsaken / Bohu žel
Directed by Saša Dlouhý

Nothing Like Before / Nic jako dřív
Directed by Lukáš Kokeš & Klára Tasovská

The Lust for Power / Mečiar
Directed by Tereza Nvotová

The Russian Job / Švéd v žigulíku
Directed by Petr Horký

Bo Hai
Directed by Dužan Duong

Transformations / Vapors / Melanosis / Transformace/Výpary/Melanosis
Directed by Michal Kindernay

Prague. A foreigners perspective / Praha očima cizinců
Directed by Daria Kashcheeva

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