FESTIVALS: Czechs Launch Festival Honouring Doc Filmmaker Pavel Koutesky

    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