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18th Annual Pavel Koutecký Award and 7th ELBE DOCK IFF | September 2024

History

The Pavel Koutecký Award was founded in 2007 as an award given to the most original Czech documentary film of the year. The award formed the foundations of the International Documentary Film Festival ELBE DOCK that was established in 2018 in Ústí nad Labem and Dresden (where the Pavel Koutecký Award continues to be awarded). Over the years, it has gradually begun to focus on Central European short films across all genres. In addition to short films, the festival also showcases the most interesting feature debuts and presents a rich accompanying programme, including various industry events for professionals and students.

2023

17th annual Pavel Koutecký Award & 6th ELBE DOCK IFF

Ústí nad Labem | Dresden | 6.–10. 9. 2023

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Pongo Calling (dir. Tomáš Kratochvíl, Czech Republic, 2022, 78 min)

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Serpentis (dir. Sarah Lomenová, Czech Republic, 2022, 18 min)

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND SHORT DOCUMENTARY

The Landscape of Ashes (dir. Eliška Plechatová, Czech Republic, 2022, 5 min)

ELBE DOCK AWARD
FOR THE BEST CENTRAL EUROPEAN SHORT DEBUT

Uncle Vakho's Dream (dir. Joanna Rój, Poland/Georgia, 2022, 22 min)

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Nominated Czech first or second feature documentaries

8th Day of the War (dir. Oksana Moiseniuk, Czech Republic, 2022, 93 min)
a-B-C-D-e-F-G-H-i-JONESTOWN (dir. Jan Bušta, Czech Republic, 2022, 77 min)
Pongo Calling (dir. Tomáš Kratochvíl, Czech Republic/Slovakia/UK, 2022, 78 min)
PSH Neverending Story (dir. Štěpán Vodrážka, Czech Republic, 2022, 70 min)
The Visitors (dir. Veronika Lišková, Czech Republic/Norway/Slovakia, 2022, 83 min)

Nominated Czech first or second short documentaries

Foxy Girls (dir. Maja Penčič, Czech Republic, 2021, 13 min)
I Want to Find Peace in Every Situation (dir. Alan Sýs, Czech Republic, 2022, 15 min)
The Landscape of Ashes (dir. Eliška Plechatová, Czech Republic, 2022, 5 min)
Vox populi (dir. Josef Švejda, Czech Republic, 2022, 20 min)
Serpentis (dir. Sarah Lomenová, Czech Republic, 2022, 18 min)

Nominated Central European short debuts

27 (dir. Flóra Anna Buda, Hungary/France, 2023, 12 min)
A Dead Marriage (dir. Michał Toczek, Poland, 2022, 18 min)
A Goat's Spell (dir. Gerhard Funk, Germany, 2022, 9 min)
Amok (dir. Balázs Turai, Hungary, 2022, 14 min)
At Spiral's End (dir. Eliška Kerbachová, Czech Republic, 2022, 5 min)
Backflip (dir. Nikita Diakur, Germany/France, 2022, 12 min)
Brandon Roi (dir. Romain Jaccoud, Switzerland, 2022, 15 min)
Electra (dir. Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic/France, 2023, 27 min)
Flowers from Another Garden (dir. Jorge Cadena, Switzerland/Colombia, 2022, 15 min)
Handjobs (dir. Andri Hinnen, Daniel Schneider, Switzerland, 2022, 5 min)
Hardly Working (dir. Total Refusal, Austria, 2022, 20 min)
Insight (dir. Emma Braun, Austria, 2022, 20 min)
Juice (dir. Mona Keil, Germany, 2022, 5 min)
Recordings of a Weather Camera (dir. Bernhard Wenger, Austria/Germany, 2023, 18 min)
Rites (dir. Damián Vondrášek, Czech Republic, 2022, 16 min)
Staging Death (dir. Jan Soldat, Austria/Germany, 2022, 8 min)
Strigov (dir. Barbora Berezňáková, Slovakia, 2022, 8 min)
Text Me When You Get Home xx (dir. Niklas Bauer, Germany, 2022, 11 min)
The Devil (dir. Jan Bujnowski, Poland, 2022, 19 min)
The Newt Congress (dir. Matthias Sahli, Immanuel Esser, Switzerland, 2022, 15 min)
The Other End of the Street (dir. Kálmán Nagy, Austria/Hungary, 2022, 22 min)
Uncle Vakho's Dream (dir. Joanna Rój, Poland, 2022, 22 min)
waking up in silence (dir. Daniel Asadi Faezi, Mila Zhluktenko, Germany/Ukraine, 2022, 18 min)
We Had a Thing (dir. Franz Quitt, Austria, 2022, 28 min)
When I'll Be… (dir. Tymoteusz Kałużewski, Poland, 2022, 21 min)

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Pavel Koutecký Award Jury

Barbora Námerová, Benjamin Tuček, Klára Vlasáková

ELBE DOCK Award Jury

Karolína Davidová, Monica Koshka-Stein, Johanna Süß, Kateřina Šafaříková

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2022

16th annual Pavel Koutecký Award & 5th ELBE DOCK IFF

Prague | Ústí nad Labem | Dresden | May 12–21, 2022

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Intensive Life Unit (dir. Adéla Komrzý, Czech Republic, 2021, 76 min)

SPECIAL MENTION
FOR THE CZECH FIRST OR SECOND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

How I Became a Partisan (dir. Vera Lacková, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2021, 90 min)

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND SHORT DOCUMENTARY

JANG (dir. Josef Švejda, Czech Republic, 2022, 28 min)

ELBE DOCK AWARD
FOR THE BEST CENTRAL EUROPEAN SHORT DEBUT

after a room (dir. Naomi Pacifique/Netherlands/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 2021, 21 min)

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Selected Czech first or second feature documentaries

Brotherhood (dir. Francesco Montagner, Czech Republic/Italy/France, 2021, 97 min)
Housing Against Everyone
 (dir. Tomáš Hlaváček, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2021, 93 min)
How I Became a Partisan (dir. Vera Lacková, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2021, 90 min)
Intensive Life Unit (dir. Adéla Komrzý, Czech Republic, 2021, 76 min)
Preparations for Film T (dir. Milan Klepikov, Czech Republic, 2021, 93 min)

Selected Czech first or second short documentaries

Love, Dad (dir. Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2021, 13 min)
JANG (dir. Josef Švejda, Czech Republic, 2022, 28 min)
The Land of the Raven from the Ark (dir. Květa Chaloupková, Czech Republic, 2021, 21 min)
Amplified Silence (dir. Marek Mrkvička, Czech Republic, 2021, 23 min)
Testing Sirens (dir. Hana Slaninová, Czech Republic, 2021, 11 min)

Selected Central Europan short debuts

Can You Still Feel the Butterflies? (dir. Radek Brousil, Kryštof Hlůže, Czech Republic, 2021, 13 min)
Wishaway (dir. Klara von Veegh, Austria, 2021, 21 min)
Mother's Day 
(dir. Patryk Kaflowski, Poland, 2021, 11 min)
Night
 (dir. Ahmad Saleh, Germany/Palestina/Qatar, 2021, 16 min)
Rheum (dir. Kateřina Hroníková, Slovakia, 2021, 28 min)
after a room (dir. Naomi Pacifique, Netherlands/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 2021, 21 min)
The Glory of Terrible Eliz (dir. Eliška Kováříková, Adam Struhala, Czech Republic, 2021, 28 min)
Handbook (dir. Pavel Mozhar, Germany/Belarus, 2021, 26 min)
Rondo (dir. Katharina Rivilis, Germany, 2022, 29 min)
Sisters (dir. Andrea Szelesová, Czech Republic, 2021, 11 min)
Sentinels (dir. Patrick Muroni, Switzerland, 2021, 15 min)
Once Upon a Time in Israel (dir. Weronika Szyma, Poland, 2021, 11 min)
In the Inner Circle (dir. Julia Reiter, Austria, 2021, 29 min)
In Shallow Water (dir. Marek Moučka, Slovakia, 2021, 11 min)
Thing (dir. Malte Stein, Germany, 2021, 5 min)

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Pavel Koutecký Award Jury

Alexandra Bryksa, Marharyta Golobrodska, Alexandr Kozlov, Olga Krykun

ELBE DOCK Award Jury

Malvína Balvínová, Julie Žáčková, Anne Gaschütz, Steffi Rostoski

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2021

15th annual Pavel Koutecký Award & 4th ELBE DOCK IFF

Ústí nad Labem | Dresden | September 28 – October 4, 2021

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Traces of a Landscape (dir. Petr Záruba, Czech Republic, Italy, 2020, 67 min)

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Czechia Deforested (dir. Mikoláš Arsenjev, Czech Republic, 2020, 15 min)

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FIRST OR SECOND SHORT DOCUMENTARY

 Railing (dir. Barbora Sommersová, Czech Republic, 2020, 6 min)

ELBE DOCK AWARD
FOR THE BEST CENTRAL EUROPEAN FEATURE DEBUT

Purple Sea (dir. Amel Alzakout, Khaled Abdulwahed, Germany, 2020, 67 min)

ELBE DOCK AWARD
FOR THE BEST CENTRAL EUROPEAN SHORT DEBUT

Vyraj (dir. Agnieszka Nowosielska, Poland, 2020, 20 min)

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Selected Czech first or second feature documentaries

Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace (dir. Adam Oľha, Jan Daňhel, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2020, 117 min)
White on White 
(dir. Viera Čákanyová, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2020, 74 min)
Traces of a Landscape
 (dir. Petr Záruba, Czech Republic/Italy, 2020, 67 min)
A New Shift
 (dir., Jindřich Andrš, Czech Republic, 2020, 91 min)
Wolves at the Borders 
(dir. Martin Páv, Czech Republic, 2020, 78 min)

Selected Czech first or second short documentaries

Czechia Deforested (dir. Mikoláš Arsenjev, Czech Republic, 2020, 15 min)
Mrs. Happy (dir. Nikola Klinger, Czech Republic, 2020, 16 min)
Pripyat Piano (dir. Eliška Cílková, Czech Republic, 2020, 19 min)
Inside (dir. Viktorie Štěpánová, Czech Republic, 2020, 6 min)
Railing (dir. Barbora Sommersová, Czech Republic, 2020, 6 min)

Selected Central Europan feature debuts

DAU. Natasha (dir. Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel, Germany/Russia/Ukraine/UK, 2020, 145 min)
As Far as I Know (dir. Nándor Lőrincz, Bálint Nagy, Hungary/Romania, 2020, 120 min)
The Last Image (dir. Judith Zdesar, Austria, 2020, 70 min)
Purple Sea (dir. Amel Alzakout, Khaled Abdulwahed, Germany, 2020, 67 min)
Robin's Hood 
(dir. Jasmin Baumgartner, Austria, 2020, 93 min)
Taming the Garden (dir. Salomé Jashi, Switzerland/Georgia/Germany, 2021, 91 min)

 Selected Central Europan short debuts

 Agape (dir. Márk Beleznai, Hungary, 2020, 16 min)
Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon (dir. Adam Martinec, Czech Republic, 2020, 22 min)
Spirits and Rocks: An Azorean Myth (dir. Aylin Gökmen, Switzerland/Portugal, 2020, 14 min)
Vyraj (dir. Agnieszka Nowosielska, Poland, 2020, 20 min)
How to Disappear – Deserting Battlefield (dir. Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf, Austria, 2020, 21 min)
We Have One Heart (dir. Katarzyna Warzecha, Poland, 2020, 12 min)
A Little Bit of Paradise (dir. Andrzej Cichocki, Poland, 2020, 19 min)
AN OCEAN (dir. Paul Scheufler, Germany, 2020, 19 min)
Peel (dir. Silvain Monney, Samuel Patthey, Switzerland, 2020, 15 min)
The Game (dir. Roman Hodel, Switzerland, 2020, 17 min)

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 Pavel Koutecký Award Jury

Veronika Bendová, Ivan Arsenjev, Hana Galiová, Lukáš Černoch, Aleš Loziak

ELBE DOCK Award Jury

Maike Mia Höhne, Marion Bouvier, Luise Grudzinski

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2020

14th annual Pavel Koutecký Award & 3rd ELBE DOCK IDFF

Ústí nad Labem | Dresden | September 1–6, 2020

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

FREM (dir. Viera Čákanyová, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2019, 74 min)

 PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH SHORT DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

S P A C E S (dir. Nora Štrbová, Czech Republic, 2019, 8 min)

ELBE DOCK AWARD
FOR THE BEST CENTRAL EUROPEAN FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

Searching Eva (dir. Pia Hellenthal, Germany, 2019, 84 min)

 SPECIAL MENTION OF THE ELBE DOCK AWARD JURY

Taste of Hope (dir. Laura Coppens, Switzerland, Germany, 2020, 70 min)

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Selected Czech feature debuts

FREM (dir. Viera Čákanyová, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2019, 74 min)
Kiruna – A Brand New World / Kiruna – překrásný nový svět (dir. Greta Stocklassa, Czech Republic, 2019, 87 min)
Moravia, O Fair Land III / Morava, krásná zem III (dir. Petr Šprincl, Czech Republic, 2019, 68 min)
SOLO / SÓLO (dir. Artemio Benki,Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Austria, 2019, 84 min)
VIVA VIDEO, VIDEO VIVA (dir. Adéla Komrzý, Czech Republic, 2019, 85 min)

Selected Czech short debuts

Apparatgeist (dir. Marie-Magdalena Kochová, Czech Republic, 2019, 11 min)
Daily Manure/ Hnůj vezdejší (dir. Nikola Krutilová, Czech Republic, 2019, 24 min)
Forget Me Not / Kdo se se mnou zatočí (dir. Adela Křižovenská, Czech Republic, 2019, 7 min)
M E Z E R Y (dir. Nora Štrbová, Czech Republic, 2019, 8 min)
Why Do I Feel like a Boy? / Proč se cítím jako kluk? (dir. Kateřina Turečková, Czech Republic, 2019, 27 min)

Selected Central Europan feature debuts

Safety123 / Sicherheit123 (dir. Florian Kofler, Julia Gutweniger, Austria/Italy,  2019, 72 min)
Silent Days / Hluché dni (dir. Pavol Pekarčík, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2019, 80 min)
Taste of Hope / Le goût de l’espoir (dir. Laura Coppens, Switzerland/Germany, 2020, 70 min)
ISOLA (dir. Aurelio Buchwalder, Switzerland, 2019, 70 min)
Our Little Poland / Nasza mała Polska (dir. Matěj Bobřík, Poland, 2019, 70 min)
Searching Eva (dir. Pia Hellenthal, Germany, 2019, 84 min)
Lost Home / Stratený domov (dir. Juraj Mravec, Slovakia, 2019, 75 min)

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 Pavel Koutecký Award Jury

Michal Hogenauer, Štěpán Hulík, Lenka Lindaurová, Pavel Mrkus

 ELBE DOCK Award Jury

Marta Golba, Mária Môťovská, Hana Blaha Šilarová

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2019

13th annual Pavel Koutecký Award & 2nd ELBE DOCK IDFF

Ústí nad Labem | Dresden | May 27 – June 2, 2019

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

Empire Builders / Budovatelé říše (dir. Andran Abramjan, Czech Republic, 2018, 72 min)

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH SHORT DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

Me, Flamingo / Já, plameňák (dir. Elvíra Dulskaia, Czech Republic, 2018, 15 min)

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD JURY FOR EDITING

Tonička Janková (editor of Inside Mosul / V Mosulu)

ELBE DOCK AWARD
FOR THE BEST CENTRAL EUROPEAN FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

The Last Self-portrait / Posledný autoportrét (dir. Marek Kuboš, Slovakia, 2017/2018, 72 min)

SPECIAL MENTION OF THE ELBE DOCK AWARD JURY FOR PRODUCTION

Maciej Kubicki, Anna Kepinska (producers of Over The Limit)

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 Selected Czech feature debuts

Empire Builders / Budovatelé říše (dir. Andran Abramjan, Czech Republic, 2018, 72 min)
Central Bus Station (dir. Tomáš Elšík, Czech Republic, 2018, 75 min)
King Skate (dir. Šimon Šafránek, Czech Republic, 2018, 79 min)
Inside Mosul / V Mosulu (dir. Jana Andert, Czech Republic, 2018, 83 min)
Vienna Calling (dir. Petr Šprincl, Czech Republic, 2018, 66 min)

Selected Czech short debuts

FAMU: The Beginning / FAMU, nový začátek (dir. Jakub Jelínek, Czech Republic, 2018, 21 min)
Me, Flamingo / Já, plameňák (dir. Elvira Dulskaia, Czech Republic, 2018, 15 min)
On the Edge / Na okraji (dir. Barbora Chalupová, Czech Republic, 2018, 14 min)
puddles, I don’t know / nevím, kaluže (dir. Anna Petruželová, Czech Republic, 2018, 10 min)
Apart / Spolu sami (dir. Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Czech Republic, 2018, 10 min)

Selected Central Europan feature debuts

Are You Sleeping, Brother Jakob? / Bruder Jakob, schläfst du noch? (dir. Stefan Bohun, Austria, 2018, 80 min)
Diagnosis / Diagnoza (dir. Ewa Podgórska, Poland, 2018, 78 min)
Home Games / Domashni Igri (dir. Alisa Kovalenko, Ukraine, Poland, 2018, 86 min)
Born in Evin (dir. Maryam Zaree, Germany, Austria, 2019, 95 min)
The Last Self-portrait / Posledný autoportrét (dir. Marek Kuboš, Slovakia, 2017/2018, 72 min)
A Woman Captured Bernadett (dir. Tuza-Ritter, Hungary, Germany, 2017/2018, 89 min)
Over The Limit (dir. Masta Prus, Poland, Germany, Finland, 2017/2018, 74 min)
Closing Time (dir. Nicole Vögele, Germany, Switzerland, 2018, 116 min)

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Pavel Koutecký Award Jury

žena Filmového kritika, Marek Kráľovský, Richard Loskot, Tereza Bonaventurová

ELBE DOCK Award Jury

Petr Horký, Csaba Bollók, Ágnes Horváth-Szabó

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2018

12th annual Pavel Koutecký Award & 1st ELBE DOCK IDFF

Ústí nad Labem | Dresden | May 16–20, 2018

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

The Russian Job / Švéd v žigulíku (dir. Petr Horký, Czech Republic, 2017, 64 min)

SPECIAL MENTION

Nothing Like Before / Nic jako dřív (dir. Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš, Czech Republic, 2017, 92 min)

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH SHORT DOCUMENTARY DEBUT

Úhorná (dir. Matej Šmelko, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2017, 27 min)

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Selected feature debuts

When the War Comes / Až přijde válka (dir. Jan Gebert, Czech Republic, Croatia, 2018, 76 min
God Forsaken / Bohu žel (dir. Saša Dlouhý, Czech Republic, 2018, 83 min
Nothing Like Before / Nic jako dřív (dir. Klára Tasovská, Lukáš Kokeš, Czech Republic, 2017, 92 min
The Lust for Power / Mečiar (dir. Tereza Nvotová, Slovakia, Czech Republic, 2017, 89 min
The Russian Job / Švéd v žigulíku (dir. Petr Horký, Czech Republic, 2017, 64 min

Selected short debuts

Bo Hai (dir. Dužan Duong, Czech Republic, 2017, 26 min)
Prague: A Foreigners' Perspective / Praha očima cizinců (dir. Daria Kashcheeva, Czech Republic, 2017, 5 min)
Transformations/Vapors/Melanosis / Transformace/Výpary/Melanosis (dir. Michal Kindernay, Czech Republic, 2017, 9 min)
Úhorná (dir. Matej Šmelko, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2017, 27 min)

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Jury

Ivan Zachariáš, Kazma, Markus Krug, Emma Smetana, Janja Prokić, Daniel Pitek

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2017

11th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Továrna | Prague | June 6–10, 2017

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM

5 October (dir. Martin Kollár, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2016, 61 min)

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM

Backstage (dir. Martin Mach, Dominik Truhlář, Czech Republic, 2016, 11 min)

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Selected feature films

5 October (dir. Martin Kollár, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2016, 61 min)
Arms ready / Do zbraně (dir. Barbora Chalupová, Czech Republic, 2016, 39 min)
FC Roma (dir. Rozálie Kohoutová, Tomáš Bojar, Czech Republic, 2016, 75 min)
H*ART ON (dir. Andrea Culková, Czech Republic, 2016, 73 min)

Selected short films

Backstage (dir. Martin Mach, Dominik Truhlář, Czech Republic, 2016, 11 min)
Kittchen - až budu proměněný (dir. Tomáš Šťastný, Czech Republic, 2016, 18 min)
Traces, Fragments, Roots / Stopy, střepy, kořeny (dir. Květa Přibylová, Czech Republic, 2016, 20 min)

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Jury

Tereza Czesany Dvořáková, Julie Kárová, Daniel Moravec, Janek Rubeš, Kateřina Šedá

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2016

10th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 9, 2016

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Dangerous World of Doctor Doleček / Nebezpečný svět Rajka Dolečka (dir. Kristýna Bartošová, Czech Republic, 2015, 72 min)

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM

Kohoutková (dir. Veronika Lišková, Czech Republic, 2015, 7 min)

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Selected feature films

Amerika (dir. Jan Foukal, Czech Republic, 2015, 70 min
Koudelka Shooting Holy Land / Koudelka fotografuje Svatou zemi (dir. Gilad Baram, Germany, Czech Republic, 2015, 72 min)
Mallory (dir. Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic, 2015, 97 min)
The Dangerous World of Doctor Doleček / Nebezpečný svět Rajka Dolečka (dir. Kristýna Bartošová, Czech Republic, 2015, 72 min)
Under the Sun / V paprscích slunce (dir. Vitaly Mansky, Russia/Czech Republic/Germany/North Korea/Latvia, 2015, 106 min)

Selected short films

What to Do While Trains Pass By / Co dělat, když vlaky projíždí (dir. Karl Friis Forchhammer, Czech Republic/Denmark, 2015, 10 min)
Kohoutková (dir. Veronika Lišková, Czech Republic, 2015, 7 min)
Království banánových krabic (dir. Jan Vondráček, Czech Republic, 2015, 9 min)
The Strip / Strip (dir. Kateřina Turečková, Czech Republic, 2015, 10 min)
Everything will End up in a Pine Box / Všechno skončí v jedné bedně (dir. Alžběta Kovandová, Czech Republic, 2015, 18 min)

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Jury

Barbora Stehlíková, Saša Gedeon, Milan Kruml, Ondřej Moravec, Čestmír Suška, Jana Svobodová

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2015

9th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 8, 2015

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

Lean a Ladder Against Heaven / Opři žebřík o nebe (dir. Jana Ševčíková, Czech Republic, 2014, 100 min)

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Selected films

Pit-Hole / Jáma (dir. Jiří Stejskal, Czech Republic, Estonia, 2010, 23 min)
Jenica & Perla (dir. Rozálie Kohoutová, Czech Republic, France, 2015, 72 min)
Into the Clouds We Gaze / K oblakům vzhlížíme (dir. Martin Dušek, Czech Republic, 2014, 66 min)
Lean a Ladder Against Heaven / Opři žebřík o nebe (dir. Jana Ševčíková, Czech Republic, 2014, 100 min)
Long Live Hunting! / Lovu zdar! (dir. Jaroslav Kratochvíl, Czech Republic, 2014, 66 min)
wave vs. shore / vlna vs. břeh (dir. Martin Štrba, Slovensko, Czech Republic, 2014, 88 min)

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Jury

Radka Denemarková, Ondřej Hrab, Ondřej Kamenický, Štěpánka Korytová, Tono Stano

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2014

8th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 10, 2014

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

DK (dir. Bára Kopecká, Czech Republic, 2013, 73 min)

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Selected films

DK (dir. Bára Kopecká, Czech Republic, 2013, 73 min)
Felvidek: Caught in Between / Felvidék – Horná zem
 (dir. Vladislava Plančíková, Slovakia/Czech Republic, 2014, 75 min)
Liebe Indigo (dir. Saša Dlouhý, Czech Republic, 2013, 52 min)
The Analogs / Parta Analog (dir. Martin Dušek, Czech Republic, 2013, 70 min)
Pirating pirates / Pirátské sítě (dir. David Čálek, Jakub Zahradníček, Czech Republic, 2014, 88 min)
Show! (dir. Bohdan Bláhovec, Czech Republic, 2013, 65 min)
The Great Night / Velká noc (dir. Petr Hátle, Czech Republic, 2014, 72 min)

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Jury

Drahomíra Vihanová, Vojtěch Rynda, Hana Kulhánková, Jana Svobodová, Pavel Pohlreich

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2013

7th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 11, 2013

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

Two Nil / Dva nula (dir. Pavel Abrahám, Tomáš Bojar, Czech Republic, 2012, 104 min)

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Selected films

Two Nil / Dva nula (dir. Pavel Abrahám, Tomáš Bojar, Czech Republic, 2012, 104 min)
Chudoba cti netratí
 (dir. Daniela Gébová, Czech Republic, 2012, 53 min)
Fragile Identity / Křehká identita (dir. Zuzana Piussi, Slovakia, Czech Republic, 2012, 70 min)
New Life of a Family Album / Nový život (dir. Adam Oľha, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2012, 77 min)
On Decency / O slušnosti (dir. Radovan Síbrt, Czech Republic, 2012, 52 min)
The Story of Mr. Love / Otázky pana Lásky (dir. Dagmar Smržová, Czech Republic, 2013, 75 min)
The Darkness Under the Lamp / Pod lampou je tma (dir. Kristýna Bartošová, Czech Republic, 2012, 29 min)
Free Smetana / Svobodu pro Smetanu (dir. Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda, Czech Republic, 2013, 52 min)
Burning / Umanutá (dir. Miroslav Janek, Czech Republic, 2012, 58 min)
Life with Jester / Život s Kašparem (dir. Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic, 2013, 89 min)

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Jury

Jiří Havelka, Petra Hůlová, Ondřej Hrab, Zuzana Raušová, Milada Šírová

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2012

6th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 13, 2012

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Tripoint / Trojmezí (dir. Klára Řezníčková, Czech Republic, 2012, 59 min)

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Selected films

Love in the Grave / Láska v hrobě (dir. David Vondráček, Czech Republic, 2012, 79 min)
My Folc Costume / Mein Kroj (dir. Martin Dušek, Czech Republic, 2011, 26 min)
Into Oblivion / Mrtvá trať (dir. Šimon Špidla, Czech Republic, 2011, 52 min)
Solar Eclipse / Pod sluncem tma (dir. Martin Mareček, Czech Republic, 2011, 81 min)
Roxanne (dir. Veronika Mikalová, Czech Republic, 2011, 22 min)
Private Universe / Soukromý vesmír (dir. Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic, 2011, 83 min)
Trafacka: Temple of Freedom / Trafačka – chrám svobody (dir. Saša Dlouhý, Roman Vávra, Czech Republic, 2011, 75 min)
The Tripoint / Trojmezí (dir. Klára Řezníčková, Czech Republic, 2012, 59 min)
Věra 68
 (dir. Olga Sommerová, Czech Republic, 2012, 90 min)
Race to the Bottom / Závod ke dnu (dir. Vít Janeček, Czech Republic, 2011, 82 min)

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Jury

Jaroslav Rudiš, Michal Hladík, Lenka Lovicarová, Jana Svobodová, Marie a Matěj Svitákovi

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2011

5th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 6, 2011

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

Earthlings, who are you voting for? / Pozemšťané, koho budete volit? (dir. o. s. Inventura documentary workhsop participants and Linda Jablonská, Czech Republic, 2010, 30 min)

SPECIAL MENTION

music group Dva (for the soundtrack of Bear Islands and All for the Good of the World and Nosovice!)

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Selected films

Czech Granada / Česká Granada (dir. Jan Papoušek, Czech Republic, 2010, 50 min)
Filmmaker, Fan, Freak / Filmař, fanoušek, podivín (dir.  Kateřina Mikulcová, Czech Republic, 2010, 59 min)
For Semafor (dir. Miroslav Janek, Czech Republic, 2010, 73 min)
Bear Islands / Medvědí ostrovy (dir. Martin Ryšavý, Czech Republic, 2010, 62 min)
Matchmaking Mayor / Nesvatbov (dir. Erika Hníková, Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2010, 72 min)
Earthlings, who are you voting for? / Pozemšťané, koho budete volit? (dir. o. s. Inventura documentary workhsop participants and Linda Jablonská, Czech Republic, 2010, 30 min)
All for the Good of the World and Nosovice! / Vše pro dobro světa a Nošovic (dir. Vít Klusák, Czech Republic, 2010, 82 min)

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Jury

Radim Špaček, Irena Hejdová, Ondřej Hrab, Lenka Lovicarová, Marie Rumlová

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2010

4th annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 7, 2010

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

Country of Dreams / Země snů (dir. Martin Ryšavý, Czech Republic, 2009, 57 min)

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Selected films

59/184/84 (r. Lukáš Kokeš, Czech Republic, 2009, 24 min)
Czech Peace / Český mír (r. Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda, Czech Republic, 2010, 89 min)
I Love My Boring Life / Mám ráda nudný život (r. Jan Gogola ml., Czech Republic, 2009, 26 min)
Heaven, Hell / Nebe Peklo (r. David Čálek, Czech Republic, 2009, 82 min)
Phantom of Liberty II / Přízrak svobody II (r. Karel Žalud, Czech Republic, Germany, 2009, 57 min)
All That Glitters / Mlčeti zlato (r. Tomáš Kudrna, Czech Republic/Kyrgyzstan, 2009, 99 min)
My Neighbour Killed Heydrich / Šil jsem u Kubiše (r. Pavel Štingl, Czech Republic, 2010, 57 min)
Country of Dreams / Země snů (dir. Martin Ryšavý, Czech Republic, 2009, 57 min)
Coal in the Soul / Ženy SHR
 (r. Martin Dušek, Ondřej Provazník, Czech Republic, 2010, 58 min)

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Jury

Miroslav Janek, Jitka Rudolfová, Kateřina Bartošová, Jana Svobodová, Jiří Fidranský

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2009

3rd annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 8, 2009

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Unwelcome / Nevítaní (dir. Tomáš Škrdlant, Czech Republic, 2009, 95 min)

SPECIAL MENTION

Forgotten Transports to Poland / Zapomenuté transporty do Polska (dir. Lukáš Přibyl, Czech Republic, 2009, 85 min)

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Selected films

Czech RAPublic / Česká RAPublika (dir. Pavel Abrahám, Czech Republic, 2008, 90 min)
Colour Symphonist and Painter of the Cosmos / František Kupka – Symfonik barev a malíř kosmu (dir. Daniela Gébová, Czech Republic, 2008, 32 min)
Gyumri (dir. Jana Ševčíková, Czech Republic, 2008, 68 min)
The Unwelcome / Nevítaní (dir. Tomáš Škrdlant, Czech Republic, 2009, 95 min)
René (dir. Helena Třeštíková, Czech Republic, 2008, 83 min)
Seven Lights / Sedm světel (dir. Olga Sommerová, Czech Republic, 2008, 57 min)
Forgotten Transports to Poland / Zapomenuté transporty do Polska (dir. Lukáš Přibyl, Czech Republic, 2009, 85 min)

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Jury

Ondřej Hrab, Michaela Klečková, Lubor Tůma, Alena Čechová, Petr Zelenka

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2008

2nd annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theater | Prague | June 10, 2008

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Tadpole, the Rabbit and the Holy Spirit / Pulec, králík a Duch svatý (dir. Filip Remunda, Czech Republic, 2007, 26 min)

Selected films

History of Jaroslav Šabata / Dějiny Jaroslava Šabaty (dir. Vít Janeček, Czech Republic, 2007, 52 min)
Home / Domov (dir. Margareta Hrůza, Czech Republic, 2008, 56 min)
Fish'n'Pills / Hormonální akvárium (dir. Tereza Tara, Czech Republic, 2007, 20 min)
Forgotten Transports / Zapomenuté transporty (dir. Lukáš Přibyl, Czech Republic, 2007/2008, 85 min)
Report from Lodz / Zpráva o Lodži (dir. Pavel Štingl, Czech Republic, 2008, 90 min)

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Jury

Hana Jemelíková, Jana Svobodová, Jiří Peňás, Bohuslav Šír, Adam Oľha

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 2007

1st annual Pavel Koutecký Award

Archa Theatre | Prague | June 7, 2007

PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD
FOR THE BEST CZECH DOCUMENTARY FILM

A Low-level Flight / Nízký let (dir. Jan Šikl, Czech Republic, 2006, 52 min)

Selected films

The Caique's Flight Against the Wind / Let čajky proti větru (dir. Jaroslava Panáková, Czech Republic, 2005, 15 min)
Jan Křížek, Sculptures and Bees / Jan Křížek - Sochy a včely (dir. Martin Řezníček, Czech Republic, 2005, 59 min)
Source / Zdroj (dir. Martin Mareček, Czech Republic, 2005, 77 min)

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Jury

Ondřej Hrab, Ondřej Štindl, Hana Jemelíková, Jarmila Poláková, Igor Blaževič, Bohuslav Šír