ELBE DOCK AWARD JURY
Petr Horký studied journalism in Prague and photography in London, then worked as a journalist for various newspapers and magazines. He spent a year as a blogger traveling around Asia. He is currently writing for Respekt weekly. In 2017, he directed THE RUSSIAN JOB documentary, which was nominated for a Czech Lion Award for the Best Czech Documentary, and won the Pavel Koutecký Award at last year's ELBE DOCK.
The director and screenwriter graduated in Film and Television Direction at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. His short films, made in cooperation with the legendary Béla Balázs Studio, won numerous awards abroad. His feature film ISKA'S JOURNEY was screened at more than seventy festivals and won over twenty awards.
Ágnes Horváth-Szabó studied law, cultural management, and film. In 2011, she debuted as a producer with FOREST, a short film by Gyorgy Mor Karpati which premiered at the Berlinale Shorts Competition. Her debut as the main producer is NINE MONTH WAR, a feature documentary by Laszlo Csuja which won the Special Jury Award at the Sarajevo film festival in 2018.
PAVEL KOUTECKÝ AWARD JURY
žena Filmového kritika
She was born in August, 1984, to a family of functionaries of a volunteer fire department in a small East Bohemian town. Her range of occupations includes a hospital cleaning lady, a cafeteria worker, and an artillery fortress guide. She can bake bread and milk a goat. However, she has made a name for herself with her blog with hyperbolic commentary on her life with a film critic. This year, she was nominated for the Magnesia Blog of the Year.
Graduated from the Department of Editing at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava. After finishing his studies, directors Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik asked him to edit JANOSIK: A TRUE STORY. He continued working on several award-winning documentaries, animations, live-action films, and commercials. Editing live-action features THE CLEANER (2016) and THE LINE (2018) earned him Slnko v sieti Slovak National Awards.
An artist with a distinctive sensitivity towards architectonic and social features of an environment. His installations comment on today's technical world and address the questions of our existence in this world. They use basic themes that define human experience – light, sun, time, nature, water, growth. Through them, he confronts the real and technical space, but he wants to emphasize their interconnection rather than mutual exclusion. He has been nominated for the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for artists under the age of 35, and he is currently the artistic director of Signal Festival.
She studied photography at the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Jan Evangelista Purkyne. Her photographs often confront old and new architecture, as well as places whose discrepancies feel inappropriate or even unreal. She focuses especially on the reflection of the public space, bizarre situations in architecture and urbanism, and alternative depictions of famous tourist destinations. She currently works as a curator of Galerie Fotografic.