occupation: Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Scriptwriter
country: Czech Republic
company: FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Born in 1970, Vít Janeček is a documentary filmmaker, scriptwriter, critic and lecturer. He has graduated from Charles University in Prague (film studies) and FAMU (documentary film). His creative interest consist in considering transversal aspects of reality - science, politics, society and thought, he contributes to various papers. For several years curated film programmes in Roxy and Archa Theatre in Prague and historical retrospectives on Karlovy Vary Film Festival. In 2003, co-founded the Centre for Audiovisual Studies, FAMU, since 2012 leads FAMU International programs. Since 2006 leads also FAMU's training programs in Burma. Selection of films he directed or co-directed: Rodina v poušti / Family in the Desert (1994), V centru filmu, v teple domova / In the Center of Cinema, safe at home (co-director P. Marek, 1997), Houba / Fungus (2000), Bitva o život /Battle for life (2000, co-directed by M. Janek and R. Vávra), Máme NATO? / NATO Inside Our Hearts (2002), Pravidla hry - vymezení prostoru / Rules of the Game - Defining the Space (2004), Dějiny Jaroslava Šabaty / History of Jaroslav Šabata (2008), Dobrodružství Anny Barbory - Mezihra / The Adventure of Anna Barbora - An Interplay, (2008), Ivetka a hora (Ivetka and the Mountain, 2008, Award for Best Czech Documentary Film, Jihlava IDFF), memOry (2010), Skvělá příležitost / Wonderfull Opportunity (2010), Závod ke dnu / Race to the Bottom (2011).