Jan Šípek

Born 12. 1. 1982. He was working for an independent Prague’s radio station for five years, doing late-night interviews and audio-documentaries. Combining sound with photography, he started to study documentary film at Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. In 2008 for half an year on exchange programme at Film and Television Faculty of India, Pune, in 2010 six months at Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis. He is looking after a couple of online projects (e. g. eldar.cz server), he writes, he’s programming and photographing. He’s shot 10 creative documentaries, for others he was working mainly as cameraman.

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movies by student

Fighting the Brain


“I wanted to make a film about three friends of mine who are essential and inspiring for me and with whom I spent a lot of time. I wanted to show their worlds. How I perceive them. I wanted to get as close as possible to them in the film but as one of them »

Koněv Smeltery


During the communist period the Koněv smeltery in Kladno produced “peace steel”, which was meant to be poured down the throats of imperialists. Today in place of the factory there remains an industrial wilderness, in which the poorest inhabitants from the nearby ghettoes collect copper and iron. Bohumil Hrabal and Vladimír Boudník as relevant as »