About the festival

The Zlatý Voči Festival is organised annually by the Film Studies Department students at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague. The festival compiles and presents a wide range of audiovisual content created by film-theory-oriented students from Czech and global universities. The goal of the event is to lift the film theory students’ unique potential – their theoretical and historical background helps create distinctly original works of art, which deserve the attention of a wider audience.

On part of the Czech universities, the festival-goers can regularly see films made by students of the Prague Faculty of Arts Film Studies Department, Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture at the Masaryk University in Brno, Department of Theatre and Film Studies at Palace University in Olomouc and by the students of the Center for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU.

Festival’s selection of films will be judged by a jury of film professionals and experts. In the past, the jury has been comprised of the likes of Petr Marek, composer and musician, Mark Ther and Andreas Gajdošík, the Jindřich Chalupecký Award laureates, or esteemed academics of the Film Studies Department, Stanislava Přádná and Ivan Klimeš.

Apart from the film competition show-reels, the two-day festival programme features debates and discussions with film professionals, theoreticians and historians, with an open call for questions and opinions by the audience members.

Regular components of the festival’s evening programme are performances by our favourite musical guests – be it student bands and performers of different genres or the yearly shows by DJ Deleuze or Pudovkinova máma.

The nominees can lift one of our five festival awards:

 

Zlatý Voči (‘The Golden Eyes’) – main festival award, best picture

Objektiv Chrise Markera (‘Chris Marker’s Lens’) – best documentary film

Poškrábaný brejle Kurta Krena (‘Kurt Kren’s Scratched Glasses’) – best avant-garde film

Percepční voko publika (‘The Audience’s Perceptive Eye’) – best film according to the festival visitors

Gaze Jiřího Angera – best audio-visual essay