In Film Praha s.r.o. is a Prague based film production company producing both domestic and foreign audio-visual content, which is not only appealing to audiences, but which likewise artistically contributes to the world of cinema. In Film is proud to be the first and only company specialising in co-production of Czechoslovak feature films.
Founded in 1993 by an experienced Slovak producer Rudolf Biermann, In Film has since produced over 40 films, including 4 Slovak and 2 Czech Entries for Academy Awards, and which were awarded a total of 33 Czech National Film Awards, 21 Slovak National Film Awards and 2 EFA Nominations.More
Amongst these are artistically successful films by the following directors:
- The Garden (KVIFF 1995, RIFF 1995, Cottbus IFF 1995, 6 Czech National Film Awards)
- Orbis Pictus (KVIFF 1997)
- Gypsy (Jury Award KVIFF 2011, TIFF 2011, BFI 2011, 6 Slovak National Film Awards)
- The Interpreter (Jury Prize AJFF 2019, Best Film Award Haifa IFF 2019, 6 Slovak National Film Awards)
- The Man with Hare Ears (Ecumenical Jury and Best Director Awards Warsaw IFF 2020)
- King of Thieves (Phoenix FF 2005, Nuremberg FF 2005, 4 Czech National Film Awards)
- All My Loved Ones (Palm Springs IFF 1999, AJFF 1999, 1 Czech National Film Award)
Držitel Oscara Jiří Menzel
- I served the King of England (Berlinale Competition & FIPRESCI Award 2007, EFA 2007 Best Film Nominee, 5 Czech National Film Awards, 1 Slovak National Film Award, #1 CZ box office 2006)
- Kawasaki’s Rose (EFA 2010 Best Composer Nominee, Berlinale CICAE & Ecumenical Jury Award, 2 Czech National Film Awards)
- Innocence (2 Czech National Film Awards, KVIFF)
- The Prominent Patient (Berlinale Panorama Special, Montreal FF 2017, record-breaking 12 Czech National Film Awards, 8 Slovak National Film Awards)
- The Glass Room (UK Jewish FF 2019, AJFF 2020)
In addition to critically acclaimed films, the company has also produced many box office hits, including:
- Fountain for Susanne II. (dir. Dušan Rapoš, #1 SK box office 1993)
- From Subway with Love (dir. Filip Renč, #1 CZ box office 2005)
- The Holiday Makers (dir. Jiří Vejdělek, Tribeca IFF, #2 CZ box office 2006)
- Shameless (dir. Jan Hřebejk, #2 CZ box office 2008)
- The True Story of Juro Jánošík and Tomáš Uhorčík (dir. Agnieszka Holland, #1 SK box office 2009)
- Novel for Men (dir. Tomáš Bařina, #3 CZ box office 2010)
- Revival (dir. Alice Nellis, KVIFF Audience Award 2013, #3 CZ box office 2013)
- The Scumbag (dir. Mariana Čengel Solčanská & Rudolf Biermann, #1 SK box office 2020, third most successful film & fourth most successful first weekend entries in Slovakia)
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Rudolf Biermann was born on the 20th of April 1958 in Trenčín, Slovakia. Following his graduation with a PhD in Law at the Komenského Faculty of Law in Bratislava, he wandered off from the world of law to fulfil his creative dreams. He began to work as a production assistant at the Koliba film studios in Bratislava. From a young age, and thanks to his foreign language skills, he was able to get involved with a number of not only domestic but also foreign film productions.More
He has been working as an independent film producer since 1990, which lead him to establish his own film production company In Film Praha s.r.o. in 1993. Between 1995 up until 1999 he acted as the General Manager of the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary and brought it to its international fame.
Martin Šulík is the leading and most famous contemporary Slovak director, who was born in 1962 in Žilina, Northern Slovakia. In the years 1981-1986 he studied film and television at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, and since 1994 he has been working at the same school and department as a teacher.
He has directed and co-produced number of successful and acclaimed feature films, that have been screened at many international film festivals. Three of his films produced with In Film were Slovak candidates for the American Film Academy Awards – Oscars.
Most recently, he has received the Best Director Grand Prix Award for the film The Interpreter and the Best Director Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival for The Man with Hare Ears, which is set to release in February 2021.
He collaborated with In Film on:
- The Man with Hare Ears
- The Interpreter
- Everything I Like
- Orbis Pictus
- The Garden
Michal Viewegh, who was born in 1962 in Prague, is one of the most successful Czech novelists. He spent his childhood and youth in the provincial Sázava. In 1988 he graduated from the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague, majoring in Czech language and literature – pedagogy and then worked as a teacher at a primary school in Zbraslav. He joined the then still famous publishing house The Czechoslovak Writer on Národní třída, which he left in 1995 to work as a freelancing novelist.
In Film produced films and theatre plays based on his novels:
- The Novel for Men
- The Holy Quaternity
- The Case of Unfaithful Clara
- From Subway with Love
- The Holiday Makers
Jan Hřebejk was born in 1967 in Prague and is one of the best Czech directors of his generation. Each of his new film is eagerly awaited by the Czech and Slovak film audiences. He made his directing debut in 1993, titled Jackal Years, which became the most successful film of the year and earned Hřebejk the Czech Lion Award for the Best Director.
The end of the 1990s represents the most successful period of Hřebejk’s work. In a traditional collaboration with a screenwriter Petr Jarchovský, he directed films Cozy Dens, We Must Help Each Other and Pupendo. In addition to feature films, Hřebejk also occasionally directs theatre plays at the Pod Palmovkou Theater in Prague and commercials and documentaries.
Jan Hřebejk and In Film are now developing another film project and you definitely have something to look forward to!
Hřebejk worked with In Film on:
- The Holy Quaternity
- Kawasaki’s Rose
Alice Nellis, born in 1971, studied screenwriting at FAMU, Prague. Today, she is a well-known and acclaimed theatre and film director, whose plays and films have won number of national and international awards. Her first feature film was Ene bene from 2000 won the FAMU Festival Award for Best Screenplay and the Best Film Award at the San Francisco IFF. In 2002, her film Trip was awarded with the Czech National Film Award for Best Screenplay and Critics Award, as well as with the Best New Director Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Her other successful and acclaimed films include Secrets and Mamas & Papas.
She cooperated with In Film on:
- Perfect Days
Julius is a film director born in Prague in 1978. He first drew attention to himself with a four-minute film Spiral (1997) during his studies at NYU. He graduated from Prague FAMU with his first feature film Restart (2005). His next film was the thriller Normal, for which he received the Best Director Award at the Shanghai IFF and which was also screened at several international festivals including Taipei, Mannheim-Heidelberg, Moscow, Bergamo and others.
His most interesting achievement so far is the feature film The Prominent Patient, awarded with record breaking 12 Czech National Film Awards in 2016, and which was also screened at the IFF Berlinale Panorama, IFF Montreal, IFF Miami and many other international festivals. Most recently he directed The Glass Room, based on the international bestseller, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, by the British author Simon Mawer. He is currently developing a new historical film project in collaboration with In Film.
Julius collaborated with In Film on:
- The Glass Room
- A Prominent Patient