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Petr Smělík
editor | director | documentary filmmaker

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Petr Smělík, born 1985, graduated from the Film School in Zlín. A pivotal movie for him was the puppet animation, The Tokio Brothers, on which he worked as both the producer and the editor. The film was featured at the 2006 Japan Media Arts Festival and was awarded a prize at the 2007 Tokyo International Anime Fair.

In 2009 Petr edited Přízrak svobody II, a documentary co-produced by Czech Television, Endorfilm and Arte. This film was awarded Special prize as an “audacious experiment with time in a fringe of documentary genre”. The range of Petr`s experience includes editing TV shows, TV films and documentaries.

The series Enclosed World, which features life behind bars, was awarded the prize Czech Joy at MFDF Jihlava 2018.
Petr`s documentary “A Year in a village” is his debut as a director. This project received Best Documentary Film Award at Acampadoc Panamá 2020.

In 2023, Czech Television presented his hour-long documentary, May Day, about the development of this day between 1890 and 1990.

In 2023 Petr also completed Chasing The Wada Dream - a documentary about blockchain education in Africa.

In 2024, CT launched Identity, a documentary series about graphic design, which he edited. He is currently continuing to edit a feature-length documentary for cinemas, which follows this series.

He is currently directing a documentary series on the development of Czech cinema and preparing to shoot a film based on the immersive theatre production There's a life to be lived.
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