About the Films | About the Filmmakers

Matej Mináč 
Born 1961 in Bratislava, Slovakia
Film director, Producer, Writer
Graduated in film directing at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU)


 
 


Most significant projects:

Nicholas Winton – The Power of Good 
documentary film shot in English 35mm Dolby Digital 62 min.

Prizes: 

  • WINNER of 2002 INTERNATIONAL EMMY 
  • AWARD for outstanding documentary program
    “Special Mention” at the 19th Troia Int´l Film Festival
    (Portugal) 
  • TRILOBIT Prize (Czech Republic), 
  • Slovak Film Critic´s Prize and Prize IGRIC,
  • Prix of the Nine Gates Film Festival (Czech Republic), 
  • the First Award – Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (Poland) 
  • the Audience Awards - Washington Jewish Film Festival
    Miami Jewish Film Festival


 


WINNER of 2002 INTERNATIONAL EMMY 
 


Most important film festivals: 

  • Closing night gala film of the Palm Springs Int´l Film Festival, USA, 
  • Official documentary competition Karlovy Vary Int´l Film Festival, 
  • Vancouver Film Festival (the 12th most popular film of the festival rated by the audience), 
  • Haifa Film Festival
  • Leipzig Film Festival for Documentary, 
  • Barbican Film Season, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 
  • Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, 
  • Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, 
  • closing film of Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 
  • Brighton Jewish Film Festival Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, 
  • Cleveland Int´l Film Festival. 

All My Loved Ones (Všichni moji blízcí) feature film

(Czech/Polish/Slovak/German cooproduction, supported by EUROIMAGES  The film tells an authentic story of a Czech Jewish family from which only the ten-year-old son survives the holocaust thanks to the Winton rescue mission. British actor Rupert Graves plays the part of Winton. The film was screened on more than sixty film festivals and won twelve prizes. The film is currently in DVD and video distribution in USA. www.allmylovedones.com

 
 


PRIZES: 

Slovak Republic nomination for the Academy Award Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, for the best foreign film, OSCAR; XVI; Troia International Film Festival – Portugal – Prix of the Jury, Grand Prix - International Film Festival Sedona,(USA); Annual Czech Film Prize (Czech Lion) for Jiri Bartoska for the best supporting actor (Czech Rep.), Award of the Slovak Television  Union and the Literary Fund Igric 2000 for best editing and photography (Slovakia) 

AUDIENCE AWARDS (Best Feature): 

  • Nortel  International Palm Springs Film festival – USA  (was rated by the audience as the second best  film of the 180 films in the competition),  
  • Finale Plzen – Czech Republic,  
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival,  
  • Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival,  
  • Festivals of Festivals - Palm Springs  2001) and 
  • Würzburg Film Festival  (Germany, 2002), 
  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival  (2002). 
  • European distributor has been Kirch Media  and film was dubbed into German for ZDF TV.  

Four Angry Men (Čtyři rozhněvaní muži) feature film 

(Awarded the Critic‘s Prize at Trutnov Festival of Comedy) 

I’m Shooting from up on a Branch and I feel Great ( Natáčam na konári a je mi dobre) 

a film documentary about Juraj Jakubisko with Frederico Fellini and Giulietta Massina 
The film was presented at the Czechoslovak Film Festivals in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and was broadcasted on French and Italian Televisions. 

> numerous film portraits of notable Czechs for the series GEN and GENUS for Czech Television

Tomáš Bata, Adolf Born, Emil Zátopek, Jan Svoboda, Břetislav Pojar, Miroslav Holub

> artistic documentaries
large-screen audio visual programmes and short action films:

Casanova, An Ambiguous Trip to the End of the World (Nejasná cesta na konec světa), Trails (Stopy) (awarded the Red Cross Prize in Varna), A Slovak Day in Paris  (Jeden den Slováka v Pariži) (shot in French) 

> a five-part TV series The Magic of Photography about the foremost Czech photographers

(Jan Saudek, Karol Kallay and others) Produced by KODAK and by Slovak Television. 

> directed the Riddles (Hádanky) a visual part of the National Theater‘s Laterna Magica multi-media ballet performance 

> artistic documentaries and music films: I Was Born a Prague Jew( Narodila jsem se v Praze jako Židovka), The Reconstruction of a  Family Album (with Jiří Menzel) (Rekonstrukce rodinného alba), Hebrew Meditation (Hebrejská meditace), Musica Yudaica Doc.

Patrik Pašš
Born 1948
Editor, Professor at the  Academy of Arts in  Bratislava (VŠMU), TRIGON Production s.r.o. Producer and film editor

 
   


Most important projects: 

Nicholas Winton – The Power of Good documentary film shot in English 35mm Dolby Digital 64 min. 

Prizes: WINNER of 2002 INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD for outstanding documentary program “Special Mention” at the 19th Troia Int´l Film Festival (Portugal)  TRILOBIT Prize (Czech Republic), Slovak Film Critic´s Prize  and Prize IGRIC,  Prix of the Nine Gates Film Festival (Czech Republic),  the First Award – Warsaw Jewish Film Festival (Poland)  the Audience Awards - Washington Jewish Film Festival Miami Jewish Film Festival  

Most important film festivals: 

Closing night gala film of the Palm Springs Int´l Film Festival, USA, Official documentary competition Karlovy Vary Int´l Film Festival, Vancouver Film Festival (the 12th most popular film of the festival rated by the audience), Haifa Film Festival, Leipzig Film Festival for Documentary, Barbican Film Season, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, closing film of Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Brighton Jewish Film Festival Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Cleveland Int´l Film Festival. 

All My Loved Ones (Všichni moji blízcí) feature film

(Czech/Polish/Slovak/German cooproduction, supported by EUROIMAGES  The film tells an authentic story of a Czech Jewish family from which only the ten-year-old son survives the holocaust thanks to the Winton rescue mission. British actor Rupert Graves plays the part of Winton. The film was screened on more than sixty film festivals and won twelve prizes. The film is currently in DVD and video distribution in USA. www.allmylovedones.com


 
 
     


PRIZES: 

Slovak Republic nomination for the Academy Award Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, for the best foreign film, OSCAR; XVI; Troia International Film Festival – Portugal – Prix of the Jury, Grand Prix - International Film Festival Sedona,(USA); Annual Czech Film Prize (Czech Lion) for Jiri Bartoska for the best supporting actor (Czech Rep.), Award of the Slovak Television  Union and the Literary Fund Igric 2000 for  editing and photography (Slovakia) 

ADIENCE AWARDS (Best Feature): 

Nortel  International Palm Springs Film festival – USA  (was rated by the audience as the second best  film of the 180 films in the competition),  Plzen Film Festival – Czech Republic, Washington  Jewish Film Festival, Sao Paulo Jewish Film  Festival, Festivals of Festivals - Palm Springs  2001) and Wurzburg Film Festival  (Germany, 2002), Atlanta Jewish Film Festival  (2002) European distributor has been Kirch Media  and film was dubbed into German for ZDF TV.  

The Millennial Bee (Tisícročná včela)  

The Catholic Film Center Award at the International Film Festival in Venetia 1983, Golden Fenix an the International Film Festival in Venetia 1983, Award of the Federation of Critics, Award for the Best Film at the IFF in Seville, Unicef Award Belgrade, Award of Czechoslovak Journalists, Award of the Plzeň Festival, Paľo Bielik Award 1983, Award of Czechoslovak Film Critics 1983, Winner of the enquiry on the best film of the 80´, Prague, Nomination for the CSSR, Nomination for the Academy Award Motion Pictures & Science for the best overseas film in 1984 USA

 
 
     


The Feather Fairy
(Perinbaba)  

Film Center Award at IFF in Venetia, Award of Young Viewers at IFF  Jeune public Laon, Grand Prix
UNICEF,
Award of the Audience for the best film at FEST´86 Belgrade festival, Honorary Recognition and a Plaque RAI II. at the IFF Venetia, Award of the Jury at the Cine de GION Festival, Special Award of the Jury at the Children Film Festival Gottwaldov, Grand Prix at the Rimousky Festival, Canada, Award for artistic arrangement at the FČSF Mariánské Lázně 1986. Paľo Bielik Award 1986, Special Award at the 1st International Presentation of films for children and juveniles in Buenos Aires Mare del Plata 1987 

I Am Sitting on a Branch and I Am Fine (Sedím na konári a je mi dobre)  

Le Prix du Jury and Alsace Media de Strasbourg Award – France, Honorary Recognition RAI II. At IFF Venetia, Grand Prix at IFF Moscow, Martin Frič FFP Award, Special Award of Jury at the CS Film Presentation, Bratislava 

The Children of the Wind Grand Prix ACADEMIA FILM in Olomouc 

The Angel of Mercy (Anjel milosrdenstva) 

Reward of the Slovak Film Association and the Slovak Literary Fund for production and photography, Award of Slovak Film Critics, Festival Price on the 2nd Balaton Festival in Keszthely, Hungary 1994, Prix Europa 1994 – award for the best European dramatic program of the year awarded by the European Council Berlin; Award for the best artistic performance MAGNOLIA at TVF Shanghai, Nomination of the SR for the Academy Award Motion Pictures & Sciences for the best overseas film in 1994, USA, OSCAR

 
 
     


Paper Heads
(Papierové hlavy)  

Febiofest Award for the best documentary film in Olomouc, Grand Prix of the II. Festival of film clubs in Banská Bystrica, Special Price of Jury on the film festival in Karlove Vary; TRILOBIT 96 – FITES, KRISTIAN Price for the best document; 97, GOLDEN SPIRE 1997 Grand Prix for documentary film of the Golden Gate Competition San Francisco, USA. Special Award of the Slovak Television Credits´ Union and the Literary Fund Igric 1997 for film editing. 

Martina Štolbová – Executive producer  
Born 1965 
Producer

Università per gli Stranieri di Siena, Italy 
History of Arts 
Barrandov Studios – AFM Lighting Ltd. – Office Manager 
The Educational and Cultural Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague
- Culture Director 
Beit Simcha - Culture Coordinator 
W.I.P.s.r.o. – Executive Producer 

Most significant projects 

Nicholas Winton – The Power of Good