Tomáš Janáček
Director , Czech Republic

Tomáš was born in Prague and studied Film Studies and Media Studies. In 2019, he completed his directing studies at FAMU. He writes and consults on screenplays, directs for TV, and occasionally publishes articles on culture. 

His student films have participated in international festivals. With his graduation film The Night of the Agama’ he won the award for Best Feature Direction at FAMUFEST and was nominated for the Magnesia Award for Best Student Film. 

Several of his screenplays were supported by The Czech Film Fund. He is currently working on his feature film Nothing Really Happened. With his project Polárka, he participated in the Script Consulting Incubator. 

Tomáš is currently teaching directing at a film-oriented high school, where he is in regular contact with young people. He is also teaching in both the directing and documentary departments at FAMU, where he is also studying for his PhD, focusing on multi-protagonistic and multi-perspectival narratives and the possible benefits of non-traditional narrative approaches in emphasizing the social and political meanings of a story. 

This year, he is participating in the year-long MIDPOINT Feature Launch program as a script consulting trainee.