Jaro Vojtek

2005 My zdes/Here We Are (doc)
2007 Zmenáren (TV)
2012 Cigáni idú do volieb/The Gypsy Vote (doc)
2014 Deti/Children

He was born in 1968, in Žilina and graduated in documentary film directing from the Academy of the Performing Arts Bratislava (1994-1998). He currently teaches at the department of documentary film directing. Since 1993 he has directed several short and mid-length documentaries. His feature debut Here We Are (2005) was introduced at the Karlovy Vary IFF and screened at several other festivals, garnering many awards. His TV series Children about Children (2011) received a nomination for the Prix Jeunesse award at the Munich IFF. He received the Crystal Wing award for audiovisual production in 2012, for his film The Gypsy Vote.

Open Horizons

Children / Jaro Vojtek

Son, Marathon, Canary, and Father – four short films create together one, compact view of the diverse relations between parents and children. A father trying to cope with the inaccessible world of his autistic son, a young man who cannot bear the separation from his family, a boy living with an insensitive and tyrannical stepfather, a betrayed woman taking care of her dying father – each character copes with their difficulties in their own way. They choose to visit a healer, escape from prison, go to a canary exhibition, take a trip to the sea. Are the characters trying to escape their problems, or are they trying to find a way to come to terms with them?

Director:Jaro Vojtek
Script:Marek Leščák
Cinematography:Tomáš Stanek
Editing:Maroš Šlapeta
Sound:Dušan Kozák
Music:Michal Nejtek
With:Éva Bandor, János Gosztonyi, Vlado Zboroň, Roman Bubla, Martin Horváth, Richard Felix, Arnold Nagy
World Sales:ASFK, Slovakia T. +421 2 5465 2018, +421 2 5465 2019 F.+421 2 5465 2017
Producer:Mátyás Prikler
Production:MPhilms, Slovakia T.+421 908 663 903
Production Country:Slovakia-Czech Republic
Co-production:Duracfilm, Czech Republic
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2014
Tiantian Award for Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress,
Best Cinematography – Beijing IFF 2015, China
Screening Schedule
FRIDA LIAPPA:Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 13:00 | ID:443
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 13:00 | ID:723