The Czech edition of My Street Films was born in the past year as a project of the online
documentary portal DAFilms.com. The pilot edition focused on the streets of Prague whose stories
and atmosphere were captured in more than 120 submitted films. In 2015, My Street Films has set
out beyond the borders of Prague to discover the life in the streets of other Czech, Slovak, Polish and
Hungarian cities. This year, the project will become a place of the encounter and comparison of
Czech and other Central European cities and their citizens.
The My Street Films project is a sister project of the British documentary festival Open City Docs Fest,
where Czech and British filmmakers have a chance to present their winning films. The desire to
explore the known and unknown streets through the film medium is thus slowly spreading from
London (whose original version of the project is available at www.mystreetfilms.com) and Prague
further to Central Europe.
Like in the last year, the Czech version of the project is different thanks to the participation of Czech
documentarists who contributed to the Prague film map with their auteur films while also
participating as lecturers in the making of other short films based on the submitted subjects. This
year, too, you can look forward to films that will show “our” streets from the perspective of
professional filmmakers: Martin Dušek, Erika Hníková, Jaroslav Kratochvíl, Veronika Lišková and
However, My Street Films is not only intended for film professionals and their fans; anyone who
desires to capture the world around them can submit their film. You do not have to film yourself or
your street - what is most important is that the film fits in our film map which illustrates not only real
places but also diverse ways of their perception. Emerging authors can choose from a series of
workshops dedicated to the basics of filmmaking techniques and tricks.
The makers of the best Czech My Street films will be able to experience the atmosphere of film
festivals; the winner of the main prize will again have the opportunity to present his or her film at the
British festival, Open City Docs Fest, other selected filmmakers will be personally invited to the
screening of their documentaries at Jihlava IDFF. Moreover, the winners will be able to enjoy the
documentary film world for the rest of the year thanks to an unlimited access to the film catalogue of
the DAFilms.com portal.