Bára Kopecká

Bára (1970) has 30 years of experience in producing television programmes and independent documentaries as an editor, director, dramaturg and producer, and also writes about film and other cultural topics for publications such as Respekt, Film a doba, Literární noviny, and Doc revue. She studied at the Department of Editing Composition at FAMU, which she led from 2002-2005, and where she has worked as an external lecturer since then. At FAMU International, she now mainly teaches script development, directing, and editing. Since 2017 she has worked as a permanent external dramaturg at Czech Television, and also serves as a dramaturg and screenwriter for independent producers. She is the creator of the documentary series Doktoři, Světský, Sestřičky, as well as documentaries on science and history presented at festivals such as the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Finále Plzeň, Academia Film Olomouc, and Paris Science. She won the Envirofilm award for her trilogy of short films with an environmental theme. She has long been involved in popularising science in programmes for children and adults. Her film, DK, was nominated for a Czech Lion and won the Pavel Koutecký award for best documentary.

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