Background Films

Background Films is a company focused on author-driven films with co-production potential and the expectation of meeting international standards. It debuted with Tomasz Mielnik’s JOURNEY TO ROME (CZ/PL, 2015) in the world festivals. The 2016 Jihlava IFF opened with their feature documentary production HELENA’S LAW (Petra Nesvačilová) and screened Martin Ryšavý’s BLIND GULLIVER in competition. Among numerous projects by young Czech directors, the company produced COMMUNISM AND THE NET OR THE END OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY (CZ/SK, 2019), a film essay by the legendary Czech New Wave director, professor Karel Vachek. Background Films also co-produce, recently a Polish period drama by Jan P. Matuszyński LEAVE NO TRACES.


Kubelíkova 22
Praha 3 130 00
Czech Republic


GREGORIUS, THE CHOSEN ONE (comedy, dir. Tomasz Mielnik, exp. 2022)

LEAVE NO TRACES (drama, dir. Jan P. Matuszyński, co-production Poland, Czech Republic, exp. 2021)

DIVINE SPARKS (short, dir. Vít Poláček, co-production Czech Republic, Belgium, exp. 2020)

THE FRONTIER (short, dir. Damián Vondrášek, Czech Republic, 2020)

COMMUNISM AND THE NET OR THE END OF REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY (film essay, dir. Karel Vachek, co-production Czech Republic, Slovakia, 2019)

THE NIGHT OF THE AGAMA (short, dir. Tomáš Janáček, Czech Republic, 2018)

MITSU (short, dir. Mark Ther, Czech Republic, 2018)

HELENA’S LAW (documentary, dir. Petra Nesvačilová, Czech Republic, 2016)

BLIND GULLIVER (documentary, dir. Martiny Ryšavý, Czech Republic, 2016)

RESORT (short, dir. Martin Hrubý, Czech Republic, 2015)

JOURNEY TO ROME (comedy, dir. Tomasz Mielnik, co-production Czech Republic, Poland, 2015)

Členové týmu