Václav Kadrnka

Born on September 10, 1973 in Zlin, Czechoslovakia. In 1988 defection with family to Great Britain. In 1993 graduation in Theatre studies with ´A´level exams. Return back to Czechoslovakia the same year. From 1996 till 1998 studies at the Higher Technical Film School in Zlín. From 1999 till 2008 studies of feature film directing at Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague, diploma in film directing. Since 2008 freelance work in films as director, scriptwriter and producer.


Hradska VII 479
Lukov 763 17
Czech Republic


EIGHTY LETTERS (feature film - drama, Czech Rep., 2011; World premiere - Berlinale-Forum  2011) - director, screenwriter, producer

ELEGY OF WOOD (Documentary/Hommage, 2009, Best documentary award at XI. International Film Festival at PATRAS CITY PANORAMA 2009 in Greece; Selected for the competition at VI. International Film Festival CON-CAN 2009 in Japan; Selected for the competition at XXIII. PARNU International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival in Estonia) - screenwriter, director, producer

PASSANGERS (Bachelor film at FAMU and MVP agency, 2002, The Best Cinematography Award MAXIM, FAMUFEST 2002; The Best Short Fiction Film Award GOLDEN BRICK, FORTFILM TEREZIN 2003; The Best Collection of Student Films Award at XXXVIIIth International Film Festival KARLOVY VARY 2003; Short film competition at XVIIIth International Film Festival MAR DEL PLATA 2003 in Argentina; Honorable Mention Award for the director at 10th International Film Festival ETIUDA 2003 in Krakov; Honorable Mention Award at 6th NYU International Student Film Festival 2003 in New York; Winner of the EIKK (European Film Institute) Award for European Subsidy Programm for Young Film Professionals at 23rd International Festival of Film Schools in Munich 2003; The Best Cinematography Award for short film at 24th International Film Camera Festival MANAKI BROTHERS 2003 in Bitola; Winner of 2nd International Film Festival of Young Filmakers 4art Film Festival 2003 in Slovakia; Winner of 10th International Film Festival Berlin - EIN FENSTER ZUM OSTEN 2004) - screenwriter, director.