Last year, HBO Czech Republic launched the Uncensored series that supported the production of several documentary films. Based on the successful documentary series Undercover by the US HBO, Uncensored offered a penetrating insight into a number of contemporary issues. As part of last year's call, HBO Czech Republic supported the following documentaries: Erotic Nation (dir. Peter Beganyi); Heaven Hell (dir. David Čálek), and The Generation of Singles (dir. Jana Počtová).
Organized in cooperation with the Institute of Documentary Film, the current call is designed for Czech and Slovak filmmakers who are encouraged to send in their documentary proposals. The projects should be 60 - 100 minutes long, creative documentaries, esp. human-interest stories on potentially controversial subjects relevant for the Czech Republic or Slovakia. The winning projects will receive support of approx. EUR 50,000.
After the September 30, 2011 deadline, the submissions will be assessed by an independent jury:
Kamil Fila - Film critic (Aktuálně.cz)
Helena Zajícová - Programme Coordinator (MIDPOINT)
Jan Burian - Author, songwriter (www.janburian.cz)
Martina Šantavá - Producer (HBO Czech Republic)
Anna Kaslová - Project Coordinator, East Silver (Institute of Documentary Film)