August 23, 2021

Artistic freedom MADE IN USA

Today´s world is fucking crazy, we don´t have to discuss about it. Activist bodies like Me Too or Black Lives Matter judge and execute, without giving a chance to “victim” comment or defend. They liquidate careers or destroy lives of…
February 27, 2021

In Defiance of Hollywood: The Journey of Independent Film

Unique Czech/English book In Defiance of Hollywood is about independent film in the world, first of its kind. Book starts with flashback to the beginning of independent film at early 20th century. In 17 chapters divided by the topics we…
April 25, 2016

French New Wave - Nouvelle Vague: Revolution in film industry

France was always one step ahead of other countries. Let it be in politics, fashion, painting or... film. After all, it were brothers Auguste Louis and Louis Jean Lumiére, who invented cinematograph and had it patented in 1895. Film was…
April 18, 2016

New adventures of independent film in CR VIII

This is the last chapter of the series about the new adventures of indie film which tried to grasp the possibilities of Czech indie film in CR. One of the facts is that the old mechanisms in film and TV…
April 18, 2016

Furiant at Sundance: Success of an independent film

Ondřej Hudeček, a talented film maker who collected independent movie awards even during his time on high school. Even then he kept proving that independent film in our environment is nothing impossible. For example, his film Kašja, which was presented…
March 4, 2016

Czech Television breaks laws and discriminates against Czech independent film makers

Since 2011, the CT has been continually breaking the law regulating advertisement broadcasting. Not only are the licence fee payers bothered with advertisement but the millions of viewers can see every day how the big public institution explicitly breaks the…
November 19, 2015

Unitedwalk - mission accomplished

Project Unitedwalk began on 21st August and finished this monday, 16th November. Here are some quick impressions of the project's author about his trip on foot from Czech Republic to Sweden.
August 7, 2015

Unitedwalk - a project to support independent film in CR

We already know the past and the present of an indie film in our country and in the USA. But how does the indie film fare in other European countries? In what way is it being created and what support…
July 22, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR VII

With all the previously mentioned aspects it is now necessary to look at the new categorization and hierarchy of Czech cinematography. The basic category needs to be the non-professional film which will overlap all the entrance quality and can also…
July 21, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR VI

The history of independent film in the USA started after the 1908 with the creation of the Motion Picture Patents Company which held the necessary technological patents needed to create the cinematography products and was a monopoly led by the…
July 21, 2015

New adventures of the independent film in CR V

How is the film generally categorized these days? In fact as it is hard to measure the quality of a film, it is impossible to exactly determine a level of its professionalism or how much independent it is, meaning how…
July 4, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR IV

From the evolution of the amateur film into the current times it became apparent that today it is quite unconceptionally defined. The field therefore needs to be adapted to the new social situation, new trends and the understanding of the…
July 3, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR III

During the times when the inevitable has happened, after the political change in 1989, a new authorship law came to be which abolished the monopoly. The new legislative naturally stopped differentiating between the professional and amateur creators since the law…
July 3, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR II

What's an amateur film? Most people would be hard-pressed to give answer to this simple question. Are those the people who record family video, creators who attempt to create something close to a movie or even non-artists who create pictures…
July 3, 2015

New adventures of independent film in CR

Unitedfilm has worked out a complete material elaborating on the current condition of Czech non-professional film and a conception of a new category of independent film in Czech Republic. This material will be released in parts on this website and…
November 19, 2014

Hřebejk and Jarchovský became Godfathers of Unitedfilm

Bonfire inside cinema? Yes, it´s possible. On Saturday 15.11.2014 this happened inside the Bio Central in Hradec Králové. And what happened beforehand?
November 19, 2014

Look at the Unitedvision

Look at a new trailer of Unitedvision by Unitedfilm, which screened on the independent film festival Cinema Open in Hradec Králové, Czech republic, by the Godfathers Jan Hřebejk a Petr Jarchovský (Academy Award Nominated):