Jan Svatos‘ awards harvest

jan svatos awardThe documetary movie Ark of Lights & Shadows scored again, this time on the IFF Life Sciences focusing on Environmental sciences and sustainability which took place in Prague, October 15-19.  Jan Svatos won Special Jury Award for Fascinating story of young pionieer filmmakers who first started to present the african wildlife from environmental point of view a helped to fight massive hunting. Till now the movie has gained already fourth award at the international film festivals.


IFF Ekofilm Award

ekofilm award jan svatosArk of Lights & Shadows  was awarded on the Czech international environmental festival  IFF  Ekofilm  2018 by special award of the president of the festival Laco Miko. It is the third award of the movie. The jury was represented by the Czech director and cinematographer Olga Špátová, Czech lion awarded cinematographer Martin Čech, Izrael producer Yael Perlov, Polish landscape photographer Maciej Duczyński, American writer Seth Siegel and  environmentalist Blažena Hušková. They recognized the uniqueness of the documentary and variety of layers which consider the origins od the wildlife protection in Africa.


Ark won the main price!

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We are happy to announce that our movie Ark of Lights & Shadows has won main Award in category documentary film at IFF Tourfilm in Karlovy Vary, which is the oldest festival of travel films in the world.

„Among the documentaries the Czech director Jan Svatos has succeeded with his movie  Ark of Lights & Shadows in which the comittee  mostly recognised  the visuality of the cinematography and the exceptional story telling.  (Czech Press Agency).“


Ark participating International Film Festivals

After official international premiere of Ark in Germany at NaturVision Ijan svatos romi strakova naturvisionFF, we are preparing another heap of projection in Australia, Finland, Kenya, China and USA. Hold your fingers crossed.

We have some latest good news:)



Official selection-  Wildlife Vaasa International Nature Film Festival, Finland
Official selection, KIFF, Kansas Internattional Film Festival, Missury,  USA
Official selection,Tallgrass Film Festival, Kansas, USA
Official selection , MAFF- Matsalu Nature FilmFestival, Estonia

Official selection , International Documentary Festival Ecofilm, Czech Republic

More about awards and presentation of Ark at festivals


International premiere at NaturVision

Our documentary is to be screened first time to the international audience at IFF NaturVision.
When? Saturday,  July 21, 7 p.m.
Where:  in Kleines Haus, Union Theater, Solitudestraße 6, 71638 Ludwigsburg,
After the screening, there will be Q&A with director Jan Svatos and cinematographer Romi Strakova.
Ark has won main Award Grand Prix
After 10 years of hardwork we received first award-recognition – our film has won main Award Grand Prix at International Festival Tfilm in Ostrava . Hallelujah!;-)Thank you all who participated and helped us during all the time!

World premiere at FEBIOFEST

febiofest-600x399Our documentary the ARK of LIGHTS & SHADOWS is going to be released in a world premiere at the International film festival FEBIOFEST (March 15 – 23, Prague) at one of the most prestigious film event in Czech republic. You can buy tickets since March 8.

New trailer is ready!

mame trailerSince March 19, the Ark of Lights and Shadows is starting theatrical release in Czech cinemas all aroud the country.






The Ark of Lights and Shadows in Cannes

mip cannes archa svetel a stin(Cannes, France) Our movie the Ark of Lights and Shadows was pitched by our producer Art Francesco. The movie was for the first time presented infront of the international audiance during one of the most prestigious film event MIP Doc /MIP TV in  Cannes. We were selected from 300 projects among best 10 for pitching at Sneek peaks 2017 in Cannes.




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Meeting a Legend: Jan Svatos and David Bordwell

jan svatos library of congress 3(Washington D.C., USA) During the Jan Svatos‘  research of lost rough film archive footage made by Martin Johnson in 1920s and 1930s stored in  Library of Congress  has appealed famous film historian David Bordwell. The author of film „bible“ Film History. The  international reporter of the Czech television has met with Jan  Svatos to make an interview.