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The 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.
Ark 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.
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).“
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
Our 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.
(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.
(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.