Petr Makaj

Petr Makaj Profile

Born 1983 in Prague. After two years of study in Directing department at the Prague's film academy (FAMU) he was chosen by Béla Tarr among another 15 filmmakers from all around the world to his unique film program called Film Factory in Bosnia, Sarajevo.

With Béla Tarr as a mentor, he made a short film called Eleanor, which was subsequently screened at Berlinale IFF 2015, where Mr. Tarr introduced the program. Another important screening took place at the Sarajevo Film Festival the same year.

In Film Factory he also met and worked intensively on a workshop basis with film-makers or theorists such as Tilda Swinton, Gus Van Sant, Carlos Reygadas, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Jean-Michel Frodon and many others.

After Bosnia, he moved to Iceland, where he produced another short film, called Maðurinn falinn í herbergi, in collaboration with some of the most talented and prominent Icelandic actors and film-makers. Nowadays he's developing his first feature film.

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I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.