Petr Zelenka


Petr Zelenka - from 1986-1991, he studied script-writing at Prague's film school, FAMU. Between June 1990 and March 1991 he worked as a script editor at the Barrandov Film Studios and for BBC-London on its 50-minute program "Czech-Mate." From 1990 - 1996 four of his original television screenplays were produced by Czech Television. In 1998 his feature film "Buttoners" received a Tiger Award in Rotterdam and four Czech Lions, including Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Film. In 2000, he wrote the screenplay for "Loners," the top Czech box office hit of the year (600,000+ admissions). He also made the short film "Powers" for the Erotic Tales series. In 2002 his film "Year of the Devil" won The Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, garnered six Czech Lions and was the highest grossing Czech film of the year (200,000+ admissions). He also wrote and directed a theatre play, "Tales of Common Insanity," which received the Czech Theatre Critics Award for Best Play. This play became the feature film "Wrong Side Up".