* Jiří Barta



In the Attic

Jiří Barta

JIŘÍ BARTA (born 1948), director of animated films, artist, and animator, is one of the great inspiring personalities of both Czech and world animated film. His work has regularly taken Grand Prize at prestigious film festivals; indeed, films such as THE PIED PIPER and THE EXTINCT WORLD OF GLOVES are among the treasures of world animation.

Since 1993 he has been the head tutor of the Artistic-Industrial University in Prague, Studio of Film and Television Graphics. In 2001 he was appointed a professor. In recent years, Jiří Barta has focussed extensively on creation to order, for example, animated advertisements, MTV logo, illustrations on DVD etc. He also graphically cooperates on prague theater and film productions.

Filmography (a selection)

2005 - “The Czech Year" - an animated film for EXPO 2005 (for AICHI)
2002 - The Tyrant and the Child “ (for TV Burkina Faso a S 4C/TV WALES)
1998 – “IBN BATTUTA” - cooperation on performances of the magic lantern type for the theatre “DAR AL-ATHAR” (Kuwait)
1989 – The Club of the Discarded
1987 – The Last Robbery
1986 – The Pied Piper
1983 – The Ballad of Green Wood
1982 – The Extinct world of Gloves
1980 - Disc jockey

Prizes (a selection)

IFF Bilbao – gold medal (1990, 86)
Iff Oberhausen – Grand Prix, The critic's award, The Federation of Film Club's prize (1990, 83)
IFF Berlin – The Public prize (1989)
IFF Sao Paulo - 2nd prize, prize for direction (1987)
IFF Madrid - The main prize in category (1987)
IFF Newcastle – Grand Prize of the festival (1986)
IFF Espinho – Grand Prize (1986, 83)
IFF San Sebastian – Fipresci prize, Ciga prize (1986)
IFF Chicago – The Gold prize (1982)

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