PRAGUE: Veronika Kührová, born in 1985, is one of two producers representing the Czech Republic at the Emerging Producers 2018 programme taking place at the Jihlava IDFF.
Kührová is a graduate of Film Studies and of Production Department at FAMU in the class of noted producer Jaromír Kallista. Her graduate project DAVID (2015, directed by Jan Těšitel) was screened at more than 20 international festivals and received several prizes. She took part in Producer’s Workshop 2015 in Cannes or EURODOC 2017 and received an APA Prize for the best student production achievement in 2015. After gaining experience working for Bionaut Films and Axmann Productions, in 2016 she co-founded the film production company Analog Vision with her colleague Michal Kráčmer. The company has two documentary films in production: Kiruna 2.0 directed by Greta Stocklassa and My Unknown Soldier directed by Anna Kryvenko.
FNE: What was the deciding factor in your choice to become a documentary film producer?
Veronika Kührová: As film has many different faces and documentary itself along with the fiction or animation films are crossing the rules of their genres, I consider myself as being a film producer. I prefer working with talented people who I believe in and want to work with. They create extraordinary films and whether these are documentaries or fiction is never the key point.
FNE: What has been your most rewarding moment as a documentary film producer?
Veronika Kührová: It is always rewarding when your director understands you are his/her friend and not an enemy, And that what you are suggesting is for the good of the project, because both of you want to create a great film at the end, that has an impact and changes lives.
FNE: What one mistake would you advise beginning documentary film producers to avoid?
Veronika Kührová: Never rush the projects you have on the table, no matter how interesting they are or how well prepared they seem to be. Get to know your director well and get to know him/her along with the development phase. Human connections on the project are as important as financial potential of the film. If you can’t get along with the author, you won’t have a good project at the end.
DAVID by Jan Těšitel (2015), feature film (fiction), 76 min.Na vodě by Martin Ryšavý (2015), documentary, 91 min.Graduation Film directed by Prokop Wihelm (2013), 8 min.EOS directed by Pavla Provazníková (2013), 10 min.Breaking the Circles directed by Naum Mihajlovski (2012), 19 min.Czech Forest, Our National Gallery directed by Hana Nováková (2011), 35 min.Praise the Sea. Stick to the Shore directed by Ivan Marinović (2011), 20 min.The People Who Try To Save the World directed by by Nazli Kaya (2011), 30 min.2mm directed by by György Kristóf (2010), 20 min.Shi-mon directed by byGyörgy Kristóf (2009), 15 min.Borders directed by György Kristóf (2009), 5 min.