Tereza Nvotová (1988, Trnava, Czechoslovakia) graduated in direction from film academy FAMU in Prague. Her sophomore feature, NIGHTSIREN (Svetlonoc, 2022), premiered in 75th Locarno Film Festival – Cineasti del presente, where it won the Pardo D’Oro (Golden Leopard) for the Best Film. Following, in Sitges FF the film won the Silver Melies for the Best European Production and two special mentions: Best Director and Best Actress. The film is now traveling in the best international film festivals, has been sold to US and German distribution (Breaking Glass Pictures) and released in Czech Republic and Slovakian theaters.
Her feature debut FILTHY (Špina, 2017) has been screened in major festivals around the world including Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Cairo, and Santa Barbara. During its distribution FILTHY took home more than 20 awards, including the Czech Film Critics Award for the Best Film of the year.
Tereza collaborated with various broadcasting companies, most notably HBO who has co-produced her feature debut and two documentary films. Her latest HBO documentary THE LUST FOR POWER (Mečiar, 2017) has been shortlisted for the European Film Academy Awards 2018. It was critically acclaimed and has caused heated debate about populism and corruption in politics.
Tereza is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents, Frontieres Forum, MIDPOINT and ScripTeast development initiatives. She has also acted, appearing as a lead in four feature films.
She is currently working on her third feature FATHER, television miniseries CONVICTIONS and a drama series in development SUCK MY DICK PUTIN and OUR PEOPLE.
Tereza is also attached to direct three movies in the USA.
She is represented by United Talent Agency and Black Bear Pictures.
Tereza lives between Prague and New York.
Pardo D’Oro (Golden Leopard) for Best Film in Cineasti del presente, 75th Locarno Film Festival 2022, Switzerland
Silver Meliés for Best European Fantastic Feature, The Sitges -International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2022, Spain
Special Mention for Best Direction, The Sitges -International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia 2022, Spain
Best Sceenplay Award, Cuenca International Film Festival 2022, Ecuador
Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture, Riviera International Film Festival 2018, Sestri Levante, Italy
Audience Award, Riviera International Film Festival 2018, Sestri Levante, Italy
Golden Lynx for Best Fiction Feature Film – FEST – New Directors New Films 2017, Espinho, Portugal
Meeting Point Best Feature Award – 62nd Semana International de Cine, Valladolid, Spain
Best Film – Czech Critics’ Awards 2017, Czech Republic
Innogy Award for the Discovery of the Year – Czech Critics’ Awards 2017, Czech Republic
The Best Fiction Feature Film – 14th Neisse Film Festival, Germany
Public Prize Ex Aequo, Festival A l’Est du Nouveau 2018, France
Film Critique Prize, Festival A l’Est du Nouveau 2018, France
Youth Jury Award, Festival A l’Est du Nouveau 2018, France
Wiesbaden Youth Film Competition Award for young talent – Exground Film Festival 30, Wiesbaden, Germany
Audience Award – Exground Film Festival 30, Wiesbaden, Germany
Audience Award JOJ Cinema for Best European Film – 25th Art Film Fest, Košice, Slovakia
AFCA Award for the Best Feature Film – Czech and Slovak Film Festival 2017, Australia
Best Fiction Film – Famufest 2017, Prague, Czech Republic
Award of the Tatra banka Foundation for Art – Young Talent in the category Film and TV, Slovakia
Main prize of 31st audiovisual Trilobite Awards organized by the Czech Film and Television Association