Tereza Nvotová (1988, Trnava, Czechoslovakia) graduated in direction from film academy FAMU in Prague. Her feature debut “Filthy” 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, making it one of the most successful Czech and Slovak films of the year.
Tereza collaborates with various broadcasting companies, most notably HBO Europe who has co-produced her feature debut and two documentary films. Her latest HBO documentary “The Lust for Power” has been shortlisted for the European Film Academy Awards 2019. 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 five feature films.
She is currently working on her second feature film The Nightsiren as well as the television miniseries Convictions based on the cold-war era autobiography of Jo Langer.
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