photography screenings
(not only) in cinemas

festival of creative

16.–18. 3. 2012

30. 3. 2012

české budějovice
12.–14. 4. 2012

About the festival

An overview

• A festival of creative and documentary photography by noted international authors
• Photography slideshows in cinemas with musical background
• Open air photographic projections in city centres
• Unusual workshops
• An infiltration of photography into other festivals

To get an idea what authors' presentations look like, go to Slideshows online section. Of course, they look better in a dark cinema full of people...

Of course, they look much better on cinema screens...

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In more detail...

Come and see the work by some of the best creative and documentary photographers of the world at the sixth international festival of photography Fotojatka!

Unlike similar events of the kind, Fotojatka does not present photography as a static gallery exhibition, but dynamically on a cinema screen with musical background. This way you have a singular opportunity to see several hundreds of top-notch images by more than ten great authors in one evening – moreover, some of them will be present at the festival in person and ready to discuss their work and perhaps meet you over a coffee in the foyer.

Emotional experience shared by the spectators sitting in the same dark theatre, watching photographs accompanied by sound that creates the right atmosphere – that is something that no other photographic festival can offer you.

All the slideshows are custom made for the festival.


When and where

Click the locations for more details.

Friday, March 16th–Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Brno / Art cinema

For the weekend, our Brno section is preparing a creative photographic workshop of subjective documentary.

Friday, March 30th,

Praha / kino Aero


Thursday, April 12th, 2012–Saturday, April 14th, 2012

České Budějovice / kino Kotva, Horká vana, dům U Beránka

We're planning the traditional open air screening, the main festival night with slideshow projections, Impulzzz workshop, a lecture, pig roasting and perhaps something more... The festival in Budějovice will be – as usual – the most nutritious part of this year's run!


unusual workshops

Fotojatka is not only a festival of cinema screenings. Inspiration that you've absorbed while watching the professionals' work certainly shouldn't be wasted. Join one of the unusual workshops, which are aimed at creativity and originality of the general public of camera owners and see how you can cope with the topics you need to visualize in a limited time and limited area!


Open-air projections

A special chapter of the festival are large-size projections on town exteriors. After the positive response we got after the projection on the Black Tower in the centre of České Budějovice in the spring of 2008 and the Screenrental's Airscreen projection at the Budějovice square in September 2009, we organize we've decided to spread the concept into other locations.

In 2010 and 2011, as a part of Fotojatka in České Budějovice, we organized an "en route" photoprojection at several places in the centre of the town. Every year, it is a larger and more popular event (with hundreds of people attending), so we will repeat it in 2012, too.


Fotojatka at festivals

Similarly to previous years, Echoes of Fotojatka will be present at other festivals, too. In 2009, our programme was a part of Letní filmová škola (Summer film school) in Uherské Hradiště and at Fresh Film Fest in Karlovy Vary, in 2010 and 2011 we took part in Vodňany žijou! festival (Vodňany lives!), in Svatý P.R.D. (a festival of street theatres) as well as other multigenre cultural events.


fotojatka echoes

Between Fotojatka 2010 and 2011 Fotojatka spread its tentacles to other towns and cities of the Czech Republic and even penetrated its borders to be present in Slovakia and Poland. This time, however, without the presence of the authors.