Petr Smělík


I’m fascinated by documentary filmmaking mostly for its ability to carry viewers to worlds they wouldn’t be able to visit otherwise. The most important goal of my creative process is to capture the life that surrounds us honestly and truly, yet with a strong audiovisual  emphasis.

The documentary ‘A year in a village’ is my first as a director. I’ve been working as an editor and music director for about 15 years. I work mostly for Czech television, but also for independent production companies.” 

Documentary movie

A year in a village

One village ● One family ● One year

What it's like to live in a village these days




Lucerna 3. 12. 2019

Unofficial screening for the crew and friends at Lucerna, Prague, 3. 12. 2019


Vivatscreen is a creative group which participates in Petr Smělík’s projects. 
Vivatscreen puts an emphasis on the audiovisual part of the work. Of course, it has to be always 
in line with the content and story of the documentary.
  • Visual Impression
  • Story
  • Unity with Music Composition
  • Creative Sound Design
2004 - 2020

about Petr

In 2009 Petr edited Přízrak svobody II, a documentary faerie made in coproduction of Endorfilm, Czech Television and Arte. The latter was awarded Special prize as an “audacious experiment with time on a fringe of documentary genre”. The range of Petr`s experience comes from editing TV shows, TV films and documentaries. The series Enclosed World, which features life behind bars, was awarded the prize Czech Joy at MFDF Jihlava 2018. Petr`s documentary “A Year in a village” is his debut as a director.

MFDF Jihlava 2017


Main projects


TV projects


four-episodes serie directed by Jakub Skalický describing the events of Czechoslovakian popmusic 1950-2000


documentary directed by Václav Křístek

Vůně albánské kuchyně s Miroslavem Donutilem

culture and food - travelogue directed by George Agathonikiadis

Lesy bez hranic

dokumentary directed by Veronika Kastlová about forest adaptation to the climate change

Tajemství Jiřího Hrzána

life and work of the famous Czech actor, directed by Jan Soukup

Stín smrtihlava

TV film - a detective story
Starring: Oldřich Vlach, Lucie Zedníčková, Ivana Chýlková, Filip Blažek

I cooperate with:

tempo - rhythm - style


Prague, Czech Republic