TV spot again from Martin Jůza


The handwriting of a successful young director Martin Jůza is traditionally connected with Ostrava-Picture. Martin stood by the visual aspects of all previous festival years and it has to be said that the quality of his work is being appreciated every year not only by the audience but also by the jury. If you click through the gallery of video spots, you yourself can see how his poetry and ideas evolved during the making of the 30 sec of a promotional spot. His ideas were quite often controversial (two years ago, for example, the Czech Television held discussions on whether to air a Pole who is having sex in a tent with a cross; in 2008 not many people actually got the complicated slogan and the cloning of a whole army from just one actor), but the pictures always come out witty and fresh. Although in this year´s spot there are slightly grown up students performing, the slogan is clear to all of us: Shoot until you can! This is a challenge, a wish, a redemptive thought or an inner necessity. As for the editorial staff we hope that Martin, talented as he is, won´t let go of this thought...

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TV spot again from Martin Jůza

This year´s spot reminds us that the time behind a camera runs at the same pace as anywhere else... and school, gals, dudes, temporary part-time jobs or friendly helping out often distract from intensive creation. You´ll probably never catch up what you´ve missed when you were hot for the lens and ideas were dancing around... Or maybe? Don´t despair, grab the camera and head out as the dead line of the competition isn´t until the 9th of October!