25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Miloslav Šmídmajer made his debut with his documentary Stick to That Dream about Miloš Forman for Czechoslovak Television in 1990. This was followed by a series of portraits - Here I know why I am (1991) about Jiří Menzel, Occupation: Cameraman about Miroslav Ondříček, Premises about Theodor Pištěk, Life is a Zebra about Lucia Bílá, Three Lives of Vladimír Pucholt and The Return of Saul Zaentz. He also devoted himself to musical documentaries: Saxophones on the Move, Pavarotti in Prague, Nazareth: Infinite Rock Party, The First Seven Days (about Jan Hammer) and travelogues - Behind the People of Paradise. He returned to the topic of Miloš Forman twice with the documentaries Taste of Glory (1996) and Miloš Forman: What Won't Kill You… (2009). He is currently finalizing a documentary about Milan Kunder and a documentary about Jan Werich with Martin Sluneček.