28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Engi – Sound Designer Ivo Špalj
director: Adéla Špaljová
original title: Inža – zvukový mistr Ivo Špalj
country: Czech Republic
running time: 70 min.
synopsisIng. Ivo Špalj (born 1940) is the father of Czech film sound and through him we can get a glimpse into the various phases of the sound engineering profession. Adéla Špaljová's tender documentary shows "Engi", as he is known in the industry, in his further collaboration with Jan Švankmajer, whose films he gave a typical, dense, sophisticated sound. During his sixty-year career, Engi contributed to hundreds of films and became a mentor for at least one generation of sound engineers.
biographyIn 2002 she graduated from FAMU with a degree in Film and Television Editing. She has been working in the film industry since 1996 and has participated in the creation of many Czech and foreign films. As an editor she excels mainly in the field of documentaries, although her filmography includes animated and live action films, commercials and series. In 2022, she was nominated for the Czech Lion together with Tomáš Etzler for the film Heaven.
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