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Šimon Holý

Profession: DirectorWriter
Country: Czech Republic

Šimon Holý was born in Prague in 1994. He graduated from the Department of Feature Film Directing at FAMU. During his studies, he directed five short films that premiered at several film festivals.

He was a jury member at NEST section in San Sebastian Film Festival in 2017 as well as in Queer Film Festival Mezipatra or Prague Film Festival Febiofest.

Holý also served as a film composer for many films of up and coming Czech filmmakers. The film score he composed with Monika Midriaková for Olmo Omerzu’s "Winter Flies" was nominated by the Czech Film and Television Academy for the Czech National Film Award. He is also a radio host of weekly pop-culture show Kompot and daily afternoon On-Air Show at the Czech National Radio channel Radio Wave.

In 2021, he is developing two feature films (“Thinking David” and “Chica Checa”), mockumentary TV series “Persona” and directing the second season of popular podcast series “Zkouškový” ("Exams of life"). His feature debut “Mirrors in the Dark” will premiere in 2021.

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Thinking David

Identifying as gay in the Jewish community in Prague, seventeen-year-old David cannot imagine ever finding acceptance from his community. While exploring his Jewish identity in Israel, his sexuality ...
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Thinking David

Identifying as gay in the Jewish community in Prague, seventeen-year-old David cannot imagine ever finding acceptance from his community. While exploring his Jewish identity in Israel, his sexuality ...
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