Kateř Tureček

Documentary director, educator and activist from Kyjov in Moravian Slovakia. They graduated from the Department of Documentary Filmmaking at FAMU in Prague. Their films focus on taboo topics, representation of authenticity and various formal approaches in documentary filmmaking. They use public interest generated by their films to raise awareness about issues in the media. They focus on community-based filmmaking by collaborating with marginalized groups of filmmakers and use these principles in their representation.

Their filmography includes “Strip” (2015), an intimate exploration shot on film stock that has been presented at several European festivals. “Tradition” (2017) explores two traditions of the city of Kyjov: folklore and meth, and was awarded Special Mention in the exprmntl.cz section at the Ji.hlava IDFF. During their stay in Hungary, Kateř made the movie “Illusion” (2018), which explored Hungary of that time and was also released in Czech distribution. The film prompted strong reactions in Czech media and Variety magazine published an interview with Kateř. “Why do I feel like a boy?” (2019) is a portrait of a trans boy and his rural surroundings, which was awarded at the Queer Lisboa Film Festival. “LIDI” (2023) is Kateř’s graduation film and is the first Czech film to be made with a quota of only trans people.