About Space Films


Space Films was the first private production and distribution company incorporated in the post-Communist Czechoslovakia. Since then, Space Films has produced the most successful domestic films made in the 1990´s. As a result, Space Films became a market leader in production and distribution with a proven track of box-office hits. After 2000, Space Films has widened its scope producing several TV series for both Czech and foreign broadcasters. With offices in the heart of Prague we can offer a cost effective services with production teams assembled from the most experienced artists and professionals in the country.



Our credits include feature films as:



Tank Battalion

(line production, theatrical distribution in Czechoslovakia)

Produced 1990, released 1991

The first independent picture fully financed and produced in Czechoslovakia since 1945. Directed by Vít Olmer.

#1 at box-office in 1991 with admissions more than 2,5 million


Black Barons

(line production, theatrical and video distribution in Czechoslovakia, world sales)

Produced 1991, released 1992

#1 at box-office in 1992; directed by Zdenek Sirový.

International festivals: Karlovy Vary, Montréal, Puerto Rico, Strassbourg and many others


The Inheritance

(production, distribution, world sales)

Produced and released 1992

A huge Czech box-office hit by internationally acclaimed director Věra Chytilová.

International festivals: Berlin, Chicago, Moscow, Haifa and many others

Sold to many territories including Russia, The Netherlands, Australia and Israel


Big Beat

(production, distribution, world sales)

Produced and released 1993

The first feature film by one of the recently most renowned Czech directors, Jan Hřebejk, Big Beat spent more than half a year in the Czech Top 10.

5 Czech Film and TV Academy Awards – “Czech Lions”

“The Prize of the International Jury” at 32nd International Film Festival in Gijón, Spain and many other film festivals








(line production, Czech theatrical distribution)

Produced 1995, released 1996

This picture by Jan Svěrák is the most internationally successful Czech film ever.

# 1 box-office hit in Czech theaters not only in the year of its release but also in 1997

Golden Globe™, Oscar™ for the best non-English feature film

6 Czech Film and TV Academy Awards – “Czech Lions”



The Wonderful Years That Sucked

(production, distribution, world sales)

Produced 1996, released 1997

Due to the enormous success of “Kolya”, which still occupied the # 1 spot in the 1997 Top Ten, “The Wonderful Years...” was the second most successful Czech picture of the year.

“First Work as a Director” Prize for Petr Nikolaev at International Film Festival in Alexandria, Egypt

other festival releases include Rio de Janeiro, Umea, Beirut, Oulu, and many others



Other productions:


·  TV series – Carl Sagan’s Cosmos –“Kepler” episode, Scarlet Pimpernel I + II (mini-series for BBC, 1999-2000), Warriors (TV film for BBC, 1999), Místo nahoře (13x60’ series for Czech TV, 2003), Help! I’m A Teenage Outlaw! (13x26‘ series for ITV, 2004), Místo v životě (13 x 55’ series for Nova TV, 2005)


·  Documentaries – After The Velvet Revolution (chronicle of new Czechoslovak democracy co-produced with US public TV), South Africa: Where To...? (a different view on the first ever free elections in South Africa), Stopover in Saigon, Voices of Children (co-produced with New York’s MJM for Terezín Foundation, this documentary has been awarded EMMY™ for the best TV documentary of 1998), The Prague Process, and others.


·  Commercials: Vizir (Procter and Gamble), Panasonic, InvestAge, and others


·  Audiovisual shows: Aziza-Ya-Kuwait, Travels of Ibn Battuta (multimedia stage productions for the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information)


·  Music videos: INxXS “Never Tear Us Apart”, Susan Vega and more





Jiří Ježek – General Manager







Space Films Ltd.


Lodecká 4

110 00 Praha 1

Czech Republic


Tel./Fax: +420 - 257 535 107; 257 535 108