Famous Film Directors from Czech Republic

List of famous film directors from Czech Republic, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Czech Republic has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Czech directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Czech Republic and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

List includes Jordi Niubo, Radim Špaček and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Czech directors?" and "Which directors are from Czech Republic?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Czech Republic in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Czech directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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  • Adolf Born
    Age: 93
    • Birthplace: České Velenice, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Films Directed: A Bird’s Life
    Adolf Born (12 June 1930 – 22 May 2016) was a Czech painter, illustrator, caricaturist, and filmmaker. For his lasting contribution as a children's illustrator, Born was a finalist for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2008. His various international rewards and honors also include the Grand Prix at the International Salon of Cartoons in Montreal and the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in France.
  • Albrecht Viktor Blum
    Dec. at 71 (1888-1959)
    • Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Austria, Czech Republic
    • Films Directed: Rotterdam, In the Shadows of Metropolis
    Albert Viktor Blum is a film director.
  • Alfréd Radok
    Dec. at 61 (1914-1976)
    • Birthplace: Týn nad Vltavou, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Films Directed: Magic Lantern II, Divotvorný klobouk, Distant Journey
    Alfréd Radok (17 December 1914 in Koloděje nad Lužnicí, Bohemia – 22 April 1976 in Vienna) was a distinguished Czech stage director. He worked as the stage director of the National Theatre in Prague in the years 1948 to 1949 and 1966 to 1968. Radok's work belongs with the top Czech stage direction of the 20th century. He is often cited as a formalist in his work. With scenographer Josef Svoboda, he created in Brussels the Laterna Magika (Magic Lantern), which combined live actors with projections on multiple irregularly shaped projection screens. On this times was his assistant today famous Czech/American director Miloš Forman. With his wife Marie Radoková (1922–2003), Radok had a son, David Radok, a stage director, and a daughter Barbara Radok. His younger brother Emil Radok (1918–1994) was also a director and Alfréd Radok's collaborator.
    • Birthplace: České Budějovice, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Films Directed: Eeny Meeny, Mamas & Papas, Perfect Days, Some Secrets, Little Girl Blue
    Alice Nellis (born 3 January 1971 in České Budějovice) is a Czech filmmaker. Nellis first worked as a flautist before studying English literature and American literature. She worked temporarily as a web designer for the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as a teacher, actress, translator and was filming short films and TV documentaries. Her first feature film (directed and scripted) Eeny meeny (2000) won the screenplay award of the FAMU Festival. Her 2002 film Some Secrets won Czech Lions for best screenplay and the critics award.
  • Antonín Pech

    Antonín Pech

    Dec. at 53 (1874-1928)
    • Birthplace: Čižice, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic, Austria-Hungary, Czechoslovakia
    • Films Directed: Rudi se žení, Rudi na záletech
    Antonín Pech was a Czech cinematographer, film director and film producer.
    • Birthplace: Brno, Jihovýchod, Czech Republic
    • Nationality: Czech Republic
    • Films Directed: Girlie
    Benjamin Tucek is a screenwriter and film director.