MgA. Miloslav Novák, DIS
Miloslav Novák (born 1978) after graduating from VOŠF in Písek, continued his studies of film science at the Faculty of Arts at Charles University. At the same time, he studied at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) where he graduated first in Editing Composition and then in Documentary Filmmaking. His debut was a short film Samota bývá nebezpečná (Dangers of Loneliness) (1997) which won an award at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, later, he drew attention by his documentary film portrait of a prominent Czech film and literary critic Jiří CieslarZkušenost s expresionismem (Experience with Expressionism) (2001). Among his most celebrated documentary films is the best Czech film from the MFDF festival in Jihlava Zlopověstné dítě (Ill-Fated Child) (together with Lucie Králová) or a feature Czech-Italian film fable Mír s tuleni Peace with Seals (2007) among others also awarded the Grand Prix at the biggest Chinese MFDF in Guangzhou and distributed also in Czech, Italian and North American cinemas. His documentary Hranice v psychosomatice (Limits of Psychosomatics) (2010) won the Czech award for the Best Film in the field of natural sciences at the jubilee edition of the Academia Film Olomouc IFF.
In 2010, he was present at the film summer school of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) with a practical internship in an Italian laboratory L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna. In 2011, a study abroad focused on digitisation and restoration of film heritage at the Institut national de l’audiovisuel in Paris and, in 2013, a workshop in Dublin on stereoscopic films. He participated in the restoration of the first Czech digitised films: Markéta Lazarová, The Firemen’s Ball, All My Compatriots and Closely Watched Trains. He wrote more than 150 popularisation articles, reviews and a number of expert studies in collective monographs. He regularly contributed to the Lidové noviny daily, he currently publishes in the Film a doba magazine. He organized and hosted an international conference on reflection of World War II in cinematography (Jihlava, 2005), on curatorship and restoration of films in the digital era (Uherské Hradiště, 2011) or audiovisual media in education (Olomouc, 2012). He worked in the interagency commission of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture on copyright and multimedia and in the European Digital Cinema Forum. Since 2011, he has been teaching audiovisual production and technology at the Faculty of Philosophy and Science of the Silesian University in Opava as a lecturer. In 2013, he successfully developed accreditation for the follow-up Master degree studies with a focus on digitisation and restoration of audiovisual heritage. Currently, he externally cooperates with the Czech Technical University and other educational institutions, expert institutions and film archives. Since 2012, doctoral studies in the area of preservation and restoration of film heritage at FAMU where he also participates in the research of digitisation methodologies. At the same time, he teaches digital restoration of cinematographic works.