Founded in October 2017 in Prague, Filmotor is the first world sales company based in former Czechoslovakia.
We are a fresh company and a brand dedicated to international distribution of creative and independent features.
As a new player in the market our aim is to collaborate with new talents, first and second time filmmakers and make their works visible in the world of cinema. Working only for couple of months we are proud on the catalogue consisting of titles that won in Venice and CPH:DOX – Beautiful Things, premiered in Locarno, IDFA, Hot Docs, Visions du Reel or Berlinale…
We search for art-house projects shaping the mind, controversial topics and politics with innovative aesthetic elements.
For our filmmakers at first we offer the festival representation with the goal to make the films visible internationally. We deliberate the dynamic changes in the market and make our films available in the digital and educational platforms. Our services include sales to TV broadcasters, theatrical distributors and all rights regional distributors.
What is FILMOTOR:
An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into mechanical energy. Heat engines burn a fuel to create heat, which is then used to do work.
Film is a series of still images that when shown on a screen create an illusion of motion images.
Michaela Cajkova is a founder of Filmotor. She holds a master degree in Economic policy and international relations and a bachelor degree from Prague´s FAMU. She began as a production manager for shorts films. Specialised in several film distribution areas like 2 years with Taskovski Films or with Berlin based missingFILMs. After exchange in Bezalel Academy she dedicated herself to documentary cinema. Berlinale Talent 2017. Interest in politics, hula hooping and travelling.
Durna Safarova works as festival manager in Filmotor. She holds a master degree in Film and Television from Istanbul Bilgi University. Born in Baku, currently living in Istanbul, she has been in filmmaking since 2011. At the moment she is developing her first feature documentary. Experienced in film production, distribution and journalism.