Founded in October, 2017 by Michaela Cajkova in Prague, Filmotor is the world sales film company and a brand dedicated to the international distribution of creative and independent feature documentaries.
Our aim is to collaborate with new talents and make their works visible in the world of cinema. We are proud of the catalogue consisting of titles that enjoy the international success at Venice Film Festival, Locarno, Berlinale, Toronto, IDFA, Hot Docs, CPH:DOX, Visions du Reel…Some of our best releases are multiawarded BEAUTIFUL THINGS (G. Ferrero, Biennale College), VICTORIA (S. Benoot, I. Tolleanere, L. De Ceulaer, Berlinale 20, Caligari Award), AS I WANT (S. AlQadi, Berlinale 21) or SOY LIBRE (L. Portier, L´ACID Cannes). Our latest acquisition is LIKE AN ISLAND (Tizian Buchi, Grand Prix – Visions du Reel 22´).
We are searching for films with powerful stories and innovative aesthetic elements. We are not afraid of controversial and provocative topics and are fervent for films that shape the mind. We enjoy strong art house festival titles.
OUR NAME: WHAT IS FILMOTOR
An engine or motor is a machine designed to convert one form of energy into another.
Film is a series of still images that when shown on a screen create an illusion of motion images.
For our filmmakers, we offer the festival and sales 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.
OUR POLICY AND CLIENTS
Since the very beginning Filmotor’s focus has established distribution agreements on the international field in the documentary genres. Our client list includes Terrestrial & Satellite Broadcasters, Theatrical Distributors, Educational and VOD platforms.
Besides film sales, we invest a lot of energy into festival representation of our films. For every film, we create a festival strategy consisting of around 300 most relevant film festivals per year. Our successful festival films have an average run of 2 years through the festival circuit. We try to ensure the best premieres for every continent and territory. We offer 100% transparency and live updates for the festival strategies for all our films.
We keep distribution deductible costs very low and offer our producers the exclusive option to approve all items in our P&A budget and can count on revenue sharing from the first earnings.
Some of our clients
founder of Filmotor
Michaela Cajkova (1989) is a founder of Filmotor. In 5 years she has established a solid brand recognised in the world of independent documentary distribution. She holds a master degree in Economic policy and international relations (Masaryk University) and 2 bachelor degrees from Prague´s FAMU (Film Production) and Film Theory (Masaryk University). 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 1 semester exchange in Bezalel Academy she dedicated herself to documentary cinema. Berlinale Talent, member of EFP. She has 1 son. Passionate about literature, yoga, sports and travelling.