Oral history

Interviews with personalities of Czech film culture provide testimony about Czech cinema.

biographical interviews

About the collection

The core of the collection of sound recordings consists of 1,500 interviews with 900 representatives of Czech film culture. We continue to develop and add new interviews to the collection. We primarily record biographical interviews using the oral history method. This allows us to obtain unique testimonies about Czech cinema. The recollections of representatives of film culture expand knowledge in a way that official sources cannot offer. In addition to the interviews, the collection also contains records of conferences, lectures, lecturer introductions and other events.

Get to know the collection

Where can I listen to the interviews?

For study purposes

Recordings for the study room

We make audio recordings available for research purposes in our study room. The transcripts can also be studied online via the research interface. If you are interested, please contact us directly. We will consult with you about your area of research and conduct the necessary research.

Study room

for interest

Interviews on Filmový přehled

The edited interviews are published on the Filmový přehled, which also uses quotes and excerpts from the interviews.

Interviews on Filmový přehled


Write to us

The records can be used for study, scientific, educational and professional purposes. The curator Marie will consult with you on the area of research and conduct the necessary research.

Marie Barešová

Department of Curators
Curator of oral history