Tomáš Prášek

Zakladatel / CEO

Tomáš Prášek

Entrepreneur, festival organiser, film producer, translator, co-founder of companies Eventival and DataKal, the Film Festival Academy, and festivals EuroConnections and Music on Film - Film on Music (MOFFOM).

     Passion for writing, music, film, travel, adventure and innovation has driven everything Tomas ever did.. After getting a law degree at Charles University and studying cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, Tomas worked for two leading Czech dissidents-turned-politicians: Minister of Foreign Affairs Jiri Dienstbier, and President Vaclav Havel, taught English at the Assumption University in Bangkok, and translated two books. After a year at the Prague International Film Festival, Tomas headed hospitality department at the Karlovy Vary IFF where he made a life-changing decision by joining forces with computer programmer Pavel Kalenda and creating the first globally used film festival software, DataKal, that paved way to the use of information technology at festivals world round.
     While living in France in 2009, Tomas co-founded Eventival, his second festival software company that drew upon the legacy of its predecessor but aimed higher - to become film festival industry benchmark software solution that would eventually cross boundries to other industries.
     Tomas is also a co-founder of Prague's music series EuroConnections, MOFFOM, an international festival of music films, and the Film Festival Academy. He was project manager for the development of a new festival database system for the Berlinale (2004-2006), served on Prague's Cultural Grants Commission, is an expert of the Czech Cinematography Fund and a board member of the Czech-Thai Society. He has spoken at film industry events in Austria, Croatia, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Ukraine, the UK and the US.
     An admirer of the legendary Los Angeles band Sparks, Tomas is one of the producers of The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman, a feature musical about the imaginary adventures of the Swedish director in Hollywood, based on a radio play written by Ron Mael and Russell Mael, and was Executive Producer of the documentary film Never Turn Your Back on Sparks (2014) directed by Pini Schatz.