Our team

We are the Czech Film Commission, filmmakers’ first contact with the Czech Republic. We’re here to introduce you to our country and those great locations, facilities and crews you keep hearing about. Please contact us. We speak Filmmaking.

Pavlína Žipková

Pavlína Žipková

+420 603 554 044

Pavlina has been the head of the Czech Film Commission since February 2018.
Before joining the commission in 2016, she worked as a line producer and production manager. Her credits include the documentary feature Who Will Write Our History directed by Roberta Grossman and exec. produced by Nancy Spielberg; the 2008 film Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, shortlisted for an Academy Award; Pamela Mason Wagner’s documentary Joan of Arc; and Eli Roth’s horror film Hostel.
Pavlina consults incoming producers in all questions concerning filming in the Czech Republic and you will see her regularly at international film markets in which the commission is involved. In 2018, she became a vice-president of the board of directors of the EUFCN, and in 2020 its president.

Petra Marková

Petra Marková

+420 778 543 290

Petra graduated from the Písek Film College, where she studied directing and screenwriting. After completing her studies, she worked as a location manager and assistant on film and television shoots such as The IllusionistHannibal RisingHenry IV, as well as Red Tails, produced by George Lucas.
Petra then worked for ten years with an international consulting company, where she prepared bids for public tenders and was responsible for the visual form of presentations and other documents.
In August 2019, Petra joined us as a supporting team member and coordinator of location tours, which are our means of introducing filmmakers to new and as-yet-undiscovered locations in various regions of the Czech Republic.

Matěj Šonka

Matěj Šonka

+420 774 062 878

Matěj studied Theory and History of Film and Audiovisual Culture at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. He spent two years abroad, including half a year as an Erasmus programme student in Antwerp, Belgium and a year and a half in Lisbon, Portugal where he worked in an international team in a store selling T-shirts featuring original designs. After returning to the Czech Republic, he spent two years in the Czech National Agency for International Education as the Erasmus+ programme consultant for higher education. After this experience, he worked for a year and a half in the Czech Film Fund as a researcher of audiovisual statistics. Since October 2020 he is a member of the Czech Film Commission team, where his responsibilities include publicist and communication activities.