Lubomir Kocka

M.A., College of Muse and Dramatic Arts, Czechoslovakia, 1980

"I began a career as a child actor at age 14. I found this experience very useful and intended to use it along with my film graduate education in the professional pursuit of my passion, film and television directing. As soon as my professional career took off, I got an offer from my alma mater to return as a film educator, which I gladly accepted. And that was the moment when I've discovered my second passion, teaching. I owe much to my parents, who were educators as well, with great experiences. I tremendously enjoy teaching, mentoring and inspiring a young generation of filmmakers. Nothing is more awarding for me than instilling a passion for a film art into students and seeing the result of appreciation of cinema in their successful film productions. For me, it is like an extension of my own life."

Lubomir Kocka | Film and television professor

Awards, recognition and honors

The Best Director Award for the film "How Julia Saved the Middle Kingdom"; director of "Aphrodite," awarded by The Prize of Children Jury for the film; director of many films chosen to be part of the official selections at international film and television festivals including: Cannes, France; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Prix Italia; Reims, France; Golden Chest Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Varna, Bulgaria; Munich, Germany; Prix Danube Bratislava, Slovakia

Organizations

LITA Society of Authors, Union of the Slovak Television Creators

Previous Positions

Film and television director; chair of film and television department, College of Muse and Dramatic Arts, Czechoslovakia; film and television professor, College of Muse and Dramatic Arts, Czechoslovakia