Jan Gogola works as a director, script editor, lecturer at Tomas Bata University in Zlín - Faculty of Multimedia Communications – Audiovisual Arts. Formerly a commissioning editor for Czech TV, chief of programme Czech TV Brno and lecturer at FAMU. His reflexive and stylized films are often based on everyday life, which forms a source of philosophical exploration: diary, essay, happening, observation, performance, situational portrait.
Filmography, e.g., Eternal Jožo or How I Met a Star (2020), Excursions or History of the Present (2015), František of His Own Kind (Audience Prize EKOFILM 2014), Mythmaking (2013), Breathless: I love My Boring Life (Best Czech Documentary IDFF Jihlava 2009, Krakow Film Festival 2010 – Fipresci Prize), Across the Border: Czech Velenice Infinity (film omnibus, Golden Dove DOK Leipzig 2004), Situation of the Street or the Czech Sea in Eighteen Tidal Waves (2001), Nonstop (2000).
Script editor (dramaturg), e.g., Caught in the Net (B. Chalupová, V. Klusák), Czech Dream (F. Remunda, V. Klusák); 66 Seasons, Cooking History (P. Kerekes); Ester (V. Chytilová); A Hole in the Head (R. Kirchhoff), Jan Palach (R. Sedláček), Lost Holiday (L. Králová); A New Shift (J. Andrš), Off Sides (T. Bojar, R. Kohoutová), Other Worlds (M. Škop); Private Century (J. Šikl), The Sailor (L. Kašová), Town of Glory (D. Bogoljubov), René, Katka (H. Třeštíková), Saving One Who Was Dead (V. Kadrnka) and others.
Masterclass: DOK Leipzig 2011, DOCsk Košice 2011, Festival Filmer a tout prix Brusel 2015
Retrospects: DOCsk Košice 2011, Febiofest Bratislava 2014
Gogola is author of essays what published in média and books.