Dear friends of the Czech Centre Bucharest,


I spent more then four years in Bucharest, trying to make the Czech Centre a place, where you would like to go, enjoy the programs and learn more not only about the contemporary Czech Republic. I hope that my team and me have managed at least from time to time – the numbers of public and some reactions seems to confirm that. For sure there are things that we could not bring or offer or events that we could have done differently, but that is pretty much life. You make a choice, accepting, that with this choice you make other choices not happen. What ever we in these more then four years have done, was always very much oriented on you, our public. My team and me tryed to figure out, what could be interesting, what would be necessary to show in Romania and what from the Czech cultural offer you might like to see. Also, we never stopped trying to bring Czechs guests – artists, filmmakers etc. together with Romanians with similar professional or artistic background. I hope very much that some of these connections will be kept alive and nice projects will start on this basis.

It is up to you to decide, how much we actually succseeded to come closer to you and make us a part of your cultural life. For me personally, the work at the Czech Centre Bucharest enriched me for the rest of my life: I spent incredibely interesting and intense time here, surrounded by great, inspiring people in a challenging city and in an incredibely beautifull country. And I want to thank you for that.

The new director will be arriving in some time and for sure he will bring some fresh ideas, energy and a new way of looking at things. And new perspectives are always good, so stay with us. Until then, the team will be lead by Vit Prudil, an experienced and very culture-bound collegue, to whom I would like to thank especially. But not only him –  all my collegues from the last four years deserve a big THANK YOU: Lukas, Mihaela, Ana, Veronica, Anca, Marilena, Radu und Alin. And of course, without the back up in the head office of the Czech centres and their support to our sometimes crazy ideas, nothing could have been really done. Same applies also to the Czech Embassy in Bucharest.

So, good bye, all the best for all of you and don’t forget to : )

Monika Stepanova
Czech centre Bucharest


Mon. 23/10, Original Copy / DM → Mon. 23/10, Bucharest
Tue. 24/10, Istoria filmului european în GIF-uri → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Made in CZ / Found in RO → Fri. 03/11, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Arhiva Cineclubului Stud-Film → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Festival de Film Rus 2017 → Sun. 29/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Psycho (r. Iris Spiridon) / 26 oct → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Mon. 30/10, Slam Poetry → Mon. 30/10, Bucharest
Wed. 01/11, UrbanEye Film Festival 2017 → Sun. 05/11, Bucharest
Thu. 09/11, Róbert Köteles Solo Show → Sun. 14/01, Bucharest
Thu. 16/11, Chrysta Bell live in Control → Thu. 16/11, Bucharest
Fri. 17/11, ArchiTECHture Conference&Expo 17 noiembrie → Fri. 17/11, Cluj-Napoca
Sat. 25/11, Black Lips live in Control → Sat. 25/11, Bucharest

You can still see

Fri. 04/08, Cinema în aer liber la OCC → Sun. 29/10, Bucharest
Thu. 21/09, Expoziţie "Hacia el mar" / "Spre mare", de Clara Durán → Sat. 28/10, Bucharest
Mon. 25/09, LdaVi Call for VR Worldbuilding Lab → Tue. 05/12, Bucharest
Sat. 30/09, Dorian – spectacol de dans contemporan → Mon. 23/10, Bucharest
Fri. 06/10, Petanqfuck → Fri. 17/11, Cluj-Napoca
Mon. 16/10, AFF 2017Tmrw at 23:00, Sibiu
Mon. 16/10, The Power of Storytelling: The FestivalTmrw at 23:59, Bucharest
Wed. 18/10, Dracula Film Festival, ediția a V-aTmrw at 23:00, Brasov