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Haruna Honcoop

honcoopsmHaruna Honcoop is a Prague-born Czech-Japanese documentary filmmaker. She received her BA in Sinology from Charles University in 2008, and spent the next few years studying and living in Beijing, Taiwan and Japan, before returning to study for her Master's at FAMU, focusing on new media, documentary and experimental filmmaking.

Her catalogue of film work is extensive, with 15 short fiction and documentary films, and a number of video art exhibitions to her credit. Her experimental documentary and cross-media project, 'Built To Last – Relics of Communist-Era Architecture', (2017, 59 min), was shot over the course of four years in 11 post-communist countries of Eastern Europe. The film won the award for best architecture documentary at Archfilm Lund in 2017.

'True or False', about recent Czech-Chinese political relations, won the award for best short film at the 2016 'This Human World' Festival in Vienna.

Haruna also has many years' experience teaching and giving filmmaking workshops in Budapest, Prague, and around the world. She is currently developing a new feature documentary film in Beijing.


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BA, Charles University
MFA, FAMU Centre for Audiovisual Studies
Beijing Language University
National Taiwan University
Beijing Film Academy