Happy Film production company focuses on creative documentary films and videos mostly on environmental and deep-ecology topics. A medium lenght documentary film „Happy Farmers“ was finished in 2018, a feature-lenght film called „Jungle Placht“ is being prepared (director Alice Růžičková), several videos for ecological organisations Foundation for Soil and Association for Local Food Initiatives (AMPI) were produced in 2019 and 2020, and others.
Happy Film was founded by producer and director Barbora Kinkalová, born in Prague. She studied Film and TV production at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) in 2003-2010, graduated with the thesis on the topic „New Distribution Perspectives of Czech Documentary Films“.
She worked on feature films with producer Čestmír Kopecký (e.g. „It’s Gonna Get Worse“ – director Petr Nikolaev, executive producer on „The Karamazovs“ – director Petr Zelenka, Czech-Polish coproduction, supported by Eurimages, Czech Lion award for „The Best Czech Film 2008“), also with other producers (executive producer on English Strawberries – director Vladimír Drha, productin First Film, etc.) and on documentary films (a film „České děti“ for NGO People in Need, „The Secret of Theatre Sklep“ for Bio Art Production, etc.). She worked also as a head of production department in National Film Archive (2013-2015).
In 2018, as a director and producer, together with friends she made a film „Happy Farmers“ about growing vegetables, community and one’s inner world at an ecofarm in Plum Village, a buddhistic monastery in southern France. Finishing of the film went along with an international crowdfunding campaign.