When does sound become music? The Sound Is Innocent invites you on an audiovisual journey into a dreamlike space that explores the meaning, function and significance of the world of electronic and experimental sound. Across five distinct chapters, the film guides us through an oscillating maze of creative figures and moments that’s as bracingly original as the pioneering music it so passionately documents. Ožvold’s dynamic and unusual documentary shines new light on some of the fundamental questions of musical creation, tracing the relationship between both man and machine, and artist and instrument.


Visions du Réel 2019, DOK.fest München 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest 2019


Johana Ožvold graduated from FAMU, the film academy in Prague, department of directing in 2016. She works as a curator at the Czech national film archive, regularly co-operates with the theatre scene and alternative spaces and appears in theatre as an actress, an improviser, a writer, a musician or a director. She collaborates with Czech Radio as a writer and a director of radio plays. Her bachelor student film “Hi, I’m doing fine” won the award for Best Documentary at the IFF Fresh Film Fest 2014, the Mise en scene prize at IFF in Poitiers and the award for Best Documentary at IFF FIDÉ 2014 in Paris. In 2015, she directed the shorts fiction films “Familiar Strangers” and “Process” which received the Special Jury Award at IFF Febiofest SK 2016. Her graduation fiction movie “Black Cake” won the Best Film and Best Director awards at FAMUfest.


  • Director
    Johana Ožvold
  • Screenplay
    Johana Ožvold, Lukáš Csiscely
  • Cinematography
    Simon Dvoracek
  • Editing
    Zuzana Walter
  • Cast
    Steve Goodman, John Richards, François Bonnet, Hannes Hoelzl, Alberto de Campo
  • Producer
    Kristýna Michálek Květová
  • Production Co.
    Cinémotif Films, Films de Force Majeure, Punkchart Films
  • Distributor
    Cinémotif Films
  • Sound Design
    Adam Voneš, Martin Ožvold
  • Production Design
    Antonin Šilar

14 September 2019 13:00

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14 September 2019 22:15

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20 September 2019 21:30

Cinemaximum Kanyon Salon 6