KRÁTKÉ FILMY 2020
Daughter / Dcera
CZ | 2019 | 15 min | Animation | Director: Daria Kashcheeva
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: IAFF Annecy 2019 Winner, Sundance FF 2020 Winner, Oscar Finalist
Sometimes it's too hard to open your feelings and share it with a close person. Sometimes it's too late. Let your painful memory fly away like a free little bird. Kashcheeva wrote the Oscar-nominated animated short after reflecting on her own childhood, as well as aspects of the experience of growing up that she considers universal.
After / O tom co potom
CZ | 2018 | 5 min | Animation | Directors: Matouš Valchář
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: IAFF Annecy, FDU US, NChAIAF Japan Best Student Short
What happens after death? A lot of people think about this question. Various communities have very different opinions, but most of them have one thing in common. Every religion believes its truth is the correct one.
Hide 'n' Seek / Schovka
CZ | 2018 | 7 min | Animation | Director: Bára Halířová
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Poitiers FF, Paris ISF
Through the imagination of its young characters, Barbora Halířová’s humorous graduation film uses a game of hide-and-seek to pull the viewer into the surreal world of the human subconscious. When a young boy hides into a wall clock during playtime, his life shrinks into a single game of hide and seek.
Cloudy / Pod mrakem
CZ | 2018 | 5 min | Animation | Director: Zuzana Čupová
Mr. Gnome is sunbathing in his garden when suddenly a little cloud hides the sun. Mr. Gnome is pretty annoyed but, fortunately, he knows precisely what to do with such clouds.
One hundred and twenty-eight thousand / Sto dvacet osm tisíc
CZ | 2018 | 16 min | Fiction | Director: Ondřej Erban
Right now, almost one in ten Czechs over the age of 15 are facing some form of distraint, under which their property is seized to obtain money they owe. Every day more and more people are falling into the debt trap, but Karel is on the other side of the barricade - it is his job to collect their debts.
The Kite / Šarkan
SK | 2019 | 13 min | Animation | Director: Martin Smatana
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Berlinale World Premiere
The Kite deals with the topic of death in metaphorical and symbolic way. Through the relationship between a little boy and his grandpa, the film shows that none of us is here forever and all living creatures must die, but at the same time it reminds us that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.
Sh_t Happens / Sh_t Happens
SK | 2019 | 13 min | Animation | Director: Michaela Mihályiová, Dávid Štumpf
FESTIVALS & AWARDS: Venice IFF World Premiere
The caretaker is exhausted by everything, - his frustrated wife as well as really depressed deer. Their mutual despair leads them to some absurd events because sh_t happens all the time.
Music Box / Music Box
SK | 2018 | 5 min | Animation | Director: Joanna Kozuch
There is one goal, many ways to reach it, the choice is up to us. In a circus, an ensemble of acrobats tries to create a perfect pyramid of human bodies. However, one of them has problems with his arm and cannot hold his colleague so that the pyramid collapses. The choreographer can choose from three options to achieve his goal.
Trust Me / Ver mi
SK | 2019 | 6 min | Animation | Director: Zlata Golecová
Mum – The Hand cuts her nail, plants it, and hopes it will grow into a small hand like her. She’s looking forward to her sweet little company. However, the problem arises when a leg peeks out of a flower pot instead of a hand. What happens next, and how will both parties carry on and how will this relationship change over time?
Chestnut Boy / Gaštanko
SK | 2019 | 9 min | Animation | Directors: Agáta Bolaňosová
A shy and lonely boy builds himself a friend out of magical chestnuts. However, he must choose between staying in the imaginary world or facing his fears, and finding true friendship.