The time has come to reveal some of the short films available to watch at the Sydney Czech and Slovak Film Festival's 10th year anniversary!
Popular short films have become an essential part of the festival; whether it’s an animation, quirky story, or a thought-provoking tale, we love including them each year.
Here is the sneak preview of this year's selections, including some of them with trailers:
REFLECTION / Odrazy | 2021 CZ | Animation | 5:33 min
DIRECTOR: Ekaterina Bessonova
Everyone feels like they are getting old at some point in their life. The main character of 'Reflection' gets this sensation after her 30th birthday, and begins to fear mirrors.
SUZIE IN GARDEN / Zuza v zahradách | 2022 CZ/SK | Animation | 13 min
DIRECTOR: Lucie Sunková
Suzie is a little girl who goes with her mother and dad to an allotment outside the city. One day she meets a black dog and discovers a mysterious garden. Who is it that lives there?
HOOD UNION / Sídlisková spojka | 2022 SK | Drama / Ficton 11:40 min
DIRECTOR: Kristián Grupač
The death of mafia boss Stefan S. makes breaking news. In the underbelly of every story, nobody can be fully trusted.
DINNER FOR 2 - BREAKFAST FOR 1 / Večera pre 2 – Raňajky pre 1 | 2022 SK | Fiction | 4:08 min
DIRECTORS: Kristína Žilinčárová
A visceral tale of one fine dining experience. A young woman who longs for something more tells the story of a special dinner. A fantasy about food and female desire that oscillates in genre between a trendy flick, a horror film, a music video, and a drama.
ISLAND OF FREEDOM / Ostrov svobody | 2022 CZ | Drama | 26 min
DIRECTOR: Petr Januschka
A short film about love and freedom. It’s 1981 in communist Czechoslovakia a young man, Jindřich (Jiří Mádl), meets his childhood sweetheart Eva (Judit Bárdos) on board a charter flight to Cuba. They strike up a conversation and with every answer, every flash or unwanted touch, the old bond is rekindled. Little do they know that soon they will be faced with perhaps the most difficult decision of their lives.
SISTERS / Sestry | 2021 CZ | Animation | 11:20 min
DIRECTOR: Andrea Szelesová
The Big Sister – a person of colossal size – is trapped in the sand of a deserted landscape. With no way to take care of herself, this burden falls on her resentful little sister.
RED SHOES / Rudé boty | 2021 CZ | Animation | 14 min
DIRECTOR: Ana Podskalská
Inspired by folk fairytales, 'Rudé boty' is a story of obsession. No one wants to invite Róza to dance at the village party, until an unknown stranger appears and offers her a pair of red shoes. Róza starts to
dance with great passion, quickly becoming the centre of attention. Soon after, she realizes she can’t control the shoes...