KRÁTKÉ FILMY 2024
ON A HIGH HORSE/ Na vychýr
Na vychýr | 2023 SK | Animation | 2:55 min
DIRECTOR: Samuel Puchovský
The story follows the main character 'Magpie', who, as is her custom, collects shiny objectsinto her nest. However, other birds living in her vicinity build their nests in a classicalpractical way–from pieces of wood, in contrast to Magpie, which just mocks them andmanically stuffs her nest with a huge pile of gold. However, on the day of the storm, sherealizes that she hasnowhere to hide in her nest, and her tree is on the verge of collapse.This becomes her downfall.
SHEDDING THE MIST/ Svlékat mlhy
2023 SK, CZ | Fiction | 11:35 min
DIRECTOR: Kateřina Hroníková
Shedding the Mist follows the couple Johana and Ivo who are trying to navigate their desires in an anti-utopian world where access to images is severely restricted. The possibility of a literal clouding of their vision hovers over the film throughout, creating a constant underlying sense of unease. The film is concerned with the importance of images, about the emotion and value we attribute to them in our lives. The story responds to the general oversaturation of images in contemporary society, to our inability to process them properly as they are often just a filler between us and reality
THE WHISPER OF FREEDOM/ Šepot slobody
2023 SK | Fiction | 15:55 min
DIRECTOR: Anna Ahaliieva
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? Suzie is a little afraid. But what to do when you are afraid of someone, but you find their key on the path?
AT SPIRAL'S END / Na konci spirály
2022 CZ | Documentary / Animation | 4 min
DIRECTORS: Eliška Kerbachová
Animated documentary based on authentic recordings presents the struggle with addiction through visual symbols and shortcuts. Alongside the characters we take a journey out of the vicious cycle of addiction, from one end of the spiral to the other. There lies the memento and uncertainty, but also hope.
OF STARS AND FABLES / O hviezdach a bájkach
2023 SK | Animation | 6:40 min
DIRECTOR: Alla Dmitrievna Prokopyshyna
This enchanting animated film takes viewers on a magical journey through a universe where ancient fables and the brilliance of stars intertwine. Each constellation tells its own timeless tale, weaving a celestial narrative that captivates the imagination and ignites a sense of wonder about the mysteries of the cosmos and the stories they hold.
A TALE OF FAMILY HERITAGE / O rodinném dědictví na Františkově Lhotě
2023 CZ | Fiction | 12:53 min
DIRECTORS: Viola Bláhová
Delving into the heart of a Czech village, this poignant tale explores the intricate web of a family's legacy. As secrets from generations past begin to surface, the film beautifully navigates through themes of ancestral bonds, the echoes of history, and the deep, sometimes hidden, roots that connect us to our lineage.
CATS ARE LIQUID / Kočky jsou tekuté
2023 CZ | Animation | 1:11 min
DIRECTOR: Natálie Durchánková
A delightful animated exploration of the charmingly mysterious nature of cats. This film playfully delves into the quirky, fluid-like behaviours of these enigmatic creatures, offering a whimsical perspective that celebrates their unique and often baffling characteristics.
SYMPHONY / Symfonie
2023 CZ | Fiction | 8:31 min
DIRECTORS: Ondřej Nedvěd, Vojtěch Komárek
Little boy Martin has a visual disorder. He stays at home alone with his only friend - a magical toy called Francis, that helps Martin to explore the world. When he is invited to play football with the kids on the street he happily joins the game but everything results in bullying, theft, and a chase to get Francis back.
DON'T BLOW IT UP / Odpusť
2022 CZ | Animation | 8:13 min
DIRECTOR: Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková
A short film about how hard it can sometimes be to be forgiving. Two girls are playing with a ball. But after a petty quarrel, they get angry with each other and take offense. Their umbrage makes them inflate like balloons. They fly all the way up to the clouds and have no idea how to get down.
DEDE IS DEAD / Deniska umřela
2023 CZ | Animation | 8 min
DIRECTOR: Philippe Kastner
The death of a beloved pet is a difficult thing to deal with, and even though we try to prepare for it, it always seems to come too soon. This is a story of a boy and his dog Dede, who passes away suddenly and the boy is left alone with his grief. In the end, he finds out that Dede being dead doesn’t mean that she is completely gone.