Czech Horizon, Awarded Films
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS, MAY 4 – 9 2021, LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC

NATIONAL COMPETITION CZECH HORIZON, THE AWARDED FILMS

Winner across all categories

Daughter

(Dcera)
Director: Daria Kashcheeva
Czech Republic, 2019, 14 min 50 sec
Produced by: Martin Vandas (MAUR film), FAMU

Synopsis:
This Academy Award nominated and Student Oscar and Annecy Cristal winning film is the biggest success of Czech animation in recent years. Made by a Russian director studying at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, this impressive puppet film uses dynamic hand camera and detailed close-ups of the puppets’ faces to emphasise the story about a not-so-ideal relationship between a father and his daughter.

 

Feature and Short Film

Washing Machine

(Pračka)
Director: Alexandra Májová
Czech Republic, 2020, 5 min 2 sec
Produced by: Alexandra Májová

Synopsis:
Alexandra Májová’s humorous and playful film is a remarkable parable of human relationships. But in her film, a man isn’t trying to solve problems with a woman, but with a troublesome home appliance. Eventually, emotions and hormones steer this minimalist and artistically inventive home drama in an unexpected direction leading towards a surprising end.

 

Student film

Daughter

(Dcera)
Director: Daria Kashcheeva
Czech Republic, 2019, 14 min 50 sec
Produced by: Martin Vandas (MAUR film), FAMU

Synopsis:
This Academy Award nominated and Student Oscar and Annecy Cristal winning film is the biggest success of Czech animation in recent years. Made by a Russian director studying at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, this impressive puppet film uses dynamic hand camera and detailed close-ups of the puppets’ faces to emphasise the story about a not-so-ideal relationship between a father and his daughter.

 

TV and online film/serial

Hungry Bear Tales – Truffles

(Mlsné medvědí příběhy - Na lanýže!)
Director: Alexandra Májová, Kateřina Karhánková
Czech Republic, 2019, 7 min
Produced by: Barbora Přikaská (Bionaut)

Synopsis:
Another episode of a successful series about hungry bears. Nedvěd and Miška would like to cook something they’ve never eaten before. They open a cookbook and find a recipe for truffles – rare mushrooms with an allegedly indescribable taste. They decide to find the truffles themselves instead of using pigs. A playful film for the youngest viewers.

 

Commissioned Works

Fake News in the Digital World

(Dezinformace v online prostředí)
Director: Kryštof Pacourek
Czech Republic, 2019, 1 min 43 sec
Produced by: vysvětli.cz (Clarity lab s.r.o.)

Synopsis:
Fake news is nothing new; public opinion has been manipulated since the dawn of time. But in the internet age, the manipulation has acquired a whole new dimension. In this video, Vysvětli.cz tries to inspire today’s recipients to be more careful with regards to information.

 

Music Videos

Talya La Lia: Shredder

Director: Eliška Oz, Lee Oz
Czech Republic, 2019, 3 min 9 sec
Produced by: Oz Animation

Synopsis:
This experimental music video depicts the dissonance between the way we feel inside and the way we present ourselves to the world, on social media and in general through playful work with plasticine. Authors Eliška and Lee Oz have been specialising in claymation for quite some time and achieve unusually fluid results.