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Charlie the Snowman’s Christmas Wedding

Petr Vodička | Czech Republic | 2017 | 12 min | CS

This film is the short debut of the famous Czech theatre director Petr Vodička. It is an original fairy tale drama starring Christmas decorations. After the tree is decorated, snowman Karel finds that he is hanging on the opposite side of the tree from his fiancé snowwoman Eva and sets out on a dramatic journey to rescue her.
Charlie the Snowman’s Christmas Wedding

Tu 01/05/2018
17.00-18.15
free seats: 2
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.00-13.15
free seats: 178
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-11.15
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Ghost

Ka Yin Lee | Hong Kong SAR China | 2017 | 7 min

Ghost is a mystic sci-fi set in a big city where its anonymous inhabitants, with faces hidden under masks, spend their time riding infinite escalators. But one of them is so decimated by this routine that he doesn’t put on his mask and the only thing he longs for is to get back home. This film with a dismal atmosphere is a disturbing portrayal of an uncertain future.
Ghost

Tu 01/05/2018
17.00-18.15
free seats: 2
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
12.00-13.15
free seats: 178
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-11.15
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Manivald

Chintis Lundgren | Estonia | 2017 | 13 min | EN

Manivald is the latest film by the prolific Estonian director Chintis Lundgren who, as a self-taught animator, created her own distinct visual style and meticulous hand-drawn animation. This time, she takes us into a household where Manivald, a 33-year-old fox, still lives with his mother. He realises he lives an easy but unfulfilled life. But everything changes with the arrival of a seductive wolf plumber…
Manivald

Tu 01/05/2018
17.00-18.15
free seats: 2
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
12.00-13.15
free seats: 178
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-11.15
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Reruns

Rosto | France | 2018 | 15 min | EN

Another psychedelic film by the Dutch multi-talented filmmaker Rosto once again skilfully combines 3D animation with real-life footage. It takes the viewer into a sunken labyrinth of memories and dreams, or rather nightmares. The main character of the film is a drummer who submerges himself in his own past and finds out that although everything has changed, it all stays the same.
Reruns

Tu 01/05/2018
17.00-18.15
free seats: 2
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
12.00-13.15
free seats: 178
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-11.15
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Toy House

Natasha Danilevskaya | Russia | 2017 | 7 min

The film is a different kind of fairy tale about the secret life of toys which are – willingly or not – tied to their owner. Their biggest concern is what their owner will do with them. What if he takes them off the shelf where they have their own little rituals and an established hierarchy? This slightly absurd and humorous film was made by a young Russian author who is also a graphic designer and a videomapper.
Toy House

Tu 01/05/2018
17.00-18.15
free seats: 2
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
12.00-13.15
free seats: 178
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-11.15
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People’s Thoughts

Don Hertzfeldt | United States | 2017 | 23 min | EN

This sequel to the successful first episode brings back a girl called Emily who is inserted into the brain of a future clone of herself and finds herself on a mission in the future. But this time, she must restore the clone’s deteriorating mind. This visionary film uses a simple graphic style and is once again built around voice recordings of the author’s niece.

Tu 01/05/2018
17.00-18.15
free seats: 2
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
12.00-13.15
free seats: 178
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-11.15
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Yellow

Ivana Šebestová | Slovakia | 2017 | 7 min

This metaphorical and artistically refined film by a young Slovakian filmmaker follows an opera singer named Viola who is suffering from a strange phobia – she can’t stand anything yellow, bright and cheerful and finds peace only in darkness. But a hot summer presents a number of obstacles for her… The film is characterized by the author’s unique artistic style.
Yellow

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Grandpa Walrus

Lucrèce Andreae | France | 2017 | 15 min | FR

In this strong and captivatingly told story with mystic elements, a mother with her children and their grandmother sets out to an empty autumn beach to scatter the ashes of the children’s late grandfather. Although their task is simple, it seems impossible to carry out. In a tense atmosphere, the author recounts several stories with one uniting element – the deceased eccentric grandfather.
Grandpa Walrus

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Rabbit's Blood

Sarina Nihei | United Kingdom, Japan | 2017 | 5 min

In her films, the Japanese author who studied at the British Royal College of Art combines the Asian approach with the European one. In this absurd film, a girl loses something and then meets a rabbit and finds herself in a sort of repetitive narrative loop which gradually reveals a strange and morbid device. But the most unfortunate roles in the film are played by the rabbits themselves.
Rabbit's Blood

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Sleepy

Marta Monteiro | Portugal | 2017 | 11 min

Director, sculptor and illustrator Marta Monteiro brings us a captivating and disturbingly depressive film. Its main protagonist is a girl longing for rest. But she works as a housemaid and her sleep is constantly interrupted by a crying baby and the demands of the house owner. As the tension increases, the girl loses her self-restraint.
Sleepy

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Cat Days

Jon Frickey | Germany, Japan | 2018 | 12 min | JA

A young boy named Jiro doesn’t feel good at all. His father takes him to a doctor and finds out something incredible – the reason is not any disease, but rather the boy’s identity. While they’re waiting for DNA test results, the father is trying to cope with the situation… and both the father and the son have to deal with unusual and absurd situations.
Cat Days

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Nothing Happens

Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot | Denmark | 2017 | 12 min

Nothing Happens is a dismal film in which the authors skilfully play with the spectators’ expectations. A group of people meet behind a city and wait for a “spectacle” that is about to happen on the horizon. The weather is cold and unwelcoming and the suspense is becoming palpable… but nothing is happening. The film explores spectatorship – what it’s like to watch and what it’s like being watched.
Nothing Happens

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Conan O'Brien Discusses "We're Going to be Friends" by The White Stripes

Moth Studio | United Kingdom | 2017 | 3 min | EN

The melody of “We’re Going to Be Friends” has touched children and adults around the world. Listen to Conan O’Brien’s account of The White Stripes’ performance of the song on the final episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which aired on 20 February 2009 and hear what the song means to him. The film was made by the renowned animation studio Moth, which originally focused on commissioned works but later turned to original animations.
Conan O'Brien Discusses "We're Going to be Friends" by The White Stripes

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Mermaids and Rhinos

Viktoria Traub | Hungary | 2017 | 16 min

8-year-old Matilda’s memories of her family as surrealistic visions come into view: the circus performer ex-mermaid grandmother, the erotically overheated mother and the missing father whose broken heart, anger and jealousy manifest as a rhino. Matilda’s life is full of grotesque, bizarre characters who are hungry for love.
Mermaids and Rhinos

Tu 01/05/2018
20.00-21.18
free seats: 16
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 20
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.30-16.48
Puppet Theatre

Walking and Running

Vít Pancíř | Czech Republic | 2018 | 10 min

The stories of a young couple in love, an old lady caring for a flower on her window sill, a successful runner and a one-legged beggar on a street corner gradually intertwine in the presence of unrelenting wind which can, much like human steps, be considered as a metaphor for the tireless cycle of life.
Walking and Running

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

We 02/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 176
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
16.00-17.18
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.18
free seats: 59
Světozor Cinema

Midnight Story

Veerapatra Jinanavin | Thailand | 2017 | 5 min

Late night, when stories about monsters become true, mother is at home alone waiting for father. She’ll get even with him for this… And you already suspect that you will face everything alone even though you don’t even go to school yet. Or will your family stay together? Forever? A Thai 3D horror.
Midnight Story

We 02/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 176
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
16.00-17.18
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
23.30-00.21
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
23.30-00.21
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.18
free seats: 59
Světozor Cinema

Bendito Machine VI – Carry On

Jossie Malis | Spain, France | 2018 | 14 min

The Bendito Machine project, financed, among other sources, by a crowdfunding campaign, deals with the relationship between live and robotic subjects. Its sixth and final episode tells the story of a cute robot that resembles the Curiosity rover on Mars and a troop of monkeys reminiscent of the human obsession with virtual reality.
Bendito Machine VI – Carry On

We 02/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 176
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
16.00-17.18
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.18
free seats: 59
Světozor Cinema

Coyote

Lorenz Wunderle | Switzerland | 2018 | 10 min

They took away what he held most dear. Since that moment, his life is not worth anything. The memory of his dead family haunts the Coyote along with the ghost of a dead buffalo. Will he ever find peace? Is a bloody act of revenge inevitable? Coyote is a savage film ripping open the guts of its protagonists.
Coyote

We 02/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 176
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
16.00-17.18
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.18
free seats: 59
Světozor Cinema

Bloomsday

Vova Kompotik | Russia | 2017 | 10 min

This imaginative dream-like film tells us that meeting your own inner duck can sometimes be the only real motivation to change. The film is characterized by its multi-coloured animation, absurd humour and its optimism in spite of the joyless situation of its main hero.
Bloomsday

We 02/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 176
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
16.00-17.18
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.18
free seats: 59
Světozor Cinema

Ugly

Nikita Diakur | Germany | 2017 | 12 min

It’s hard to survive in an inhospitable agglomeration of filth, even for the stray cat who is the main protagonist of this 3D animated film. The cat finds a soul mate in a mysterious Indian chief. The film combines virtual puppets with computer simulations and artfully utilises fractional surfaces and the colour spectrum.
Ugly

We 02/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 176
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
16.00-17.18
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.18
free seats: 59
Světozor Cinema

Wildebeest

Nicolas Keppens, Matthias Phlips | Belgium | 2017 | 20 min | NL

Troyer, a macho man with the soul of a backwoodsman, and Linda, a naïve and adorable creature, form a middle-aged couple who get stuck in the wilderness during a safari. The film mixes animation with real sceneries that increase the feeling of impending danger but also take the film’s unique style of humour to another level.
Wildebeest

We 02/05/2018
12.30-13.48
free seats: 176
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
16.00-17.18
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.18
free seats: 59
Světozor Cinema

Implied

Qin Nan li, Qi Yao | China | 2017 | 10 min | ZH

Implied is different from the majority of Chinese production not only in its visual style, but also in its alienating, seemingly documentary, approach. The story takes place in a closed military zone containing alien monsters hunting humans so they can perform their drastic biochemical experiments.
Implied

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

Trump Dreams

Ruth Lingford | United Kingdom, United States | 2017 | 4 min | EN

In this anidoc, the author visualises dreams about Donald Trump she collected from people all over the world in 2016. Hopes and fears related to the new president have left noticeable marks on the conscious and unconscious minds of the respondents and created astounding dream motifs that the director managed to interlink in various metamorphoses.
Trump Dreams

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

The Burden

Niki Lindroth von Bahr | Sweden | 2018 | 15 min | SV

This utterly atypical and gloomily absurd puppet musical was made by a Swedish director who has managed to excellently connect smooth animation with original stories already in her previous films. Her latest film is a sequence of scenes from various commercial places where the inhabitants, here (once again) portrayed as animals, go through various forms of existential anxiety and boredom.
The Burden

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

Wicked Girl

Ayce Kartal | France, Turkey | 2017 | 8 min | TR

This visually elaborate film tells the disturbing story of an eight-year-old girl. This overly curious Turkish girl finds herself in a hospital where she loses herself in at first pleasant memories of happy holidays spent in the village of her grandparents. But suddenly dark themes emerge…
Wicked Girl

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

And the Moon Stands Still

Yulia Ruditskaya | Belarus, Germany, United States | 2017 | 11 min

This visually captivating film using only three colours draws a metaphorical story based on the lunar cycles. The US-based Belarusian author created a slightly frightening non-fairy-tale. Against the backdrop of the struggle between darkness and light, we follow villagers who react to the moon's cycles.
And the Moon Stands Still

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

In a Nutshell

Fabio Friedli | Switzerland | 2017 | 6 min

This original film by the Swiss filmmaker and musician Fabio Friedli tries to capture our entire world in a nutshell. Using collages of various objects and motifs, the author shows the path from a seed to war, from meat to love and from indifference to apocalypse… The colourful visual style of the film is supplemented by an inventive soundtrack.
In a Nutshell

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

L’alliance

Eugène Boitsov | France | 2017 | 3 min | FR

Engagement is one the films from a French series of filmed poems that provides graduates of animation school with an opportunity to test their skills in practice. This time, the young filmmakers adapted Paul Éluard’s poetry. Eugèn Boitsov’s lively animation portrays a man looking for two trees on which to hang his hammock… but his search is far more complicated than expected.
L’alliance

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

Dolls Don't Cry

Frédérick Tremblay | Canada | 2017 | 21 min

Frédérick Tremblay is known for improvising the stories of his meticulously animated puppets directly in front of the camera. That means the stories often unfold in a way the audiences would never expect. In this film, we see a man and a woman who, together, yet each on their own, work on an animated film – he during the night, as an animator, and she during the day, as a graphic designer.
Dolls Don't Cry

We 02/05/2018
18.30-19.46
free seats: 122
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.00-15.16
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
15.30-16.46
free seats: 38
Puppet Theatre

Fish

Arthur Sotto | France | 2017 | 3 min | FR

In recent years, Tan Mieux Prod drew inspiration for their films from the works of great French poets such as Jacques Prévert, Robert Desnos and Guillaume Apollinaire. Fish belongs to a new series inspired by Paul Éluard’s poems, which are made artfully accessible thanks to captivating animation.

Fish

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

A Photo of Me

Dennis Tupicoff | Australia | 2017 | 11 min | EN

In his meditation on the contrast of memories with reality and the efforts of the human mind to create a compact and logical image of life as a story, Denis Tupicoff follows his own path. He combines captivating animation with old photographs and footage from noir films of the 1950s.
A Photo of Me

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Jeom

Kang-Min Kim | South Korea | 2017 | 5 min

Inheritance from one’s parents can come in many different forms. Character flaws, insufferable temper and terrifying diseases. Or an annoying and huge birthmark. Using cut-out animation, the author examines the relationship between a parent and a child and the meaning of the birthmark that they share despite their own will.
Jeom

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Strange Case

Zbigniew Czapla | Poland | 2017 | 14 min | EN

In connection with watercolours and acrylic paints, the ephemeral nature of Indian ink animation reflects the main theme of this suggestive film. The author’s imagination and his memories mix in a captivating stream of consciousness accompanied by a monologue about a strange phenomenon that happens to be life itself along with its beginnings and its endings.
Strange Case

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Negative Space

Max Porter, Ru Kuwahata | France | 2017 | 6 min | EN

One of this year’s nominees for the Academy Award for the best animated short film is an adaptation of a poem by Ron Koertge. Using excellent puppet stop-motion animation, it explores the relationship between a son and a father who teaches his offspring how to pack properly every time he’s leaving on his travels.
Negative Space

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Airport

Michaela Müller | Switzerland, Croatia | 2017 | 11 min

In this film which closely observes the airport hustle and bustle, the author is focusing on the atmosphere of a place that witnesses the redefinition of one’s freedom every day, and not only because of security measures. Skilful animation in combination with an authentic soundtrack makes this film oscillate on the border of a documentary.
Airport

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

The Full Story

Daisy Jacobs, Christopher Wilder | United Kingdom | 2017 | 8 min | EN

No one lives in their old house anymore, so Toby wants to sell it. His old family nest is full of fragments of memories. What was it like when his parents went through a divorce? This personal yet universal story of one family was made using various techniques from drawing through stop-motion to live-action sequences.
The Full Story

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Solar Walk

Réka Bucsi | Denmark | 2018 | 21 min

In her latest film, the award-winning Hungarian filmmaker Réka Bucsi explores the depths of the Solar System and measures the life of an individual on a cosmic scale. Thanks to the multi-coloured combination of style and animation techniques as well as the author’s sense for absurdity and disturbing images, this voyage guarantees an extraordinary experience.
Solar Walk

We 02/05/2018
20.30-21.47
free seats: 152
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.17
free seats: 156
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
18.30-19.47
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Travelogue Tel Aviv

Samuel Patthey | Switzerland | 2017 | 6 min

This film is an emotional travelogue of a young student who comes to live in Tel-Aviv for six months. The director combines naïve drawing with realistic pieces of various documents and forms to portray the feelings of a European lost in a country full of contradictions. His film tries to understand the contrasts of the Holy Land.
Travelogue Tel Aviv

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Hypnagogia

Magdalena Kvasničková | Czech Republic | 2017 | 5 min | CS

Hypnagogia is an original experiment that combines abstract scenes with techniques of traditional anidocs. The film depicts the state of falling asleep, and describes and illustrates the visual sensory phenomena that are experienced when crossing the borders of sleep in its own poetic and documentary-style way.
Hypnagogia

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

War Marks

Meshy Koplevitch | Israel | 2017 | 7 min

The movie deals with youthful memories of the filmmaker, who grew up on an Israeli kibbutz, located close to the Syrian and Lebanese borders. The film depicts an encounter between her young self and soldiers who were stationed at the kibbutz during the Second Lebanon War. The encounter is a moment of excitement and renewal, while also representing a threat and danger.
War Marks

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

A Table Game

Nicolás Petelski | Spain | 2017 | 4 min

“Patience is a gift,” says the director born in Buenos Aires – but studying in Europe – about his film. It is a fitting description for this absurd visual spectacle. We watch a strange and slow variant of table tennis and in parallel see how the game’s spectators are impatient. By connecting both worlds, the director comes to an excellent conclusion at the end of his film.
A Table Game

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Twin Islands

Charlotte Sarfati, Christine Jaudoin, Fanny Teisson, Lara Cochetel, Manon Sailly, Raphaël Huot | France | 2017 | 8 min | EN

Twin Islands is a film by a collective of students from a school specializing in 3D animation. Twin Island East and Twin Island West are two twin islands governed by two kings, where the inhabitants follow the cult of symmetry. Therefore, everything goes two by two. But one day, the queen of Twin Island West gives birth to an only child...
Twin Islands

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Wedding Day

Zuzana Čupová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min | CS

This lively film revolves around a frenzied rhythm – both musical and visual. In a vortex of pulsating images, the author managed to portray a traditional Czech country wedding along with its folklore traditions. Using artistic shortcuts, allusions and successful metamorphoses, she depicts the atmosphere of absolute merriment accompanied by the tones of Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances.
Wedding Day

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Tête à Tête

Natasha Tonkin | United Kingdom | 2017 | 8 min | EN

Filmmakers often reflect alienation and isolation in the world of mobile phones and tablets. But Nataša Tonkinová turned it into an original story portrayed with a distinct artistic style. The story follows the fun-loving Kerri as she spends the weekend with her sister's family. When tensions begin to flare, technology provides easy respite.
Tête à Tête

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Pumped Up

Marion Ichard | France | 2017 | 5 min | FR

This grotesque and artistically distinct film is the graduate project of a young filmmaker from the French school La Poudrière. It was picked up by Television Arte. Marion Ichard portrayed a very strange working environment where tile layers and pavers are very busy. But they have no idea that the company’s shareholders are about to visit them.
Pumped Up

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Ming

Danski Tang | United States | 2017 | 4 min | EN

The film relates a Chinese woman’s experience as a live figure model while abroad. Ming depicts the Asian female body as an object of humiliation and investigates the psychological ramifications of the male gaze and constantly being labelled as exotic, as well as the clashing ideals of Eastern and Western standards of beauty and femininity.
Ming

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Oh Jesus

Betina Bożek | Poland | 2017 | 4 min

The Polish author of this not easily comprehendible film connected childishly naïve crayon drawings with the hideous aesthetics of deformed anonymous bodies. They wander through the film, merge, bloat and vanish…Director Betina Bożek describes the portrayed reality with two words: inertia and chaos.
Oh Jesus

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.09
Puppet Theatre

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.09
České Budějovice - Kampa

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.30-19.39
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

The Hoopoe and the Owls

Narges Haghighat | Canada | 2017 | 4 min | EN

The Iranian author, who drew inspiration from an old Iranian story, specializes in acrylic and oil painting. Using suggestive painted animation, she tells the story of a hoopoe who asks old owls how to survive. The frostiness of this fable is underpinned by a visual connection of the world of people and birds.
The Hoopoe and the Owls

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Enough

Anna Mantzaris | United Kingdom | 2017 | 3 min

 The author, who was born in Sweden, attracted attention with her previous short film But Milk is Important, which was screened at more than 100 festivals. She used the same artistic approach using felt dolls in her latest film. It humorously depicts situations during which the film’s characters lose self-control.
Enough

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

The Spirit of Life

Anne Mirjam Kraav | Estonia | 2017 | 5 min

It could have been a pretty ordinary morning if someone hadn’t come knocking at the door. This unexpected disturbance triggers an escalating series of tragicomic accidents in the household of a young lady. But what if she had a chance to turn back time and try again? This slightly morbid film with naïve drawing is full of popular Estonian absurdity typical for many Estonian animated films.
The Spirit of Life

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Spacedogs

Sophia Schönborn | Germany | 2017 | 6 min

This atypically stylised film, which uses unusual colour combinations and graphic novel techniques, was made by a director who originally wanted to focus on biology. Her film is set on a distant planet inhabited by various dogs. It seems, however, that their surroundings are hostile and the dogs will have to find a way to live a peaceful life.
Spacedogs

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Poles Apart

Paloma Baeza | United Kingdom | 2017 | 12 min | EN

This excellent puppet drama set in the Polar regions was made by a director who started her career on the other side of the camera – as an actress. Poles Apart tells the story of an unlikely meeting between Nanuk, a tough female polar bear, and Aklak, an enthusiastic male grizzly bear, brought together by their changing habitats.
Poles Apart

We 02/05/2018
10.30-11.49
free seats: 188
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.00-15.19
free seats: 19
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Chase

Michaela Režová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 12 min | CS

Using period graphics, this original anidoc revives the glory days of Czechoslovak hockey along with its dark moments. The author focuses on government repressions against the Czechoslovak national team players in 1950. The film is based on authentic testimonies of living witnesses and archive footage.
Chase

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Cabin Pressure

Matthew Lee | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4 min | EN

This slapstick comedy with felt dolls portrays Graham Penge, a passenger obsessively following the in-flight safety regulations. But when a careless passenger sits next to him, Graham starts to panic and his imagination runs wild. Stop-motion animation of the film was slightly modified in post-production.
Cabin Pressure

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Cops & Robbers

Florian Maubach | Germany | 2017 | 9 min | DE

This suggestive and sensitive film shows a game of cops and robbers played by a group of youths. Daniel, the main protagonist of the film, immediately realizes that it’s not just an innocent children’s game. It is affected by strong emotions, first love, jealousy and the hierarchy within the group. And, as is confirmed by the film, there is a big difference between catching someone and being caught.
Cops & Robbers

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

The Northeast Kingdom

Alan Jennings | United States | 2017 | 8 min

Several considerably small-minded colonists from New England get deeply agitated when an unknown man moves to their village. Their rituals and customs (or perhaps bad habits) are suddenly endangered and an unknown mystic creature infiltrates their lives… As proven by the film’s visual style, the creator of this black comedy studied experimental film.
The Northeast Kingdom

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Just Passing with Dr. Zussman

Anat Efrati, Yannay Matarasso | Israel | 2017 | 5 min | EN

This short film with a clever punch line was made by the Israeli duo Yannay Matarasso and Anat Efrati – both graduates of the renowned Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. Their irony-filled black comedy is a fictitious episode from a mysterious talk show of the deceitful Dr. Zussman. Who will be his unfortunate guest and play a tragic part in order to entertain the audience?
Just Passing with Dr. Zussman

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Snow White Cologne

Amanda Eliasson | United Kingdom | 2017 | 7 min | EN

This emotional anidoc with elements of a visual poem is based on a true story. Its author, who tries to cope with her younger sister’s drug addiction in the film, is full of conflicting emotions – in particular love and loss. Each phase of the film is hand coloured with acrylic paint, which increases the intensity of its message.
Snow White Cologne

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Wandering Bondy

Veronika Zacharová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3 min | CS

This short, playful and pleasantly stylised “study” is an interpretation of the thoughts of Egon Bondy – famous Czech poet, writer and in particular philosopher. The author is deliberately not trying to illustrate the commentary, but rather to accompany it with a visual form humorously filled with associations, metaphors and irony.
Wandering Bondy

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

The Crack

Mika Koskinen | Finland | 2017 | 5 min

With melancholy and a dose of Northern dismalness, this graduate film of a Finnish author portrays the unstoppable flow of time. The film is set in a dreary winter and the author connects everydayness and dreams with man’s unachievable desire to pause certain moments in life and trick time, which sometimes flows too relentlessly.
The Crack

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

A Daily Chat

Cheng-Hsu Chung | United Kingdom | 2017 | 6 min | EN

This bold and absurd film filled with bizarre eroticism was made by a young Taiwanese filmmaker who relocated to Great Britain to study animation. His film is based on a dialogue full of emotions and desires between two lovers on the gallows. But their dialogue, especially in combination with unexpected visuals, becomes more and more absurd.
A Daily Chat

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
23.30-00.24
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Overrun

Adrien Zumbihl, Antonin Derory, Diane Thirault, Jérémie Cottard, Matthieu Druaud, Pierre Ropars | France | 2017 | 8 min

Overrun, a film made by a collective of French Students – graduates of the Supinfocom Rubika School – tells the story of an ant who is plunged into a dark and cold place. We follow its journey through this seemingly disturbing and dangerous, yet fascinating world and its quest to escape.
Overrun

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Sea

Marharita Tsikanovich | Belarus, Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min

This melancholic and strongly visual voyage of man in the sea of life uses only black and white. A figure is navigating through images and other images within images and the author, using only minimalist drawings, captivatingly portrays the fleeting nature of time, the boundaries of human freedom and the loneliness of a man as an individual.
Sea

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Once in the Fields of Boredom

Teele Strauss | Estonia | 2017 | 6 min

This film portraying a crisis in a relationship between a man and a woman uses original animation against the background of a real dark forest. The bored couple feels so empty one evening that the man decides to leave. While he flees through the night shadows, he becomes more and more curious about what is happening with his partner – and she wants him back. But is it too late to return?
Once in the Fields of Boredom

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Oh Mother!

Paulina Ziolkowska | Poland | 2017 | 13 min

In this artistically and narratively original film, the author remarkably portrays the dependent relationship between a mother and a son.  Both protagonists of this relationship continuously interchange roles – one time, the mother is the intrepid protector, another time the son takes over responsibility and takes care of her. The author plays with her images much like her characters play with each other. But what will happen when the son decides to have an independent life?
Oh Mother!

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.09
Puppet Theatre

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.09
České Budějovice - Kampa

We 02/05/2018
14.00-15.23
free seats: 39
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
18.30-19.39
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
15.00-16.23
free seats: 211
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
13.30-14.53
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Flower Found!

Jorn Leeuwerink | Netherlands | 2017 | 7 min

One day, a mouse finds a beautiful flower. But when someone suddenly digs it up and takes it away, other forest animals join the mouse in searching for it and the case of the missing flower brings an unexpected turn of events. Despite the cuteness of its protagonists, the film mercilessly takes the form of a hard-boiled fable with a moral that shows where your good intentions can take you.
Flower Found!

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Exit

Jerzy Tabor | Poland | 2017 | 4 min

This artistically minimalistic film is built mainly around rhythm and repetitions. Anonymous protagonists beautifully drawn in Indian ink, along with their gestures and specific objects, evoke one of the most ordinary activities when living in the city. In Jerzy Tabor's film, a regular tram commute becomes a highly poetic experience.
Exit

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Living Like Heta

Bianca Caderas, Isabella Luu, Kerstin Zemp | Switzerland | 2017 | 7 min

During her Life, Heta acquired a number of extraordinary habits. One of them is giving regular haircuts to a mysterious bearded man. But due to a slight slip of the hand during the last haircut, Heta will never be the same again... How will the heroine of this surreal film deal with a sudden life change?
Living Like Heta

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Little Red Riding Hood

Martina Holcová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 5 min | CS

The Little Red Riding Hood of old was a good-natured and defenceless girl, but the wolf will certainly not get to the Little Red Riding Hood from this film. In this artistically distinct film, the hungry beast will eventually feast on things other than what we would have expected. This humorously altered (non)fairy-tale about visiting Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother is unforgettably narrated by Czech actor Ota Jirák.
Little Red Riding Hood

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Liv

Sunniva Fluge Hole | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4 min | NO

This film will captivate you with its melancholic colourfulness reflecting its theme. Liv may be old and sickly and her only companion is her loyal four-legged friend, but that makes her no less respectable. The film beautifully captures the inevitable end of life of a woman whose name is pronounced like the word "live."
Liv

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Yola

Héloïse Ferlay | France | 2017 | 6 min

The sun sets over endless fields and little Yola is going to bed. She just needs to brush her teeth and her long hair that she wears in braids. But there is someone who thinks she should do one more thing. She may perhaps wake up as a new person… The visual style of the film is characterised by its intensely colourful animation.
Yola

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Don't Wake

Evgeniia Golikova | Estonia | 2017 | 7 min

He managed to earn respect – behind every tattoo on his skin is a story which asserted his absolute authority in prison. But the time has come to return to normal life… Using the paint-on-glass animation technique, the author tackles the often ignored issue of reintroducing released prisoners into society.
Don't Wake

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

FOOD

Michaela Mihalyiova | Czech Republic | 2017 | 2 min

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Morning, noon, evening. Beginning, middle, end. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and FOOD searches for parallels between eating and pairing rituals. The film uses cut-out animation and folded paper that introduces another dimension to classical cut-outs.
FOOD

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Love Letter to the One I Made Up

Rachel Gutgarts | Israel | 2017 | 7 min | HE

While reading a letter addressed to a "perfect" man, the author's film alter-ego submerges into a fantastic underwater world. The director portrays the established myth of a knight on a white horse. The film is made using a unique analogue technique of screen-printed animation. Every 20 frames are printed in a grid formation on A3 paper, then scanned and cut to their original form as a running, 25 fps, film.
Love Letter to the One I Made Up

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Ripple

Mor Israeli | France | 2017 | 5 min

Built around slowly and delicately escalating situations, this films draws inspiration from ordinary everyday situations at a public swimming pool. Each of the film's characters has its own storyline with humorous arcs in the form of visual puns that give this "observational" film a unique charm.
Ripple

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Closed Visit

Jade Evans | United Kingdom | 2017 | 3 min | EN

Despite modern gadgets, the protagonist of this film suffers emotionally because of his separation from his son – after divorcing his wife, he is only allowed to see him for a certain period of time on fixed days. The author drew inspiration from various internet forums and other sources and his film reflects the forms of parenthood in contemporary society.
Closed Visit

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Eva

Chiara Tessera | Italy | 2017 | 7 min | IT

This film, which teeters on the border of documentary, explores the phenomenon of camgirls – girls who provide erotic services through web cameras. We see the main female protagonist from the perspective of her client – as viewers, we follow the girl and client all the way to an unpleasant confrontation. What does the client actually want from Eva?
Eva

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

If you can

Hanna Rybak | Poland | 2017 | 2 min | EN

Are you a good person? What do you think about your neighbours? Or your colleagues from work? What is your family like? Do you have a clear opinion on everyone? And what are they like? Nothing remarkable, you say? It's not easy to be a person that is described by a Winston Churchill quote in this film. Especially when you're only human.
If you can

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Mukumu

Pavla Baštanová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 8 min

This Czech film full of northern melancholy depicts the flow of time somewhere on an island where a man constantly fights with nature and with himself. Jumping off a cliff, facing attacks of a predator and encountering seals are just ordinary things here. In a land where the wind blows constantly, a man cannot afford to be baffled by anything.
Mukumu

Tu 01/05/2018
13.00-14.09
Puppet Theatre

We 02/05/2018
20.00-21.09
České Budějovice - Kampa

Th 03/05/2018
18.30-19.39
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Where Do Fat Pigeons Come From?

Yeonjeong Lee | South Korea | 2017 | 4 min

If you have ever wondered where all the fat pigeons come from, this original film will help you get an answer with its story full of love, jealousy and revenge about what it's like to fall for a colleague from work. Unified coloured surfaces underline the straightforwardness of the story that draws to an unexpected conclusion.
Where Do Fat Pigeons Come From?

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

Not yet

Tímea Varga | Hungary | 2017 | 11 min | HU

Everyone has to go home from the playhouse. A child waits for her mother in vain, so she starts looking for her. Over varied locations we see two fates, two lifetimes, which may never cross each other. The short film based on the novel by Erdős Virág does not make an impression, it does not take a stand, it just tells the story of two people.
Not yet

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.21
free seats: 175
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
19.00-20.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
14.00-15.21
free seats: 53
Puppet Theatre

The Sounds from the Drawers

Vítor Hugo | Portugal | 2017 | 7 min

In the beginning, there was an object, a very special collective instrument with 42 drawers and boxes and other pieces of furniture where the sound came from... Mechanical, elective, soft, noisy and mysterious. And from these sounds, pictures came in a synchronization exercise without ever losing us in the drawers’ labyrinthine memories.
The Sounds from the Drawers

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

How to Paint Your Rainbow

Erick Oh | United States, South Korea | 2018 | 2 min

Erick Oh has his own characteristic film language. He traditionally uses a white screen as a backdrop for a rapid microstory. This time, he chose the strange topic of reincarnation. A dying man causes new life to spring up – a flower. The flower evolves into a whole new ecosystem that matures to reconciliation and eventually forms a rainbow.
How to Paint Your Rainbow

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

Word!

Amos Mulder | Netherlands | 2017 | 8 min | EN

Word! is a visual exploration of language and is set in an alternate post-factual universe. Quotes in the form of tweets by philosophers and writers such as Wittgenstein, Heidegger or Carroll appear there. Between the chirping of birds and the evocative urban scenarios that unfold, the viewer is invited on a cinematic journey that interrogates our indissoluble relationship with words.
Word!

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

Persistence of Vision IV

Ismael Sanz-Pena | Norway | 2018 | 1 min

This humorous short film about the inevitability of death and the human struggle was shot at Frogner Park in Oslo, Norway. It is a follow-up to the author’s architectonic sketches in which – like in last year’s Persistence of Vision III – he animated seemingly static construction elements of buildings. Slight visual moderation is in this case made up for by an expressive soundtrack. 
Persistence of Vision IV

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

Not My Type

Gerd Gockell | Germany, Switzerland | 2017 | 3 min

An experimental animation about the history of typography, print media and a mosquito experiencing Shakespeare’s most famous quote. The Swiss director takes us on a captivating journey to the kingdom of letters. They are layered on each other and show their aesthetic beauty through the ages. Other important elements are the texture of the surface beneath the letters and, of course, the film’s elaborate soundtrack.
Not My Type

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

Interstitial

Shunsaku Hayashi | Japan | 2017 | 7 min

Figures move through an indistinct space. A combination of real-life footage with stylized drawings is accompanied by a disturbing soundtrack. The film depicts the individuality in the serial solidarity of the individual. How to be single? In the continuous identity of atoms, what can divide it from the plurality? What can divide it from the continuous time?
Interstitial

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

Waves

Vojtěch Domlátil | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3 min

An observer, who clears his mind and constrains his resources to work only with time and motion in space, can not only find pixilation rapture, but what’s more, if he connects to the wave, his journey will consume him in his entirety. And everything plays its part – waving of the grass, clouds, hills and valley, sunlight and also ourselves. A non-narrative pixilation of the Czech landscape.
Waves

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

The Tasmanian Tiger

Vergine Keaton | France | 2018 | 14 min

A Tasmanian tiger wanders around in his zoo enclosure. A glacier is slowly melting. Facing its predicted disappearance, nature exerts its fury, bursts over the frame and resists its extinction by transformation. Even though the authors work with a strong ecological message tempting them to be direct, the appeal of their film lies in a slowly built atmosphere and subtle hints.
The Tasmanian Tiger

We 02/05/2018
18.00-18.43
free seats: 77
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.13
free seats: 67
Světozor Cinema

Su 06/05/2018
16.00-16.43
free seats: 99
Světozor Cinema

V&T

Bennet Meyer | Germany | 2017 | 4 min

V&T is an experimental video clip. It shows an audiovisual interpretation of an inner battle between common sense and compulsion. CG images slowly take over a real female body. The author also refers to a quote by Friedrich Schiller: “The human mind’s good sense requires its natural origin, but condemns it at the same time.”
V&T

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

The Battle of San Romano

Georges Schwizgebel | Switzerland | 2017 | 3 min

A movement within a painting, which begins with the savagery of a battle and comes to a halt in a rendition of a masterpiece from the 15th century: The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello. The famous painting is a perfect perspective study combining surface and depth effects. The same methods are used by the Swiss master of painted animation.
The Battle of San Romano

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Crux

Alexandre Roy | Canada | 2017 | 4 min

The director transforms a basic symbol into complex abstract structures. Accompanied by rhythmic music, the cross forms more and more complicated patterns. Among them we see fingerprints stamped on the 35 mm film stock that flicker through, give the robotically exact film a human touch and refer to the author’s personal relationship to the symbol.
Crux

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Silo

Gina Kamentsky | United States | 2017 | 3 min

A journey around an abandoned grain silo outside the animator’s studio. In this non-narrative essay, the author works with real-life footage and with her favourite material – film stock. It is her way of showing admiration of the simple yet significant construction. She personifies it in detail and the soundtrack hints at its historical context.
Silo

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Divisional Articulations

Max Hattler | Hong Kong SAR China | 2017 | 5 min

Repetition and distortion drive this audio-visual collaboration between composer Lux Prima and visual artist Max Hattler, where fuzzy analogue music and geometric digital animation collide in an electronic feedback loop, and spawn arrays of divisional articulations in time and space.
Divisional Articulations

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

The Train, the Forest

Patrick Buhr | Germany | 2017 | 4 min

Through the window of a train, we watch the landscape. We pass running people and trees with birds taking flight from them. But as the train enters a tunnel, the perspective suddenly changes. Our world is turned upside down and we find ourselves among the protagonists. Minimalist computer animation works skilfully with basic lines and takes us all the way to an oppressive and unlikely end.
The Train, the Forest

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Dreamland

Mizue Mirai | France | 2017 | 5 min

Renowned Japanese wizard of abstract and geometric animation Mirai Mizue once again urges us to switch off our rooted sense of perception. Once again, we submerge into his rectangular world which constantly grows from nothingness. First a typical block appears out of nowhere and the structure starts to grow profusely. Dreamland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.
Dreamland

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Boy Transcoded from Phosphene

Rodrigo Faustini | Brazil | 2017 | 3 min

Trapped in phosphene (seeing stars), raw documentary footage unfolds its digital self, receding into its abstract infancy, a memory image unspooled from the dependency of a referent, affected by its internal life. A computer sees without eyes, an algorithm imagines.
Boy Transcoded from Phosphene

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Elegy

Paul Bush | United Kingdom, Switzerland | 2017 | 6 min

A film of stone and light – just stone and light. It is a study of the decoration of a sacral building deconstructed by the director in order to reveal its beauty in great detail. Quoting S.T. Coleridge: Elegy is a form of poetry natural to the reflective mind. Sorrow and love became the principal themes of the elegy. Elegy presents everything as lost and gone or absent and future.
Elegy

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Water Dream

Koji Yamamura | Japan | 2017 | 11 min | FR

This film depicts evolution from the birth of life to a whale in the sea with music and images paying homage to the American contemporary composer George Crumb’s Vox Balaenae (1971). There are four parts: Proterozoic, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic. This specific “music video” made by a renowned Japanese artist was originally intended as a part of the Eternite exhibition organized by the Museum of Natural History of Nantes.
Water Dream

Tu 01/05/2018
21.30-22.14
free seats: 69
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
11.00-11.44
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
18.00-18.44
free seats: 42
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.44
free seats: 21
Světozor Cinema

Rex Orange County (feat. Benny Sings): Loving is Easy

Chris Ullens | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4 min

Rex and Benny take out their instruments and fill their living room with a catchy tune. Will their music give the interior a desired shape? The Belgian director based in England started his career doing commissioned work and now specializes in true stop-motion animation.
Rex Orange County (feat. Benny Sings): Loving is Easy

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Opak Dissu: Fabia Trap

Mikuláš Suchý, Vojtěch Kočí | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min | CS

Fabia Trap is a music video for the Czech trash/comedy rap label Opak Dissu. Using a mix of both digital and traditional animation techniques, the music video celebrates many bizarre, everyday icons of Czech culture. Directors Mikuláš Suchý and Vojtěch Kočí specialize in post-production modifications of classical hand animation.

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Antoine Debarge: Dolly.Zero

Ugo Bienvenu | France | 2017 | 4 min | FR

This skilfully drawn music video uses a special narrative structure to recount the relationship of Dolly and Silvio. Its author takes his characters to an abandoned house where they want to perform an unexpected ritual... But they are absorbed by a time loop and the viewers can't help but wonder what happens next.
Antoine Debarge: Dolly.Zero

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Tall Juan: Cuidacoches

Dante Zaballa | Argentina, Germany | 2017 | 2 min

This colourful music video inspired by children's drawing was hand animated using acrylic paints, pencil and pastel. Berlin-based Argentinean director Dante Zaballa dedicated it to all the people condemned to live a hopeless life without roofs over their heads.
Tall Juan: Cuidacoches

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Autobianchin: Les bras d'Amelie

Boukraa Jeanne | Belgium | 2017 | 3 min | FR

This music video for a nostalgic song visually connects two seemingly different worlds. In the first world, we watch a story of a young girl who likes snails. But this purple-toned “love story” takes place against the backdrop of drastic war scenes. Both motifs specifically supplement each other, link up and intertwine.
Autobianchin: Les bras d'Amelie

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Tom Rosenthal: Fenn

Sarina Nihei | United Kingdom | 2017 | 3 min | EN

This music video visualizes the song by the London composer and musician Tom Rosenthal. We watch a man travelling all around the world accompanied by various animals. The director is Japanese, but she studied animation at the Royal College of Art. Her work is characterized by a unique naïve artistic style and classical approach to hand-drawn animation.
Tom Rosenthal: Fenn

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Clemente Castillo: Fuegos Artificiales

Alfonso de la Cruz | Mexico | 2017 | 4 min

This Mexican director of an award-winning short film now comes with a pastel-toned music video in which a man working in a fantasy laboratory discovers an unexplored terrarium floating in another dimension. He will embrace a trip to explore it with the help of a little friend made of light.
Clemente Castillo: Fuegos Artificiales

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Eluvium: Regenerative Being

Stas Santimov | Ukraine | 2018 | 8 min

Official music video for the song Regenerative Being by American recording artist Eluvium tells the story of a lonely man who finds himself in a strange hotel and sees that everything has been prepared for his arrival. This atmospheric and at times horror-like music video has the ambitions and running length of a short film.
Eluvium: Regenerative Being

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Toto Bona Lokua: Ma Mama

Katy Wang | United Kingdom | 2017 | 4 min

This graduate of the Kingston School of Art, known for her abstract film Mind the Gap, created a colourful and playful music video for the song Ma Mama. She managed to transform dance music into rhythmical animation portraying the story of two lovers who encounter indigenous inhabitants on their way through the jungle.
Toto Bona Lokua: Ma Mama

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Kożuch: Warszawa

Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi | Poland | 2017 | 3 min

Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi who, apart from animation, also studied psychology, drew inspiration from prehistoric cinematographic inventions. Her variation of the zoetrope is much more intriguing as the phases are painted on dining plates.
Kożuch: Warszawa

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Husky: Ghost

Jonathan Chong | Australia | 2027 | 4 min | EN

This music video was inspired by Mexican tapestries and the celebration of the Day of the Dead. The celebration is a much more joyful occasion than just a morbid reminder of our mortality. The song's rhythmical melody doesn't allow any gloominess. On the contrary, the director of this cheerful ride to the realm of the dead dresses the souls of the deceased in varicoloured tones.
Husky: Ghost

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

The Shanghai Restoration Project: I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew

Lei Lei | China, United States | 2017 | 4 min | EN

Chinese animator Lei Lei is a versatile artist whose animations have cemented their place at various festivals. The name of this music video is very telling: Lei Lei’s friend showed him a page of a comic book he drew, but Lei Lei wasn’t overly enthusiastic about it. And despite that – or perhaps thanks to it – Lei Lei was inspired by it to make a grotesque music video.
The Shanghai Restoration Project: I Don’t Like the Comics You Drew

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Schööf: Krapfen

Frederic Siegel | Switzerland | 2017 | 4 min | EN

The Swiss director of this impressive director graduated from the renowned Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and is the co-founder of the Team Tumult creative group. Two enemies meet in a destroyed world. When one of them is on the verge of collapse, they discover their inseparable bond, which maintains the balance of all things...
Schööf: Krapfen

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Smiley: Flori de plastic

Claudia Ilea | Romania | 2017 | 4 min | RO

Flori de plastic (Plastic Flowers) is an animated music video which shapes through music, lyrics and image an overwhelming, stern world in which the artificial mimics reality to such a degree that the protagonist finds it more and more difficult to distinguish reality from illusion, in the pursuit of his own inner fulfilment.
Smiley: Flori de plastic

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Sookee: Queere Tiere

Ana Angel | Germany | 2017 | 4 min | DE

In her lyrics, German Rapper Sookee deals with pressing issues ranging from sexual orientation to xenophobia – an issue that is topical not only in Germany. In the music video, the Colombian-born director takes us to the jungle where we meet various queer animals.

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Counting sheep -electric sleeps-

Yukie Nakauchi | Japan | 2017 | 4 min | JA

This surreal and rhythmical Japanese music video uses geometrical characters and surroundings to take us into a dreamland from which there is no way back. Yukie Nakauchi takes us on a suggestive ride full of crazy colours, strange motifs and semi-abstract scenes.
Counting sheep -electric sleeps-

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Tree9: Ma Ydoum Hal

Hugo De Faucompret | Tunisia, France | 2017 | 4 min | AR

This music video by a young French director portrays a conversation between two friends who used to play music together. One of them is going through hard times, with a religious crisis upsetting his vision of the world.  The other one tries to understand him, to find a way that can bring them to meet.

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Tristram Ethergale: Smokingbird

Mathilde Remy | Belgium | 2017 | 4 min

In this colourfully and artistically minimalistic, yet still urgent music video by a young French director, we seean almost non-existent setting, in which four creatures with a human appearance undergo transformations of their bodies.
Tristram Ethergale: Smokingbird

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Vulfgang Rainstorme: Semblance

Annalotta Pauly, Yan Dan Wong | Malaysia, Sweden | 2017 | 3 min

The collaboration of two authors from different cultural background who met at the London Kingston University resulted in a dreamy music video. By means of metaphoric images, it depicts what it’s like when one is consumed by the feeling of loss. Is there a way back?
Vulfgang Rainstorme: Semblance

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Yung Nnelg ft. Ray Fuego: Tetsuo

Mickey Cohen | Netherlands | 2017 | 5 min

Dutch rapper Yung Nnelg battles the evil that is taking over his city in this Akira-inspired music video. We can tell that its director (originally an illustrator) draws his inspiration from comic books and the aesthetics of traditional anime.
Yung Nnelg ft. Ray Fuego: Tetsuo

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Barbora Poláková: Krosna

Kosuke Sugimoto | Czech Republic | 2017 | 5 min | CS

This visually inventive music video for a song by a popular Czech singer skilfully combines computer animation with real footage and plays with various scales and photographs. The music video was made in the Czech Republic, but its director belongs to a new wave of young Japanese authors specializing in synchronizing animation and music.
Barbora Poláková: Krosna

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Fergie: Love Is Blind

Chris Ullens | United Kingdom | 2017 | 5 min

This unusually morbid music video is full of black humour and surprises. Made with a distinctly stylized stop-motion, it shows a woman dealing with lovers who are late, unfaithful or otherwise dissatisfactory, while breaking the law with a smile on her face.
Fergie: Love Is Blind

Tu 01/05/2018
19.00-20.20
free seats: 82
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 43
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
19.30-20.50
free seats: 15
Puppet Theatre

30 Amper

Michal Kubíček | Czech Republic | 2018 | 14 min

In this atmospheric film set in a post-apocalyptic world, the debuting director mixed western, sci-fi, horror and thriller. We watch the film’s main hero wander through the desolate world in search of something. When he finally finds what he’s been looking for after a fight with weird monsters, there is a surprising twist.
30 Amper

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

To the Ground

Ivan Studený, Zuzana Studená | Czech Republic | 2017 | 2 min | CS

This serious anidoc illustrates the story of a young woman who became a victim of domestic violence. And even though she took her baby and fled, she wound up in an even worse situation. The film will captivate you with its artistic style and its originally processed sound track.
To the Ground

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Switch of Roles

Pavel Koutský | Czech Republic | 2017 | 6 min

Pavel Koutský, the classic of Czech animation, once again addresses a topical issue: in the contemporary world, we are all both puppeteers and puppets without even noticing it. In his film, Koutský asks the question who is the object and who is the subject and who controls whom.
Switch of Roles

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

I’m Leaving

Viliam Vala | Czech Republic, Australia | 2018 | 10 min | EN

The Czech director of this puppet film studied animation in Melbourne in Australia. His film shows what happens when a quarter-century-old rusted chain on a prisoner’s leg takes life into its own hands after the prisoner loses his sparkle.
I’m Leaving

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Roll out the Barrels

Jan Bohuslav | Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min

Love knows no age and even those who do not expect it can be hit by Cupid’s arrow. In this humorous story, a granny charms a grandpa who in his infatuation resolves to resort to every possible trick to seduce the object of his desires.
Roll out the Barrels

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Neighbours (story of Rudolf Bělohoubek)

Martin Búřil | Czech Republic | 2018 | 9 min | CS

This absorbing anidoc returns to an embarrassing period of our history – often paradoxical retributions after WWII. By means of strongly visual images, the film illustrates a dramatic story of a man whose father was arrested and wrongly accused of collaborating with the Germans. The man actually saved a lot of lives when, as a postman, he destroyed a number of letters by informers.
Neighbours (story of Rudolf Bělohoubek)

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Radio Dolores

Katariina Lillqvist | Czech Republic, Finland | 2016 | 18 min

With documentary-like accuracy, this puppet films depicts everyday life in a Finnish shoe factory in the 1930s. It tells several stories: about two rebels from the boiler room, about an illegal radio broadcast and about a shoemaker who disappeared during the Spanish Civil War.
Radio Dolores

We 02/05/2018
16.30-17.51
free seats: 191
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
12.00-13.21
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Ghostory

Alžběta Göbelová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 10 min | CS

This humorous fictitious documentary tells the after-life story of a man-ghost who is trying to learn the cause of his death and films his journey to find the truth. The author brilliantly plays with the genre of detective story and the film boasts excellent narration by Vladimír Javorský.
Ghostory

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

24

Bára Anna Stejskalová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 7 min | CS

The director of this experimental film is also a painter, tattoo artist, designer and owner of a food truck. The name of this film combining live-action sequences with animation is a reference to the critical age of 24. It illustrates the problems of this life period using a story of five girls: Pink, Red, Blue, Turquoise and Yellow.
24

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Through the Marsh

Kryštof Ulbert | Czech Republic | 2017 | 6 min

While accompanying her to school a little girl's father is kidnapped by a water sprite. The girl must save her daddy and hopefully get to the class. This unusual comedy with fairy-tale motifs was made by a student from the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín using heavily stylized and expressive drawings.
Through the Marsh

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Do Not Touch!

Pavel Endrle | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min

This one-minute-long puppet gag was made by a student from the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia during his study stay in the Polish city of Łódź. Although it is his first puppet film, the author managed to fully utilise its running length – both time-wise and space-wise – and created a humorous situation with an amusing punch line.
Do Not Touch!

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Run out of White Horses

Iveta Kotačková | Czech Republic | 2017 | 7 min

This modern and lively animated fairy-tale portrays a knight’s quest for a noble maiden. The hero must overcome various obstacles and dangers but mainly his weaknesses, to find himself in the arms of the yearned-for girl.
Run out of White Horses

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

The Spellbound

Martin Kukal | Czech Republic | 2017 | 8 min

This atypically portrayed legend from ancient times tells the story of people trying to save an old lady’s only possession, a sick goat. But unlike the desperate characters, the viewers know what happened to the goat and know the story can’t have a happy ending. Or can it?
The Spellbound

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Legend of a Polar Bear

Kateřina Coufalová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 6 min

The film’s director, a student at Ostrava University, connected two of her hobbies in her film: aquarelle and animals. Legend of a Polar Bear is a story of two bear brothers. They live in a land of snow and ice and one day something happens that changes their lives.
Legend of a Polar Bear

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Twilight Witch

Zuzana Skopalová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 8 min | CS

The short animated horror film Twilight Witch created using digital animation drawing techniques will take us to the Czech countryside in the second half of the 19th century, to a time when people used to believe in folk superstitions, myths and various creatures. 
Twilight Witch

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

In a Dumpster

Daria Kashcheeva | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3 min

A short animation horror utopia about the relationship between city, man and garbage. The film’s author was originally a sound engineer. She took up animation on her own and now studies at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
In a Dumpster

Tu 01/05/2018
18.30-19.43
free seats: 58
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
14.30-15.43
free seats: 92
Cinema Aurora

Our Street

Petra Fenďová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3 min | CS

“… but I see a lot of positive things here,” says the protagonist of this colourfully economical anidoc from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague about one of Prague’s frequented public places. In what’s more than just a social probe, we see the National Theatre piazzeta through the eyes of a local street paper seller.
Our Street

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

WOO-HOO!

Dávid Štumpf | Czech Republic | 2018 | 7 min

Despite its title, this pixilated film portrays unsuccessful dating. The film’s main protagonist with a horse’s head uses an unconventional dating app reminiscent of old 8-bit games to help him find a soul mate. But even the best dating app cannot anticipate the reactions of the unicorns that we sometimes think we are.
WOO-HOO!

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Neil

Martin Pošta | Czech Republic | 2017 | 6 min

Serenity – green trees, honey flowing from beehives… and a bear in a space suit. What more could anyone want? Space bear Neil finally finds a new planet of his dreams. That is, if he can find his way through the labyrinth of an abandoned city in this 3D animated film.
Neil

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

The Creatures Inside Us

Ester Nemjoova | Czech Republic | 2017 | 7 min | CS

Ester Nemjóová’s colourful film, made as a promo-video for the musical duo Svačiny a Soubor ptačích okarín, inventively plays with language. A crested bird takes you on a journey through an incredible world built from real footage and inhabited by bizarre animated characters.
The Creatures Inside Us

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Space Tramp

Ondřej Skalník | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min

A lonely space ship wanders through deep 3D black-and-white space. A fly-through through a group of planets in the shape of children’s toys exhausts its pilot and only passenger – a robot – so much that he turns on the autopilot. But what he doesn’t know is that in a part of space unknown to him lurks danger – a black hole.
Space Tramp

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Here and here

Michaela Mihalyiova | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3 min | CS

Home sweet home, or what we do/don’t like about the places where we live. This anidoc works with authentic interviews with people from smaller as well as bigger towns and cities and colourfully animates their alter-egos who are no less real than their live counterparts.
Here and here

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Kovlad

Kateřina Čupová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 8 min | CS

Once upon a time there was girl for whom neither a loaf of peasant bread nor a lordly pie were expensive enough. Will her next suitor be good enough for her? And in what carriage will he come? Božena Němcová’s classical story deals with human pride and this animated version takes us all the way to the kingdom of the mysterious prince Kovlad.
Kovlad

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

After

Matouš Valchář | Czech Republic | 2018 | 6 min | CS

To live at the North Pole is hard enough even without your granny’s annoying chit-chat. For the protagonist of this flatly narrated film, encountering a polar bear means a possible redemption from the wretchedness of his earthly life. After all, his granny said that there's tons of food in heaven and you can stop giving a damn.
After

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Insatiable

Linda Retterová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 6 min

In the original story, Otesánek eats what he sees – even people. But times are changing and his appetite has significantly increased. After he “ate his mummy, ate his daddy,” our puppet Otesánek sets out into the world (made almost exclusively from textile materials) to find something to eat. Will a big city survive the attack of this greedy guts?
Insatiable

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Very Close

Eliška Oz, Lee Oz | Czech Republic, Israel | 2017 | 7 min | EN

This stop-motion anidoc tells the story of a Czech-Israeli family whose unity is disrupted not only by airport security checks, but the main turning point is the illness of one of the family members. Animation of paper and hair, videos and authentic interviews bring us closer and closer to the family.
Very Close

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Racing Fever

Daniela Hýbnerová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min

The unbearable thrill is escalated by the words of the broadcaster. Doping and merciless annihilation of your opponents is common practice in this sport – only the most cunning racer can win! Because there’s more at stake than you can see at first glance. This humorous film with an unexpected twist was made at the College and High School of Art of Václav Hollar in Prague.
Racing Fever

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

The Cube

Tomáš Pavlíček | Czech Republic | 2017 | 11 min

This metaphorical film brings back universal values that can make even a weathered metal cube into a film protagonist. Other cubes, nice and clean, have out of fear of tyranny created a gargantuan sterile unit unable to accept any deviations. The establishment of a new order that is more inclined towards life seems obvious.
The Cube

Th 03/05/2018
14.30-15.53
free seats: 114
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
17.00-18.23
free seats: 61
Puppet Theatre

Jerboas: Jerboas and the Mouthbrooder

Barbora Dlouhá | Czech Republic | 2018 | 9 min | CS

Africa is vast and apart from lions and elephants, there is enough space for a lot of animals unknown to many younger as well as older viewers. In this animated bedtime story by Czech Television's children's channel CT :D, Jerboas Týna and Tom have various adventures. For instance, they meet the Mouthbrooder, which raises its own children in its mouth.
Jerboas: Jerboas and the Mouthbrooder

We 02/05/2018
11.00-11.39
free seats: 87
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.39
Zlatá Hvězda

Sing with Us: Jede, jede, poštovský panáček

David Súkup | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3 min | CS

Sing with us is a children's programme made by Czech Television in which we, along with a clever fox, sing popular Czech folk songs animated with cutouts from coloured paper. How and why is the postman going to Rokycany? Kühn’s children's choir will help you find out with artistic assistance by Vendula Chalánková.
Sing with Us: Jede, jede, poštovský panáček

We 02/05/2018
11.00-11.39
free seats: 87
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.39
Zlatá Hvězda

Hungry Bear Tales: Blueberries!

Kateřina Karhánková, Alexandra Májová (Hettmerová) | Czech Republic | 2017 | 7 min | CS

When little Miška gets frightened by his friend Bear, he learns that bears have no use for fear. But on his quest for blueberries, he finds that when one is about to devour a whole can of berries, fear can be useful. This series for children was produced by Bionaut with music recorded by Midi Lidi.
Hungry Bear Tales: Blueberries!

We 02/05/2018
11.00-11.39
free seats: 87
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.39
Zlatá Hvězda

Fridge Stories

Lukáš Záhoř, Milan Kuchynka, Robert Geisler | Czech Republic | 2017 | 5 min | CS

The fridge is a world in itself. That fact is very well known to Špekáček (Sausage) and Feferonka (Pepperoni), the main protagonists of this series by Stream.cz, which uses real photographs and stylized labels of various products. The series plays on words and this episode deals with the Prague Reveller who is disturbing the peace at night.
Fridge Stories

We 02/05/2018
11.00-11.39
free seats: 87
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.39
Zlatá Hvězda

Annie and Joey: Scandal in the Town

Michal Žabka | Czech Republic | 2017 | 13 min | CS

Animated mice Anča and Pepík from Lucie Lomová’s series produced by Czech television are always busy. This time, the reputation of the mayor of their town Ušín is at stake – he is accused of stealing from the town treasury. Can they prove his innocence? And will they sell enough blueberries to afford a magic set?
Annie and Joey: Scandal in the Town

We 02/05/2018
11.00-11.39
free seats: 87
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.39
Zlatá Hvězda

The Dark Secret: Beauty and the Beast

Pavel Jindra, Radovan Surý | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min | CS

If you perhaps find classical fairy-tales somewhat illogical, Stream.cz has prepared their “scientific” analysis. How is it possible that Beauty fell in love with the revolting Beast from the forest? Was it really pure love? Talking-head experts present a bold theory about hallucinogens.
The Dark Secret: Beauty and the Beast

We 02/05/2018
11.00-11.39
free seats: 87
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
15.00-15.39
Zlatá Hvězda

Magnesia Litera – Children’s Book

Maria Procházková | Czech Republic | 2 min

Books nominated in individual categories of the Czech literary awards Magnesia Litera are presented in collaboration with multiple graphic artists so that every book has its own individual space and the viewers have a taste of its essence. One of the nominees was animator Tereza Vostradovská and so she logically got a chance to make one of the spots.
Magnesia Litera – Children’s Book

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

ArtZone

Jindřich Novák, Petr Černý | Czech Republic | 2017 | 2 min | CS

An interesting computer generated spot was made for Czech Television's new programme. Arts such as opera and literature play important roles in the spot. Individual signs in the spot are disrupted by various glitches, which also affect the soundtrack.
ArtZone

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Česká pojišťovna: We will not let this happen

Nicolas Pasquet, Charles Keramoal, Saii _ | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min | CS

This commercial combines live action and 3D animation. Strange subversive creatures in a woman's household, her car and the street fear that the woman wants to arrange the right insurance policy and that will cost them their lives. The strongest of the anthropomorphised abstract creatures is water that uses the sewer system and catches the woman right as she’s about to enter the insurance company.
Česká pojišťovna: We will not let this happen

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Erasmus

Jan Saska, Vojtěch Kiss | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min | CS

The Erasmus programme celebrated its 30-year anniversary in an unusual way. It asked Czech animators Vojtěch Kiss and Jan Saska to make a spot. Its main protagonist is Ing. Panenka who spent most of his life behind the teacher's desk of a classroom at a local school, until his students told him about the advantages of the Erasmus programme.
Erasmus

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Hayao Miyazaki in Bio Oko

Jan Šrámek | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min

Jan Šrámek's spot was made for the showcase of films by the renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki from Studio Ghibli screened by Prague's Bio Oko. In his spot, the director logically portrays the characters from anime films, but using his own artistic style, he transforms them and gives them new meanings.
Hayao Miyazaki in Bio Oko

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Déčko Is Slowing Down

Maria Procházková | Czech Republic | 1 min

Czech Television's children's programme – CT:D – is slowing down. We have to keep it going! Children's energy and fantasy is miraculous and it can bring in helping hands! We need as many of them as possible! Set out on a rescue mission and help us! Animated campaign for a nation-wide holiday game for the whole family.
Déčko Is Slowing Down

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Scalped – comic book trailer

Lukáš Bača | Czech Republic | 2017 | 2 min | CS

A trailer for a comic book series published in Czech by the publishing house Crew. The story takes place on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation where organised crime thrives. The trailer's author animated individual frames of the comic book and created a Hollywood-style trailer so potential readers can have a taste of the atmosphere of the coming comic book.
Scalped – comic book trailer

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

ČMSS – autumn campaign

Petr Horák | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min | CS

The autumn campaign of Českomoravská stavební spořitelna (Czech-Moravian Building Society) brings back their notorious mascot – the Fox. This 3D animated commercial uses expressive sounds that the director managed to fit into the compressed commercial.
ČMSS – autumn campaign

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

DVA: Valibela

Klára Míčková | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min

This peaceful indie-pop track is slightly reminiscent of a lullaby. The animated music video, which takes place in a deep space, is created in the same spirit. The main theme is hands in creations you have probably never seen before.
DVA: Valibela

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Hamé EasyFruit – Everyday Friendship

Petr Babinec | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min

Even a fruit purée commercial can be wild and eventful. This one made by Studio Kouzelná certainly is. And it is also full of colours and sounds. It stuns its target group of potential customers in the same way as the product it sells.

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Magnesia Litera – Book Translation

Maria Procházková | Czech Republic | 2 min

A part of a practical project connecting animation with Czech literary awards. Among the nominees, you will find a black-and-white adaptation by Bára Uhlířová, strikingly colourful cut-out animation by Michaela Mihalyiová and also a monochromatic animation by Bety Suchanová.
Magnesia Litera – Book Translation

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Jupi Hot Drink

Michal Žabka | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min | CS

On a clearing in a snow-covered forest, we see a snowball shivering with cold. Suddenly Old Grandpa Clove comes and asks if the snowball is cold. But the snowball is insolent and the old man wants to teach it proper manners. He blazes fire on it with his cinnamon staff of warmth. The crust melts and reveals an orange. This puppet commercial makes humorous references to the classical Soviet fairy-tale Jack Frost.
Jupi Hot Drink

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Mouvo 2017 titles

Oficina studio | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min | CS

This film is a trailer for the second edition of the Muovo motion design festival in Prague. Just like the festival itself, the trailer was prepared by the successful studio Oficina. It uses geometric shapes that play an abstract game with the names of individual performers.
Mouvo 2017 titles

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Commercial bank: Palacky Investment

Petr Horák | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min | CS

In this spot promoting investing your savings, the well-known 1000 Czech crown bank note featuring František Palacký comes to life. Transformed into his 3D version and sitting in his office stylized in line with the bank note's design, Palacký uses his cell phone and works on his computer. He is allegedly extremely busy and needs additional workers.
Commercial bank: Palacky Investment

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Longital: Spokojná a sýta

Michaela Mašánová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 6 min | SK

This dark music video of the band Longital was made by a student from the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín. The title of this dismal video may be a bit confusing (satisfied and full) as the video's main protagonist is wandering through a city by night and being following by various manifested concerns and fears.
Longital: Spokojná a sýta

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Rodiče napořád – title sequence

Maria Procházková | 1 min

This animated title sequence was made for Czech Television's documentary series Parents Forever by Olga Špátová dealing with the issue of foster care. It combines live footage of a woman's hand with a 2D animation of a child. Their interaction symbolises various levels of the relationship between a parent and a child.
Rodiče napořád – title sequence

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Bent and Straight

Marcel Legindi, Jakub Klír | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min | CS

This short film made for the McKenzie Institute focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle among children. Its form is entertaining and educational. Instead of being active, children nowadays spend their free time passively. The film tries to explain why it's better to stand upright rather than slouch using the example of prehistoric tribes.
Bent and Straight

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Magnesia Litera – Fiction I

Maria Procházková | Czech Republic | 2 min

The trailer for the Czech literary awards opens with a film by Lucie Sunková whose oil animation captures fast transformations of the plot. The second film, a 2D animation, takes us through the Rataj wood full of distinctive symbols; and the third film is set in a pub full of people lacking sharp outlines.
Magnesia Litera – Fiction I

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Czechoslovakia’s Great House Experiment

Jan Šrámek | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min

This spot was made for an exhibition prepared by the Museum of Decorative Arts of the Moravian Gallery in Brno. Its author sensitively connects artefacts of the era of the prefab buildings boom in Czechoslovakia. We will see a typical orange Tatra truck, a typical living room and the buildings themselves. But the spot does not omit the controversial Košice intervention.
Czechoslovakia’s Great House Experiment

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Wake up ČT:D

Maria Procházková | Czech Republic | 1 min

We need to find a key with five colours to wind up CT:D. Czech Television's children channel is in danger, so several spots were created to promote a nationwide holiday family game. The spots are in line with the channel's colour design by Daniel Špaček and feature well-known characters from the channel's universe.
Wake up ČT:D

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

PIXBUF – Vladimir, The Photographer

Alžběta Göbelová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 2 min | EN

This short animated portrait of a fictitious photographer attracts attention to a specific online service. Pixbuf is the first Czech digital platform for sharing photographs which offers an analytical tool for photographers. The author of this spot is a graduate of the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín.
PIXBUF – Vladimir, The Photographer

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Magnesia Litera – Fiction II.

Maria Procházková | Czech Republic | 2 min

Books nominated in individual categories are presented in collaboration with Czech animators. We begin with Anna Paděrová's animation using a lively red line. In an open black-and-white landscape of his film, Marek Pokorný deals with the issue of refugees. The selection is closed by a tragicomic adaptation of a book by Marek Náprstek directed by Michal Přibáň.
Magnesia Litera – Fiction II.

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

One World 2018 jingle

Matyáš Trnka, Matěj Růžička | Czech Republic | 2018 | 1 min

The jingle of this year's One World human rights film festival reflects the main theme of the festival – updating the system. Director and graphic artist Matyáš Trnka was inspired by ASCII art – an approach that uses computer text as an artistic medium. We see white computer characters frolicking through a typical blue space.
One World 2018 jingle

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

No Distance Paradise: Let It Go

Vojtech Buchta | Czech Republic | 2017 | 5 min | EN

Vojtěch Buchta's music video was made using a demanding technique – 3D scans of the band members were made by 120 different DSLR cameras in the biggest centre for 3D scanning in continental Europe – Duplicity 3D scan – based in Prague.

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Tokyo Ghoul – comic book trailer

Lukáš Bača | Czech Republic | 2017 | 2 min | CS

This trailer for a Japanese manga published in Czech by the Czech publishing house Crew stars a young man from Tokyo who is attacked by a ghoul and subsequently turns into half-ghoul/monster. He finds that he doesn't belong to the human world nor the night world of the monsters. The trailer made for Crew's YT channel uses individual frames from the manga.
Tokyo Ghoul – comic book trailer

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Silent Forest

Ondřej Mladý, Pavla Šnajdarová | Czech Republic | 2017 | 3 min | EN

The short film Silent Forest is a part of a campaign of the same name. This Southeast Asian campaign aims to save songbirds by increasing knowledge, awareness and commitment to take action within and beyond the zoo community. The spot is animated with painted cutouts.
Silent Forest

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Noizztoy: Flight

Kateřina Pražáková | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min | EN

This animated music video for rock fans is placed in a dynamic dream world full of animals, people, and surrealistic objects. The story is mainly about death. The singer sings about people who died in an attack or in some catastrophe and he tries to get a sense of their feelings about death.
Noizztoy: Flight

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Dee Year

Tomáš Holub | Czech Republic | 2017 | 1 min | CS

Duháček's friend Ovečka spends her whole year playing professions with children. Each month, she comes up with a profession and collects competition entries from children. They find the theme on CT:D's website and in the broadcast, and their task is to send their own story in line with the assignment. It is entirely up to them how they portray it.
Dee Year

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Vlny: Rybář

Martin Živocký, Veronika Jelínková | Czech Republic | 2017 | 4 min

Martin Živocký and Veronika Jelínková made a melancholic music video set at sea. As a man floats in a small boat, he is confronted with various obstacles and his own memories. Everything is portrayed with tasteful 3D animation.

We 02/05/2018
14.00-14.52
free seats: 78
Puppet Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-10.52
free seats: 68
Puppet Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-10.52
Světozor Cinema

Aniscience

Tereza Vostradovská | Czech Republic | 2017 | CS

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Bandimal

Lucas Zanotto | Sweden | 2017

BANDIMAL is a fun and intuitive music composer that lets kids discover the creative world of making music. Set up drum loops, swipe through animals to change instruments, compose melodies, change loop speeds and add a quirky effect on top. Amusing animals animate in hilarious ways as you perfect your song.
Bandimal

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

CHUCHEL

Jaromír Plachý | Czech Republic, Slovakia | 2018

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Everything

David O´Reilly | United States | 2017 | EN

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Figment

Jonas Byrresen | Denmark | 2017 | EN

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

FROST

Denis Mikan | Austria | 2017 | EN

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

GNOG

Samuel Boucher | United States | 2017

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Gorogoa

Jeff Legaspi

Gorogoa

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Little Nightmares

Dennis Talajic, Per Bergman | Sweden | 2017

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Luna

Robin Hunicke, Martin Middleton | United States | 2017

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Mashinky

Jan Zelený | Czech Republic | 2017 | CS

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Monument Valley 2

Daniel Gray, John Sinclair, Matthew Miller | United Kingdom | 2017 | EN

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Nidhogg 2

Kristina Norindr, Mark Essen | United States | 2017

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Old Man's Journey

Felix Bohatsch, Clemens Scott | Austria | 2017

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Rain World

James Therrien

Rain World

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

What Remains of Edith Finch

Jeff Legaspi

What Remains of Edith Finch

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Wunderdoktor

Konstantin Kopka | Germany | 2017 | EN

We 02/05/2018
12.00-18.00
Beseda

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-18.00
Beseda

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-17.00
Beseda

Loving Vincent

Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman | United Kingdom, Poland | 2017 | 95 min | EN | CS titulky

This feature film about Vincent van Gogh, which combines the animation of the painter’s unique oil paintings with rotoscopy, has been eagerly anticipated by the entire animation world. When Loving Vincent entered the cinemas last year, it not only fulfilled, but often also exceeded expectations. It is not a biography, as it may seem at the first glance, but rather a criminal drama which uses some biographical features from the artist’s problematic and prematurely ended life. Van Gogh, a mysterious personality, who during his life suffered from poverty and mental breakdowns, has inspired the authors to make a visually distinct film for which 125 artists from all over the world made 66,960 original oil paintings inspired by 94 van Gogh paintings. Also the story took a lot of effort to create – the script is based on eight hundred letters written by van Gogh and addressed mostly to his brother. The key moment of the whole story is a day in July 1890 when the painter, falling deeper and deeper into depression, shot himself in the chest. Two days later he died from his injury, but the circumstances of his death were never clarified. The film was nominated for an Academy Award and won the prize for the best European Animated Feature Film at the European Film Awards in 2017.

Tu 01/05/2018
15.00-16.35
free seats: 1
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
17.00-18.35
Jindřichův Hradec - zámek

Fr 04/05/2018
20.00-21.35
free seats: 0
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
12.30-14.05
Světozor Cinema

Laika

Aurel Klimt | Czech Republic | 2017 | 88 min | CS | EN titulky | 8+

This puppet sci-fi musical begins on the outskirts of a Russian city, where Laika the dog is looking for food to feed her puppies. She is unfortunately caught by dog catchers and then forcibly retrained to become an astronautics pioneer. Soon after her flight to space, Houston and Baikonur hastily send a number of other animals to follow. The animals wander aimlessly through space until they are consumed by a black hole which takes them to a distant subtropical planet. After a period of happy and peaceful cohabitation with the local creatures, they are joined by two human astronauts and suddenly the harmony and the lives of the animals are in danger.
This film is based on the theatre piece Laika, Cchin and Gagarin staged by Aurel Klimt in 2003. The film adopted some of the characters from this play as well as a part of the story. The dismal environment of Earth portrayed in this film was designed by one of the director’s close collaborators, graphic artist Martin Velíšek. The planet Quem was designed by the Slovak graphic artist František Lipták. The film is unique in that a crew of only five people worked on its production in the studios (the whole film was animated by only three animators), whereas the post-production was conducted by hundreds of xperts from the UPP Studios in Prague. The production of the feature debut of Aurel Klimt who is known for his successful short films (such as The Fall, Fimfarum and Enchanted Bell) took ten years.

We 02/05/2018
10.00-11.28
free seats: 30
Světozor Cinema

Th 03/05/2018
16.30-17.58
Roháč - ČT Hall

Su 06/05/2018
11.30-12.58
free seats: 0
Cinema Aurora

Zombillenium

Arthur De Pins, Alexis Ducord | France, Belgium | 2017 | 80 min | FR | CS titulky | 12+

Beneath the rather humorous surface of the fantasy comedy Zombillenium by Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord hides a more serious tone. One day, a workaholic work inspector called Hector, who has no time for his daughter, spontaneously decides to inspect a Halloween theme park called Zombillenium near the city. His daughter would very much like to go there and Hector absent-mindedly promises to take her. But the spitefulness which he brings to the park is soon gone. When he finds out who the real “employees” are, it is too late to return to ordinary life. Unwillingly, Hector joins other tame zombies in the working process. But soon, the financial problems of the park and a long-term rivalry between vampires and zombies become apparent, and unexpected things start happening. And that is the moment when Hector’s lonely daughter comes looking for him… This stylized (only to the extent that its visuals don’t overshadow its content) film is based on a comic series of the same name. It uses a playful form to reflect the situation on the French job market (including unions, strikes, etc.) The film was screened at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 2017 European Film Award for the best film.

Zombillenium

We 02/05/2018
14.30-15.50
free seats: 185
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
15.30-16.50
free seats: 0
Puppet Theatre

Cinderella the Cat

Alessandro Rak, Dario Sansone, Marino Guarnieri, Ivan Cappiello | Italy | 2017 | 86 min | IT | CS titulky

Naples in the not-so-distant future – in the bay of the city that is famous for its cultural heritage as well as heaps of garbage and social problems, the ship Megaride owned by a visionary named Vittorio Basile is anchored. He would like to transform the city beneath Mt. Vesuvius into a thriving centre of science and progress. Blinded by his philanthropy, he is ignorant to plots which take away his fortune and eventually his life. His only daughter Mia remains at the mercy of her stepmother Angelica, her treacherous lover Salvatore, and six step-siblings. The glory of the opulent ship slowly fades, its halls are haunted by scary holograms and Naples is gradually covered in volcanic ash. Mia grows up and it seems that the only hope for a new life lies with policeman Primo Gemito, Basile’s former loyal collaborator, intent on not to leaving the city in the hands of the drug lord Salvatore. The original Cinderella story was published in Naples in the 17th century and this dark adaptation imaginatively develops the famous characters with deliberate cynicism. Also the references to Italy’s contemporary political culture and its representatives are not very discreet. Thanks to a combination of 2D and 3D animation reminiscent of videogame aesthetics, musical numbers and sequences similar to music videos, Cinderella the Cat promises a captivating spectacle for a good night – for grown-ups.
Cinderella the Cat

We 02/05/2018
21.00-22.26
free seats: 13
Světozor Cinema

Fr 04/05/2018
21.30-22.56
free seats: 135
J. K. Tyl Theatre

The Breadwinner

Nora Twomey | Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg | 2017 | 93 min | EN | CS titulky | 8+

Parvana is an 11-year-old girl living with her family in Kabul, Afghanistan under Taliban rule in 2001. She joins her father in his efforts to provide for the family, can read and write and can even tell ancient stories her father has taught her. In this charming film about love for one’s family and the immense bravery of a little girl in a world strictly controlled by men, these stories help her to fight the injustice which surrounds her because her father was wrongfully arrested. Disguised as boys, Parvana and her friend take over the roles of family providers. But Parvana refuses to let go of her dream that, one day, they will all be together again.
The varied cut-out animation sequences contrasting with the digitally created background of the main storyline reflect a fairy tale about a journey to find a spooky elephant demon, which Parvana shares with her little brother Zaki and her friend Shauzia. The Breadwinner is the feature debut of Irish director Nora Twomey who worked alongside Tomm Moore on The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Canadian author Deborah Ellis who based her book on interviews with children in refugee camps in Pakistan. The film’s producer was Angelina Jolie, who is known for her humanitarian activities in Afghanistan and worldwide.

The Breadwinner

Th 03/05/2018
10.00-11.33
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
10.00-11.33
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Release from Heaven

Ali Noori Oskouei | Iran | 2017 | 76 min | X_FAR | CS titulky | 13+

This unusual allegorical film follows a mythical hero who protects children and the defenceless across time. His heroic deeds are passed on from generation to generation in the form of thrilling tales. The adults tell them to their children to calm them down and take their minds off living in a warzone. We watch the legendary saviour through the eyes of a teacher from a war-torn country. Because of bombings, she has to flee a boarding school with the children. They find shelter in a cave where she tells the children the stories and where they find the first evidence of the hero’s real existence. Together with the children, the teacher travels through the warzone and finds more and more evidence. The more interested she becomes in the whole thing, the more she believes that the hero is not just a figment of her imagination, but a real person. After emigrating, she decides to make a comic book about the hero who accompanied her through her entire life. But she finds out that she doesn’t know anything about him apart from that he’s kind and courageous.
The film combines 2D and 3D computer animation. It uses them to separate individual timelines that loosely flow through the story. The grey dismalness of today alternates with the pathos of the old heroic times as the film exposes its viewers to changing formal and content stimuli.

Release from Heaven

Th 03/05/2018
13.30-14.46
free seats: 140
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 04/05/2018
11.30-12.46
free seats: 72
Cinema Aurora

Su 06/05/2018
09.30-10.46
free seats: 34
Světozor Cinema

I'll Just Live in Bando

Yongsun Lee | South Korea | 2017 | 85 min | KO | CS titulky

JunKoo Oh is an unemployed middle-aged actor waiting for his big break. He’s got a wife, two children and is an external acting teacher at a university. The family expenses are high as well as his daughter’s tuition fees, and his wife wants to move to a better neighbourhood. When JunKoo Oh finds out that he is to become a full-time employee of the university, he sees it as great news. He also gets a lucrative acting offer, but he can’t accept both. From this moment on, we witness a string of absurd hiccups during which our hero struggles with his own indecisiveness and moral issues. He accidentally learns that an elderly professor, who is responsible for hiring JunKoo to the faculty, is abusing one of the students. If this were to come to light, the professor would be fired and JunKoo’s new job would be lost. Can he convince the abused student, who hates him? Will he finally get a new job or will things work out in an entirely different way? This low-budget Korean film relies on a script full of dry humour rather than on excellent animation and visual style. The film’s ridiculously absurd atmosphere is enhanced by exaggerated facial expressions of its characters.
I'll Just Live in Bando

Th 03/05/2018
17.00-18.25
České Budějovice - Kampa

Th 03/05/2018
19.30-20.55
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
11.30-12.55
free seats: 118
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner | Belgium, France | 2017 | 79 min | FR | 6+

The Big Bad Fox is just one of the unique animal characters starring in this funny film. And what’s more, not all of the animals, including the Fox, are what they seem to be. Three stories will introduce the cast composed of forest and farm animals who have decided to share their unforgettable adventures with us. The first story follows a duck, a rabbit and a pig who set out to deliver a new-born baby instead of a cunning stork. In the second story, we see the Fox and his involuntarily-found new family of chicken-foxes. And in the third story, we set out on a quest to save Christmas on a sleigh drawn by a lawnmower. Each story contains many gags spiced up by distinctively expressive animation and all three stories are reminiscent of classical fables with characters whose traits are guaranteed to lead to a number of tricky and comical situations. Both children and grown-ups will surely appreciate the metaphorical elements of the stories and the lessons hidden in them. The author of the original comic book about the Fox is the French cartoonist Benjamin Renner, the co-director of the César-winning film Ernest and Celestine on which he worked with Patrick Imbert. The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales is the most recent fruit of their collaboration.
Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Fr 04/05/2018
10.00-11.19
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Sa 05/05/2018
09.30-10.49
free seats: 109
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Tehran Taboo

Ali Soozandeh | Germany, Austria | 2017 | 93 min | X_FAR | CS titulky

Ali Soozandeh’s feature film debut, a daring and provocative probe into contemporary Iranian society, was rather fittingly made outside of Iran. This rotoscoped, realistic and almost naturalistic film follows several characters who come into conflict with strict religious law. The director focuses on the lives of three women and one young musician who fight for their rights, dignity and survival in the schizophrenic Iranian society. Pari is forced into prostitution to be able to feed her son while her husband is in prison for dealing drugs. Her pregnant neighbour Sara is seeking work in spite of her husband’s beliefs. Donya meets Babak in a night club and it has consequences… The viewers find out that the seemingly bigoted Muslim society still provides space for prostitution, adultery, corruption and drugs; all you have to do is find some loopholes and do it without the knowledge of the Revolution Committee. For some Iranians, bypassing the religious code represents an everyday adventure; for the female heroines, it is a means of emancipation in a strictly male world. This topical film with a very pressing message was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and won the Best Debut prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Tehran Taboo

Fr 04/05/2018
16.30-18.03
free seats: 65
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 05/05/2018
20.00-21.33
free seats: 15
Cinema Aurora

Best Feature Film for Adults - screening

80 min

Sa 05/05/2018
21.30-22.50
free seats: 0
Světozor Cinema

Best Feature Film for Children - screening

80 min

Su 06/05/2018
10.00-11.20
free seats: 96
J. K. Tyl Theatre