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Czech Horizon I

Somewhere

Paul Muresan | Romania, Czech Republic | 2018 | 9 min

Death is only the beginning. But even with a reliable guide, the journey through Purgatory seems very difficult. Houses walking on spider legs, a dark forest and insidious fledglings are only a fraction of what the dead hero of this dark film can expect when trying to find himself and not get stuck in Purgatory for eternity.

Somewhere

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

We 8/5/2019
20.30-21.45
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 9/5/2019
13.00-14.15
Světozor Cinema

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
13.00-14.15
Světozor Cinema

Hide N Seek

Barbora Halířová | Czech Republic | 2019 | 7 min

When a young boy hides into a wall clock during playtime, his life shrinks into a single game of hide and seek. He becomes an old man with lots of memories of his childhood that manifest themselves in surreal scenes and tell a story about something which concerns every single one of us. Hide N Seek is Bára Halířová’s graduation film from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Hide N Seek

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Th 9/5/2019
10.00-11.16
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
14.00-15.16
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
14.30-15.46
Puppet Theatre

What if I am...?

Dita Stuchlíková | Czech Republic | 2018 | 9 min | CS

For some people, it is just a bad habit, for others it is a serious disorder. The moment they leave their apartment, they come back to check if all the electronic devices are switched off. This suggestively animated film showing how one can be terrorized by his own thoughts was made by a student of film and theatre theory.

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Days Off

Filip Blažek | Czech Republic | 2018 | 12 min

This atmospheric black-and-white film tells the story of two lonely characters, neighbours from a prefab building in an alienated environment of a dirty city. Are they distant or close? An original story set in original decorations and with a strange timelessness.

Days Off

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Three Messages From the Mind of a Believer of Nothing

Eliška Oz, Lee Oz | Czech Republic | 2018 | 2 min

Three short loops that predict the future of a city and AI through playful work with sound and improvised work with clay were made by Eliška and Lee Oz. These two animators set out on a shared career path in 2016.

Three Messages From the Mind of a Believer of Nothing

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Selfshe

Kamila Mullerová | Czech Republic | 2019 | 3 min

This black-and-white film bordering on experiment depicts Hotel Kladno where time stands still. The rooms are empty, corridors on the highest floors decrepit and flies on the window sills dead, but despite all that, the author manages to find certain poetics in this space.

Selfshe

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Fleeting Autumn

Vojtěch Domlátil | Czech Republic, Japan | 2018 | 8 min | EN

A collection of audio-visual Haiku poems. Stop-motion poetry, oscillating between animation, documentary and experiment. Transforming Haiku poetry based on 5-7-5 syllables to the audio-visual form using a 5-7-5 second shot structure. The author made the film during a two-month art residency in Japan and uses typical local motifs, which he often puts in unusual contexts.

Fleeting Autumn

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Tu 7/5/2019
13.00-14.18
Světozor Cinema

Th 9/5/2019
15.00-16.18
Světozor Cinema

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
14.00-15.18
Puppet Theatre

Tremble

Josef Žárský | Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min

Old Eskimo woman is addicted on social networks, and that has a fatal influence on her ability to obtain food. Film about guns and self phones. Breaking ice included.

Tremble

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Life of a Pig

Matthew Kvasnik | Czech Republic | 2018 | 3 min

This hand animated and sad short film depicts the life of an ordinary pig. Its author Matthew Kvasnik draws attention to the terrible conditions in factory farms and slaughterhouses but also uses some humour (albeit black) at the end of the film.

Life of a Pig

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Fifty Years Later

Jekaterina Bessonova | Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min | RU

This anidoc is based on the testimony of a former soldier who was a member of the Soviet invasion troops that attacked Czechoslovakia in 1968. A Russian director studying at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague visualised the soldier’s memories. What’s also interesting about the film is that – without justifying them – it shows the events from a different perspective than we are used to.

Fifty Years Later

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Narkissós

Nora Štrbová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min

Short animated puppet probe into endless self-love, freely drawing on the ancient myth of Narcissus. If you want to love others, you must first be able to love yourself. The film was made by a Slovak student of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

Narkissós

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Air.ratio

Seunn Lee | Czech Republic | 2018 | 5 min

The artist is imagining some of the smallest particles and constantly vibrating and oscillating waves that exist in the air. Strings which burrow inside all things, living and inanimate, only to later be exhaled and continue with their journey. The film is an impressive experiment made by a Korean animator living and studying in Prague.

Air.ratio

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Circus

Martin Hahn, Pavel Endrle | Czech Republic | 2019 | 2 min

Two students who are both interested in the same animation technique and share a common sense of humour made a short slapstick using half-relief puppets. The movie shows a few (un)usual performances from an (un)usual circus.

Circus

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Woman's day

Evgeny Terpugov | Czech Republic | 2018 | 6 min

Woman’s day is a sensitively made film about domestic abuse and female self-confidence. An unhappy woman leaves her partner. Walking through a snowstorm, she is so exhausted she falls to the ground, but luckily, other women appear. They were taking a sauna nearby and they are about to show the mentally and physically exhausted heroine that there is a way out.

Woman's day

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

The Garden

Julie Lupačová, Linda Retterová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 2 min

The authors, both focusing on stop-motion animation, present a short but impressive film. The Garden was made to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of independent Czechoslovakia and the authors managed to fit these hundred years into a single minute.

The Garden

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Tu 7/5/2019
13.00-14.18
Světozor Cinema

Th 9/5/2019
15.00-16.18
Světozor Cinema

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
14.00-15.18
Puppet Theatre

Gambler

Michaela Režová, Ivan Studený | Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min | CS

This audiodocumentary made by duo of authors Michaela Režová and Ivan Studený, with the help of colourful images, tells the personal story of a man who fell for into gambling. First came the sound, then the image. They support each other and together they present the furious flashing past of someone who was addicted.

Gambler

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

A Date

Michaela Mihalyiova | Czech Republic | 2018 | 2 min

This Slovak director studying at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague brings another short and playful film with a good punchline starring products for intimate hygiene. She uses her distinctive style that we know from her previous film FOOD.

A Date

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre

Journey

Marek Jasaň | Slovakia, Czech Republic | 2018 | 9 min

Journey is the story of a man who daydreams about entering the minds of people around him, stealing their dreams, desires and personal experience in order to fill his own, empty mind. This ambitious co-production uses various animation techniques.

Journey

Tu 7/5/2019
18.00-19.23
Puppet Theatre

Fr 10/5/2019
10.00-11.23
Puppet Theatre