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Technaturia

Porin Rašpica | Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min

In his experimental film, Croatian student Porin Rašpica from the Miroslav Ondříček Film Academy in Písek compares the forces of traditionally opposite principles – human, technical and natural. To depict the struggle for domination, he chose coloured sand capable of smoothly portraying the film’s comprehensible visual symbolism.

Technaturia

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Apart

Diana Cam Van Nguyen | Czech Republic | 2018 | 10 min | CS

This short film about life after the loss of a loved one deals with a difficult topic, using techniques of both live-action and animated film. Real experiences of the narrators are combined with animated sequences reconstructing painful situations, looking into the thoughts of three young people prematurely exposed to death.

Apart

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

We 8/5/2019
15.30-16.51
Světozor Cinema

Th 9/5/2019
15.30-16.51
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Sa 11/5/2019
20.00-21.21
Světozor Cinema

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

The XXXL Plumber Jack Dingbongs Her Tiny Skinpompom: Episode 8

Vojtěch Kočí | Czech Republic | 2018 | 2 min | EN

This film was created during the director’s study stay in Sweden as an artistic commentary on pornography, its means of expression and influence on people. By using grotesque deformation and exaggeration, the film points out the falseness of pornography as a modern myth and reveals its absurdity through a typical script.

The XXXL Plumber Jack Dingbongs Her Tiny Skinpompom: Episode 8

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

inscenacEno.1948

David Daenmark | Czech Republic | 2018 | 12 min | CS

The usage of puppets in this interpretation of the events of 23rd February 1948 becomes more than symbolic. The main protagonists of the film are Klement Gottwald, Antonín Zápotocký, Rudolf Slánský and Edvard Beneš. Beneš’s puppet version finds itself under pressure of the other protagonists. The film was made at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

inscenacEno.1948

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Eternity

Yea-eun Jang | South Korea, Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min | SILENT

The film’s director, a Korean student of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, uses captivating and sometimes even demonically scary images to deal with the topic of eternity. In her work, she is inspired by art brut and indigenous cultures.

Eternity

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Bloody Riot

Marcela Drobná, Terezie Kajabová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 3 min

Bloody Riot is an animated film about menstruation and situations that men can only imagine. The stars of this film are hygienic products such as menstrual pads and tampons. Their escapades give a wide audience an idea of situations that commonly happen during the menstrual cycle.

Bloody Riot

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Music Box

Veronika Pasterná Szemlová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 13 min

A seemingly automated and functional mechanism doesn’t tolerate any deviations or mistakes. In case of a music box, a false tone, however weak it may be, can have immeasurable consequences. In her film, the director who studies at the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín, points out that the existence of such tones doesn’t always have to be undesirable.

Music Box

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Our Number Eight

Petr Mischinger | Czech Republic | 2018 | 4 min | CS

To commemorate a great deal of important anniversaries in the history of the Czech and Slovak Republics, this short anidoc about the meaning of the number eight in the lives of its protagonists was created at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. A number of more or less important events from the lives of the film’s protagonists are put in highly subversive contrast with the “big eights” in our history.

Our Number Eight

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Ladislav Tejml | Czech Republic | 2018 | 8 min

The author sees his project as a candy with a filling made of interacting ingredients. The first one is post-apocapitalism, the second temporality, the third posthumanism and the fourth the Anthropocene and Capitalocene. The last ingredient is a binding agent called the internet – saliva flowing all over the ingredients and giving them all an unpleasant taste.

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

Tu 7/5/2019
13.00-14.18
Světozor Cinema

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 9/5/2019
15.00-16.18
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
14.00-15.18
Puppet Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

The Parasites

Ivana Zapletalová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 6 min

At the beginning, there was a nit. The Parasites is a story about parasitism that concerns the everyday lives of us all. The destruction of one system is an ideal opportunity for another. This commentary on the historical development and the current political situation made by a student from the Ostrava University appeals to civil responsibility.

The Parasites

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Advertising the Earth Radio – Stephen P. McGreevy’s VLF Cut-outs

Zbyšek Semelka | Czech Republic | 2019 | 6 min | EN

This advertisement is advertising the electromagnetic radiation in wavelengths of around 0.1 to 15 kHz that naturally occurs in the atmosphere. With the help of Stephen P. McGreevy's huge recordings archive and using ordinary drywall and simple space illusion we can see this untraditional field of human interest and fascinating natural phenomena.

Advertising the Earth Radio – Stephen P. McGreevy’s VLF Cut-outs

Tu 7/5/2019
13.00-14.18
Světozor Cinema

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Th 9/5/2019
15.00-16.18
Světozor Cinema

Sa 11/5/2019
14.00-15.18
Puppet Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

Where My Home Is?

Juras Karaka, Manri Kim | Czech Republic | 2018 | 3 min | CS

The political situation forces the citizens to react; Wenceslas Square is filling with people. When one of the protestors gets hungry, the closest solution is a Turkish restaurant on the corner. The man leaves satisfied but he forgets his banner. The waiter must act in order to return it to him in time.

Where My Home Is?

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre

No Man’s Delta

Terezie Unzeitigová, Terezie Unzeitigová | Czech Republic | 2018 | 17 min

This film oscillating between anidoc, music video and film essay takes us to the delta of the Danube known for its beautiful nature. The author focuses on the area’s transformation from an industrial zone and uses its example to thematize the evolution of thinking and society in post-Communist Europe.

No Man’s Delta

We 8/5/2019
16.30-17.59
J. K. Tyl Theatre

Su 12/5/2019
16.00-17.29
Puppet Theatre