Program - Czech Horizon - Music Videos + Commisioned Works
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS, JUNE 22 - 27, 2021 LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC

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Czech Horizon - Music Videos + Commisioned Works

Noisy Pots: Cosmic Trip

Martin Živocký | Czech Republic | 2019 | 6 min

This graduate of the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín and the author of the acclaimed film Case (2011) has become a sought-after director of music videos. In his latest piece for the Czech electronic duo Noisy Pots, he takes us on a hypnotic cosmic ride through time and space dominated by round and circular motifs and shades of black and white.

Noisy Pots: Cosmic Trip

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

We 7/10/2020
14.30-15.15
free seats: 76
Varšava Cinema

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 9/10/2020
14.00-14.45
free seats: 77
Varšava Cinema

Fanfán Tulipán: Genius noci

Oliver Vršanský | Czech Republic | 2019 | 5 min

This music video animates a post-industrial landscape near Pardubice – non-touristy, seemingly peaceful and yet mysterious zones that are unpredictable and treacherous as if taken from Stalker. Even though the trains are only passing through such places, it is worth getting off them and heading into the woods. An original and atmospheric ride through a black and white landscape.

Fanfán Tulipán: Genius noci

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

We 7/10/2020
14.30-15.15
free seats: 76
Varšava Cinema

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 9/10/2020
14.00-14.45
free seats: 77
Varšava Cinema

Talya La Lia: Shredder

Eliška Oz, Lee Oz | Czech Republic | 2019 | 4 min

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

Talya La Lia: Shredder

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

We 7/10/2020
14.30-15.15
free seats: 76
Varšava Cinema

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 9/10/2020
14.00-14.45
free seats: 77
Varšava Cinema

Nauzea Orchestra: Zoo

Marie Nováčková | Czech Republic | 2019 | 5 min

Marie Nováčková’s graduate film was made at the University of West Bohemia under the tutelage of Jiří Barta. The black and white music video is full of weird creatures marching through a gloomy and mysterious world. The visuals excellently resonate with the Czech band’s post-rock style mixed with electronics.

Nauzea Orchestra: Zoo

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 8/10/2020
18.00-18.48
free seats: 171
Cinema City - Hall 1

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Sa 10/10/2020
16.00-16.48
free seats: 346
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

P/\ST: Tíseň

Bety Suchanová, Nora Štrbová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

The critical, angry and offensive style of Czech rap duo P/\ST is accompanied by a no less disturbing video made by two female directors. They naturally use black and white stylisation and alternate between simple, yet strong motifs. The personified anxiety from the song’s title transforms its form – it grows, spills, crawls on the walls, creeps out of woods and brooks and cannot be trapped.
P/\ST: Tíseň

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 8/10/2020
18.00-18.48
free seats: 171
Cinema City - Hall 1

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Sa 10/10/2020
16.00-16.48
free seats: 346
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Krackatoa: Running with Wise Fools

Ivan Štrobl | Czech Republic | 2019 | 3 min

This music video depicting the hopeless journey of a lost astronaut plays with composition in a non-traditional vertical format and toys with the aesthetics of total animation. For that reason, it uses a very limited colour palette.

Krackatoa: Running with Wise Fools

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fake News in the Digital World

Kryštof Pacourek | Czech Republic | 2019 | 2 min

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

Fake News in the Digital World

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Ventolin: Desires

Alexandra Volfová | Czech Republic | 2019 | 4 min

To animate her music video, a student of the Film and Television Graphics Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague used common tools of the popular Windows program Paintbrush – “lasso” and “can”. On the origin of her music video, she comments: “I paint a landscape in which I want to get lost myself without revealing all its secrets.”

Ventolin: Desires

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Animánie Festival 2019

Klára Míčková, Michal Max Mráz | Czech Republic | 2019 | 1 min

Creatures of the New World are gathering in Pilsen to enjoy the international competition of audiovisual works made by children, youth and students, Animánie. Last year’s festival jingle visualising the theme of the “New World” took us to a strange colourful planet inhabited by weird creatures.

Animánie Festival 2019

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Vlny: Vlak

Ivan Štrobl, Lucia Jančárová | Czech Republic | 2019 | 4 min

Two people realise that they are inevitably drifting apart like a train leaving the station. So they leave their past behind and start focusing on the future. Decide to be carried away by the present. This colourful and dynamic music video naturally elaborates on the main theme of the song and uses perspective in an unusual manner. 
Vlny: Vlak

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Booklandia

Eliška Chytková | Czech Republic | 2019 | 1 min

A commercial spot for a project called Booklandia that aims to help parents orientate themselves in the offer of books for children and helps to boost children’s interest in reading. It offers a platform for parents, grandparents, teachers and libraries with recommendations of various books for various children. 

Booklandia

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Himalayan Dalai Lama: Night Swim

Anastasia Serdyuk | Czech Republic | 2019 | 5 min

The music video for electronic duo Himalayan Dalai Lama is based on an experiment processing and developing seven 35mm colour negatives that were exposed to various foodstuffs such as baking soda, salt, vinegar, red wine, energy drink, rum and coke and lemon.

Himalayan Dalai Lama: Night Swim

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Manufaktura, Eco-Spot

Gabriela Plačková, Alžběta Göbelová | Czech Republic | 2019 | 2 min

Animated short video which in a fun way draws attention to common everyday activities having a negative impact on our planet and nature. Even though it is a commissioned work for Czech cosmetics brand Manufaktura, the promotional message is rather side-lined. Furthermore, the spot is characterised by its refined artistic style.

Manufaktura, Eco-Spot

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

MIXIT

Jan Míka | Czech Republic | 2019 | 1 min

This Christmas commercial for the Czech muesli producer uses typical local traditions such as a Christmas tree and winter fun. It also uses the motif of hanging fruit on trees in the woods for animals.

MIXIT

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Medial Banana & Polemic: Staré časy

Lenka Mišincová, Radovan Marček | Slovakia, Czech Republic | 2019 | 4 min

Animated photo collage music video for Medial Banana and Polemic – a long-awaited collaboration! Two stars of Slovak ska and reggae join forces and bring us the timeless anthem Old Times (Staré časy). The track describes the good old times of the 90s, the era of the Kelly Family, Bravo magazine and the Skippy TV series.

Medial Banana & Polemic: Staré časy

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

My Hero Academia - Comic Book Trailer

Lukáš Bača | Czech Republic | 2019 | 1 min

In a world full of superheroes, high school student Izuku Midoriya is one of few people without any superpowers. Or is there perhaps a way for him to become the greatest superhero of all? This trailer for a manga published in Czech uses comic book panels and works with typical anime style.

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

PF UMPRUM 2020

Filip Tatýrek, Vojtěch Kočí | Czech Republic | 2019 | 2 min

A sincere happy New Year wish on behalf of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the form of an animated video bearing trademarks of its authors – wildness, picturesqueness, absurdity and even a slight retardation of the resulting shape.

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Of Monsters and Men: Sinking Man

Jakub Brokl | Czech Republic | 2019 | 4 min

A man is in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. There are a couple of strange things around. Natural elements are starting to perform spectacular theatre. If we dive further into our mind, maybe we will find who performs the theatre truly. This atmospheric music video made by a student from Zlín is characterised by its excellent 3D CGI animation.

Of Monsters and Men: Sinking Man

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

The HIV Prevention

Martina Ševčíková | Czech Republic | 2019 | 1 min

This short spot for the Health Institute in Ostrava draws attention to the prevention of spreading HIV/AIDS and its treatment. It’s characterised by moving sequencing, unusual perspectives and an artistic style reminiscent of crayon drawings.

The HIV Prevention

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Sokol František Pecháček

Radek Pšurný | Czech Republic | 2019 | 2 min

This short educational film portrays the youth of Czech gymnast František Pecháček and the events that shaped his personality. Towards the end, it takes us to the Strahov Stadium in Prague in 1938, where 30,000 members of the Sokol organisation performed his choreography Oath to the Republic.

Sokol František Pecháček

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Smelly in School

Martin Máj | Czech Republic | 2019 | 10 min

From its hometown of Loštice, a ripened cheese goes to the Cheese Academy. But to find one’s place among the cheeses of the world will not be easy. A short “advertcational” film for children about the legendary cheese from Olomouc.

Smelly in School

Tu 6/10/2020
12.00-13.05
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 9/10/2020
10.00-11.05
free seats: 361
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev