Program - Competition
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILMS, MAY 10 - 15, 2022 LIBEREC, CZECH REPUBLIC

Online catalogue

Competition

Old Gramophone’s Ghostly Tones

Kryštof Ulbert, Martina Tomková, Zuzana Čupová | Czech Republic | 2021 | 9 min

Two thieves are reluctant to steal but their evil boss doesn’t want to hear it. So the two clumsy burglars, who would much rather go dancing somewhere, have to break into an abandoned house. Once inside, they stumble across a gramophone and release a bunch of ghosts from it. This musical slapstick was made by three students of the Tomáš Baťa University in Zlín as their graduate film.

Old Gramophone’s Ghostly Tones

Tu 22/6/2021
09.00-09.52
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.22
free seats: 72
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 25/6/2021
18.00-18.52
free seats: 25
North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.52
free seats: 73
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Cuckoo

Daniela Hýbnerová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 4 min

In this ani-doc, the director decided to focus on a curious phenomenon from the world of ornithology. The film explains why cuckoos lay their eggs in the nests of other birds. The film’s visual style, illustrated and expanded by the commentary, was filmed with playful exaggeration and a hefty dose of humour.

Cuckoo

Tu 22/6/2021
09.00-09.52
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.22
free seats: 72
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Fr 25/6/2021
18.00-18.52
free seats: 25
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.52
free seats: 73
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

The Wave of Life

Ondřej Nový | Czech Republic | 2020 | 8 min

This metaphoric story made using various natural materials is set at the seaside. Its director was inspired by the words of a friend dying of cancer: ‘Our life is like a wave of the sea hitting the shore and we are the drops thrown by the waves on the ground.’ The film was his graduate project at the Graphic College Jihlava.

Tu 22/6/2021
09.00-09.52
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.22
free seats: 72
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Fr 25/6/2021
18.00-18.52
free seats: 25
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.52
free seats: 73
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Children of Gainmore: How They Found It

Petr Mischinger | Czech Republic | 2021 | 9 min

This fairy tale will please mainly young audiences, as the director used drawings which are comprehensible and close to children. One morning, a magical rock appears in the backyard of a kindergarten. As soon as the children find it, a magical adventure starts, which can soften even a greedy professor.

Children of Gainmore: How They Found It

Tu 22/6/2021
09.00-09.52
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.22
free seats: 72
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Fr 25/6/2021
18.00-18.52
free seats: 25
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.52
free seats: 73
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

The Wedding Present

Eva Dvořáková | Czech Republic | 2021 | 8 min

This atmospheric and visually sharp and raw film is an adaptation of the old Norse poem from the Poetic Edda, Thrymskvida. In it, the famous hammer of Thor, the god of thunder, is stolen by a giant named Thrym. In addition to studying animation in Zlín, the director studied scientific illustration in Brno.

The Wedding Present

Tu 22/6/2021
09.00-09.52
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.22
free seats: 72
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Fr 25/6/2021
18.00-18.52
free seats: 25
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.52
free seats: 73
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Sounds Between the Crowns

Filip Diviak | Czech Republic | 2020 | 15 min

This playfully stylised, somewhat modern and somewhat traditional fairy tale is about a talented musician. He is banished from the kingdom’s capital and the guards destroy his precious instrument as the princess was enchanted by his music but disenchanted by his looks. But that can change.

Sounds Between the Crowns

Tu 22/6/2021
09.00-09.52
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.22
free seats: 72
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Fr 25/6/2021
18.00-18.52
free seats: 25
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.52
free seats: 73
Lidové sady / Experimental Studio

Hypha

Natalia Cabrera | Chile | 2020 | 12 min

Planet Earth has turned into a lifeless desert with no living organisms, so a special rescue mission needs to be conducted. The mission is led by none other than the most powerful mushroom in the universe with the ability to resurrect Earth. In this interactive VR created in collaboration with a team of mycologists, the viewer becomes the mushroom saviour itself.

Hypha

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Baba Yaga

Eric Darnell, Mathias Chelebourg | United States | 2020 | 27 min

In their latest project, leading VR studio Baobab adapted the classic fairy tale about Baba Yaga. The wicked witch, who cursed a life-giving forest, is voiced by Kate Winslet. The viewer becomes Magda, daughter of a mortally ill queen. Magda must find a cure, face her fear and escape the malevolent witch’s bubbling cauldron.

Baba Yaga

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Paper Birds

German Heller, Federico Carlini | Argentina | 2020 | 15 min

A short-sighted boy with an accordion bigger than himself on his back sets out on an adventurous journey to save his sister who has fallen into the shadows. The most effective weapon the boy can use against darkness is music. The interactive story combines the game with nebulas, music and expressionist fairy-tale visuals.

Paper Birds

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

The Hangman at Home

Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot | Denmark, France, Canada | 2020 | 25 min

The winner of last year’s Venice International Film Festival takes the viewer on a poetic journey to the household of a hangman who comes home after work. While exploring his place, we happen upon five wordless stories in which we become voyeurs of human intimacy and repeatedly face uncomfortable revelations. The project is inspired by a 1922 poem of the same name by Carl Sandburg.

The Hangman at Home

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Gravity VR

Fabio Rychter, Amir Admoni | Brazil, Peru | 2020 | 15 min

Two brothers live in a strange surreal world where everything around them floats and falls like in a centrifuge. A fridge, a television, parts of a house. The brothers couldn’t be more different, yet they are close. They are even tied with a rope, so they don’t lose each other in the chaos. The viewer joins them in their world and becomes a part of their lives. But what happens when the brothers get separated one day?

Gravity VR

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Amends

Mikkel Battefeld | Denmark | 2020 | 12 min

This delicate story takes the viewer into a pastel world of a small child reminiscing about the complicated relationship with its mother. In individual memories, we find out that the single mother hit rock bottom, displayed fits of aggression and turned on the beloved child. A very personal story in which the viewer uses play cubes to rebuild painfully destroyed family trust and intimacy.

Amends

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Minimum Mass

Raqi Syed, Areito Echevarria | France, New Zealand | 2020 | 20 min

It all begins as an intimate family story. A young couple is expecting a child. They are preparing to become parents; they are putting together a crib. But the woman loses the baby. After some time, the situation repeats itself. The parents now believe that their babies are born in another dimension. This psychological sci-fi probe balancing between madness and mysticism is a virtual black hole into a traumatised human soul.

Minimum Mass

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

The Remedy

Daniel Martín Peixe | United States | 2020 | 10 min

A mother must make a hard choice. Her child is seriously ill, but she can’t afford to buy the remedy from a shaman. So she takes her sword, bow and arrows and sets out to find a mysterious plant to make the cure. The story bordering between film and an interactive comic book is unique thanks to its panel composition and the fact that it was entirely illustrated in a virtual reality environment.

The Remedy

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Ilios

Marcel Karnapke, Mika Johnson | Czech Republic, Germany | 2020 | 9 min

This animated monologue delivered in the COVID-19 state of emergency proves how strongly humans perceive their connection to nature during a time of forced isolation. This visually minimalist project is inspired by the Rorschach tests, which push the content of the monologue even closer to psychological self-analysis. This VR film is the latest project by US director Mika Johnson, who lives and works in the Czech Republic.

Ilios

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Infinite VR Exhibition

A Monster’s Expedition

Alan Hazelden | United Kingdom | 2020

From some of the best puzzle designers in the world comes A Monster's Expedition, an adorable and relaxing open world puzzle adventure for monsters who love to learn about humans. By pushing trees over to create pathways, you’ll explore hundreds of islands near and far to learn about the history of ‛humanity’.

A Monster’s Expedition

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

All of You

Mark Terris, Xavi Terris | Spain | 2020

All of You is a cute, purely visual, accessible, family-friendly puzzle adventure game with unique gameplay. Play and pause each section of a level to unveil the correct path for the main character. Follow the journey of a clumsy chicken that will travel through all kinds of places in search of her lost chicks.

All of You

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Carto

Lee-Kuo Chen | Taiwan | 2020

Carto is a charming adventure game centred around a unique, world-altering puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of characters and guide Carto on her journey back to her family.

Carto

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Creaks

Radim Jurda | Czech Republic | 2020

The ground starts shaking, light bulbs are breaking – and something rather unusual is happening right behind the walls of your room. Equipped with nothing but wit and courage, you slowly descend into a world inhabited by avian folk and seemingly deadly furniture monsters.

Creaks

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Cooking with Bears

Jan Macháček | Czech Republic | 2020

Take on the role of a chef, bring your meal to perfection and perhaps you will receive praise from Mishka and Ned, the stars of the Hungry Bear Tales series. And that’s something!

Cooking with Bears

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Moving Out

Jan Rigeri | Sweden, Australia | 2020

The players in Moving Out take on the role of movers, moving marked furniture and appliances from a house to a moving truck within a time limit. Along the way, obstacles may be encountered. Objects may be thrown. The levels also have optional objectives, such as breaking all of the house's windows or packing an unmarked object.

Moving Out

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

My Exercise

Atsushi Wada | Japan | 2020

My Exercise is a short animated game for iOS, PC and Mac. Touch the screen or the space bar to help a boy exercise with his dog. It's a simple, surreal game that tickles your senses. Softly sink into the dog’s body or comfortably rub your head against his fur. More animals join this festival of private comforts as it builds up to a climactic end. There are also other secrets, hidden carefully. Let's do sit-ups!
My Exercise

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Noita

Arvi Teikari, Olli Harjola, Petri Purho | Finland | 2020

Noita is a magical action rogue-lite set in a world where every pixel is physically simulated. Fight, explore, melt, burn, freeze and evaporate your way through a procedurally generated world using spells you've created yourself. Noita is inspired by underground classics such as Liero, falling sand games and modern rogue-likes, rogue-lites and lite-like-lites.

Noita

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Pendragon

Jon Ingold, Joseph Humfrey | United Kingdom | 2020

AD 673. Camelot has fallen. The jealous Sir Mordred has broken the fellowship of the Round Table with hatred and lies. Now King Arthur faces his final battle. Who will keep the dream of Camelot alive? Pendragon is a character-driven narrative strategy game from the creators of the multi-award-winning 80 DAYS and Heaven’s Vault.

Pendragon

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Someday You’ll Return

Jan Kavan, Lukáš Medek | Czech Republic | 2020

Someday You’ll Return takes place in beautiful scenic areas of the Czech Republic. While they are not exact duplicates, CBE Software designers desired to capture the atmosphere of Bohemian nature. The game is a semi-open world with very clear landmarks so the players can always orientate themselves. The developers also implemented the famous Czech tourist navigation system dating back to the end of the 19th century.

Someday You’ll Return

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

The Procession to Calvary

Joe Richardson | United Kingdom | 2020

Pilfer from pirates, conspire with cardinals and perform miracles with an incompetent magician. The Procession to Calvary is a Pythonesque adventure game made from Renaissance paintings, and a spiritual successor to the critically acclaimed Four Last Things.

The Procession to Calvary

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Tiny Money

Dor Bar, Shachar Peters | Israel | 2020

Tiny Money is set in a world where the physical size of characters changes depending on their current financial situation. We play as Pete, a single 28-year-old bank clerk who tries desperately not to disappear. Following the latest payment, he has shrunk so much that he can fit inside a coffee machine and is charged with the task of making his boss a cup of coffee.

Tiny Money

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Townscaper

Oskar Stålberg | Sweden | 2020

Build quaint island towns with curved streets. Build small hamlets, soaring cathedrals, canal networks or sky cities on stilts. Block by block. No goal. No real gameplay. Just plenty of building and plenty of beauty. That’s it. Townscaper is an experimental passion project. More of a toy than a game.

Townscaper

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Tukoni

Alexey Furman, Alexey Sysoiev, Oksana Bula | Ukraine | 2020

Tukoni is a point-and-click puzzle adventure based on a series of award-winning books by Ukrainian artist Oksana Bula. Play as Tukoni, the forest spirits, as you meet unique characters, solve captivating puzzles, craft new items and explore a magical world filled with kindness.

Tukoni

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Winding Worlds

Samuel Boucher | Canada | 2020

You’re far from home. You’re not sure how you got here. But you do know one thing: it’s your calling to help your new friends, any way you can. But not all of them are cooperative. From the award-winning studio that brought you GNOG comes Winding Worlds, a finger-wiggling puzzle-adventure about a girl, a Wurm and how to say goodbye.

Winding Worlds

Tu-Sa 22-26/6/2021
10.00-18.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-16.00
Chateau - Game Zone

Dear Lizzy

Will Perkins, Tal Midyan | United States | 2020 | 3 min

Bodyless legs walk through a meadow with spring flowers, clock dials rotate along the way and Lizzy’s long hair gets entangled in rays of sunlight. Euphoria, visions, geysers of imagination. Lizzy sets out on a mysterious journey while reading a letter from her boyfriend whom she hasn’t seen for quite some time. What goes on in her head? Where will the memories of her boyfriend lead her? A surreal trip between a nostalgic memento and a dream.

Dear Lizzy

Tu 22/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We-Th 23-24/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Replacements

Jonathan Hagard | Japan, Indonesia, Germany | 2020 | 12 min

Jakarta, 1980. We find ourselves before a small house with a porch. From time to time a breeze comes up and someone passes by. The neighbourhood is peaceful, an ideal place to live. But as time goes by, it changes; we see a growing number of shops, mosques, people, cars and also demonstrations and political unrest. We observe a static animated time-lapse shot of this neighbourhood in Jakarta, which in 40 years has become a symbol of change of the values of contemporary society.

Replacements

Tu 22/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We-Th 23-24/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Recoding Entropia

François Vautier | France | 2020 | 8 min

This metaphorical abstract film has us fly through the galaxy next to a huge cube which could be a spaceship. But as it flies, this ship, a symbol of stability and power, begins to fall apart into hundreds of steel plates endangering and to some extent also hypnotising us. Are we dead? Have we reached the end of our spiritual journey? And can fragments of a universe give birth to new life?

Recoding Entropia

Tu 22/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We-Th 23-24/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
15.15-15.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
10.00-10.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
12.15-12.38
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

The Pantheon of Queer Mythology

Enrique Agudo | Spain | 2020 | 7 min

Four deities and each of them recites a different poem on the way through an allegorical pantheon. But they all have one thing in common – they all protect the LGBTQ community. From the ruler of online sexual apps, the hypermasculine god Agoretz with a huge penis, through transgender and genderfluid deities all the way to mythical warrior women against the patriarchy. Will the gods succeed in warning the world against the enduring homophobia?

The Pantheon of Queer Mythology

Tu 22/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Life-Giver

Petter Lindblad, Alexander Rönnberg | Sweden | 2020 | 12 min

Only a few days remain before the Earth shatters into pieces. Chaos everywhere, the cities lie in ruins. The year is 2068 and humanity needs to act now. The only option is an exodus to another planet. But not everyone gets a special passport entitling them to board the rescue ships. This post-apocalyptic film tells the dramatic story of a family trying everything to get to the last rescue ship.

Life-Giver

Tu 22/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Saturnism

Mihai Grecu | France | 2020 | 4 min

The painting Saturn Devouring His Son is one of Goya’s most terrifying works. This immersive and dark VR film takes us into the painting and the viewer becomes a child fleeing from his father, who wants to dispose of the child for fear of being overthrown. The film is considered to be one of the best VR adaptations of a work of art, which have recently become a specific sub-genre in the field of virtual reality.

Saturnism

Tu 22/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
17.30-17.53
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
13.00-13.23
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
10.45-11.08
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

Rémi Chayé | France, Denmark | 2020 | 82 min | FR | CS, EN sub

‛What does it mean to be a boy? And what does it mean to be a girl?’ asked the director of the popular film Long Way North (2015) after seeing a documentary about a famous woman from US history named Martha Jane Cannary, who was better known as Calamity Jane. It is the childhood of this unique personality and the events that shaped her (back then) considerably nonconformist personality, which director Rémi Chayé portrays in this artistically captivating film. Along with her father and siblings, little Martha travels to Oregon, their dream land, where there is work and a good life for their entire wagon train. But their journey gets complicated when her father is injured in an accident. Martha sees a logical solution – she takes over the reins of the family wagon. However, such a thing is inconceivable for the wagon master, so Martha learns lassoing and riding skills in secret so she can trump the wagon master’s son, who was put in charge of the wagon instead of her. But she’s accused of stealing precious items and loses the support of the wagon train and her family. Martha isn’t one to stand such injustice; she sets out to clear her name and earn the respect she deserves. The film won the Annecy Cristal for Best Feature Film.

Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary

Tu 22/6/2021
11.00-12.22
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Th 24/6/2021
11.00-12.22
free seats: 43
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.22
free seats: 113
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Hominidae

Brian Andrews | United States | 2020 | 7 min

Arachnid Hominid is a unique new species created by the film’s director Brian Andrews with x-ray photographs – it is a hybrid of a human and a spider. In this visual experiment, we look through an x-ray filter and watch the story of a hominid mother trying to protect her children in a hostile environment. This non-conformist film somewhere between a horror and a family drama is a sequel to an animated short film from 2012 titled Hominid.

Hominidae

Tu 22/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We-Th 23-24/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa-Su 26-27/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Care(less) 2

Keith Sargent, Lindsay Seers | United Kingdom | 2020 | 16 min

Using the feeling of anxiety, a meditative metaphysical state, hallucinations and abstractions, this experimental VR film introduces a new perspective on social care for the elderly in the UK. This philosophical and experimental film points out its themes only abstractly but puts them into concrete settings such as a cathedral or an apartment that we visit with the soul of a person nearing the end of their life’s journey.

Care(less) 2

Tu 22/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We-Th 23-24/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa-Su 26-27/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Odyssey 1.4.9

François Vautier | France | 2020 | 8 min

Odyssey 1.4.9 is a VR homage to Kubrick’s opus magnum 2001: A Space Odyssey which focuses on the mysterious monolith causing all the peripeties in the film. This abstract animated VR film uses archive footage from Kubrick’s film and has it scanned in a galactic tunnel by the mysterious monolith, which uncovers further visual and sensual dimensions of this iconic movie.

Odyssey 1.4.9

Tu 22/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Tu 22/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We 23/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

We-Th 23-24/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
16.45-17.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Sa-Su 26-27/6/2021
13.45-14.16
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
11.30-12.01
Chateau - Brainz VR Cinema

Away from Home – Rob

Sophia Twigt | Netherlands | 2020 | 6 min

The director’s interest in journalism and social issues is reflected in her series of short ani-docs that try to answer a tricky question: how does one become homeless? The authentic testimony of Rob, who lost his close relatives and repeatedly struggled with a serious illness and drugs, is highlighted by a simple artistic style.

Away from Home – Rob

Tu 22/6/2021
14.00-15.11
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
19.00-20.11
free seats: 75
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.30-11.41
free seats: 169
Cinema City - Hall 5

Precious

Paul Mas | France | 2020 | 14 min

Little Julie doesn’t fit in with the rest of her class. But when her school accepts Émile, who is autistic, the two outsiders form a fragile bond. A bond which – in the environment of inclusion efforts – is repeatedly threatened by the prejudice of their classmates as well as the distrust and system failures of the adults.

Precious

Tu 22/6/2021
14.00-15.11
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
19.00-20.11
free seats: 75
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.30-11.41
free seats: 169
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sogni al campo

Magda Guidi, Mara Cerri | France, Italy | 2020 | 9 min

The meadows and hills of the countryside are burdened with the heavy summer air. A ginger cat gets lost in the tall grass and golden fields. Searching for him is a boy whose memories of summer and images from childhood form this meditative film with an unmistakable, intoxicating atmosphere and the typical style of Italian directors Magda Guidi and Mara Cerri.

Sogni al campo

Tu 22/6/2021
14.00-15.11
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
19.00-20.11
free seats: 75
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.30-11.41
free seats: 169
Cinema City - Hall 5

Mex and the Animals

Gleize Elisa | Canada | 2020 | 9 min

The used computer game aesthetic puts the theme of this very topical film into a disturbing context. Adding or removing an animal or an entire species was never easier. Virtual reality permeates the real problems of the present thanks to a cyborg whose nostalgia seemingly reflects a belated environmental grief. 

Mex and the Animals

Tu 22/6/2021
14.00-15.11
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
19.00-20.11
free seats: 75
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.30-11.41
free seats: 169
Cinema City - Hall 5

Salvia at Nine

Nari Jang | South Korea | 2020 | 7 min

When you’re nine and can’t afford all the candy in the store, there’s no time to dwell on moral integrity. But when you’re an adult and watch porn in front of children or molest them, that’s when you should be thinking about it. Where does the moral compass of the heroine of this disturbing film point?   
Salvia at Nine

Tu 22/6/2021
14.00-15.11
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
19.00-20.11
free seats: 75
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.30-11.41
free seats: 169
Cinema City - Hall 5

Pishto's Birthday

Sofia Kendel | Russia | 2020 | 11 min

The birthday of the oldest member of the family is a good reason to spend time together once in a while. After all, Grandpa lives in the country all by himself and away from the world! There’s no doubt that the company of his closest relatives will brighten his days full of boredom… and peace… and quiet humble contentment.

Pishto's Birthday

Tu 22/6/2021
14.00-15.11
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
19.00-20.11
free seats: 75
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.30-11.41
free seats: 169
Cinema City - Hall 5

The Adventures of Gloria Scott – Murder in the Cathedral

Matija Pisačić, Tvrtko Raspolic | Croatia, Serbia | 2020 | 16 min

This wacky story of a not very competent but all the more confident investigator is a parody on the famous detective novels in the style of Sherlock Holmes. In this adaptation of a short story by Croatian writer and LGBT+ activist Mima Simić, Gloria Scott (originally a character by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) investigates the murder of a professor in London.

The Adventures of Gloria Scott – Murder in the Cathedral

Tu 22/6/2021
14.00-15.11
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
19.00-20.11
free seats: 75
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
10.30-11.41
free seats: 169
Cinema City - Hall 5

Annah la Javanaise

Fatimah Tobing Rony | Indonesia | 2020 | 6 min

His fascination with Tahiti is mentioned in every biography of French painter Paul Gauguin. This film, however, re-enacts the life of Annah, who was sold to France from Java when she was 13 years old and served the famous painter without payment, as his maid, cook, model for his famous painting and more…

Annah la Javanaise

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

Tie

Alexandra Ramires | Portugal, France | 2020 | 11 min

The film debut of Portuguese painter Alexandra Ramires utilises a captivating and disturbing artistic style enhancing the film’s surreal atmosphere. Strange, proportionally unbalanced figures look for a place to fit their bodies into and a way to adapt appropriately to reality and find balance.

Tie

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

Little Miss Fate

Joder von Rotz | Switzerland | 2020 | 9 min

This humorous film shows you what happens when someone tries to interfere with God’s carefully laid-out plan for an individual. Soon, the Apocalypse in the form of a voracious monster starts to threaten the entire world and our main heroine has her hands full with rectifying her mistake. But what about her own fate?

Little Miss Fate

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

Crab

Shiva Sadegh Asadi | Iran | 2021 | 11 min

The Iranian director’s artistic style expressively mirrors the feelings brought on by rejection, distrust and mockery by a group of people to whom the main hero of this dark psychological film looks up. This film about a determined effort to fit in won the Special Jury Prize at the Hiroshima International Animation Festival 2020.

Crab

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

Guard of Honour

Edmunds Jansons | Latvia | 2021 | 6 min

In his latest short film, the director of Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs (2019, in competition at Anifilm 2020) focuses on a brave decision of a member of a guard of honour. He refuses to leave his post even when a natural disaster strikes.

Guard of Honour

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

The Wet Socks of Berta Reyes

Sasha Shadrina | Russia | 2020 | 12 min

Mysterious alliances between members of a secluded community living on a rocky shore and the story of a lucky boy named Tommy who finds gorgeous socks that look like they were made for playing. The Kazakh director, who studied at the Russian SHAR Studio (co-founded by Y. Norstein) uses simple and clean drawings to portray a disturbing story.

The Wet Socks of Berta Reyes

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

Kill Your Idioms

Grant Kolton | United States, United Kingdom | 2020 | 3 min

What happens if idioms acquire concrete and literal visual forms? Will their meanings withstand such transformations? What new meanings and jokes can they incorporate in their new visual forms? Will they survive? The director of this playful film reflects on the consequences of literality. These puns are, however, almost non-transferrable to a different language.

Kill Your Idioms

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

Homeless Home

Alberto Vázquez | France, Spain | 2020 | 15 min

In this bitterly metaphoric but all the more truthful film, the director explores the theme of returning to one’s roots to point out many social patterns and issues we encounter at the margins and elsewhere. Finding the courage to change where your life is headed is not easy whether you’re a zombie, a witch or a mere human being.

Tu 22/6/2021
16.00-17.10
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.00-11.10
free seats: 173
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.40
free seats: 157
Cinema City - Hall 5

Kill It and Leave This Town

Mariusz Wilczyński | Poland | 2020 | 88 min | PL | CS, EN sub

After losing the people closest to him, the film’s hero – the director’s alter ego – shuts himself away in a safe world of memories. In this world, time has stopped and everyone he has lost is still alive. As years go by, the world in his mind keeps on growing and is being populated by uninvited literary characters and heroes of animated films from his childhood. But the characters, who are the same age in all of their stories, suddenly start ageing. When the protagonist realises that there is no such thing as eternal youth, he decides to return to reality. Luckily, he has all these amazing characters accompanying him on his complicated journey.

This magical and imaginative journey through the subconscious mind of Mariusz Wilczyński is characterised by mesmerising images and music by Tadeusz Nalepa which are irreplaceable and complement the film’s melancholy atmosphere. In his feature debut, this self-taught director of many acclaimed short films imprinted not only his memories, but also allusions to contemporary Poland. After eleven years of work, he created an artistic opus which gives the viewers no time to breathe but in return offers a unique and unrepeatable personal experience. The film premiered at the Berlin IFF.

Kill It and Leave This Town

Tu 22/6/2021
16.30-17.58
free seats: 135
Varšava Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
20.00-21.28
free seats: 134
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

The Chimney Swift

Frédéric Schuld | Germany | 2020 | 5 min

The latest film by Frédéric Schuld, whose previous film Carlotta’s Face (2018) was screened at more than 200 festivals, is again an ani-doc. Schuld was inspired by a cruel practice that used to be the norm in England: small children were used as human chimney sweeps despite a very high risk of often tragic injuries. The result is a disturbing film revealing a practice that is almost forgotten today.

The Chimney Swift

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

Ghosts

Jee-youn Park | South Korea | 2020 | 10 min

A man and a woman assure each other that they’re happy, but the film shows an entirely different thing: a portrait of the gradual, irreversible disintegration of their relationship. While their apartment is flooded with water, the confines of their bodies fall into decay and there is no longer any difference between pain and pleasure. The film’s metaphoric images are underlined by suppressed colours, disturbing sounds and surrealist spectacles.

Ghosts

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

Horacio

Caroline Cherrier | France | 2020 | 11 min

This ironic film with a fitting point and elements of psychological drama follows the story of a young man named Guillaume who unexpectedly and openly resorts to murder. While serving his sentence, which acts as a probe into life in prison, the young man forgets why he killed his friend Horacio. But that changes when he regains his freedom.

Horacio

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

My Exercise

Atsushi Wada | Japan | 2020 | 3 min

This refreshing film was made by the renowned Japanese filmmaker Atsushi Wada, who is known for his trademark style and sense for the humorous yet at the same time rather unhinged behaviour of his characters with an emphasis on instincts and corporeality. This time, the film in which we watch the synchronised exercise of a dog and his owner is an inconspicuous study of a dog’s body.

My Exercise

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

Socrates’ Adventures in the Under Ground

Aria Covamonas | Mexico | 2020 | 9 min

This extraordinary Mexican experiment uses a combination of cutout and computer animation.

According to the official description given by the Central Committee, this is a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist revision of the Allegory of the Cave, filled with talking animals who are arriving late and bourgeois queens who would like to see you without your head, just like Plato intended.

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

The Stork

Lucija Mrzljak, Morten Tšinakov | Estonia | 2020 | 16 min

Croatian director Lucija Mrzljak studied animation at several schools abroad (including Prague) but eventually settled in Tallinn, where she now works in the famous Eesti Joonisfilm studio. Inspired by the Estonian weakness for absurd situations and hard-to-grasp phenomena, which entirely organically become parts of the heroes’ dailiness, and drawing with simple lines, she made a captivating film about relationships and the longing for freedom.

The Stork

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

Your Own Bullshit

Daria Kopiec | Poland | 2020 | 7 min

A scene from a family dinner which is anything but idyllic. For many years, a son sits at the table with his parents, listens to their well-intentioned advice and eats food so good he wants to throw up. Overcome by relentless repetition of words and sentences, prejudice and hypocrisy, trapped in an endless loop, his mind wanders off. For her collage-like film, the director chose a theatrical style reminiscent of musicals.

Your Own Bullshit

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

Affairs of the Art

Joanna Quinn | Canada | 2021 | 16 min

The first collaboration between the prominent British director Joana Quinn and the Canadian NFB resulted in a film starring the director’s favourite tragicomic character Beryl, an ageing factory worker obsessed with drawing. Scenes depicting her childhood, family relations and artistic efforts are full of specific humour and entrancing exaggeration. And as is typical for the director, the film boasts an unmistakeable and vivid animation style.

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.15
free seats: 181
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 165
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.15
free seats: 7
North Bohemian Museum

Enducated

Xavia Chen | Taiwan | 2020 | 7 min

The director of this fresh and pleasantly playful film animated on various surfaces set herself a single goal: the film’s scenes should reflect the poorly set up Asian education system. Students want to get to university at all costs, without even thinking about what they will do afterwards.

Enducated

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Stuck Together

Maša Avramović | France | 2020 | 5 min

This playful film is the director’s graduation film from the French school La Poudrière. A bus full of people on a trip is stopped by a policeman who isn’t satisfied with the bribe he is offered for granting the bus passage. To continue on their journey, the passengers will have to join forces. The film is characterised by likeable naïve drawings and many subtle gags.

Stuck Together

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Half a Saba

Ben Molina | Israel | 2020 | 5 min

This graduate film follows a dialogue between the filmmaker and his saba (Hebrew for Grandpa) in the last chapter of his life. Saba Beno tells his grandson his life story, beginning when he was a child, but in his own humorously ironic way, which the director depicted with a simple and yet inventive artistic style.

Half a Saba

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Contagious Loneliness

Anna Schorpp, Carina-Susann Krause, Carla Mietzner | Germany | 2020 | 5 min

For their film full of erotic symbols and sexual energy, the three directors chose the theme of loneliness and transformations of personal relationships caused by the Covid pandemic. A woman wanders through an unusual landscape and blissfully enjoys touching plants. But that stops when this dreamland is ravaged by a strange infection destroying everything that brought pleasure.

Contagious Loneliness

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Coffin

Houzhi Huang, Mandimby Lebon, Mikolaj Janiw, Nathan Crabot, Théo Tran Ngoc, Yuanqing Cai | France | 2020 | 6 min

This considerably claustrophobic film is set in an overpopulated city in South China. A man returns to his miniature flat and would like to rest. But he is not alone in this household in which personal space isn’t counted in square metres but rather in centimetres. The authors excellently portrayed the feeling of anxiety bordering on madness to which this situation must inescapably lead.

Coffin

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Huis Clos

Nina Winiger | Switzerland | 2020 | 5 min

A high society celebration is taking place in a round hall. The record spins, the gramophone starts playing. Guests are eating and drinking their fill and lose themselves on the dance floor. And then they go back to eating, drinking, dancing… This frolicking cycle could go on and on in this distinctly stylised black-and-white film. 

Huis Clos

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Mercury’s Retrograde

Zohar Dvir | United Kingdom | 2020 | 7 min

For many people, today’s chaotic world evokes feelings of insecurity and the inability to make decisions. But what if people allow their fates to be decided by chance? The heroine of this film immerses herself in her subconscious mind to explore the unknown aspects of her own self. The director of this surreal, hard-to-grasp film has a penchant for psychology and philosophy.

Mercury’s Retrograde

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Shergar

Cora Mckenna | Denmark | 2020 | 8 min

The story of this captivating film follows Conor, a boy living a fast-paced and free roaming life with his friends on the streets of Dublin. Though a life without responsibilities is great fun, it can’t keep his head above the chaos of his poverty-stricken home. When he is torn between what he should do and what his hectic life pushes him into, he doesn’t always have a good choice to make.

Shergar

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

The Quest for Freedom and the Longing for Belonging

Noam Paul | Israel | 2020 | 4 min

The title of this film comes from the book Liquid Love by sociologist Zygmunt Bauman. In her film, the director explores two opposites: freedom and the need to own things. Can these worlds representing strong human desires coexist without a constant tension? This visually remarkable film borders on non-narrative animation.

The Quest for Freedom and the Longing for Belonging

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Anna and Manon Go to the Sea

Catherine Manesse | France | 2020 | 5 min

After summer camp ends, two friends named Anna and Manon decide to go live near the sea and never come back. This realistic and sensitively made holiday film explores the clash of fantastic child imagination heading to an absolute ideal with the prosaic reality.

Anna and Manon Go to the Sea

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Incognito

Julia Lantos | Hungary | 2020 | 8 min

A young girl sees the world around her as brittle, depraved and ugly. She lives in a cold war where the weapons are not guns or bombs, but the alienation, aimlessness, selfishness and depreciation of the people. The director, who also illustrates books for children, used a slightly naïve and richly colourful artistic style.

Incognito

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Love Is Just a Death Away

Bára Anna Stejskalová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 12 min

This original puppet film made by a student of FAMU in Prague is a peculiar love story taking place among heaps of garbage. In a peopleless world with a pink-violet glow, we see dead and decaying creatures controlled by other creatures that are still alive. Every end can be a new beginning here.

Love Is Just a Death Away

We 23/6/2021
10.00-11.18
free seats: 163
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
12.00-13.00
free seats: 175
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
13.30-14.48
free seats: 168
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 25/6/2021
22.00-23.00
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.48
free seats: 101
Varšava Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Camp Saint Helene: Protector

Ben Clement | United States | 2020 | 4 min

This music video for Camp Saint Helene, made by Ben Clement, is a remarkable spectacle. The band’s nostalgic sound, reminiscent of‘60s psychedelic rock, was compatible with Clement’s process of animation: a form of non-camera filmmaking, or direct animation, a common method in experimental filmmaking.

Camp Saint Helene: Protector

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Elena Steri: Heavy Rotations

Maren Sosada | Germany | 2020 | 4 min

This melancholy music video in shades of blue is characterised by fluid animation portraying many metamorphoses. After a study stay in Taipei, the director decided to focus on frame-by-frame animation. In her music video for Elena Steri, she uses the method to capture the fragility of the soul, the restlessness of our thoughts and the power of emotions.

Elena Steri: Heavy Rotations

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

World Brain: Dance II (Discovery Zone Cover)

Julian Gallese | Germany, Costa Rica | 2020 | 6 min

A dreamy computer land inhabited by animals that like to party and frequent museums, much like the best of us. This quirky music video for World Brain’s instrumental song shows a world where nothing is the way that we are used to. The author created the world and its inhabitants using an unusual 3D animation style.

World Brain: Dance II (Discovery Zone Cover)

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

The Ribs: I’ll Be Your Toy

Jan Piskač | Czech Republic | 2020 | 4 min

‘The burning love of Bill the cock and Floyd the dog is just like every other romance. I'm really sorry that a bunch of dwarfs in a van seem to have a problem with it,’ says Jan Piskač, a member of The Ribs, who directed this original Western-style music video (a sort of variation on Easy Rider).

The Ribs: I’ll Be Your Toy

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Alexander 23: IDK You Yet

Chris Ullens | United Kingdom | 2020 | 4 min

The acclaimed music video director, with experience from many commissioned works, likes to experiment and combine techniques. This applies also to his dreamy and slightly sorrowful music video for IDK You Yet, in which he reflects upon the complexity of relationships in the age of computers and social media.

Alexander 23: IDK You Yet

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Marina Wil: Ya no te extraño

Diego Rotmistrovsky | Argentina | 2020 | 5 min

With a familiar melody, this Argentinian music video takes us to a world animated with a zoopraxiscope. In combination with other animation techniques, the director created an unusual music video using not only fascination with ancient animation devices, but also hand-drawn and stop-motion animation.

Marina Wil: Ya no te extraño

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Bryan Away: The Lake

Qianwen Yu | United States | 2020 | 5 min

In this poetic music video, the Chinese director decided to portray the miracle of water, which circulates in nature just like blood circulates in our bodies. This music video, set in a fantastic world, makes sporadic use of colours but definitely not imagination.

Bryan Away: The Lake

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Jo Goes Hunting: Careful

Alice Saey | France, Netherlands | 2020 | 4 min

On the borderless map of a magical planet, little beings pick, brush, weave, fish and collect elements from their natural environment to sustain their lives as a group. In this original music video, a surreal landscape transforms into other, no less remarkable images which the viewers are soon unable to follow.

Jo Goes Hunting: Careful

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Kai: A Little Too Much

Martina Scarpelli | United States | 2020 | 4 min

The director of the festival favourite short film Egg recently decided to make a music video in her trademark black-and-white style. She stayed loyal to the theme of her successful film and once again focused on the emotions connected to perceiving one’s (female) body, but this time in an imaginative universe.

Kai: A Little Too Much

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

I’ll Always

Sabine Groschup | Austria | 2020 | 5 min

I’ll always is a sensual story about love, passion, assurance and animated, written and sung promises drawn on an incredible 2,889 envelopes. The music video is full of metamorphoses and the author used the demanding technique of total animation to animate transitions between environments and between the abstract and the concrete.

I’ll Always

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Photay: Villain

Sarina Nihei | United States | 2021 | 4 min

In this original music video by a renowned director, we see a girl wandering around a mystical world with strange creatures. The director is known for her unmistakeable artistic style which, in combination with her sense for absurd situations, contributes to the success of her short films. She drew and coloured the music video by hand.

Photay: Villain

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

François Poitou: Le Silence de la rue

Marie Opron | France | 2020 | 4 min

This music video was created for François Poitou’s latest album, titled Le Sec et la Lune. It depicts the dreariness of large housing estates, feelings of loneliness, alienation and anonymity in overpopulated cities and the desire to return to nature and find harmony and simplicity. The melancholy atmosphere of the clip is underscored by black-and-white animation.

François Poitou: Le Silence de la rue

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Tulipomania: Gone

Cheryl Gelover, Tom Murray | United States | 2020 | 3 min

When money talks, who is listening? A torrent of tattered animated objects and shredded collage excavates the headlines as the death knell sounds for the status quo in this mournful dirge.

The animation was created frame by frame and includes stop-motion objects as well as collages on thousands of individual sheets of black paper.

Tulipomania: Gone

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Hearsh: Voiceless

Maciek Stępniewski | Poland | 2020 | 3 min

This slightly disturbing music video was made by a director with a penchant for non-narrative and experimental projects. His music video takes us to a dark place where many objects of everyday use as well as works of art sink into darkness. And it seems there is no way back.

Hearsh: Voiceless

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Hiob Dylan: Dziewczyna z filmu porno

Janek Koza | Poland | 2020 | 5 min

This music video by an experienced Polish filmmaker, author of many animated films, is based on a legend about a girl who starred in a famous porn movie. His simple style and drawings animated on recycled paper perfectly match the theme of the joyless story.

Hiob Dylan: Dziewczyna z filmu porno

We 23/6/2021
10.30-11.30
free seats: 148
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.00
free seats: 46
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 145
Varšava Cinema

Wolfwalkers

Ross Stewart, Tomm Moore | Ireland, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States | 2020 | 102 min | EN | CS sub

In a time of superstition and magic, a young apprentice hunter, Robyn Goodfellowe, journeys to Ireland with her father to wipe out the last wolf pack. While exploring the forbidden lands outside the city walls, Robyn befriends a free-spirited girl, Mebh, a member of a mysterious tribe rumoured to have the ability to transform into wolves by night. As they search for Mebh’s missing mother, Robyn uncovers a secret that draws her further into the enchanted world of the Wolfwalkers and risks turning into the very thing her father is tasked to destroy.

Wolfwalkers is the highly anticipated new feature film from the renowned Irish studio Cartoon Saloon and its similarly renowned filmmakers. Director Tomm Moore’s filmography already includes two unforgettable feature films (The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea) and many awards and Academy Award nominations. Ross Stewart, the co-director of Wolfwalkers, worked with Moore on his first film.

Wolfwalkers

We 23/6/2021
11.00-12.42
free seats: 184
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Th 24/6/2021
14.00-15.42
free seats: 137
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Sa 26/6/2021
11.00-12.42
free seats: 46
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Blue Fear

Lola Halifa-Legrand, Marie Jacotey | France | 2020 | 10 min

A young couple drive through picturesque Provence. Nils is about to introduce Flora to his parents. But one of his remarks triggers a series of unexpected associations in the girl’s mind and Flora has the opportunity to explore the terrifying depth of her doubts. This relationship film made with the ease of a music video is reminiscent of a road movie.

Blue Fear

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.43
free seats: 156
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.43
free seats: 170
Cinema City - Hall 5

Su 27/6/2021
10.30-11.43
free seats: 184
Cinema City - Hall 5

Postpartum

Henriette Rietz | Germany | 2020 | 5 min

This film offers a very personal and sincere insight into the world of a new mother swamped with new tasks and worries and trying to grasp her new role as well as she can. It seems, however, that this task is very challenging and even unmanageable. This film is a humorous and deeply truthful testimony to the chaos caused in life by a newborn who is alternately crying and calm, hungry and full, awake and asleep.

Postpartum

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.43
free seats: 156
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.43
free seats: 170
Cinema City - Hall 5

Su 27/6/2021
10.30-11.43
free seats: 184
Cinema City - Hall 5

Easter Eggs

Nicolas Keppens | France, Belgium, Netherlands | 2020 | 14 min

A seemingly sleepy spring afternoon is filled with peculiarities and oddities. Mr. Ping from the Chinese restaurant has died and the parrot cage is empty. Jason convinces his friend Kevin to look for the exotic birds. He sees an opportunity to make a small fortune… But instead, their friendship will be put to a test. The story of this atmospheric film is a chain of more or less absurd situations.

Easter Eggs

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.43
free seats: 156
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.43
free seats: 170
Cinema City - Hall 5

Su 27/6/2021
10.30-11.43
free seats: 184
Cinema City - Hall 5

Deep Water

Anna Dudko | Ukraine | 2020 | 6 min

This slightly odd, yet humorous film by a young Ukrainian director (she completed her studies in design in 2017) tells the story of a lonely mermaid who likes to watch people in their bathrooms through the piping. But one day, her voyeurism goes awry and our heroine, blinded by love, enters a man’s apartment. And that’s when things start happening.

Deep Water

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.43
free seats: 156
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.43
free seats: 170
Cinema City - Hall 5

Su 27/6/2021
10.30-11.43
free seats: 184
Cinema City - Hall 5

Ghost Dogs

Joe Cappa | United States | 2020 | 11 min

Joe Cappa conceived his directorial debut as an original horror story with a feeling for the atmosphere, disturbing details and various traits inseparably linked to this genre. It’s night-time and a storm is raging outside. In an empty apartment, a newly acquired puppy trembles in fear, terrorised by the deceased pets of this strange household.

Ghost Dogs

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.43
free seats: 156
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.43
free seats: 170
Cinema City - Hall 5

Su 27/6/2021
10.30-11.43
free seats: 184
Cinema City - Hall 5

The Town

Yifan Bao | China | 2020 | 28 min

This thrilling drama about being devoured by the system, rebellion and family stigma is set in a town where the only people who stand a chance are the ones who willingly have their faces disfigured by masks. A girl named Quiq believes that the surgery is her chance to lead a contented life. Unlike her younger brother. The Town is a daring independent Chinese film, which received awards at Annecy and other festivals.

The Town

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.43
free seats: 156
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.43
free seats: 170
Cinema City - Hall 5

Su 27/6/2021
10.30-11.43
free seats: 184
Cinema City - Hall 5

I’m Here

Julia Orlik | Poland | 2020 | 15 min

An elderly man looks after his paralysed wife. His daughter helps him, trying to balance the care with her work in a hospital and her family life. Everyone has a different view on how to properly care for the sick, which often causes arguments.  The film portrays the hopelessness of the end of a life with uncompromising authenticity.

I’m Here

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.36
Varšava Cinema

We 23/6/2021
16.30-17.45
free seats: 160
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
free seats: 177
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
10.30-11.36
free seats: 146
Varšava Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 132
Varšava Cinema

Ant Hill

Marek Náprstek | Czech Republic | 2020 | 14 min

Ant Hill is the story of the end of humanity from the perspective of ants. Rebellious female K99980335 longs for a different future, as she loathes the monotonous, machine-like nature of the colony and its rules. But when her wish is suddenly and cruelly fulfilled it is too late to take it back. A cruelly humorous film with Marek Náprstek’s unmistakeable artistic style.

Ant Hill

We 23/6/2021
12.30-13.36
Varšava Cinema

Th 24/6/2021
12.00-13.00
free seats: 175
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
10.00-11.19
free seats: 174
Cinema City - Hall 5

Fr 25/6/2021
12.00-13.19
free seats: 162
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
22.00-23.00
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Fr 25/6/2021
10.30-11.36
free seats: 146
Varšava Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.19
free seats: 133
Varšava Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Yàno: Memories

Goce Ilievski | North Macedonia | 2020 | 4 min

Memories is a short animation produced as inspiration of music. The story is shown through varicoloured fluid images with symbolic meanings. The director chose the technique of traditional animation, which enabled him to create smooth movement and unexpected transformations of selected motifs.

Yàno: Memories

We 23/6/2021
14.00-14.58
free seats: 181
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
19.30-20.28
free seats: 36
North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.58
free seats: 151
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Odpoczno: Srebro ryb

Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi | Poland | 2020 | 5 min

To portray the captivating life under water, the director chose claymation. Slightly translucent malleable blue material transfers smoothly from the underwater world to the world above the surface, interconnected by matter. In her music video for the Polish avant-folk band, the director was inspired by a Japanese haiku by Matsuo Bashō.

We 23/6/2021
14.00-14.58
free seats: 181
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
19.30-20.28
free seats: 36
North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.58
free seats: 151
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Prezident Lourajder: Osud

Matej Mihályi | Slovakia | 2021 | 4 min

The young Slovak director made this music video for a rapper known as Prezident Lourajder, who usually performs in his typical mask. In the clip we follow our masked hero as he wanders around his mansion. What does it mean to be truly isolated?

Prezident Lourajder: Osud

We 23/6/2021
14.00-14.58
free seats: 181
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
19.30-20.28
free seats: 36
North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.58
free seats: 151
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Blüte

Raito Low | Taiwan, Malaysia | 2020 | 5 min

It explores the perspective of a teenager as she experiences the tremors of love as they colour her teenage heart for the first time. Seeds represent birth and rebirth, as does the journey of love. Every woman has the right to love and be loved, so please be proud of your courage to pursue love!

We 23/6/2021
14.00-14.58
free seats: 181
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
19.30-20.28
free seats: 36
North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.58
free seats: 151
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fred Cracklin: Boar Drill

Sara Kochanski, Wishbone Zoë | United States | 2020 | 5 min

In Wishbone Zoe’s hand-drawn animated music video for heavy avant-jazz Western MA shredders Fred Cracklin, exploited mine workers make an effort to ‘boar-ganise’. This dramatic music video is characterised by striking colours, boars with drills on their snouts and rugged animation, which is exactly what the song needed.

Fred Cracklin: Boar Drill

We 23/6/2021
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Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
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Ohm Square: Night Flowers

Jan Drozda | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

Jan Drozda, experienced director of many music videos for various Czech bands, made this music video using only the Unreal Engine during the first wave of the Covid pandemic to which he alludes directly as well as indirectly. Apocalyptic timelessness, lethargy and restricted camera movement illustrate the feelings most of us have experienced.

Ohm Square: Night Flowers

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Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.58
free seats: 151
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Local Natives: Statues in the Garden (Arras)

Jamie Wolfe | United States | 2020 | 4 min

He wants it all. It’s not enough. It’s raining lemons and the protagonist walks through a magical garden. In her music video for an American indie rock band, the director used her trademark pop-art and psychedelic style, which can also be seen in her commissioned work for Adult Swim and Gucci.

Local Natives: Statues in the Garden (Arras)

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Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
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Lion On Tiger: Love Angle

Diego Cumplido | Chile, Scotland | 2020 | 2 min

This is an animated music video for alternative rock band Lion on Tiger, from Scotland. The video is built around a couple with really large plasticine heads having a heated argument in their apartment. The heads were created animating plasticine over black-and-white live-action footage displayed on an analogue TV screen.

Lion On Tiger: Love Angle

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Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
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Peejay: Seoul Sori

Kyoung-bae Kim | South Korea | 2020 | 4 min

Visuals in this music video that are at times horror-like are in contrast with the calm melodic song by a South Korean musician called Peejay. In the music video, we see a scared boy who is exposed to sudden space transformations. Various symbolic and mythologic characters come to life and it seems that they hold the boy’s life in their hands.

Peejay: Seoul Sori

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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
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Razumikhin: À la tristesse!

Terezie Unzeitigová | Czech Republic, France | 2020 | 7 min

A trip of a lonely suburban good-for-nothing seeking inner peace among blocks of flats, garages and car parks oscillates between the Zen ecstasy of abandoned subway vestibules and an earthquake. The music video is like a hangover at Stodůlky, somewhere between a hymn and a growl. This black-and-white music video for a French-Czech band was made by a graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.

Razumikhin: À la tristesse!

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Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.58
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Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
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North Bohemian Museum

Josh Kimbrough: Glowing Treetops

Liang-Hsin Huang | United States, Taiwan | 2020 | 5 min

The music video for Josh Kimbrough’s song ‘Glowing Treetops’ from his latest album Slither, Soar & Disappear was inspired by Wendell Berry's poem Elegy. The melancholy instrumental song is accompanied by appropriately stylised hand-drawn animation portraying falling leaves and the sun being replaced by rain.

Josh Kimbrough: Glowing Treetops

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Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
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Łona i Webber: #nikiforszczecinski

Marek Kowalczyk, Piotr Pauk | Poland | 2020 | 4 min

Łona and Webber present their second single: ‘#nikiforszczecinski’ – a tribute to street art in all its forms. The song tells the story of a street artist from Szczecin who arranged his works from newspaper clippings, plants, candles, bricks and plush rats. The window sill and the gate of the tenement building in which he lived served as his very own exhibition space. The creator of this video – Lump – is one of the most recognisable street art artists in Poland.

Łona i Webber: #nikiforszczecinski

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Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
16.00-16.58
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Jacob Collier: He Won’t Hold You (feat. Rapsody)

Daniel Bruson | Brazil, United Kingdom | 2020 | 6 min

For the song He Won’t Hold You by multi-Grammy winner Jacob Collier, the Brazilian director animated a series of atmospheric paintings. Just like the song, the music video offers two points of view on dealing with a breakup. Colours appear only at the song’s consensual finale.

Jacob Collier: He Won’t Hold You (feat. Rapsody)

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Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
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Youlï: Szeretni kell

Tímea Laura Varga | Hungary | 2020 | 4 min

This joyfully colourful music video for the singer Youlï was made by a graduate of the well-established Budapest school MOME. Its original and elaborate artistic style is dominated by the singer herself, who was realistically drawn and placed into scenes from everyday life. The scenes may seem dismal at first, but eventually turn out to be optimistic just like the song itself.

Youlï: Szeretni kell

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Th 24/6/2021
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North Bohemian Museum

Sa 26/6/2021
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Little Vampire

Joann Sfar | France | 2020 | 85 min | FR | EN, CS sub

Renowned French comics artist and writer Joann Sfar has successfully adapted his comic book series The Rabbi’s Cat (2011). After almost ten years, he returns with another adaptation of his own iconic work. Little Vampire is loosely based on his comic book series of the same name, known also in the Czech Republic.

The universe of Little Vampire is characterised by the way it plays with horror stereotypes. Not everything turns out the way the readers or viewers would expect. But the film doesn’t lack suspense or a sometimes more, sometimes less scary atmosphere. The titular protagonist isn’t thirsty for human blood and definitely doesn’t want to hurt anyone. He’s a kind-hearted boy who has been living for centuries in a seaside villa with other kind-hearted monsters. The problem is that Little Vampire is bored, he would like to go to school like other kids and he wants some friends his own age. He finds one in a lonely boy named Michel who lives with his grandparents. But what children of this age truly want is a real adventure. And our two heroes embark on an adventure – and a pirate one at that! Just like Sfar’s previous work, this film honours the artistic style of the comic book (although the shaky strokes of the original are bit more stable in the film), the characters’ playful design and the diversity of the settings. The film was nominated for the César Award and competed in the 2020 Annecy Festival.

Little Vampire

We 23/6/2021
14.00-15.25
free seats: 177
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Fr 25/6/2021
11.00-12.25
free seats: 166
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Su 27/6/2021
09.30-10.55
free seats: 145
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Fur Coats

Lucie Vostárková | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

Clothes do indeed make the man, but sometimes clothes also reveal that the person wearing them is, in fact, a beast. In this animated film made by a FAMU student, we visit a pleasant café which quickly turns from a place of peace, sweet idleness and chitchat into an arena full of wild animals. 
Fur Coats

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14.30-15.42
free seats: 162
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Fr 25/6/2021
14.00-15.12
free seats: 160
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.42
free seats: 40
North Bohemian Museum

Releasing Spell

Markéta Magidová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 11 min

Due to gender stereotypes, human families have become wretched torsos formed by groups of lost individuals. But along with a group of strange entities from the future comes a glimmer of hope. They came to Earth to perform a magical birth ritual and brought its people an opportunity to break free from rigid rules.
Releasing Spell

We 23/6/2021
14.30-15.42
free seats: 162
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Fr 25/6/2021
14.00-15.12
free seats: 160
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.42
free seats: 40
North Bohemian Museum

Havel. About Freedom

Pavel Alexašin | Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

The thoughts of the first president of the Czech Republic come to life in this student film made by a filmmaker from the Russian city of Magnitogorsk who, after finishing animation studies in Yekaterinburg, moved to Zlín to get his master’s degree at the Tomas Bata University. In this film, Havel’s inspirational thoughts are underlined by a clear and straightforward artistic style.

Havel. About Freedom

We 23/6/2021
14.30-15.42
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Fr 25/6/2021
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free seats: 160
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

Peak Fifteen

Leoš Matějček | Czech Republic | 2020 | 8 min

In this film, the graduate of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen was apparently inspired by stories of selfie hunters. How far are you willing to go in the name of perfect self-presentation? This series of rather unfortunate events takes place at the Roof of the World, where even a single misstep means grave danger. 

We 23/6/2021
14.30-15.42
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Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
14.00-15.12
free seats: 160
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

The Last Matador

Katariina Lillqvist | Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Spain | 2020 | 8 min

In her latest puppet film, this acclaimed Finnish director has the last Catalonian bullfighting arena redeveloped into a shopping mall. An old matador then has to make living in dubious nightclubs around Barcelona. One night, one of these nightclubs is visited by the bored president of Russia.

The Last Matador

We 23/6/2021
14.30-15.42
free seats: 162
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Fr 25/6/2021
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free seats: 160
Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

Alt 3

Lucie Lisníková | Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

People can sometimes understand each other without using words. That is definitely the case of the two heroes of this pleasantly colourful film made by a student of the Tomas Bata University in Zlín. The two protagonists meet at a railroad crossing and together they spend several fragile moments in uninterrupted silence.

Alt 3

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Cinema City - Hall 5

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North Bohemian Museum

Inside

Viktorie Štěpánová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 6 min

This film made by a FAMU student combines several animation techniques including photographically accurate images which contribute to this ani-doc’s authenticity. The truthfulness of her testimony is emphasised by the fact that the filmmaker herself suffered from anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder which is often hard to diagnose.

Inside

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North Bohemian Museum

Herumetto

Ondřej Tešnar | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

One day, a villager stops at a watering place and is horrified by what he sees. The water is unusually red. As indicated by the name, the film’s author, a graduate of the Higher School of Art in Ostrava, was inspired by the culture of Japan. Herumetto, a safety helmet, plays a very important part in this action story.

Herumetto

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North Bohemian Museum

Rubik’s Cube

Krystsina Ramanava | Czech Republic, Belarus | 2020 | 2 min

The austere black-and-white and geometrical artistic style of this film made by a Belarusian filmmaker underscores both the colours of the cube and the problems surpassing the film’s protagonist. What to do with the tricky puzzle? What if solving it brings new problems?

Rubik’s Cube

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12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

The Odd Hour

Michaela Dušková | Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

In her film experiment, a student from the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen who also teaches animation to children uses obsolete objects, plastic wrap, foil and an overhead projector to create various moods. They appeal to the viewers not only thanks to their visuality, but also thanks to a poem of the same name by Ewald Murrer.

The Odd Hour

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12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

Outer Space Diplomacy

Vojtěch Kočí | Czech Republic | 2020 | 2 min

Thanks to the unmistakeable style of the director, a student from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, this critical essay on the anthropocentric nature of space colonisation is sarcastic and caustic.  Just as in his other films, he combines several techniques and materials, from drawings to the use of real objects to sculpting clay.

Outer Space Diplomacy

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14.30-15.42
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12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

The Fabulous Good-Looker or: Living a Boring, Unsatisfying and Indifferent Life Without a Goal and Without Hope

Blanka Adlerová | Czech Republic | 2021 | 9 min

The author, a student of the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, says that the most important theme in her films is vomiting. However, The Fabulous Good-Looker is a personal and biting testimony about her brother who personalises 'hopelessness and self-pity', in which she combines various techniques and in addition to vomiting, she explores deeper topics.

The Fabulous Good-Looker or: Living a Boring, Unsatisfying and Indifferent Life Without a Goal and Without Hope

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Cinema City - Hall 5

Sa 26/6/2021
12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

A Descent into the Maelström

David Daenemark | Czech Republic | 2020 | 12 min

For his adaptation of this famous story by Edgar Allan Poe, the director, a student of Prague’s FAMU, chose puppet animation. While a terrible whirlpool is pulling their ship mercilessly into the depths, two men aboard the ship are caught up in a life-and-death duel. Is it really their fate to die? 
A Descent into the Maelström

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12.30-13.42
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North Bohemian Museum

The Nose or The Conspiracy of Mavericks

Andrey Khrzhanovsky | Russia | 2020 | 89 min | RU | EN, CS sub

The film is based on the two greatest works of Russian genius: A short story titled ‛The Nose’ by Nikolai Gogol, and composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s 1930 eponymous opera based on Gogol’s story. The film is dedicated to pioneers, innovators in art. People who are ahead of their time. And, most importantly, people who do not fear going against the tide even at the cost of personal well-being, and often life.

Director Andrey Khrzhanovskiy, a legend in Russian animation, takes viewers on a daring post-modern adventure lined with constant narrative digressions, allusions and anecdotes. Apart from the digressions and motifs, this requiem for Russian avant-garde is also rich in various filmmaking techniques. Cut-out animation and drawing are complemented by live action and documentary footage from archives and from the present day. The main characters of the film are writers Nikolai Gogol and Mikhail Bulgakov, director Vsevolod Meyerhold and composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who gave the film’s director his personal permission to use his opera, thus the music plays a substantial part in it.

The Nose or The Conspiracy of Mavericks

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Cinema City - Hall 5

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18.00-19.29
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The Zucchini’s Smile

Lucas Ansart | France | 2020 | 8 min

Miya and her cat Aristotle are hunters. In a dry zucchini field, they hunt cloud animals to secure enough moisture for their plants. All they have to do is tie the creatures like balloons above their dying crops. But during one hunting trip, one of the heavenly creatures charms Miya so much that she starts thinking about its fate.

The Zucchini’s Smile

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Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
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Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
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Varšava Cinema

O Black Hole!

Renee Zhan | United Kingdom | 2020 | 17 min

A woman who can’t stand the passage of time turns herself into a black hole. A thousand unchanging years pass until finally, one day, the singularity awakens inside her. An immovable woman meets an unstoppable girl in this operatic quest to discover the beauty of transience and letting go.

O Black Hole!

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16.30-17.45
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Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
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Varšava Cinema

Ciervo

Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma | United States | 2020 | 11 min

An idyllic scene with a lush field and a grasshopper frolicking between the plants is suddenly disrupted by a gunshot. A huge deer was caught in a trap and had to be killed. A hunter surrounded in smoke bends over the lifeless body. A little girl watches his actions with displeasure.

Ciervo

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16.30-17.45
free seats: 160
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
free seats: 177
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Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 132
Varšava Cinema

Gen Tree

Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi, Hod Adler | Israel | 2020 | 4 min

In this humorous ani-doc, we see the metaphor of a family tree acquiring a tellingly literal nature. It seems that each generation lives on a different branch of the same tree. Students from Israel’s Bezalel Academy point out the absurdity of intergenerational misunderstandings and deal with childhood, adulthood and the influence of the internet. 
Gen Tree

We 23/6/2021
16.30-17.45
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Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
free seats: 177
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 132
Varšava Cinema

Eikō

Colin Atthar | France | 2020 | 5 min

When a tabloid television station reveals a superhero film star is gay, the young actor is confronted not only with the reaction of the fans but also with his own concerns. The macho nature of his film alter ego complicates the entire situation even more and the struggle with homophobia in a heteronormative entertainment industry is not easy at all. 
Eikō

We 23/6/2021
16.30-17.45
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Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
free seats: 177
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
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Varšava Cinema

Blue Monday

Katarzyna Orłowska | Poland | 2020 | 2 min

Meticulous and mesmerising paint-on-glass animation is characteristic for this atmospheric film by the Polish director, who takes us on a bus ride one Monday afternoon. The melancholic ride through a rainy city reminds the main protagonist what it would be like to escape the everyday routine of jammed streets.

Blue Monday

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16.30-17.45
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Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
free seats: 177
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 132
Varšava Cinema

Misery Loves Company

Sasha Lee | South Korea, United States | 2020 | 4 min

On a beautiful balmy night, Seolgi lies with her friends in tall grass and watches myriad stars above them. She can even see some falling stars. And along with them, the thoughts and the inner world of the main protagonist fall into darkness in this musical film full of black humour.

Misery Loves Company

We 23/6/2021
16.30-17.45
free seats: 160
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
free seats: 177
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 132
Varšava Cinema

Red Shoes

Anna Podskalská | Czech Republic | 2021 | 14 min

This horror story inspired by folk tales stars a cheerful and spontaneous girl named Rosa who would like very much to dance at a country dance, but no one wants to ask her. So when a mysterious stranger appears and gives her a pair of red shoes, they end up in a whirlwind of a dance. This film, made at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, references the Czech poetic tradition of K. J. Erben.

Red Shoes

We 23/6/2021
16.30-17.45
free seats: 160
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Th 24/6/2021
12.00-13.00
free seats: 175
Cinema City - Hall 5

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.45
free seats: 177
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Fr 25/6/2021
22.00-23.00
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.30
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
12.00-13.15
free seats: 132
Varšava Cinema

Josep

Aurel | France, Belgium, Spain | 2020 | 72 min | FR | CS, EN sub

In French internment camps, Spanish fighters against the Franco government were often treated as criminals rather than people fleeing a cruel system. For some time, one of the camps, a place with poor hygienic conditions and limited access to food and water, was home to illustrator Josep Bartolí. One could say that – unlike others – he was lucky because he befriended one of the guards. But their friendship irritated other guards, who in turn put Bartolí and their compassionate colleague through the mill. The only way for Bartolí to cope with the hardships and separation from his love was to draw.

The time of Bartolí’s suffering and constant moral dilemmas inspired a French comic artist and cartoonist of the Le Monde daily, known as Aurel. Josep is his debut film, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film uses captivating and bleak images from the internment camp and elsewhere to create static portrayals of certain moments as well as references to Bartolí’s work. Scenes from happier periods of Bartolí’s life, when he went to Mexico, where he became the lover of Frida Kahlo, then create an even sharper contrast.

Josep

We 23/6/2021
17.00-18.12
free seats: 122
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
19.30-20.42
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Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Even Mice Belong in Heaven

Denisa Grimmová, Jan Bubeníček | Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia | 2021 | 87 min | CS | EN sub

The story behind the film Even Mice Belong in Heaven began in 2010 when director and graphic artist Denisa Grimmová came up with the idea to adapt Iva Procházková’s successful book into a puppet film. Its originality lies, among other things, in its approach to death, which the author can present to children with ease and playfulness.

The creative team approached the book with great ambitions, screenwriters added plotlines and characters and this Czech production became a co-production between four countries. After almost ten years of preparation, development, filming and post-production, viewers can look forward to a thrilling adventure set predominantly in the afterlife. Two animals, considered by their close friends to be weirdoes and outsiders, Quickfeet the mouse and Whitebelly the fox, have an accident and run into each other in animal heaven. Despite being arch-enemies in life, together they set out on a journey to overcome old sorrows, find a new beginning and develop an eternal friendship. The film offers not only an original story full of intense emotions but also an unforgettable spectacle enhanced by the puppet design, decorations, setting and meticulous animation.

Even Mice Belong in Heaven

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Beyond Noh

Patrick Smith, Patrick Smith | United States, Japan | 2020 | 4 min

Beyond Noh rhythmically animates 3,475 individual masks from all over the world, beginning with the distinctive masks of the Japanese Noh theatre and continuing on a cultural journey through ritual, utility, deviance and politics. The mesmerising experience is enhanced by a purely percussive soundtrack.

Beyond Noh

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Abandoned Village

Mariam Kapanadze | Georgia | 2020 | 14 min

Dispersing fog reveals tree stumps. As it clears, the static shot shows more details of a mountain landscape with the remnants of houses. Only the soothing soundtrack of this contemplative film evokes the memories of life once nourished by this place. A village, just like a human being, is born out of love. A village, just like a human being, is ruined if left without love.

Abandoned Village

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Alexander Mosolov. Three Pieces

Natalia Ryss | Russia, Belarus, Israel | 2020 | 3 min

Film věnující se konstruktivistickému období Alexandra Vasiljeviče Mosolova a architektuře a filmu tohoto uměleckého směru sestává ze tří častí, které režisérka intuitivně pojmenovala Stíny, Pohyb a Objem. Díla, která složil tento skladatel vážné hudby pro děti, hrají mladí hudebníci, studenti Dětské umělecké školy Jakova Fliera. S nápadem vytvořit animované hudební album přišla Irina Margolina.

Alexander Mosolov. Three Pieces

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Poum Poum!

Damien Tran | France | 2021 | 6 min

Poum Poum! is an animated musical film which celebrates the simple and childish joy of hitting drums, scribbling on paper using marker pens, splashing paint and making cracked cymbals screech. Poum Poum! finds chaos and mishaps amusing and aims at spreading a spontaneous and joyful creative energy.

Poum Poum!

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Anemone Temple

Justyna Pazdan | Poland | 2020 | 5 min

Deep-sea organisms living in their specific environment have developed unusual forms and properties. By observing them, you have the impression that you are watching an otherworldly, fairy-tale world of dreams. The film is a creative interpretation of the underwater world, in which the author invites you to take part in a relaxing session. It is represented by luminescent clay, the closest thing to underwater organisms.

Anemone Temple

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Concatenation

Donato Sansone | Italy | 2020 | 1 min

A destructive sequence with infinite consequences. The renowned Italian director built his ‛film-shot’ using borrowed footage of all kinds. In this less than one minute long, but nevertheless captivating video, he flies through many unrelated environments while playing with the ‘butterfly effect’ theory.

Concatenation

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Fraktura

Judith Poirier | Canada | 2020 | 5 min

Fraktura is an abstract horror, evoking a unique German Expressionist atmosphere. It features a collection of lead type from the Gutenberg Museum, printed directly onto 35mm film using a letterpress. An original film score performed on a church organ completes this film, produced in the spirit of Murnau’s film Nosferatu and Stoker’s novel Dracula.

Fraktura

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Dune

Gabor Ulrich | Hungary | 2020 | 4 min

The sounds act as witnesses. They blur into memories, half-dreams, it is undecided if they are real or not. Fluctuation between imagination and reality. Pictures rocking in the mind, pulsating with dark emotions. A horrible secret in the raging winds of our cells.  This minimalist film evokes the feeling of being hypnotised.

Dune

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Utopia – C

Reinhold Bidner | Austria | 2020 | 8 min

An experimental ani-doc about the author’s personal experiences and observations during lockdown. At the beginning of Austria’s first lockdown he decided to shut himself up in his hometown of Salzburg to work on these animated chronicles that deal with the places where he grew up with but also with his thoughts and observations in March and June 2020.

Utopia – C

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Avant

Marcell Mostoha | Hungary | 2021 | 4 min

The author works with the interaction of space in which we find ourselves, and the energies associated with it. The state of rest, then being torn out of it, then returning to it, forms a framed structure; it is about presenting this kind of duality and the balance between the two states. The work is based on artistic starting points, which is why he chose traditional hand-drawn animation. 

Avant

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Boy Oh Boy

Stephen Irwin | United Kingdom | 2020 | 2 min

This playful short film uses simple building blocks provided by a young creator. His voice and sufficiently rhythmised first words are complemented by visual elements from his first drawings, which imply that we are watching the miracle of creation. Yoghurt turns into nothing less than the Milky Way.

Boy Oh Boy

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Wools

Anna Wysocká | Czech Republic | 2020 | 2 min

This experimental short film was made as a graduation project in the Studio of Film and TV Graphics of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. The author found the inspiration for her film when travelling through Scotland and she managed to transfer the country’s atmosphere to the viewers despite using only wool.

Wools

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Senescence

Phoebe Morrison | United Kingdom | 2020 | 4 min

Senescence is a visceral depiction of the very human process of senescence; the condition and process of deterioration with age. The author alternates detailed shots from the inside and outside of the human body. She uses traditional hand-drawn animation accompanied by a sometimes relaxed and sometimes chillingly naturalistic soundtrack.

Senescence

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Leaders

Faiyaz Jafri | United States | 2020 | 7 min

This slightly disturbing, ambiguous video was made by Faiyaz Jafri, a specialist in 3D CGI animation. The dominant motif of this video is a woman wearing a white leotard and a helmet, looking like a cheerleader. Her figure is multiplied many times and it moves in a cyclical rhythm. According to the author, the mass of lifeless bodies is a choreographed vision of the future.

Leaders

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Liza

Bastien Dupriez | France | 2020 | 3 min

Liza is a predominantly abstract film made using the traditional technique of direct animation. It also makes use of another popular technique – it animates a specific musical composition. In this case, it is a visual transcription of a composition by George Gershwin. This (along with colour and movement) gives you a chance to get to know Liza.

Liza

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Flow

Kayla Parker, Stuart Moore | United Kingdom | 2020 | 1 min

A film poem created with the wild flowers that grow along the shore of the Laira estuary, the tidal mouth of the River Plym, on the southwest coast of Britain. The petals and leaves stream past as the haunting soundscape ebbs and flows. The title relates to the cyclical nature of the seasons and the twice daily rhythm of the tides.

Flow

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Peregrine

Daniela Sherer | Israel | 2020 | 4 min

A dedicated bird watcher observes a hawk and journeys to the limits of what it means to be human. Peregrine is an experimental animated film about obsession, instinct and innate darkness. It explores the elegance and majesty of nature, but also its unavoidable cruelty. It is inspired by the autobiographical The Peregrine, written by J. A. Baker.

Peregrine

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sfumato

Robert Seidel | Germany, United States | 2020 | 4 min

This experimental film is based on a multi-channel video installation by Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel, pushing the limits of abstract painting in the digital age. It unleashes a sublime moment of pure abstraction into an asymmetrical orchestration of motion paintings.

sfumato

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Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic

Paul Bush | Denmark, United Kingdom | 2020 | 7 min

An animated extravaganza of plastic collected from beaches, roadsides, attics and junk shops. This is an elegy to a love affair that has gone sour, a fond farewell to that most beautiful material that has enslaved our planet – plastic.

Orgiastic Hyper-Plastic

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My Fat Arse and I

Yelyzaveta Pysmak | Poland | 2020 | 11 min

Once upon a time there was a kingdom where only the slenderest of bottoms in the world lived. They had their own social system and even a deity they worshipped. This kingdom is where the protagonist of the film happened to find herself after being unable to zip up her own jeans. The film is a scary yet playful story about her relationship with her own body.

My Fat Arse and I

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La Bestia

Alfredo Gerard Kuttikatt, Marlijn van Nuenen, Ram Tamez | France | 2020 | 8 min

A collective of directors who recently graduated from the Gobelins school in Paris takes us on a wild train ride across the desolate plains of Mexico and the USA. But make no mistake, this is no pleasure trip. The train, nicknamed ‛La Bestia’ is transporting Mexican refugees across the border. Among them are a little girl and a wounded people smuggler who’s in charge of her. 
La Bestia

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To the Dusty Sea

Héloïse Ferlay | France | 2020 | 13 min

This film is a stylistic digression from the director’s previous painted film, Yola (Anifilm 2020). But once again, this stop-motion film explores intimate family relations. Siblings Zoe and Malo spend their summer days teasing each other in a not very friendly manner. They have just one goal – to attract the attention of their mother, who is lost in thought.
To the Dusty Sea

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Thank You

Julian Gallese | United Kingdom, Costa Rica | 2020 | 8 min

A small town is preparing for a long-awaited event – the birthday party of one of its inhabitants. Who is invited and what will the party be like? The comicality and ease of this film also stem from its varicoloured and deliberately naïve artistic style from a Costa Rican director studying in London. 
Thank You

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Priestkids

Joel Stenbäck | Denmark | 2020 | 8 min

Oscar and his two brothers skip the Sunday mass celebrated by their father in the local church and delve into the world of games. But the villains of their imagination appear to be more real than the overgrown monsters from TV. Will Oscar overcome this challenge? And how will his parents fare in the eyes of God?

Priestkids

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Your French Is Perfect

Chea Julie Daravan | France | 2020 | 5 min

Aline and her mother were born in Cambodia and life in France isn’t particularly easy for them. While Aline has to face xenophobia from her classmates, her mother struggles with the language and needs her daughter’s help to get through common life situations. Plus, the parent-teacher meeting is coming.

Your French Is Perfect

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Dogs Smell Like the Sea

Anastasiya Lisovets | Russia | 2020 | 5 min

The emotional tone of this gentle film is brilliantly reflected in its poetic, artistic style created using watercolours. The film’s author says: ‛It’s like having a dog who decides that someone else is its master. As soon as the dog hears the sound of the person’s bike bell, he decides to run after it. And you need to follow him.’

Dogs Smell Like the Sea

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Memory Theater

Hee-yoon Hahm | South Korea | 2020 | 6 min

An excursion to a strange theatre is a dreamlike experience. Figures in fish costumes march on the stage and are replaced by static props as if taken from a storage room of theatre props and masks. The spectators of this piece (and the film’s viewers) find themselves in a space somewhere between reality and veiled memories.

Memory Theater

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The Deceased

Avishai Simchovitch, Keren Zelingher | Israel | 2020 | 7 min

This graduate film by students of Israel’s Bezalel Academy explores the serious theme of a death in the family. But it comes to terms with the death in a livelier way than one would expect. Each family member confronts the situation in their own way, but one thing connects them all – very original musical performances.

The Deceased

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Morana

Lucie Smrktová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

This atmospheric film from Ostrava University explores the seasonal folk custom of carrying away and burning the effigy of the ancient goddess Morana in celebration of the end of winter. The author also poses the question whether it’s fair to perceive Morana in a negative way. After all, if nature didn’t have a rest during the winter, spring couldn’t come.

Morana

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Sanctuary

Eva Matějovičová | Czech Republic | 2021 | 5 min

This artistically playful ani-doc depicts the world of an empathetic woman who has adopted handicapped animals. She has given a new home to an old, sick Chihuahua, a paralysed French bulldog and a literal scaredy-cat.

Sanctuary

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The Gypsy Dance

Radoslava Lacková | Czech Republic | 2021 | 3 min

The Slovakian director made this colourful film full of dancing as her graduation film at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín. It focuses mainly on the search for one’s identity. Thanks to music and dancing, a Romani girl gets back to her roots and explores the rich history of her people.

The Gypsy Dance

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The Cloud & The Motoman

Filip Tatýrek, Patrik Trska | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

This film takes place in a world where clouds knowingly interfere with people’s lives. But the people don’t suspect a thing. The whole history of the clouds is revealed after a newborn cloud tries to help a selfish biker. However, because of the biker’s recklessness, nothing changes for humanity.

The Cloud & The Motoman

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Capra Cooked Wild

Kateřina Mrklovská | Czech Republic | 2020 | 4 min

This daring, artistically original and expectation-defying surrealistic story stars a goat travelling through strange culinary worlds. The goat’s travels form a sequence of originally depicted scenes from the contemporary world. A collage-like style spikes this film made at the Higher School of Art in Ostrava with a hefty dose of exaggeration.

Capra Cooked Wild

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It Wasn’t Bourgogne

Mathias de Panafieu | France | 2020 | 7 min

Between two unsolicited calls, the director’s grandfather recalls an episode from the time when he was twenty and fought in the Second World War. This tragicomic anecdote from unsettled times was the second and last authorial short project by Mathias de Panafieu. After his untimely death, his close friends and relatives finished the film.

It Wasn’t Bourgogne

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Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother

Stephen Irwin | United Kingdom | 2020 | 10 min

Another specifically distinct film by the independent British director. Deep in the forest, a hunter encounters a strange creature he cannot kill. Caught up in a twisted tale of metamorphosis, creation and destruction, he embarks on a never-ending technicolour nightmare and is transported to a vibrant new world... and body.

Wood Child and Hidden Forest Mother

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Catcalls

Anna Berezowsky, Laura Stewart | Canada | 2020 | 3 min

Even though it may seem otherwise, the puppet film Catcalls is based on real-life events. Its authors were inspired by real dialogues from incidents of sexual harassment of various intensities collected by Sophie Sandberg, who placed them in the streets of New York – where they actually took place. Despite starring horny dogs and disgusted cats, the film reflects a very topical issue.

Catcalls

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Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.39
free seats: 192
Cinema City - Hall 5

Altötting

Andreas Hykade | Germany, Canada, Portugal | 2020 | 12 min

This captivating film starting with the words: ‛You know, when I was a boy, I fell in love with the Virgin Mary. It happened in a little Bavarian town called Altötting,’ was made by the renowned German filmmaker Andres Hykade. In this film, he collaborated artistically with the no less renowned Portuguese filmmaker Regina Pessoa.

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-14.09
free seats: 113
Varšava Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-17.09
free seats: 131
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.39
free seats: 192
Cinema City - Hall 5

Polka-dot Boy

Sarina Nihei | France | 2020 | 8 min

It was her passion for Estonian films that brought this Japanese director with an unmistakeable style to create animation. She studied in Europe and each of her films resonates pleasantly with the typically Estonian feeling for absurd situations. This film is no different. After a series of strange events, a boy with a rash on his hands finds a connection between his illness and a religious cult. 
Polka-dot Boy

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-14.09
free seats: 113
Varšava Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-17.09
free seats: 131
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.39
free seats: 192
Cinema City - Hall 5

My Mother’s Pain

Juliana Erazo | Netherlands, Colombia | 2020 | 7 min

This sensitively filmed Dutch-Colombian ani-doc portrays the struggles of Colombian women who are trying to secure better lives for their daughters. The author follows several generations – from grandmothers to their granddaughters – and captures what has and hasn’t changed for them in a society in which women and girls face various stereotypes.

My Mother’s Pain

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-14.09
free seats: 113
Varšava Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-17.09
free seats: 131
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.39
free seats: 192
Cinema City - Hall 5

Comeback

Vladimir Leschiov | Latvia, Lithuania | 2021 | 8 min

In his latest film, Latvian filmmaker Vladimir Leschiov moves away from weird, hard-to-grasp situations and utilises nostalgia, atmosphere and his own memories. In Comeback, which is most likely his most personal film, we can see his long-lost passion from a childhood spent in the Soviet Union unexpectedly returning to the spotlight.

Comeback

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-14.09
free seats: 113
Varšava Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-17.09
free seats: 131
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.39
free seats: 192
Cinema City - Hall 5

What Resonates in Silence

Marine Blin | France | 2020 | 9 min

This film is the directorial debut of the director who graduated from the prestigious film school La Poudrière. Hiding death doesn’t make it disappear. A young girl suffers from adults’ silences and feels dispossessed of her right to mourn. Once an adult, she describes the tender gestures that bind her to the dead.

What Resonates in Silence

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-14.09
free seats: 113
Varšava Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-17.09
free seats: 131
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.39
free seats: 192
Cinema City - Hall 5

Pilar

Diana van Houten, J.J. Epping, Yngwie Boley | Netherlands, Belgium | 2020 | 10 min

An artistically refined and atmospheric film made by three Dutch filmmakers from the Moldybyrd Studio. This hand-drawn film set in a post-apocalyptic world tells the story of a woman fascinated by the wilderness which lies beyond the walls of her desolate village. When a strange alien appears, the main protagonist discovers her wild self.

Pilar

Th 24/6/2021
13.00-14.09
free seats: 113
Varšava Cinema

Fr 25/6/2021
16.00-17.09
free seats: 131
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Su 27/6/2021
12.30-13.39
free seats: 192
Cinema City - Hall 5

My Favorite War

Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen | Latvia, Norway | 2020 | 82 min | LV | CS, EN sub

For little Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen, director of this captivating ani-doc,      World War II was her favourite war. It was in this Great Patriotic War where the Nazis were finally put in      their place by the great and glorious Soviet Union, whose heroes little Ilze watched      on television programmes filled with Soviet propaganda. She liked to pretend to be fallen soldiers and made every effort not to tarnish their memory. As a ‘proper patriot’ she defended the ‘prosperity’ brought to Latvia by the Soviet Union… As she would learn later in      life, the reality was far from what it seemed to be and from what Ilze saw on TV, at school and from her father. It’s this first-hand experience with living in Soviet-controlled Latvia that enhances the truthfulness of My Favorite War. The director puts animated visions from her childhood in contrast with photorealistic      archival footage, people spreading the truth (her grandfather, declared an ‘enemy of the people’) and real events from the places where she grew up. Cut-out animation and an artistic style characterised by, among other things, the obsidian black eyes of all the characters emphasises the oppressiveness experienced in the described period between the 1970s and the 1990s by      the people of Latvia and many other countries.

My Favorite War

Th 24/6/2021
15.00-16.22
free seats: 112
Varšava Cinema

Sa 26/6/2021
14.00-15.22
free seats: 142
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

We'll Get Through This Together (M. Žabka)

Michal Žabka | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

‘We'll get through this together’ was the logline of the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and inspired a TV series of seven animated spots. Czech Television asked the main seven creators of these animated movies to make short spots on this topic.

We'll Get Through This Together (M. Žabka)

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Radiotherapy at the Yellow Hill

Noemi Valentíny | Czech Republic | 2021 | 10 min

This film took upon itself the uneasy task of explaining to paediatric radiotherapy patients the process of the examination and treatment they will receive. The director, known for her short films, used slight exaggeration, playful artistic style and a commentary the patients can relate to.

Radiotherapy at the Yellow Hill

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Pavel Čadek: Na síti jsem v pohodě

Aliona Baranova | Czech Republic | 2020 | 4 min

In this year’s Czech Horizon, this director of successful short films competes with two music videos. Both of them use her trademark style and both were made for Pavel Čadek’s songs. This music video reflects the song’s lyrics and uses panels typical for social media.

Pavel Čadek: Na síti jsem v pohodě

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

AIDS/HIV

Martina Ševčíková | Czech Republic | 2020

Anyone can slip up, but the important thing is that you’re not alone… This short spot for the Public Health Institute for anonymous HIV/AIDS testing was made by a student of the Studio of Animated and Audiovisual Art of the University of Ostrava.

AIDS/HIV

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Lex Barker: To the Sea

Jan Kročák | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

A ship sets sail from the harbour. But as the sky grows dark and the ship encounters more and more peculiar things, the idyllic atmosphere of the cruise disappears. A dramatic finale is on the horizon. A journey to achieve one’s goal cannot be undertaken without sacrifices and the price for achieving it may be high.

Lex Barker: To the Sea

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Biodiversity Protection

Ondřej Mladý | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

In a single fly-through, this spot made for the Czech Coalition of Biodiversity Conservation takes us from space to a tropical forest and all the way to a plant cell in order to return us to space at the end. 
Biodiversity Protection

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Gabriella: Once There Was a Hotel

Eliška Oz, Lee Oz | Czech Republic, Israel | 2020 | 4 min

This nostalgic music video portrays a reminiscing elderly couple. Their memories, just like everything else in this music video, are made of paper. The music video was made by the authors of this year’s Anifilm visual identity, a Czech-Israeli duo of animators who typically use claymation.

Gabriella: Once There Was a Hotel

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

We'll Get Through This Together (D. Štumpf)

Dávid Štumpf | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

This short video reflects weird stuff people are doing at home in these even weirder times of Covid-19. Another spot from the Czech Television series aiming to ease the hard times of the pandemic was made by a Slovak director who was also the co-author of the visual identity of the first Anifilm held in Liberec.

We'll Get Through This Together (D. Štumpf)

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Hello Marcel: Neo

Anna Smékalová, Denisa Kalinová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 4 min

Neo is a wild visual artwork of two young animators and percussive poets by Hello Marcel. The authors gain inspiration from their close surroundings using a combination of visual technique and psychedelic colours to highlight the main leitmotif. They blur the distinction between impertinence and cool things.

Hello Marcel: Neo

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Tram 23

Daniel Řehák | Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

A promotional short about historical tram line number 23. A magical voyage of a tourist through Prague during various time periods with a little surprise at the end. The spot’s author, Daniel Řehák, used to be a film critic, currently he is writing, directing and animating commercial shorts for various clients.

Tram 23

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Manufaktura – Antibacterial Gel

Alžběta Göbelová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

For some time now Alžběta Göbelová (a former student of Tomas Bata University in Zlín) has been making videos for the Czech cosmetic brand Manufaktura. Her latest ad uses a simple form to promote a disinfectant gel for children and possibly also little piggies.

Manufaktura – Antibacterial Gel

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

OMEGA Indexer

Eliška Oz, Lee Oz | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

IT tools can at times seem cold and hard to grasp for inexperienced users. But not in this spot by Eliška and Lee Oz. A stop-motion animation ad for OMEGA indexer, which takes your URLs and pushes them up the Google results so people can find them easily.

OMEGA Indexer

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Premier: Punková pohádka

Martin Kukal | Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

Along with the wild rhythm of the song, a prince clad in a leather jacket rides through a punk world. Instead of water from springs, he swills wine, cuts monsters like sausages and when he has a chance, he has a fun time with princesses. Unfortunately, nothing can last forever, and after a wild party often comes a rude awakening.

Premier: Punková pohádka

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Faculty of Science

Jan Míka | Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

This series of three recruitment spots was made for the Faculty of Science of the University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice. The lively and humorous videos work with irony and make efficient use of several animation techniques.

Faculty of Science

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Pavel Čadek: Tanči

Aliona Baranova | Czech Republic | 2020 | 4 min

The second music video for singer Pavel Čadek in this year’s Czech Horizon competition works with the motif of dance, which is very rewarding for animation. The video’s sketched heroes or their silhouettes dance in various surroundings or transform into abstract shapes.

Pavel Čadek: Tanči

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

RUR – A Comic Book Trailer

Kateřina Čupová | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

This new comic book by Kateřina Čupová, illustrator and animator whose short films are very well known to Anifilm visitors, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Karel Čapek’s famous play R.U.R. This trailer for her comic book suggests that it presents Čapek’s work in a new interpretation designed to appeal to readers 100 years younger.

RUR – A Comic Book Trailer

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

We’ll Get Through This Together (L. Pixa)

Libor Pixa | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

A message from the spot’s author: 'The current pandemic situation made me realise that even the toughest people can easily succumb to panic. I would like to tell them to keep calm, stay on top of things and try to enjoy the weeks spent in the permanent presence of their families. Even though it won’t be easy all the time.'

We’ll Get Through This Together (L. Pixa)

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Withdrawal

Eliška Oz, Lee Oz | United States, Israel, Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

An educational video about withdrawal (also known as ‛pulling out’). This is a type of contraceptive or birth control method that can be used during penile-vaginal sex. This fresh and humorous spot stars clay alter egos of its authors.

Withdrawal

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Zdenko F. Daneš

Jiří Machů | Czech Republic | 2020 | 1 min

The real story of Zdenko and his wife, set in 1950, follows the couple’s dramatic escape from Czechoslovakia. The danger that awaits them doesn’t lurk in dense woods, but rather on the exposed marshlands of the Czechoslovak border they need to cross on their journey.

Zdenko F. Daneš

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Planety: Nafialovělá vnějších srdcí

Tereza Bernášková | Czech Republic | 2020 | 5 min

This lino-cut music video made for a Czech alternative band named Planety tells a story of love set in an ocean enclosed in a small aquarium. The director, a student of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, plays with phased lino-cut movements supplemented by hand-drawn details.

Planety: Nafialovělá vnějších srdcí

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

ZubrOFFka International Short Film Festival Trailer

Dávid Štumpf | Czech Republic, Poland | 2020 | 1 min

The jingle of ZubrOFFka, the Polish International Short Film Festival, by Dávid Štumpf stars strange humanoid creatures. They are bored out of their minds, probably in quarantine, but luckily, the festival’s renowned mascot – a 'bison' – comes along.

ZubrOFFka International Short Film Festival Trailer

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Johann Amos Comenius, the Teacher of Nations

Jakub Obraz | Czech Republic | 2020 | 9 min

The life and work of the notable Baroque writer, scholar and pedagogue in an animated short. The film, directed by Jakub Obraz from the Kolín-based studio KLUCIvespolek, was made for a permanent exhibition hosted in the Dutch city of Naarden.

Johann Amos Comenius, the Teacher of Nations

Th 24/6/2021
15.30-16.41
free seats: 32
North Bohemian Museum

Su 27/6/2021
16.00-17.11
free seats: 43
North Bohemian Museum

Cryptozoo

Dash Shaw | United States | 2021 | 95 min | EN | CS sub

When she was just a little girl, Lauren had a strange encounter on the Japanese island of Okinawa. A mythical demon called a baku crept into her sleep and consumed all her nightmares. Since then, Lauren has wanted to meet the baku again. And what’s more – she’s convinced such magical creatures need our protection. In an alternative reality version of the 1960s ‛hippie era’ in the US, Lauren uses the help of her friend Joan, a seer, and together they establish a special zoo for cryptids – mythical animals and other (often dangerous) creatures. Here people can admire them and neither they nor the animals are exposed to danger. But Lauren and Joan are not the only ones who search the world for the last surviving legends. Their peacenik culture is opposed by the militant Nick, who sees these magical creatures as a means of gaining power and is set on hunting the baku. With her help, he wants to destroy the dreams and plans of ‛all hippies and other scum’ and establish an authoritarian regime. So Lauren has her hands full with saving all the endangered creatures. But is the cryptid zoo the right solution? And what does her sidekick Phoebe, who belongs among the endangered creatures, think? The road to achieving Lauren’s ideals leads them through America, where they encounter a clairvoyant and a treacherous faun and get involved in bloody conflicts. Everything is in psychedelically colourful settings created by graphic artist and director Dash Shaw, whose film My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (2016) was awarded a Special Mention of the Jury at Anifilm 2017.

Cryptozoo

Th 24/6/2021
21.00-22.35
free seats: 140
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev

Sa 26/6/2021
19.00-20.35
free seats: 90
Varšava Cinema

A Colourful Dream

Jan Balej | Czech Republic | 2020 | 74 min | CS

An adventurous story about how easy it is to lose freedom and how hard it is to get it back. A group of street artists arrives on an island lost in the ocean which is ruled by the all-powerful Commander. A botched cannon shot during their performance at a fair triggers a series of dramatic events. Young man Drin, girl Tuvi and seagull Natan are suddenly outnumbered by the Police.

Even though the film, with a slightly nostalgic undertone was made by a small independent team on a very limited budget, it boasts superb puppet animation and unusual stylisation and voice casting. This puppet film by renowned Czech director and graphic artist Jan Balej, whose trademark style has played a significant role in Czech animation after the Velvet Revolution, won this year’s Czech Lion Award.

A Colourful Dream

Fr 25/6/2021
14.00-15.14
free seats: 140
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Su 27/6/2021
09.00-10.14
free seats: 188
Lidové sady / Czech TV Hall

Awarded short films and animations

různí / various | 70 min

Awarded short films and animations

Sa 26/6/2021
21.00-22.10
free seats: 13
Varšava Cinema

Su 27/6/2021
11.30-12.40
free seats: 122
Grandhotel Zlatý Lev