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Czech Horizon I

Sisters

Andrea Szelesová | Czech Republic | 2021 | 12 min

This charming animated film by a FAMU student explores an unusual relationship. Big Sister – a person of colossal size – is trapped in the sand in a deserted landscape. As she has no way to take care of herself, the burden falls on her resentful little sister. But Big Sister keeps growing and sinking further into her trap. Despite Little Sister’s attempts to stop it, she is left with just one night to say goodbye and let go.

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Sisters

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Wed 11/5/2022
14.00-15.19
free seats: 93
Cinema City 4

Thu 12/5/2022
16.00-17.19
free seats: 130
Malé Theatre

Fri 13/5/2022
19.00-20.19
free seats: 96
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

The Picking Piper

Jim Jack, Marie Nováčková, Max Gell | Czech Republic, United Kingdom | 2021 | 5 min

The film was created as a collaboration of animator Marie Nováčková with Max Gell and Jim Jack in The Cursed Verse project. It’s one of twelve animated poems made by animators from all over the world during the winter Covid lockdown. The protagonist is a little boy who has a nightmare before he falls asleep in his room. 

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The Picking Piper

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Little Death

Vera Raspopova | Czech Republic | 2021 | 4 min

Little Death – an expression which in modern usage refers specifically to the “sensation of post orgasm” – is used here literally, as a description of a short coma resulting from a heroin overdose. This anidoc is a visual and verbal monologue of a person slowly dying. What is it like to die?

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Little Death

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Blue

Lucie Lisníková | Czech Republic | 2020 | 3 min

A short film based on the director’s poem titled Sharks. A girl breaks up with a boy by text. The boy is devastated. Memories of his girlfriend haunt his dreams. But now’s the time to accept that a relationship, just like a dream, must end.  

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Blue

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Ivan Wernisch – In the Coffee-grinder

David Súkup | Czech Republic | 2021 | 2 min

The first episode from the series Poetry in Animation. In this case, the combination of poetry and animation (and the unmistakeable voice of Arnošt Goldflam) have created a one-minute-long atmospheric film. The whole series should be finished in 2024 and include 52 animated poems. 

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Ivan Wernisch – In the Coffee-grinder

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Carp Xmass

Anna Heribanová | Czech Republic | 2022 | 7 min

In a small village in a far-away land, carp are preparing for Christmas Eve – peaceful and happy as required by tradition. But Christmas failed to meet these values a long time ago. It has become the peak of year-round consumption and some carp may lose their lives in honour of this sacred day. A short naturalistic dramedy.

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Carp Xmass

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

Iris Hobson-Mazur | Czech Republic | 2021 | 3 min

An animated documentary about sound design for animation. Julie Lupačová describes her process as a sound designer and the importance of sound in relation to moving images. This film was created as part of a joint project between UMPRUM, FAMU and Sutnarka.

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CRASH! BANG! BOOM!

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Eternia

Jáchym Štulíř | Czech Republic | 2021 | 5 min

The film, which was made as part of the 70th anniversary of the animation studio at UMPRUM, is loosely inspired by the work of three graduates: Václav Mergl, Jan Souček and Vratislav Hlavatý. Motifs from their films, illustrations and paintings have been placed in new contexts to create a new work of authorship.

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Eternia

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Dear Eva

Veronika Martišková | Czech Republic | 2021 | 4 min

Veronika Martišková’s graduate film is based on personal correspondence between two artists who know very well what it’s like to fight with yourself. The film reminds us that an overwhelming desire for perfection kills creativity and spirit. Throughout the film bordering with non-narrative animation, we hear energetic spoken word.

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Dear Eva

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Foreigners from East Asia

Tan Lui Chan | Czech Republic, Hong Kong SAR China | 2021 | 5 min

Interviews with three foreign graduates from East Asia⁠ – China, Japan and South Korea – telling stories about how they came to study animation in the Czech Republic. An animated documentary made for the 70th anniversary of the animation studio at Prague’s UMPRUM.

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Foreigners from East Asia

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

A Little Bit of Snack to It...

Andrea Kmecová, Pavel Holub | Czech Republic | 2021 | 8 min

A self-proclaimed food critic is about to ruin the career of yet another prestigious, reputable restaurant. Despite the efforts of the chef and the staff, there seems to be no cuisine that can satisfy the critic’s spoiled tastes. The chef’s ego can’t stand it and he decides to make cuisine that is just right to please the critic’s needs.

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A Little Bit of Snack to It...

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Free Hands

Thanh Mai Tranová | Czech Republic | 2021 | 3 min

Three authors, three different generations, three views on their own work. All three have worked in the audiovisual industry, advertising and other commercial spheres. Through animated interviews, the film looks at their experience and asks whether an author’s work has a place in their lives.

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Free Hands

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4

Bodies of Water

Niko Mlynarčík | Czech Republic | 2021 | 8 min

When Lake is drowning in his own thoughts, Mac takes him on a lake-break. With all the leisure and chill, he definitely won’t be stuck in his head anymore. The film’s Slovak director studies animation in the Czech Republic.

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Bodies of Water

Wed 11/5/2022
14.30-15.33
free seats: 133
Malé Theatre

Sat 14/5/2022
12.30-13.33
free seats: 68
Cinema City 4