(University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Design, Architecture & Building)
COLLECTION OF THE BEST OF CZECH & SLOVAK STUDENT SHORTS
Sat 15th Oct at 2:00 PM
FAMU (Film & TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) and UTB Zlín (Tomáš Baťa Uninersity in Zlín)
ZOO Story/Co se stalo v ZOO
CZ | 2015 | 4 min | Animation | Director: Veronika Zacharová |AGE: No Restriction
A story of an inquisitive girls visiting the ZOO with her mother. While her mother handles business calls, the child sneaks into the gorilla enclosure and makes a new friend. When the mother starts looking forher, the evidence and her own fears lead her to the tiger’s cage…
The More I Know/ Čím víc vím
CZ | 2015 | 8 min | Animation | Director: Marek Náprstek | AGE: 15, or accompanied by an adult
An old man wants to share the story of his life before he dies. Facing life’s unknowns, he is reassured by his surroundings that this is the way it is meant to be. The older he gets however, the less sense he makes of it all.
CZ | 2015 | 7 min | Animation | Director: Vít Pancíř | AGE: 15, or accompanied by an adult
The star of the film is the white circle of the sun as it orbits across the sky. Its circular shape and elliptical movement are metaphors for the diversity, intricacy and fragility of life.
CZ | 2015 | 5 min | Animation | Director: Hanka Nováková | AGE: No Restriction
An allegory about people and the limits of their world. The film tells the story of how something simple can start a downward spiral, and how difficult it then becomes to stop it. Difficult, but not impossible.
CZ | 2015 | 23 min | Fiction | Director: Pavel Soukup | AGE: 15, or accompanied by an adult
A dark tale about the clash between the gamekeeper Karel and a mysterious beast, called Leshy awakened by poachers. Who will become the true ruler of the forest? The storyline draws on Czech classics like KJ Erben and B Nemcová
Happy End/ Happy End
CZ | 2015 | 6 min | Animation | Director: Jan Saska |AGE: No Restriction
A black comedy about death with happy ending. A splendid chain of unlikely encounters: hunters, a tractor driver, a disco boy and a corpse.
FTF VŠMU (Film & TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava)
Sat 15th Oct at 3:30 PM
Rosso Papavero/ Rosso Papavero
SK |2014 | 5 min | Animation | Director: Martin Smatana | AGE: No Restriction
Once upon a starry night, a small boy with a head full of fantasies witnesses some dreamlike circus performances. Dazed by the endless chain of glittering attractions he realizes that the price of a ticket to this fantastical circus tent is too high and so the gate between reality and dream begins to close.
Star Taxi/ Hviezdny taxík
SK | 2015 | 15 min |Animation | Director: Juraj Krumpolec | AGE: No Restriction
Adventures of a little boy Hugo and taxi driver Peppino on their journey through a dangerous universe. Moving faster than the speed of light, they flee from the furious monsters of Aldebaran.
In Line/V rade
SK | 2014 | 4 min | Animation | Director: Kamila Kučíková | AGE: No Restriction
Tedious queuing is not always rewarded.
Brother Deer/Braček Jelenček
SK | 2015 | 12 min | Animation | Director: Zuzana Žiaková |AGE: 15, or accompanied by an adult
A magical story about sibling love between a brother and sister who meet face to face with almighty mistress - Death
Mila Fog/Mila Fog
SK | 2015 | 11 min | Animation | Director: Marta Prokopová | AGE: 15, or accompanied by an adult
I feel emptiness around me. The night is cold and dark. I am looking for light, wherever it may be.
SK | 2015 | 5 min | Animation | Director: Dávid Štumpf
According to the rules of the Wild West, thieves must be punished. But when the sheriff's horse fails, there is no-one to oversee the rule-keeping.