At the 43rd Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Mifa, Czech Republic will be represented by 14 Czech producers and animation professionals. Czech Film Center, a division of the Czech Film Fund, is once again heading to the festival. You can find us in the Creative Europe MEDIA Stand (No 7.001). Three shorts – Apart, Daughter and The Kite – will be screened as a part of this year's official programme. At Mifa, Even Mice Belong in Heaven will be presented in Works in Progress, and My Sunny Maad in Gap Financing: Meet the Producers.
Apart | Spolu sami
Graduation Short Films in Competition
by Diana CamVan Nguyen
CZ 2018 / 10 min.
Dealing with life after the loss of a loved one is a difficult topic.The film uses techniques of both live-action and animated film – the real experiences of the narrators are combined with animated sequences reconstructing painful situations, looking into the thoughts of three young people prematurely exposed to death.
by Daria KashcheevaCZ 2019 / 15 min.
A girl was hurt as a child and keeps alive the memory of it. She lacked love and empathy from her father and now she is not able to share her feelings with him. She can’t get rid of the painful memories taking her back to when she brought home a little dead bird and her father didn’t support her. Sometimes it's too hard to open your feelings and share it with a close one. Sometimes it's too late. Let your painful memory fly away like a free little bird.
Young Audiences Short Films in Competition
by Martin SmatanaCZ, SK, PL 2019 / 13 min.
The Kite deals with the issue of death, but it does so in a simple metaphorical and symbolic way using the relationship between the little boy and his grandpa. It explains that none of us are here forever and that all living creatures must die, but also shows that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.Read more about the film HERE.
Works in Progress
by Denisa Grimmová, Jan BubeníčekCZ, FR, PL, SK / 80 min.
A story about two outsiders, who, combining their very different personalities and ways of thinking, are able to overcome tremendous obstacles. After an unfortunate accident, two mortal enemies - a little Mouse and a Fox - meet in animal heaven. They lose their natural instincts and become best friends. Their wish to stay together after they return to earth comes true, but they are reborn into opposite roles. Thanks to the power of friendship they can overcome what seems to be impossible. The film about hope, a quest for love and courage, and about overcoming prejudices and old pains.
Read more about the upcoming film HERE.
THU 13 JUN at 11:30, Hall Pierre Lamy
Gap Financing: Meet the Producers
by Michaela PavlátováCZ, FR, SK / 80 min.
When Herra, a Czech woman, falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan, she has no idea about the life that awaits her in post-Taliban Afghanistan, nor about the family she is about to join. A grandfather who is a feminist, an adopted young boy who astounds with his intellect, and Freshta, who will do anything to run away from her abusive husband. Like the other women in the family, Herra wears a burka and hides in a closet when guests arrive. She soon starts a new job with an American woman, Heidi, who has little understanding of the way women live in Afghanistan, and even less that not everybody wants to be saved by Westerners.
TUE 11 JUN at 9:00, Impérial Palace Ravel
In Annecy, Czech animation will be represented by a number of Czech animation professionals.
Find out more about production companies present in Annecy in our brochure HERE ONLINE.
Or stop by to get one at the Creative Europe MEDIA Stand (No 7.001)!