Czech Short Sci-fi Films from iShorts

If you think that domestic cinema is not very sci-fi oriented, this block will try to convince you otherwise. A series of short live-action and animated films brings dark visions of the future and glimpses into the bowels of giant anthills but all the shorts are united by an original authorial vision.

BEING ALIEN

Director Tomáš Krejčí

Cast Theodor Besser, Tomáš Hadrbolec, Sára Besserová, Jana Javurkova, Erik Víšek

Year 2022

Runtime 13 min

Země původu Czech republic

Reports are coming in from all over the world that humanity is being attacked by an alien civilization. Inhabited areas in particular are being affected. People have decided to leave their homes and hide in the forests. Seven-year-old Theodor, who is left all alone, discovers what is behind humanity’s demise and faces the most difficult decision of his life.

AJZBOŇÁK Director Jakub Vrbík, Patrik Balonek, Matěj Sláma Year 2020 Runtime 14 min

Country Czech republic

In a not-so-distant future in the rubble of a collapsed society, there survives a man dreaming of an ordinary life… or is it just an unfulfilled train dispatcher, longing for a life in a world of action?

I HEARD THE MOON-LADY WEAVING

Director Vasco Viana Year 2020 Runtime 9 min

A cosmic drifter receives a mysterious message on his radio as his ship heads towards collision with the Sun.

ANT HILL Director Marek Náprstek Year 2020 Runtime 14 min

The story of the end of humanity from the perspective of ants. Rebellious worker K99980335 longs for a different future. When her dream suddenly comes cruelly true, it’s too late to take it back.

RAVEN Director Eva Doležalová Year 2020

Runtime 11 min Tasked to create new DNA and bring about the rebirth of the Planet Earth. Ravens, the engineered executioners, were designed to rid humankind of its very nature – humans.

CHRONOS Director Martin Kazimír Year  2015

Runtime 11 min A troubled old businessman finds himself looking at the world upside down through a hotel room where time runs backwards. EPIZODA 11 Režie Viktor Svoboda Rok výroby 2019

Runtime 9 min Space hero Hart is captured by evil robots. As a result, his son loses both his father and his right hand at the same time. Now he must save Hart from the mechanical clutches of the evil robots before it is too late.

World Short Sci-fi Films from iShorts

The diverse selection of foreign sci-fi films from renowned foreign festivals brings from animated reflections on the meaning of life through references to classic sci-fi films of the 80’s. Time-stopping superheroes stand next to aging men and scientists exploring deserted landscapes.

The screening will take place in the original version with Czech and English subtitles.

AVARYA

Director Gökalp Gönen

Cast Sermet Yesil, Damla Çay

Year 2019

Lenght 22 min

Country Turkey

A man who boarded a spaceship hoping to find a new habitable planet becomes a prisoner after an overseeing robot finds every candidate planet unsuitable.

THIRD KIND

Director Yorgos Zois

Cast Alexandros Vardaxoglou, Effi Rabsilber, Nikos Hanakoulas, Miankhail Waris Awalgul

Year 2018

Lenght 32 min

Country Greece

Earth has been abandoned for a long time and humanity has found refuge in space. Three archaeologists return to Earth to investigate the origins of the mysterious five-tone signal.

MOMENT

Director Geoffrey Uloth

Cast Emelia Hellman, Patrick Abellard, Dayane Ntibarikure

Year 2019

Lenght 21 min

Country Canada

It’s Halloween night and a young homeless girl is brutally attacked by three masked figures. The mysterious heroes can help the girl out of this nightmare and maybe they can save the day.

IRRADIATION

Director Sava Zivkovic

Cast Lazar Djukic, Nebojsa Jez, Dejan Jovanovic

Year 2021

Lenght 10 min

Country Serbia

Yevgeny slowly moves forward through the illuminated landscape, experiencing strange visions in his head. The question is, what is only in his head and what is real, and why was it him who was sent to this place?

THE DESERT

Director Michael Dockery

Cast

Year 2021

Lenght 5 min

Country Australia

Our creations wander the ravaged world on Earth in a post-human age.

Student sci-fi film competition

Last year’s student film competition attracted a great response and the quality of the films submitted surprised even the jury. The competition is thus becoming a tradition and you will find it in the festival programme this year as well.

Error

Director Lucie Vostárková

School FAMU

Year of production 2020

Length 3:45 min

A cyberpunk romp about everyday human dramas and struggles.

Isolation

Director Patrik Polák

School Střední škola uměleckomanažerská

Year of production 2021

Length 28 min

The captain of a spaceship wakes up in a life pod on an alien planet with no memory of what happened.

Posledná

Director Lukáš Vízner, Miriam Fulmeková

School VŠMU

Year of production 2021

Length 24 min

A post-apocalyptic vision of a world where the last standing cities are for sale and understanding is hard to find.

The universe is too beautiful not to be experienced by someone

Director Patrik Bałon

School Ostravská univerzita

Year of production 2021

Length 19 min

A meditative journey into the soul of the universe and a reflection on the impermanence of life.

Malý orel

Director Adam Kús

School FAMO

Year of production 2020

Length 16:20 min

The story of an astronaut who accidentally crash-lands on an unknown planet and tries to return home.