A new addition to the programme is a block of student competition films through which we would like to connect the festival with the filmmaking community even more.
In the short films series, we will see various near-future scenarios from different points of view, some alternative history, and examples of interplanetary communication. All by using different techniques and genres but also fresh narrative approaches.
Ajznboňák Director: Jakub Vrbík, Patrik Balonek, Matěj Sláma School: Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze Year: 2020 Length: 14 min
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?
Breaktime Director: Martin Bystrianský School: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně Year: 2020 Length: 17 min
A sci-fi story that transitions from the real world into a VR game. Lori must confront her father’s killer. Ironically, a fictional space reveals the whole truth.
Girls don’t cry Director: Fýr Romu School: Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze Year: 2020 Length: 13 min
Hana is at her wit’s end. She’s carrying Jared’s baby but she feels hate and has no choice. They tell her to shut up and listen. But she defiantly takes her fate into her own hands.
I Heard the Moon-Lady Weaving Director: Vasco Viana School: Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze Year: 2020 Length: 9 min
A cosmic drifter receives a mysterious message on his radio as his ship heads towards collision with the Sun.
The Isolator Director: Matěj Hrudička School: Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně Year: 2020 Length: 12 min
In a fictional Prague at the turn of the 19th and 20th century lives a young scientist. He is working on an invention that will help with concentration regardless of the noise of the metropolis – the Isolator.
Ant hill Director: Marek Náprstek School: Filmová a televizní fakulta Akademie múzických umění v Praze Year: 2020 Length: 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.
The Outer Space Diplomacy Director: Vojta Kočí School: Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová Year: 2020 Length: 2 min
The short film created in three weeks as a school assignment is a brief comment on the anthropocentric character of the act of interstellar colonization.