Screening of short films is a part of “16h Prague Short Film Festival”.
The world is an unpredictable place in which any situation can change in an instant. Sometimes for the worse, sometimes for the better, sometimes it’s hard to say. Or you find out that things are different than they looked just a moment ago. Anything can happen, especially if we have no expectations. The only thing we can actually fight over is what is mere chance.
This year’s International Competition features 37 films from 29 countries. The jury for this section will present one award for best film, which comes with a financial prize of 3,000 Euros, plus two honorable mentions.
Something To Remember / Niki Lindroth von Bahr / Sweden 2019 / 5 min – A lullaby before the great disaster. Two pigeons visit a zoo without animals, a snail measures its blood pressure at the doctor, and something has gone terribly wrong at the CERN laboratory. Six scenes from our era, like memories of the world we leave behind.
Anatomy of a Czech afternoon / Adam Martinec / Czech Republic 2020 / 22 min. – Temperatures are rising and crowds of people crowd the shores of lakes every day like thirsty animals. Then the summer hits blasting from speakers are silenced by an announcement of two boys gone missing. We can either witness a tragedy or just lie in the shadows, feeling that it’s not our concern.
Jackrabbit / Alex Feggans / Australia / 9 min – A backpacker stops by a remote gas station in Australia and is confronted with a bizarre situation.
Sër Bi (Les Tissus Blancs) / Moly Kane / France, Senegal 2020 / 21 min – Tomorrow is Zuzana’s marriage. From now until then, every minute counts to erase her past and become the woman she is expected to be.
Red Ants Bite / Elene Naveriani / Switzerland 2019 / 23 min – In Georgia, two stranded Nigerians, Obinna and Afame, navigate the sleeping city of Tbilisi after a long night out. However, as day breaks the true colors of their ambiguous affection begin to show. In this way, they find solace despite their hostile environment.
Mascot / KIM Leeha / Jižní Korea 2019 / 6 min – A fox wants to become a city mascot and studies at the mascot training academy. He lives in a tiny house, juggles a number of part-time jobs, and has to take out a loan to finance plastic surgery.
Live In Cloud Cuckoo Land / Vũ Minh Nghĩa, Phạm Hoàng Minh Thy / Vietnam 2020 / 20 min – KA modern tale of Kafka in Vietnam – a country in the middle of a transformation. The film feels like a piece of cultural news with daily events: a wedding, traffic congestion, a robbery, a mystical metamorphosis, and a love story.