The online screening of the short movies, which will be part of the “International Short Film Festival Brno16” festival, will be available from 2 to 6 December 2020.
The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prestigious form of award a filmmaker can achieve. They are especially important for authors of short films as they can represent a stepping stone to the world of features. In 2020 ten shorts in total competed in two categories, including the Czech animated film Daughter by Daria Kacheeva. Although she didn’t win the award, even the nomination itself was a great success. Hair Love and The Neighbors’ Window became the winners. Two blocks focused on animated and live-action films will introduce both Oscar winners and nominees.
Hair Love / Matthew A. Cherry, Everett Downing Jr., Bruce W. Smith / USA 2019 / 7 min. – A heartfelt animated short film that centers around the relationship between an african-american father, his daughter zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter’s hair for the first time.
Daughter / Daria Kashcheeva / Czech Republic 2019 / 15 min. – In a hospital room, the Daughter recalls a childhood moment when as a little girl she tried to share her experience with an injured bird with her Father. a moment of misunderstanding and a lost embrace has stretched into many years all the way to this hospital room, until the moment when a window pane breaks under the impact of a little bird.
Sister / Siqi Song / Čína, USA 2018 / 8 min. – A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in china in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?
Memorable / Bruno Collet / Francie 2019 / 12 min. – Recently, louis, a painter, is experiencing strange events. his world seems to be mutating. Slowly, furniture, objects and people lose their realism. they are destructuring, sometimes disintegrating…
Kitbull / Rosana Sullivan / USA 2019 / 9 min. – Short film reveals an unlikely connection that sparks between two creatures: a fiercely independent stray kitten and a pit bull. together, they experience friendship for the first time.
Maestro / iLLOG!C / France 2019 / 2 min. – Deep in the forest woodland creatures gather to see an opera conducted by maestro squirrel.
The Bird & The Whale / Carol Freeman / Irsko 2018 / 7 min. – A baby whale separated from his family discovers a caged bird, the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Together they struggle to survive, lost at sea.
Hors Piste / Léo Brunel, Loris Cavalier, Camille Jalabert, Oscar Malet / Francie 2019 / 7 min. – The two best rescue workers in the region take off for their umpteenth mission. Professionalism and efficiency all around, but things don’t really go as planned…
Henrietta Bulkowski / Rachel Johnson / USA 2018 / 16 min. – A determined young woman, crippled with a severe hunchback, will stop at nothing to fulfill her dream of seeing the world. This is the story of how she finds happiness.
Total length of the screening 84 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles. This program was prepared in cooperation with iShorts and FAMU.