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.
A Sister / Delphine Girard / Belgium 2018 / 16 min. – A night. A car. Alie is in trouble. To get by she must make the most important call of her life.
Brotherhood / Meryam Joobeur / Canada, Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden 2018 / 25 min. – Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point.
The Neighbors' Window / Marshall Curry / USA 2019 / 20 min. – Tells the story of alli, a mother of young children who has grown frustrated with her daily routine and husband. But her life is shaken up when two free-spirited twenty-somethings move in across the street and she discovers that she can see into their apartment.
Saria / Bryan Buckley / USA 2019 / 22 min. – The tale of two inseparable orphaned sisters, Saria and Ximena, as they fight against daily abuse and unimaginable hardship at Virgen de la asuncion Safe home in Guatemala. Our story follows the events leading up to the tragic fire in 2017 that claimed the lives of 41 orphaned girls.
NEFTA Football Club / Yves Piat / France, Tunisia 2018 / 17 min. – Two young brothers come across a donkey in the desert. Strangly, the animal is wearing headphones over its ears.
Total length of the screening 103 min. In original language with Czech and English subtitles. This program was prepared in cooperation with iShorts and FAMU.