Prague Short Film Festival Presents
Sections of 51st KVIFF
- Official Selection - Competition
- Official Selection - Out of Competition
- East of the West - Competition
- Documentary Films - Competition
- Special Events
- Another View
- Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
- Variety Critics' Choice
- Midnight Screenings
- Czech Films 2015–2016
- A Female Take on Mexico
- Tribute to Otto Preminger
- People Next Door
- Seven Close Encounters
- Out of the Past
- Prague Short Film Festival Presents
Directed by: Vanessa Caswill
United Kingdom, 2014, 15 min
Flea is a tough city cookie who never complains. But her mother’s abusive partner is more than even she can handle. Will drugs help her to escape the violence and terror she faces or will she come up with a better plan? Flea is an uplifting drama that shows us we really can overcome anything if we set our minds to it.
Directed by: Davy Force, Nick DenBoer
Canada, USA, 2015, 5 min
What would Stanley Kubrick’s legendary film The Shining look like if it were re-worked by a bunch of crazy fans? They’d turn the secluded hotel into a fast-food haven, the macabre little Grady sisters would do a spot of break dancing, and Jack Nicholson would morph into a piece of chicken. The menu also includes refills of looney humor and an extra portion of unbridled animation.
Jay Amongst Men
Jay parmi les hommes
Directed by: Zéno Graton
Belgium, France, 2015, 28 min
Relationships between fathers and sons aren’t always idyllic. Jay, 14, knows only too well how difficult it is to win his dad’s approval. He finds himself a girl, but only to placate his ever disgruntled father; perhaps now Jay won’t be a constant source of irritation to him. Except that parents often forget that their children are still just children.…
Directed by: Pavel Soukup
Czech Republic, 2015, 23 min
Karel lives for his job as a ranger. In the deserted parts of the forest he manages, poachers succeed in waking up a creature that might well turn out to be Karel’s rival. In fairy tales it’s known as the Whopper, but an encounter with this creature needn’t necessarily have a fairy-tale ending. Karel tries to track it down, but the Whopper is closer than he thinks. There’s a strange bond between the mysterious being and Karel’s daughter, Anička. There can only be one lord of the forest. Who’s it going to be?
Directed by: Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni
Denmark, Finland, 2014, 13 min
A foreign woman in a burqa goes with her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, hard-hitting film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.
People Are Strange
People Are Strange
Directed by: Julien Hallard
France, 2014, 20 min
What happens when you don’t make it in show business? Julien considers himself Jim Morrison’s legitimate double. He earns his living at the Parisian Père-Lachaise cemetery entertaining tourists in front of the rock star’s tomb. When he learns that his idol’s body is to be transferred to California, Julien decides to steal the Lizard King’s remains with the help of his friend Aldo.