Pragueshorts at KVIFF 

Pragueshorts at KVIFF

The Karlovy Vary IFF organisers have been putting together the Pragueshorts Film Festival since 2005, an event focusing on films of all genres with a length of up to 30 minutes. Every year the festival presents around 120 films, both in competition sections and thematic programmes, and it gives viewers the opportunity to become acquainted with current world and domestic short-film production, and showcases the upcoming generation of filmmakers and their original and fresh interpretation of film. This year Prague hosted the 17th edition of the Pragueshorts Film Festival, and in Karlovy Vary you’ll be able to make the most of three programmes, which offer a selection of films from the competition sections and from the kids' programme as well.


The programme Pragueshorts - Czech Selection presents a mixed bag from the National Competition, including the winning film Vinland, which also garnered the Magnesia Award for Best Student Film this year, and the film Island of Freedom, which won Best Short at the Czech Film Critics’ Awards.

In the programme Pragueshorts - Awarded Films you can see movies that won awards this year in the International Competition (The Trees, Oysters, Trumpets in the Sky), and in the Labo Competition for short experimental films (Nest); here you can also see the film which took away the Audience Award (Fairplay).

The Pragueshorts for Kids programme is aimed at our youngest viewers. This year’s selection, for children from 2 to 8 years of age, presents nine films over the course of one hour, in which we will find out whether Mína will come to her friend Toy’s rescue, whether you can add mice to soup as well as carrots, how complicated things get for mother squirrel, who will help Battery Daddy to regain his energy, and whether mom is always right.

  • Battery Daddy Táta Baterka / Battery Daddy
    Directed by: Seung-bae Jeon
    South Korea, 2021, 6 min

  • Cat Kocour / Katze
    Directed by: Julia Ocker
    Germany, 2022, 4 min

  • Dede Is Dead Deniska umřela / Deniska umřela
    Directed by: Philippe Kastner
    Czech Republic, 2023, 8 min

  • Don't Blow It Up Odpusť / Odpusť
    Directed by: Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková
    Czech Republic, 2022, 8 min

  • Fairplay Fairplay / Fairplay
    Directed by: Zoel Aeschbacher
    Switzerland, France, 2022, 17 min

  • Franzy's Soup-kitchen Bláznivá polévka / Franzy's Soup-kitchen
    Directed by: Ana Chubinidze
    France, Georgia, 2021, 8 min

  • Island of Freedom Ostrov svobody / Ostrov svobody
    Directed by: Petr Januschka
    Czech Republic, 2022, 26 min

  • Mom Is Always Right Máma má vždycky pravdu / Máma má vždycky pravdu
    Directed by: Marie Urbánková
    Czech Republic, 2022, 8 min

  • Nest Hnízdečko / Nest
    Directed by: Hlynur Pálmason
    Denmark, Iceland, 2022, 23 min

  • The Other Side of the Farmland Za polem / Za polem
    Directed by: Hana Neničková
    Czech Republic, 2022, 23 min

  • Oysters Ústřice / Les huîtres
    Directed by: Maïa Descamps
    Belgium, 2022, 23 min

  • Rites Rituály / Rituály
    Directed by: Damián Vondrášek
    Czech Republic, 2022, 16 min

  • Sandpie Bábovka / Bábovka
    Directed by: Kateřina Karhánková
    Czech Republic, 2022, 10 min

  • Squirrel Veverka / Eichhörnchen
    Directed by: Julia Ocker
    Germany, 2022, 3 min

  • Suzie in the Garden Zuza v zahradách / Zuza v zahradách
    Directed by: Lucie Sunková
    Czech Republic, 2022, 13 min

  • The Trees Stromy / The Trees
    Directed by: Ramzi Bashour
    USA, Lebanon, 2020, 22 min

  • Trumpets in the Sky Fanfáry v oblacích / Trumpets in the Sky
    Directed by: Rakan Mayasi
    Palestine, Lebanon, France, Belgium, 2021, 15 min

  • Vinland Vinland / Vinland
    Directed by: Martin Kuba
    Czech Republic, 2022, 30 min


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