Watch a selection of short films on the Big Screen as part of the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia.
Now in its fourth year, the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia (CaSFFA) is celebrating “Text and Texture”, inspired by Melbourne (2008) and Prague’s (2014) newly shared status as “UNESCO Cities of Literature”.
Film shorts include:
THE BEARYTALES (CO MEDVĚDI RÁDI)
Director: Veronika Zacharová | 2015 | Czech Republic | 3 min
An animation presenting five interesting facts you almost certainly didn’t know about bears.
Director: Hanka Nováková | 2015 | Czech Republic | 5 min
A playful look at how those searching for more room can work together.
IN LINE (V RADE)
Director: Kamila Kučíková | 2014 | Slovakia | 4 min
The tedium of waiting in line becomes much more enjoyable with this Slovak animation.
Director: Marta Prokopová | 2015 | Slovakia | 11 min
Mila escapes to the forest, where she finds new perspective on her modern existence.
Director: Martin Smatana | 2014 | Slovakia | 5 min
A child watches in wonderment at a performing circus. Will he join their dreamworld or stay in reality?
THE STILL LIFE OF VĚRA (POHLEDY NA VĚRU BECHYŇOVOU)
Director: Greta Stocklassová | 2015 | Czech Republic | 9 min
Stocklassová presents a collage of postcards sent to a woman throughout her lifetime, offering viewers a window into a stranger’s relationships, family and friendships.
ZOO STORY (CO SE STALO V ZOO)
Director: Veronika Zacharová | 2015 | Czech Republic | 4 min
A child’s day at the zoo takes a fun turn when she befriends a gorilla.
Directors: Stepanka Cervinkova and Alesh Macak | 2016 | Australia and Czech Republic | 4 min
Trees and buildings form the body politic in a stop-motion clip for the band Dva.