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Contemporary Czech Animation – Czech Centre’s film focus in 2020. Watch with us on May 29 - June 6!

Czech Centres, in cooperation with selected universities and film festivals, present a special program of animated film collections, which pay tribute to contemporary Czech animation. Animation has always belonged to the family silver of Czech(oslovak) cinematography and it still occupies this position, as evidenced by the international attention and awards which contemporary animated works receive. Let us also remind you that this year we will celebrate 120 years since the birth of Hermína Týrlová, who was at the birth of Czechoslovakian animated film.

This collection will start with a set of short animations for children prepared by Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth. This set is made of short animations for children that were once part of the festival competitions and which should remind original festival dates (May 29 - June 6). Zlín Film Festival is the oldest and largest film festival of its kind in the world. ZFF celebrates its 60th edition exceptionally from September 4 to 10, 2020.

The Zlínfest set will be followed by a set of animation from the Faculty of Design and Art of Ladislav Sutnar in Pilsen. Sets of the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and FAMU will follow, and the program of universities will end with the Tomas Bata University in Zlín.

The project is created in cooperation with the VOD platform Dafilms. Contemporary Czech Animation will become one of the curated programs on their website.

Thank your love for films and wish you an enjoyable time watching the animations.

You can find Zlín Film Festival set here.