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Jun 19, 2020 - Jun 28, 2020

Contemporary Czech Animation: University of West Bohemia

Czech Centers, 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 be celebrating 120 years since the birth of Hermína Týrlová, who was at the birth of Czechoslovakian animated film.

University of West Bohemia - Studio of Animation and Interactive Art

June 19 - June 28, 2020
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Viewers will be able to watch the animated shorts on the Dafilms platform, which will focus on contemporary Czech animation as one of its special features. Several one-hour blocks of curated animated films from Czech creators will be available to stream for free on Dafilms during a ten-day period from June to September 2020. The animated works will have English subtitles.

The Studio of Animation and Interactive Art (Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen) is led by professor Jiří Barta and assistant Vojtěch Domlátil.

The studio provides creative space for connecting classical animation technologies with current digital and interactive production. Students can choose various techniques, visual styles and main focus – during the study they can try a wide range of options or step by step specialize themselves. Apart from drawn, stopmotion and experimental animation there is an excellent background for the puppet animation. Students specialized in 3D can use rare technology motion capture, which school has available. Gaming enthusiasts can focus on games basically the whole time.

Studio of Animation and Interactive Art is collecting numerous successes on the international stage (Annecy, Animafest Zagreb, Hiroshima, Anifilm, Fest Anča, Česká hra roku, Ceny Anděl, Anima Mundi, Fantoche, Monstra, Supertoon, Primanima, Montreal Stopmotion, New Chitose Airport Animation Festival, Turku Animated Film Festival, Zlín Film Fest etc.) and has been ranked as one of the important Czech animation departments.

Meet the Studio - Introduction HERE 

The Best of 
set (60 min)

2019 / The Way of the Cube / 1 min
Kristsina Ramanava
The way of a cube - the way of a space.

2017 / Little Red Riding Hood / 5 min
Martina Holcová
Short adaptation of the fairytale Red Riding Hood. The story is written by a czech autor Alois Mikulka whose stories are filled with humor. 

2019 / Circus / 1 min
Pavel Endrle, Martin Hahn, Marie Svatoňová
Short relief claymation full of black humor.

2018 / After / 5 min
Matouš Valchář
What will be after death? A lot of people thinking about this question. A lot of groups have very different opinion but majority of them have one thing similar. Almost all religions are convinced that they are right.

2017 / SEA / 4 min
Marharita Tsikhanovich (Music by Trio Port Mone)
Melancholic and minimalistic narration in the form of animation about the transience of being and the levity of the time, about the illusion of freedom and the loneliness of a little man in the sea of life.

2017 / Do not touch! / 1 min
Pavel Endrle
Puppet exercise unintentionally quoting Robert Morgan and Juan Pablo Zaramella.

2019 / Advertising the Earth Radio - Stephen P_ McGreevy’s VLF Cut-outs / 6 min
Zbyšek Semelka
This abstract film is about electromagnetic radiation in wavelengths of around 0.1 to 15 kHz, which is naturally occurring in our atmosphere and also about a man who is recording these sounds.

2015 / Crisscross/ 2 min
Jiří Krupička, Leoš Matějček, Michaela Černá
A witch and her traps. Pixilated exercise made during four day outdoor workshop in Teplá Monastery.

2017 / Modulátorie / 4 min
Alžběta Burešová
Hand drawn animation - diploma work full of chase with own shadow.

2016 / Panta Rhei / 4 min
Martin Pertlíček
Dark animation of "meet" puppets.

2019 / Sebona / Selfshe / 3 min
Kamila Müllerová, Marie Kaderová
Poetical black and white experimental film inspired by vintage hotel Kladno.

2019 / ZOO / 5 min

2015 / Stories about Guy and His Wife / 7 min
Matouš Valchář, Jiří Krupička
A puppet series full of genderly unpolite humor.

2020 / Grandpa’s Journeys / 4 min
Tereza Šimanovská
Mischievous telling of a grandfather globetrotter presented in a technique of claymation.

2017 / DVA: Valibela / 3 min

2019 / Barty Party / 5 min
Celý ateliér (whole studio)
A present for professor Jiří Barta for his 70th birthday. Students secretly prepared a compilation of short animations inspired by his films.

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From: Jun 19, 2020
To: Jun 28, 2020


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