24th CZECH LION - THE MAGNESIA STUDENT FILM AWARD
22., 28. and 29. 3. 2017
The best of the Czech short-film scene is back! Again this year, we're bringing you the short films nominated for the Magnesia Award for best student film. Come check out our junior film league and guess who is going to rule Czech cinema in the years to come!
The End (FAMU)
Director: Jiří Volek | Producers: FAMU, ČT a Tomáš Smrček |
Star: Václav Neužil ml., Robin Pařík, Gabriela Míčová, Jan Lepšík |
Year: 2016 | Length: 27 min | Live Action |
Mara, an exemplary factory worker and father of two is striving for a better life for his family. His efforts are derailed by his brother-in-law Paja, a hopeless teenager roped into the football hooligan life by his girlfriend, Dana. When Mara’s wife asks him to tag along with Paja at a football match, he has no idea that his life is about to change. In an unexpected turn of events, Mara gets in not only with the hooligan crowd, but with Dana as well.
Director: Michal Hruška | Producer: FAMO |
Star: Jakub Tvrdík, Lukáš Příkazký, Marika Šoposká, Petra Hřebíčková |
Year: 2016 | Length: 20 min | Live Action |
A successful young man, Benny makes good money as a hitman and he knows his way with beautiful women. But what will he do when he is assigned to murder himself? A cynical crime-comedy, this duel of words deals with twisted values and empty relationships.
A Black Cake (FAMU)
Director: Johana Švarcová | Producer: FAMU |
Star: Ester Geislerová, Barbora Milotová, Taťjana Medvecká, Ján Sedal |
Year: 2016 | Length: 25 min | Live Action |
A family celebration, family peace, family lies. The forgotten is brought back by old photos. The family peace is kept in exchange for the silence. There is an untold secret burning in the family fireplace. We become adults once we come to terms with our family. The main character is a victim of her weakness. How will she stand up to the conventional communication patterns?
Kiev Moscow (FAMU International)
Director: Anna Lyubynetska | Producer: FAMU International |
Star: Elena Vatrushkina, Sasha Stelchenko |
Year: 2016 | Length: 24 min | Live Action |
Renata's brother is away at war. One day she gets a work assignment to take care of a young man who comes from the enemy's country.
Total length of the screening 96 min. In Czech language with English subtitles.