Short Films Festival arrives shortly

The 12th edition of the festival has new films plus award winners

Short films from across the world will be at the 12th Prague Short Films Festival, which takes place at kino Světozor on Jan. 18 to 22, with events also at Kino Pilotů, Kino Aero and Bio Oko.

The shorts will be shown in eight sections. A main event is the international competition for films under 30 minutes, though not much has been disclosed about the competitors yet. Another highlight is a section called Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories. It has four adaptations of short stories by the British author that bend reality in ways that make it difficult to see what is fantasy and what is real. The project was created by the British TV channel Sky and the score was composed by Jarvis Cocker from Pulp.

Some shorts have already won awards. The BAFTA awards have had a section for shorts since 1980, and a six previous winners will be shown in one of the festivals sections. The British shorts range from 27 minutes to just six minutes.

Fans of horror and the bizarre can check out Brutal Relax show, which offer zombies, wild bears, the secrets that hide behind the toilet doors and much more. These films are mostly short, even for shorts, so there are a lucky 13 in the package.

Three Czech films are in a section called Check the Czechs, It has films from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, including the best film of the 33rd FAMUfest.

Going farther east, the section From Balkan with Love has six films including ones that have been screened at the Cannes, Venice, Toronto and Locarno film festivals. “We want to present the region through the most original work of the past years, and through a diversity of genres – from dark comedy, to family drama, to thriller. Memories of war or the fear of refugees mingle with specific humor,” the organizers said.

The section Lab - Experiment And New Ways has eight films that tell stories in nontraditional ways. You can see an animated documentary about video game addiction, a sad goodbye a military drone gives to its station, a presentation of a bitter man’s anatomy and an edited mash-up of bar and club film sequences.

Seven shorts are in a section called Trouble Every Day, which looks at the obstacles in daily life and serves to remind us that things can always be worse.

The event is organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary, which is also responsible for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

For more information, see or

Related articles

  • Abel Ferrara at Febiofest by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Raymond Johnston)

    The cult New York director has relocated to Italy and embraced Buddhism

  • Movie Review: The Bye Bye Man by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    An attempt at creating a new horror series offers nothing new

  • Movie Review: Life by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    Lifeless drama on the International Space Station copies too much from other films

  • Febiofest tickets go on sale by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    The biggest film festival in the Czech Republic starts March 23

  • Movie Review: Beauty and the Beast by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    A new live action version from Disney clears up some plot points but takes few risks

  • Movie Review: Masaryk by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    Biopic of the Czech politician is likely more meaningful for a local audience

  • Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    Bigger is necessarily better in this rather one-dimensional reboot of King Kong

  • Masaryk wins big at Czech Lions by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV (Foto: Český lev - Karel Roden with Ana Geislerova)

    The biopic about the Czech politician took a record number of awards

  • Bulgarian Film Festival starts by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    Films will be at Lucerna and Evropský dům cinemas

  • Movie Review: Logan by Raymond Johnston - Prague.TV

    An aging Wolverine is at the heart of a surprisingly introspective action film

Facebook comments

Voluntair s.r.o.

Have fun. Help. Volunteer overseas - Let us organize your...

Cafe 80's

Feel the rhythm and party to the biggest hits of the 80’s!

Cobbler's Prague Bakery -...

First Cobbler's Prague Bakery Cup Cake Shop @ PALLADIUM!

Sapa trip

Take a guided tour to Sapa, Prague’s “Little Vietnam”


Send cash around the world in minutes with no bank account...

Antik Bílá Hora

Antiques, collectibles and more ...

REal Advice

Expats do you find the Prague real estate market...

Altos Aesthetic Medical Clinic

It is great to be beautiful, yet it is even greater to be...

Prague’s # 1 source for Czech news in English…

Expat and Czech Business Professional Network

Deutschsprachiges Informationsportal