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7 / 1117:00 — 18:00AVUN1 — Sentimental Education
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Guerilla Gardening
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Guerilla Gardening
Zdena Sýkorová

For a few flowers at the Vltavská station, the revolting elderly lady violates the rules. She finds a soul mate and together they rock it big time. This leads to a conflict with the guard ...

The collective
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The collective
Greta Stocklassa

Every collective has its own rules and laws, but how does it act in questions outside of these guidelines, such as ethics and morality? What happens, when people have different interpretations of such? In this allegory a Scouting division is facing a moral dilemma, which exceeds the limits of a children's game.

Metro
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Metro
Ludvík Otevřel

Who guards the guard?

Off with her head
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Off with her head
Elisa Colette Chéradame

An young moroccan obliged to be anywhere but her home, paradoxically deal with uprooting while singing isolated on the stage.

Blooming
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Blooming
Dora Šustić

Two sisters, Alma (11) and Lila (6), enjoy their playful time together, having a bath. One evening, faced with a strange sensation, Alma experiences the beginning of a transformation from a child to a girl: she gets her first period. At first ignoring it, Alma deals with blood during the night, but is discovered by Lila. In panic, she asks Lila to keep a secret, but little Lila misunderstands it for sickness, thinking her sister is dying.

Moss ball
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Moss ball
Anežka Horová

The mossball is one of the lesser known beautiful creatures of the sea. This postmodern documentary from the Center of audiovisual studies unravels it's role in our society. It's a perfectly cute plush green ball which can easily replace a pet.

Tube
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Tube
Martin Jeřábek

Betty is a young rural girl dealing with unexpecting pregnancy. Father of the child is her boyfried Michal. They just have started to live together, but Betty is not sure if she wants to have a baby with him.

Elderpower
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Elderpower
Hannah Saleh

Miloš Koutecký started working at National Theatre right after high school. He keeps taking care about the props despite the fact he could already retire. But since he was always passionate about his job, he still works there. One of the reasons can be his hobby – to dress up every visitor into costume and take a photo of her and him. Short documentary shows the beauty of old things and also a pleasure one can find in his profession...

7 / 1118:30 — 19:30AVUN2 — Behind the wall
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The Act of Devouring
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The Act of Devouring
Emir Ziyalar

A tortured man is forced to repeat a grim task in 1940’s Czechoslovakia. Over time, he starts to fail his task and delves into working on his grotesque secret instead. The fear of the secret being exposed slowly becomes unbearable.

Babylon
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Babylon
Sheida Sheikhha

Babylon is a psychological thriller told through a series of therapy sessions in which a young girl discusses her life with her manipulative and controlling mother and yet, the images we see show a slightly different scenario; as these sessions progress, her struggle for freedom increases while the gap between the truth and her depiction of events decreases.

Room number 16
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Room number 16
Vladimir Vladimirov

Valentin is a young boy who had experienced sexual harassment by his father who gets accidentally killed by Valentin in order to escape. As an under age murderer, Valentin is in a reformatory school where becomes one of many numbers and gets bullied, so to get protected he has to play the game of the principal.

It's nothing
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It's nothing
Sheida Sheikhha

Lucia and Adam are in an unhealthy relationship. They rarely communicate and, when they do, it's with thinly veiled aggression and anger. Things seem to pile up until, one day, Adam reaches his breaking point; forcing Lucia into making a difficult choice and potentially reconsidering her relationship.

Behind the curtain
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Behind the curtain
Melanya Hamasyan

Behind the Curtain is a poetic drama about a theater stage manager, Eva, who has recently lost her son yet needs to go about her daily work in the theater. Matěj, a novice actor in the theater group, becomes another obstacle to her work, as he is overcome by stage fright and the inability to distinguish between reality and surreality – between himself and the role his is playing, between backstage and stage. At first, Eva empathizes with the troubled actor, seeing in him a reminiscence of her lost son and as a result acts with maternal compassion. However, Matěj unravels further and refuses to follow her instructions as well as the forceful guidance of a chorus of fellow actors.

7 / 1120:00 — 21:00AVUN3 — Blood and rock'n'roll
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Garage
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Garage
Matěj Piňos

In August 2017 Zdenek H. kidnapped a couple of teenagers and imprisoned them in the garage. The visual aspect of the film along with the audio dramaturgy reflects their situation. The only way out is in their minds…

Bloody Fairy Tales
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Bloody Fairy Tales
Tereza Kovandová

Five classical fairy tales, recreated in an unreasonably violent way. Keep away from children. They might like it. Red riding hood, Cinderella or Beauty and the Beast. Those and two more famous stories twisted into one minute episodes filled with dark humor, cynicism, and also a bit of modernization. Unpredictable storylines, love, sex, drugs and lack of happy ends. Fairy tales for the new millennium.

The Edge of the Forest
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The Edge of the Forest
Adam Kratochvíl

A middle-aged policeman Pavel was posted to a border town at the foot of the mountains. He fully gave in to his frustration as he soon realized that no prospect of promising future awaits him there. At the same time, he is beset with the stereotype of local life as well as his own. Until he’s allocated an apartment, he’s staying in a mountain guest house with his pregnant fiancée Anna. The timelessness of the land and Pavel’s life is interrupted by the arrival of a strange couple of young lovers that grab Pavel’s attention at dinner and invoke in him feelings of fascination and suspicion. Pavel is awake all night and tries to find out as much as he can about the young couple. Subsequently, he becomes a witness to the breakdown of their relationship, a tragic event and learns a surprising fact about the couple. The film is an adaptation of a short story of the same name by an Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard.

The Next Stop
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The Next Stop
Dominik György

A family life of a loving mother and her mentally disabled son became a daily struggle with the only one aim - to survive. She would do anything for her son who lives in his own fantasy world and will never grow up, but there is not much to do. Only a bus driver role play offers a short escape from a daily routine... Will be The Next Stop their final destination?

Requiem 8“ moll
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Requiem 8“ moll
Vojtěch Dvořák

A short film inspired by so-called Marlow movies. Murder, police and spiders in a cocktail that you like so much. Welcome to the crime scene.

The Collector
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The Collector
Murat Emkuzhev

A man, captured and tortured by mafia, encounters a mysterious being - the collector, who offers him a way to escape. But in truth all the collector wants is to add another slaughter to his collection.

Far from eyes
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Far from eyes
Grégory Montaldo

A snowy morning in a south Moravia farm. We follow Zdeněk and his pig, a day of slaughtering.

8 / 1115:30 — 16:30AVUN4 — From Fields and Groves
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Sheep Herding
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Sheep Herding
Zdena Sýkorová

If you are capable of handeling a dog, you are capable of handeling the whole herd. You can compete and your dog might become a world champion. Here it is, about the new sport discipline, sheep herding.

Stillleben
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Stillleben
Anja Gravs

Main character of this thriller with elements of magical realism is Filip. His job is simple, to take the truck from one point to another. He takes the money and he's not asking any questions. But after crossing the borders, something goes horribly wrong.

Crossing the line
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Crossing the line
Vojtěch Novotný

Šumava. 1951. A group of Czechoslovaks journeys through the woods with the hopes of crossing the border, therefore attaining their freedom from the communist regime.

Aktiv
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Aktiv
Jan Rousek

The metaphor for last days of communist Czechoslovakia.

8 / 1117:00 — 18:00AVUN5 — Big Biting Blues
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Big Sleep
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Big Sleep
Nikola Klinger

Film about young girl's bad dreams and about things you can still believe today.

BITING DOGS
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BITING DOGS
Karolína Čejková

A film about a man who turned his despair into a fetish.

8 / 1118:30 — 19:30AVUN6 — Self loves
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Once it’s over
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Once it’s over
Vojtěch Petřina

Jakub works as a luxury cosmetics salesman and every year he goes to a post-apocalyptic festival, where he can spend 3 days in a Mad Max world. The festival is an opportunity to escape reality, have some fun while making costumes, but it is also a hollow play inspired by a cult movie.

Close Areas
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Close Areas
Zuzana Lazarová

Art and thus artistic and gallery activities became for me an indifferent labyrinth of unfulfilled expectations, a trap for a spectacle. So, as I had no other choice, I returned back to what I still feel like doing. To looking for new appellations for contexts and experience one can hardly express otherwise than by the language of a poem. Each text by a curator was to give one poem.

Cycles
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Cycles
Jan Chajewski, Veronika Vaculíková

The film works in many layers, researching contrasts between performativity and placement in reality and contrasts in the monumental setting versus the vulnerability of coming out of the cocoon. The film built up the dramaturgy of how you feel reinventing yourself with knowledge.

Narkissós
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Narkissós
Nora Štrbová

Short animated puppet probe into endless self-love, freely drawing on the ancient myth of Narcissus. Whoever wants to love others needs to (after) love each other

Synchronized swimming
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Synchronized swimming
Zdena Sýkorová

Above water, on water, below water, connected. From inside out, from outside in. Unified. Regularly, subtly, in one they are together. Repetitive kaleidoscopic patterns of Neptune aquabels.

Journey of dance
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Journey of dance
Adéla Márová

Traveling around Georgia for the beauty of nature, meeting with local people and finding inspiration for dancing.

Conglomerate Eternity
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Conglomerate Eternity

8 / 1120:00 — 21:00AVUN7 — How to make a film
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24
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24
Bára Anna Stejskalová

Wake up! You are 24 now. How is it looking into the mirror? Who are you gonna be today? You have got so much work, but can’t stop thinking about sex? Are you just desperately trying to fit in? Does it make you depressed? Well…welcome to the life of the Pink – The Red – The Blue – the Turquoise and the Yellow one, heroines of 24, the movie.

Brothers
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Brothers
Michal Kováč

Two brothers are bringing iron scrap to a scrapyard to make some extra coins and they are treated unjustly. The older brother takes offence and breaks a window, they get into trouble and the older brother manages to escape while the younger one doesn’t.

Where my home is?
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Where my home is?
Manri Kim

In Prague, when a Turkish man is working in a Turkish restaurant, there’s a demonstration outside on Wenceslas Square. One protester customer forgets to take his placard, the Turkish runs into the demonstrators to return it to him.

Transition
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Transition
Vojtěch Dvořák

Short movie about a boy and his guide on the border of two worlds.

There is no direction
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There is no direction
Václav Pavlíček

We are in a man-made landscape. We watch a bunch of marching people doing the same moves. They are all dressed equally, and their overall look suggests that there is no place for someone to make a distinction. The group stops. They hold their hands. Their movement is synchronized. Suddenly, however, one man in the group stops repeating the movements of others. As if he woke up…

Greenhorn
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Greenhorn
Marin Jeřábek

The group of the dudes is coming to the party in the nearby village. The plan is clear. Enjoy a lot of fun for no money and maybe pick up some chicks.

How To Make a Film
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How To Make a Film
Martin Janoušek

In today’s modern times when a film material loses its old potential is this paraphrase of old instructional films from 50s and 60s a tribute to the obsolete way of shooting. The film is playing with its own form and content. Its moderator Milan Cyroň guides the audience through the film production process itself from writing a script through filming on a set to distribution. It contains typical aspects of old instructional films and some film jokes.

9 / 1109:45 — 11:30AVUHOW TO DO PITCHING
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HOW TO DO PITCHING
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HOW TO DO PITCHING

"Go big or go home".

9 / 1116:30 — 18:00AVUN9 — Is believing enough?
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The Double Life of David Mayer
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The Double Life of David Mayer
Eilat Ben Eliyahu

David struggles to shape his Jewish identity amidst a faith crisis.

Portrait of Lubor D
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Portrait of Lubor D
Matěj Piňos

Imprint of Lubor Dohnal`s world in film material.

Our Number Eight
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Our Number Eight
Petr Mischinger

This animated documentary was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of our independence. The number 8 has often played an important role in our lives. This is OUR NUMBER EIGHT.

Inspection
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Inspection
Helena Fikerová

A short informative documentary about what goes on with an airplane when it is not in the air.

It's worth it
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It's worth it
Tomáš Kotas

Do not let the political ignorance to disappoint ourselves. We don’t forget.

The Bark Beetle of Šumava
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The Bark Beetle of Šumava
Dimitri Martin Genaudeau

In the Šumava National Park, in the south of the Czech Republic, a small invasive insect, the bark beetle, thrives in the spruce wood, causing severe damage to the forest since the early 2000s. The extent of the destruction caused by the insect led to a violent controversy in 2011 between the administration of the park and several environmental organizations. In the middle of this titanic fight, the beetle gathers his forces and struggles for his survival…

This kind of spring has never been yet
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This kind of spring has never been yet
Tereza Kozáková

This kind of spring has never been yet is based on the diaries of the screenwriter and director Pavel Juráček. The movie is about a place in his native city Příbram, which he wrote in his diary as "a really perfect place". So I'm going to Příbram to find this place, especially the impression Juráček mentioned. The essence of the place that is mirrored in Juráček's future films is making a parallel to the political situation of the 60s in Czechoslovakia.

Thor Be Praised
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Thor Be Praised
David Payne

A documentary film about the colourful social life of modern Czech Vikings.

Sun will not hurt you by day
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Sun will not hurt you by day
Martin Repka

Few summer days of a Slovak family living in old house near the forest. At the end of these days, the family will not be the same as it was before. This film is an intimate observation of children leaving the house. Sun will not hurt you by day was made from everyday observation of this unusual event, when two of my older sisters were getting married in just one week, after they spent their whole life in one room together. The fact that I am thier brother allowed me to break through most intimate spheres of our family with the camera.