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Contemporary Czech Animation

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.

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.

Watch animations via Dafilms HERE

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.

Zlín Film Festival will be followed by a program of selection of student animated films made at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen, the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, FAMU and Tomas Bata University in Zlín.


The selections of animated shorts were shown in Czech centres Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Kyiev, Madrid, Moscow, Rome, Seoul, Stockholm, Tokyo, Warsaw, Wien and New York.



More about project:  Anna Puklová, puklova@czech.cz



Organisor: Czech centres

Partners: Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen

  Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague


  Tomas Bata University in Zlín



Photo credits: UTB, UMPRUM, ZČU