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Two animated shorts selected for the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2022

16 December 2021

Czech Film Short Films

Two animated shorts selected for the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2022

Czech Film Short Films

Two animated shorts selected for the Clermont-Ferrand ISFF 2022

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Clermont-Ferrand ISFF (January 28 - February 5, 2022), world's biggest film festival focused on short films, selected 2 Czech animated works for its official selection. Sisters by Andrea Szelesová will compete in the International competition and Love, Dad by Diana Cam Van Nguyen will spice up the Lab competition.

Sisters

Andrea Szelesová, a student of the Department of Animated Film at Prague's FAMU, created 11-minutes-long alegorical tale, Sisters, about the hardships of letting go. In her animated short, Szelesová tells a story of a Big Sister trapped in sand in a deserted landscape. With no way to take care of herself, this burden falls on her resentful little sister.

Sisters world-premiered at the Annecy IAFF earlier this year in the Graduation Films in Competition, and since then, the film attended many (mainly) animation-focused festivals all over the world - such as Animasyros, Animateka or Bucheon IAF. In Clermont-Ferrand, Sisters will compete in the prestigious International competition.

Love, Dad

Diana Cam Van Nguyen, also a student of animation at Prague's FAMU, created a personal film about ties and gaps between a child and a parent. In Love, Dad, the author rediscovers letters, her dad wrote to her from prison, and she decides to write back in hope to find the connection again. In Clermont-Ferrand, the film will compete in the Lab competition.

Love, Dad, world-premiered at the Locarno IFF in the Pardi di domani competition. Since then, the 13-minutes-long anidoc attended dozens of festivals and collected several major awards. The film won IMDbPro Short Cuts Award at Toronto IFF, Short Film Award at BFI London, Silver Dove for Short Documentary and Animated film at DOK Leipzig, Best Animated Film award within the Competition of experimental films at the Festival du nouveau cinéma, and more.

Love, Dad is produced by Karolína Davidová of 13ka in co-production with FAMU and nutprodukcia (SK). The Czech Film Fund supported the film with EUR 38 000 for production in 2019.

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