The Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia 2016
The Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia is held for the fourth time in four Australian cities. The festival starts on Sept 14 in Melbourne and then continues to Perth, Sydney and for the first time also to Canberra.
The aim of this year´s edition is to introduce the most significant film adaptations of Slovak and Czech literature. On this occasion two Slovak archive films will be screened: Dragon´s Return by Eduard Grečner and a fairy tale Lady Winter by Juraj Jakubisko. Another archive film The Man Who Lies by Alain Robbe-Grillet will be also screened.
The contemporary Slovak cinematography will be represented by films: Eva Nová (d. Marko Škop), The Cleaner (d. Peter Bebjak), Vojtech (d. Viktor Csudai), Stanko(d. Rasťo Boroš), Seven Ravens (d. Alice Nellis) , In Your Dreams! (d. Petr Oukropec), Family Film (d. Olmo Omerzu) , Tiger´s Theory (d. Radek Bajgar) and documentaries The Edge – 4 Films about Marek Brezovský (d. Patrik Lančarič) and Through the Eyes of the Photographer (d.Matej Mináč).
A selection of student films from Academy of Performing Arts will be presented as well: Brother Deer (d. Zuzana Žiaková), Star Taxi(d. Juraj Krumpolec), Chronos(d. Martin Kazimír), In Line (d. Kamila Kučíková), Mila Fog (d. Marta Prokopová), Rosso Papavero (d. Martin Smatana), The Ballad of Simon and Teresa (d. Martin Hnát) and Cowboyland (d. Dávid Štumpf).
The very first edition of the festival took place in Melbourne and in the following years the festival has spread to Sydney (2014), Perth (2015) and Canberra (2016). Another newie is a set up of jury composed of Glenn Dunks, Tom Clift and Hayley Inch from Australian Film Critics Association (a new partner of the festival), which will pick the best feature film screened in Melbourne and Canberra. The films screened in Sydney will vie for the Audience award.
Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia is organized by Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia Inc. (CaSFFA) and Iksima, in cooperation with production company ARINA, Slovak Film Institute, and with financial support of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund. Partners of the event are Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Canberra, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Slovak Tourist Board and Academy of Performing Arts.
Melbourne● 14. – 23. 9. 2016
Sept 16 18.30 Tiger´s Theory, d. Radek Bajgar
Sept 17 14.00 In Your Dreams!, d. Petr Oukropec
Sept 18 14.00 Seven Ravens, d. Alice Nellis
Sept 18 19.15 The Man Who Lies, d. Alain Robbe-Grillet
Sept 19 18.30 Through the Eyes of the Photographer, d. Matej Mináč
Sept 20 18.30 Student film showcase (If you go into the woods tonight...)
Sept 20 20.30 The Cleaner, d. Peter Bebjak
Sept 22 18.45 Eva Nová, d. Marko Škop
Sept 22 21.00 Dragon´s Return, d. Eduard Grečner
Canberra ● 7. – 9. 10. 2016
Oct 8 14.00 Seven Ravens, d. Alice Nellis
Oct 8 16.15 Eva Nová, d. Marko Škop
Oct 9 14.00 Dragon´s Return, d. Eduard Grečner
Sydney ● 12. – 16. 10. 2016
Oct 12 18.30 Rosso Papavero, d. Martin Smatana + Lída Baarová (CZ)
Oct 13 18.30 Stanko, d. Rasťo Boroš
Oct 14 18.30 Family Film, d. Olmo Omerzu
Oct 14 21.00 The Edge – 4 Films about Marek Brezovský, d. Patrik Lančarič
Oct 14 18.30 Student film showcase
Oct 15 13.00 Winter Lady, d. Juraj Jakubisko
Oct 15 15.30 Student film showcase
Oct 15 16.00 Vojtech d. Viktor Csudai + In Line, d. Kamila Kučíková
Oct 15 18.30 Tiger´s Theory, d. Radek Bajgar + Cowboyland, d. Dávid Štumpf
Oct 15 21.00 Rosso Papavero, d. Martin Smatana + Lost in Munich (CZ)
Oct 16 13.00 In Your Dreams!, d. Petr Oukropec + Star Taxi, d. Juraj Krumpolec
Oct 16 18.30 Through the Eyes of the Photographer, d. Matej Mináč
Perth ● 20. – 23. 10. 2016
Oct 20 18.30 Tiger´s Theory, d. Radek Bajgar + Cowboyland, d. Dávid Štumpf
Oct 21 18.30 Stanko, d. Rasťo Boroš + Chronos, d. Martin Kazimír
Oct 23 20.45 Through the Eyes of the Photographer, d. Matej Mináč
Related AIC links:
2015: The Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia continues!
2015: Slovak Films Visiting Australia
2014: Czech and Slovak Film Festival in Melbourne & Sydney
2013: Czech & Slovak Film Festival launched in Melbourne