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Slovak animation classics travel to Taiwan

Five short animated classic films from the collections of the National Film Archive of the Slovak Film Institute will be presented to the audience during the Kaohsiung Film Festival (7 - 22 October 2023) in Taiwan. In addition, the festival will also screen a contemporary Slovak film My Name is Edgar and I Have a Cow, which will compete for a prize in the International Short Film Competition.

The festival will screen five short animated films about Little Joey within the "children's fantasy"  thematic section. The character of the popular and innovative boy first appeared in the Slovak magazine Roháč in 1965, but comic strips featuring Joey continued to be published until the end of the 1980s. Between 1981 and 1990, Vladimír Pikalík directed five separate stop-motion shorts about Joey: How Joey Stopped Being Scared, Joey's Fishing, Joey in the ZOO, Joey's Space Adventures and Joey’s Traffic in Things. The selection was distributed in France in 2021 together with the methodological materials in French cinemas.

The International Short Film Competition will feature Filip Diviak's film My Name is Edgar and I Have a Cow about Edgar whose solitary life is interrupted by a newborn calf.


published: 05.10.2023
updated: 06.10.2023