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Of Animal and Human

As main characters, you will see specific animals and their experiences, also how they cope with human presence. Whether they live close to people or completely by themselves, they are influenced by human action—and it is time for us to try to look at the world through their eyes.

We are living in the Anthropocene period, significantly transforming the planet, considering ourselves to be the masters of all creation. However, we are only one of the millions of species living on Earth, out of which a large majority goes un- noticed by us at best, at worst, killed by us.
The section Of animal and human focuses exactly on the invisible lives of animals and the dynamic relationship between people and nature. As main characters, you will see specific animals and their experiences, also how they cope with human presence. Whether they live close to people or completely by them- selves, they are influenced by human action—and it is time for us to try to look at the world through their eyes. Naturally, violating an anthropocentric view of the world demands unconventional film procedures.

Tomáš Hudák

  • Cemetery

    Cemetery

    FR/GB/PL/UZ, 2019, 110 min.; si, en / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Carlos Casas

    Nga, supposedly the oldest elephant of the world, sets off on a journey together with his human guide so that he could die in the elephant cemetery—although this place’s existence might only be a legend. Their mythical journey through the…

  • Her Name Was Europa

    Her Name Was Europa

    DE, 2020, 76 min.; nl, en / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy

    Aurochs is the name given to the wild ancestor of modern cattle. The aurochs has the distinction of being the first documented case of extinction, recorded in the 17th century. Nevertheless, in the course of time, this animal has gained…

  • Los reyes

    Los reyes

    CL, 2018, 78 min.; es / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff

    In Los reyes, the oldest skatepark in Santiago de Chile, spend their time not only groups of teenagers but also two stray dogs—Football and Chola. In an observational manner, the film follows their coexistence in a place that for the…

  • Our Home with the Dogs

    A casa e os cães

    PT, 2019, 62 min.; pt / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Madalena Fragoso, Margarida Meneses

    For several years, a group of friends from film school continuously filmed their lives together living in a flat with two dogs. We do not see any big situations, only everyday shots just like on social networks. A film shot…

  • Becoming Animal

    Becoming Animal

    CH/UK, 2018, 78 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Emma Davie, Peter Mettler

    A film essay inspired by the book of the same name written by philosopher David Abram, also starring in the film, is a treatise on the human’s place is nature and among animal species. A gentle and, at the same…

  • The Hardest Working Cat in Showbiz

    The Hardest Working Cat in Showbiz

    CA, 2020, 17 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Sofia Bohdanowicz

    Sofia Bohdanowicz and Dan Sallitt deconstruct the myth of the most famous Hollywood cat called Orangey.

  • Mutts

    Clebs

    CA/MA, 2019, 18 min.; ar / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Halima Ouardiri

    An observational documentary film about the routine life of hundreds of stray dogs in a Moroccan shelter and the refugee crisis.

  • Stereotypy

    Estereotipia

    ES, 2019, 15 min.; es / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Inés Espinosa

    A look at the animals in the zoo, whose nervous system can’t get used to the new environment.

  • In Confinement and at Liberty

    V zajatí a na slobode

    rôzne / various, 2019 – 2020, 50 min.; sk tit

    Director: rôzni / various

    Selection of Short Films.