The International Competition Presents 27 Short Films From All Over the World

This year, the international competition presents a total of twenty-seven films in five screening blocks. As always, audiences can look forward to films that have won awards at the world’s leading festivals.

Coming to Pragueshorts from Cannes is the Palme d’Or-winning 27, an unusually open and provocative self-portrait of a generation by talented director Flóra Anna Buda. 

The remarkable cinematic essay Les chenilles, which mixes a sense of longing with a forgotten past, a complicated present, and women’s themes, won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at last year’s Berlinale.

A Study of Empathy, the Danish winner at the Locarno film festival, takes a lightly ironic tone as it questions our real capacity for empathy.

Also on the menu are Oscar-winning directing duo Tom Berkeley and Ross White’s The Golden West, a darkly humorous western with a shocking finale, and Daydreaming so Vividly about Our Spanish Holidays, nominated for an award from the European Film Academy, in which British teenagers enjoying the sun on the Balearic Islands engage in the dangerous phenomenon known as “balconing.”

The international jury will present one award for Best Film, which comes with a financial prize of 3,000 euros; it will also name two Special Mentions.

Tickets to the international competition screenigns are on sale here.