Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

In The Woods
(Im Wald)

Storyline

There is a hidden sacred place deep in the woods. A place where the spirits of the forest were worshiped in the ancient times. Now the spirits are forgotten. But there is still a connection between the past and the present. The past and the present are connected as well as are the nature and the people. The spirits remain to be guardians of the people and when an injured boy showes up, they are willing to help him.
In the Woods is an author made fairy tale with a traditional plot structure, supernatural elements and a positive outcome. The main strength of the work is fine and sensitive animation aesthetics. The narrative refers to old pagan Celtic symbols. Since there is no spoken dialogue the fairy tale is comprehensible to all children no matter the age or nationality

About the film/director

Ivana Češková studied at The Václav Hollar College and Secondary School of Fine Arts, art education at Charles
University in Prague and animation at Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art - University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Her work experience includes graphic design, illustations and animation.

Credits

Director:
Ivana Češková
Script:
Ivana Češková
Camera:
Ivana Češková
Animation:
Ivana Češková
Editor:
Ivana Češková
Sound:
Ivana Češková
Music:
Marie Nováčková
Cast:
n/a
Producer:
The Ladislav Sutnar's Faculty of Design and Art (LSFDA) of the University of West Bohemia (UWB)
Contact:
Karolina Hodková
E-Mail:
films@fdu.zcu.cz
  • Czech Republic
  • No dialogue
  • 2021
  • 5 minutes

Children's films