Some Like It Short Film Festival

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Some Like It Short Film Festival

On December 13, the 4th annual Some Like It Short film festival will screen at Bio|Oko. The event brings together amateur filmmakers, whether its students, children, or grandmas, to create short films from their smartphones to be shown on the big screen.

The shorts are under 6:17 minutes long in Czech or English, made with a smartphone. There will be subtitles or live translations for every movie. Ten films will be chosen to play at the cinema, where the audience can vote for the best shorts and best actors. Winners will receive fresh fruit as an award.

Filmmakers also are encouraged to create a one-minute fake ad to play before the official selections. Four judges will be chosen on November 29, ranging from movie critics to someone who’s never been to the cinema to FUCSIA the lighter.

Some like it short movie poster
Some Like It Short Festival poster.

What started out as underground home movies turned into the Some Like It Short film festival, which has been growing since its start in 2018. Expats Giuseppe and Bruce created the event to bond local and expat communities through short films that anyone can make.

There were three winners of the 3rd Some Like It Short festival in June 2019. Julia Druelle won the golden honey bear award for the best film, “Dé raisons du marriage.” Patrice and Anne Druelle, Julia’s parents, won the golden lion bar award for best acting in her film. Lastly, Bára Mišíková and Petr Vancura won the weird golden stuff of the most uncertain regard for “Kleopatra Démantů.”

Tickets are 100 CZK and can be purchased here.

I’m Aiden Budinski, an intern for Oko magazine. I study Communication and Political Science at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I’m interested in writing, art, and seeing the world.

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