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Alžběta Kovandová

Czech Republic

Biography

She is a second year student at the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU in Prague. The Air Shaft is her first year student film made according to the assignment “My View of Reality That I Care About”. The film won the Best Sound Award at Famufest, was included in the selection for the DVD Czech Short Films Vol. 6, 2015 and shortlisted for Magnesia Award for the best student film of 2014. Besides FAMU, she works for the Alzheimer Foundation, deals with photography and graphic design and works on several long-term film projects.

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Everything Will End Up In a Pine Box

Všechno skončí v jedné bedně (Orig.) / 2015 / Czech Republic / 18 min

A mini-portrait, treading lightly on the fringe of a gently parodic self-portrait, of the collector/gynaecologist/animal breeder/honorary consul/Dutch/Czech gentleman Oldřich Uttendorfský. Through the panopticon of an ordinary day, we are introduced to a man in whom languages, times, and cultures blend in a way that is difficult to analyse and interpret.‬

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The Air Shaft

Světlík (Orig.) / 2014 / Czech Republic / 9 min

A small house within a larger house. A small flat with only one window. A window to an air shaft. How can we affect what happens behind the wall and how does it affect us? Should we try to help someone who doesn’t want to be helped?

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