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SH_T HAPPENS (2019)

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ABOUT THE FILM

An apartment building full of self centered inhabitants. Utterly exhausted caretaker and his sexually frustrated wife. Widowed deer drowning his sorrows in loads of alcohol… While trying to cope with their problems, they find themselves in a hard to solve triangle asking for absurd and irrational solutions. The consequences can easily become permanent, sometimes maybe too permanent. The film is a loose adaptation of a well-known biblical story while transforming it into an contemporary ironic narrative about how the world sometimes works.

A short animated film by David Štumpf and Michaela Mihályi.

The project is realised in the co-production of BFILM.cz (CZ), FAMU (CZ), Bagan Films (FR) and Arte (FR). The  realisation was supported by Czech Film Fund, Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the programme of European Union Creative Europe MEDIA, CNC, Procirep-Angoa and Literary Fund. The international sales agent of this film is Next Film Distribution.

animation, CZ/SK/FR, 2019, 13 min.

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FESTIVALS AND AWARDS

The world premiere of this film was held in September 2019 at 76th Venice International Film Festival 2019 in Italy.

Since then it has received these awards:

Special Mention – 48th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema 2019, Montreal, Canada
Audience Award – 8th PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations 2019, Budaors, Hungary
Audience Award – LIAF London International Animation Festival 2019, London, Great Britain
Best Student Short Film – 39th Anima Brussels International Film Festival 2020, Brussels, Belgium
Best Animated Film – Vertigo International Short Film Festival, Milano, Italy
Special Mention – ANIMAKOM Bilbao International Animation Community Festival, Bilbao, Spain
Best Animated Short Film – Flipbook International Film Festival, Skopje, Macedonia
Special Mention at Best Animated Short category + Special Mention at Student Short category – 26th Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Palm Springs, California, USA
Best in Show Award – Animation Block, BAM, New York City, New York, USA
Best Slovak Animated Film – 14th Fest Anča International Animation Film Festival, Žilina, Slovakia
Special Mention – 31st IGRIC Slovak National Film Awards – category for young filmmakers, Bratislava, Slovakia
Honorable Mention – 44th Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
International Animation Award – Kursaal Film Festival San Sebastian 2020, Spain
Best Short Film Award – Cardiff Animation Festival 2020, Cardiff, UK
Animation Special Jury Award – 4th Blue Danube International Film Festival 2020, Vienna/Budapest, Austria/Hungary
Silver Award for Student Design – 12th Los Angeles Animation Festival, Los Angeles, USA
Jury Special Mention + Audience Award Honorable Mention for Best International Short Film – GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation 2020, Calgary, Canada
Audience Award – 27th Febiofest International Film Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia

You could have seen SH_T HAPPENS at these festivals:

76th Venice International Film Festival 2019, Venice, Italy
Milano Film Festival 2019, Milano, Italy
Film Fest Ghent 2019, Ghent, Belgium
48th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema 2019, Montreal, Canada
38th Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2019, Uppsala, Sweden
REANIMANIA – Yerevan International Animation Festival 2019, Yerevan, Armenia
8th PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations 2019, Budaors, Hungary
REX Animation Film Festival 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
Zagreb International Film Festival 2019, Zagreb, Croatia
ZINEBI – Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films 2019, Bilbao, Spain
16th Seville European Film Festival 2019, Seville, Spain
43th Cinanima Film Festival 2019, Espinho, Portugal
POFF Shorts Black Nights Tallin 2019, Tallinn, Estonia
32nd Foyle Film Festival 2019, Derry – Londonderry, Great Britain
LIAF London International Animation Festival 2019, London, Great Britain
14th Zubroffka International Short Film Festival 2019, Bialystok, Poland
16th Animateka International Animation Festival 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia
31st Aguilar International Short Film Festival, Aguilar de Campo, Spain
Carrefour de l’animation 2019, Paris, France
Black Movie 2020 – International Geneve Independent Film Festival, Geneve, Switzerland
15th Prague Short Film Festival 2020, Prague, Czech Republic
Sundance Film Festival 2020, Park City, USA
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2020, Clermont-Ferrand, France
39th Anima Brussels International Film Festival 2020, Brussels, Belgium
23rd Animac International Animation Film Festival 2020, Lleida, Spain
Tricky Women 2020, Vienna, Austria
6th Short Movie Club Festival Unfiltered Cinema 2020, Minsk, Belarus
25th Vilnius International Film Festival 2020, Vilnius, Lithuania
23rd European Short Film Festival, Bordeaux, France
Cardiff Animation Festival 2020, Cardiff, Great Britain
44th Cleveland International Film Festival 2020, Cleveland, USA
31st Dresden Short Film Festival 2020, Dresden, Germany
9th Kyiv International Short Film Festival 2020, Kyiv, Ukraine
42nd Moscow International Film Festival 2020, Moscow, Russia
44th Atlanta International Film Festival 2020, Atlanta, USA
22th Kino na hranici, Cieszyn/Český Těšín, Czech Republic/Poland
International Festival of Animated Film ANIFILM 2020, Liberec, Czech Republic
Animatricks International Animation Film Festival 2020, Helsinki, Finland
27th Animafest Zagreb 2020, Zagreb, Croatia

MECAL Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival 2020, Barcelona, Spain
13th Glasgow International Short Film Festival 2020, Glasgow, Great Britain
12th Short Waves Short Film Festival 2020, Poznan, Poland
20th MONSTRA International Animation Film Festival 2020, Lisbon, Portugal
36th FAMUFEST International Student Film Festival 2020, Prague, Czech Republic
27th IFFC Febiofest 2020, Bratislava, Slovakia
44th Hong Kong International Film Festival 2020, Hong Kong, China
17th In the Palace Short Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
16th Akbank International Short Film Festival, Akbank, Egypt
15th Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Sapporo, Japan
4th Still Voices Short Film Festival, Longoford, Ireland
16th BUSHO Budapest Short Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
ANIBAR 2019, Peja, Kosovo
25th Fantoche International Animation Film Festival, Baden, Switzerland
Festival Européen de Film Court de Brest, Brest, France
6th Unfiltered Cinema (Short Movie Club), Minsk, Belarus
Zlín International Film Festival for Young Audience, Zlín, Czech republic
19th Concorto International Film Festival, Pontenure, Italy
ANIMAZE Montreal International Animation Festival, Montreal, Canada
15th International Festival de Cortometrajes, Mexico City, Mexico
13th Fest Anča International Animation Film Festival, Žilina, Slovakia
16th FEST New Directors Film Festival, Espinho, Portugal
Festival Ciné Court Animé 2020, Roanne, France
20th Sopot International Film Festival, Sopot, Poland
The Animattikon Project, Paphos, Cyprus
Pixelatl 2020, Morelos, Mexico
Norwich International Film Festival 2020, Norwich, Great Britain
TOFUZI International Animated Film Festival 2020, Ajara, Georgia
GIRAF International Festival of Independent Animation 2020, Calgary, Canada
ANIMAFILM International Film Festival 2020, Azerbaijan
12th Los Angeles Animation Festival, Los Angeles, USA
Monterrey International Film Festival, Monterrey, Mexico
PSIAF Palm Springs International Animation Festival and Expo 2020, Palm Springs, USA
Vertigo International Short Film Festival, Milano, Italy
Annual Aarhus Film Festival 2020, Aarhus, Denmark
VAF Viborg Animation Film Festival 2020, Viborg, Denmark
ANIMATOU International Animation Film Festival 2020, Geneva, Switzerland
Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux 2020, Bordeaux, France
3rd Drunken Film Festival, Oakland, California, USA
La Guarimba International Short Film Festival 2020, Amantea, Italy
29th Arizona International Film Festival, Tuscon, Arizona, USA
46th FILMETS Badalona International Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
7th Linoleum International Animation and Art Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
Animation Block Brooklyn City Hall 2020, New York City, USA
14th River Film Festival, Padua, Italy
12th Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Kea, Greece
19th Cinemaforum Short Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland
Festival Phare 2020, Arles, France
Thessaloniki Animation Film Festival 2020, Thessaloniki, Greece
Cordillera International Film Festival 2020, Reno, USA
ANIMAKOM Bilbao International Animation Community Festival 2020, Bilbao, Spain
33rd Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
12th FICBUEU International Short Film Festival, Pontevedra, Spain
18th Shnit Worldwide Film Festival, Bern, Switzerland
Desertscape International Film Festival 2020, St. George, USA
Malatesta Short Film Festival 2020, Cesena, Italy
22nd Guanajuato International Short Film Festival, Guanajuato, Mexico
9th KO:SH International Short Film Festival, Korca, Albania
12th New Filmmakers Los Angeles Monthly Festival, Hollywood, California, USA
Shorts UP The Little Picnic 2020, Monosoania, Romania
20th Nevada City Film Festival, Nevada City, California, USA
Quebec City Film Festival 2020, Quebec, Canada
12th Corti in Cortile Film Festival, Catania, Italy
5th Marienbad International Film Festival, Marienbad, Czech Republic
11th Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
43rd Denver International Film Festival, Denver, Colorado, USA
24th Zoom Zblizenia International Short Film Festiva, Jelenia Góra, Poland
28th ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival, Targu Mures, Romania
13th CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
5th Crossing the Screen Film Festival, Eastbourne, UK
Festival Européen du Film Fantastique de Strasbourg 2020, Strasbourg, France
Galician Freaky Film Festival 2020, Pontevedra, Spain
IndieCork International Short Film Festival 2020, Cork, Ireland
29th Soria International Short Film Festival, Soria, Spain
Festival du Court métrage d’Auch 2020, Auch, France
Flipbook International Film Festival, Skopje, Macedonia
Loft Short Film Festival 2020, Tuscon, Arizona, USA
35th Cinema Jove International Film Festival, Valencia, Spain
OLHO International Animation Festival 2020, Porto, Portugal
6th Bit Bang Animation, Videogames and Digital Arts Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Kinoproba International Student Film Festival 2020, St. Petersbourg, Russia
4th Blue Danube International Film Festival 2020, Vienna/Budapest, Austria/Hungary
Kursaal Film Festival San Sebastian 2020, Spain
14th Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania (Creative MEDIA program)
interFilm Short Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
17th Balkanima International Animation Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
10th Kuandu International Animation Film Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
19th Magma International Short Film Festival, Acireale, Italy
43rd Poitiers International Student Film Festival, Poitiers, France
AnimaSyros International Animation Film Festival, Syros, Greece
15th Anim’Est International Animation Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania
21st Festival du premier Court Metrage, Pontault-combault, France
6th Animafest Gdańsk International Animation Film Festival, Gdansk, Poland

AUTHORS

Directors: Michaela Mihályiová, David Štumpf
Screenplay: Michaela Mihályiová, David Štumpf
Producer: Peter Badač
Co-producers: BFILM.cz (CZ), Bagan Films (FR) – Patrick Hernandez, Véronique Siegel, FAMU (CZ), Arte (FR)
Art Design: Michaela Mihályiová
Animation: David Štumpf
Coloring: Matej Mihályi, Diana Cam Van Nguyen, Kriss Sagan, Bára Halířová, Peter Martinka, Kateřina Karhánková, Michaela Mihályiová
Editor:  Katarína Pavelková
Image Postproduction: David Štumpf
Sound Design:  Damien Perrollaz
Music: Olivier de Palma

 

MICHAELA MIHÁLYIOVÁ 

Michaela Mihályi (1991) is currently studying animation at FAMU in Prague, where she lives as well. She previously studied animation at VŠMU in Bratislava. She has an interest in telling stories using various techniques, from hand-drawn, cut-out to puppet animation. Besides school work, she works as a freelance animation director and illustrator. She loves beer and coffee equally.

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Filmography:

Here and Here (short film, 2017)
Food 
(short film, 2017)
SH_T HAPPENS 
(short film, 2019)

DAVID ŠTUMPF

David Štumpf (1991) finished his BA studies at VŠMU in Bratislava with the film Cowboyland that has been selected for festivals in Annecy, Stuttgart or Hiroshima and it has won several awards at home and internationally. David is now living in Prague where he is finishing his MA degree at FAMU with the film SH_T HAPPENS. He also works as a freelance director and animator.

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Filmography:

Cowboyland (short film, 2015)
WooHoo (short film, 2017)
SH_T HAPPENS (short film, 2019)

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CONTACTS

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Producer
BFILM – Peter Badač
peter(at)bfilm.sk

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Festivals
BFILM – Alexandra Gabrižová 
bfilm(at)bfilm.sk

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