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Children competition program 2 (11-15 years) Lights / Světla Jitka Nemikinsová / Czech Republic / 9 / 2023

Synopsis

In a small town inhabited by lightbulbs, a big public birthday party is taking place. It's an initiation ritual for small flames. A glass bulb is placed on them, so that they can shine forever. This means they are adults and are a part of the lightbulb community. But eternal life isn't for free. The last flame in the row notices that with every new adult, candles on a cake are dying out. He points this out to the flames before him. One flame decides to take off its bulb and keep its candle alive, but it dies out trying this. The last flame isn't waiting for anyone, he grabs his last candle and he runs home. He meets his mother at home. She tries to convince it to give lightbulbs a chance. The mother is a lightbulb herself and she tries to stop her child. But the flame isn't listening to her and runs away. Lightbulbs follow him as he runs away from the town and continues its rampage. Anything he sees, he sets it on fire. The mother is worried about him. When it starts raining, she sneaks out of the town and saves her child right before he dies out completely. When Flame wakes up, he's a lightbulb. His mother calms him down and sits him down at the table. She brings out a birthday cake and she shows Flame that he can light the candles when nobody's looking. And that he can take off his bulb only for a second. One by one, they light all the candles.

Biografija režisera

Born in 1996 she studied at Václav Hollar secondary school, specializing in Advertising Graphic Design. and then at FAMU, specializing in Animation. During her studies, she made a film 1938 (2018), which received support from the Czech television. As a part of her exams, she also directed films Bait bite (2018), That escalated quickly (2017) and Feel leaf (2017). She has always drawn and painted. Now, she mainly focuses on graphic design and illustration. She keeps educating herself in these fields and she keeps expanding her skillset. The film Lights is her undergraduation project. In 2020, Lights received an Animation Espresso Award at the Anifilm festival. She worked as a concept artist/ storyboard maker in the company AheadVR. She participated in the development of a multi-platform videogame Somnium Space. In 2018, her animations appeared in the Sempé gallery as a part of the exhibition of Jean-Jacques Sempé.

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Director
Jitka Nemikinsová
Screenplay
Jitka Nemikinsová
Design
Jitka Nemikinsová
Animation
Jitka Nemikinsová, Vojtěch Papp, Nadezda Mikheeva, Anna Rybecká
Montage
Jitka Nemikinsová, Daria Chernyak
Camera
Jitka Nemikinsová
Production Design
Jitka Nemikinsová
Music
Maxmilián Hruška
 
Producer
Veronika Kührová, Michal Kráčmer
Analog Vision
Country of origin
Czech Republic
E-mail
info@analog.vision