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SH_T HAPPENS (2019)

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

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

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.cz

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

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Sales 
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