Czech filmmaker Rudolf Smid’s animated short, “The Chronicle of Oldrich S.,” has been selected by the SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival.
Press release from AniFest:
Silver Spring, MD -- The new short film by Rudolf Smid, The Chronicle of Oldrich S., has been selected for the prestigious American documentary film festival SilverDocs in Silver Spring, Maryland. This is a great honor for the Czech animated documentary, which only started screening at international festivals in February 2012.
SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival is organized by the American Film Institute and the Discovery Channel. It is the largest documentary event of the year in the United States with over 27,000 visitors and industry professionals each year, showcasing more than two hundred new documentaries from around the world, (including films from Central and Eastern Europe). This makes Silverdocs the best festival for the North American premiere of The Chronicle of Oldrich S.
Because of its connection to the Discovery Channel the festival has had guests such as Jonathan Demme, Al Gore, Alex Gibney, and Martin Scorsese. The special guests for this year’s festival will be the American filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky.
And don’t forget, The Chronicle of Oldrich S. is a hit on the international festival scene. It was nominated for Silver Eye, Jihlava 2011; selected for the SXSW Film Festival 2012 in Austin, Texas; received the special jury award at the Docudays festival in Kiev; received the IFAF AniFest main prize for short film; selected for the Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart; selected for the DOXA festival Vancouver; and was selected for the DocAviv festival in Tel Aviv, 2012.
In the upcoming months, the film will be screened at the 52nd Krakow Film Festival in Poland, the Huesca Film Festival in Spain and as mentioned above, the SilverDocs festival in June.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.