Mila Fog (11 mins, dir. Marta Prokopová, Slovakia, 2015)
Mila escapes to the forest, where she finds new perspective on her modern existence.
The Ballad of Simon & Teresa (25 mins, dir. Martin Hnát, Slovakia, 2015)
Teresa and Matej live a simple life in a small cabin in the woods until Simon, Matej’s brother, comes home from the Great War.
An Insight into the Life of Jindřich Brůda (8 mins, dir. Jan Hecht, Czech Republic, 2015)
Jindřich discovers that the routine of the everyday can be lifted with a stroll through nature.
Brother Deer (12 mins, dir. Zuzana Žiaková, Slovakia, 2015)
A fairy tale story of two orphan siblings living in a forest, fighting to keep themselves and each other alive.
Happy End (6 mins, dir. Jan Saska, Czech Republic, 2015)
What starts out as a restful day for some, ends up being a nightmare for others.
Leshy (23 mins, dir. Pavel Soukup, Czech Republic, 2015)
A girl befriends the mysterious and terrifying woodland creature as it is hunted by her father.
Zoppe (4 mins, dir. Stepanka Cervinkova and Alesh Macak, Australia and Czech Republic, 2016)
Trees and buildings form the body politic in a stop-motion clip for the band Dva.
If You Go into the Woods Tonight
If you go into the woods tonight… you're in for a surprise. Fewer teddy bears in the forests of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and more terrifying creatures, burly men with big guns, and perhaps something that will reveal your own mortality.