Tereza Vejvodová’s dance film featuring Markéta Jandová chosen for American Slamdance Film Festival
Slamdance Film Festival 2021 presented Tereza Vejvodová’s short film Delimitation fusing dance art and experimental film formats as part of the category of narrative shorts. This year’s edition of the festival was held online from 12 to 25 March 2021.
Vejvodová’s film tells the story of a young woman looking for an apartment in a busy metropolis while trying to escape the pervasive feeling of alienation, so typical of major cities. The picture combines stylised movement with expressive dance and puts emphasis on sound and image, rather than dialogues.
“The seemingly trivial everyday things take on new meanings as she explores new spaces. A physical dialogue with void starts as a response to seeking space identity in an anonymous city,“ says the film synopsis.
Tereza Vejvodová graduated from the Film and TV school of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Her student film A Part (2017) won the Special Jury Prize at the FAMUFEST Film Festival and was nominated for the Magnesia Award of the Czech Film and Television academy for the best student film. Her 2019 short film Sugar exploring contemporary forms of romantic relationships was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the Ostrava Kamera Oko Film Festival in 2019. The prestigious American Slamdance Film Festival showcases films by aspiring young artists. Its 27th edition featured 107 short and 25 longer films. This year, the festival presented its first programme for filmmakers with disabilities called Unstoppable.
Source: Czech Centres