BEAST IFF ON-SITE #10: The 16mm Surrealist Czech Underground

On Saturday, May 29th, two festivals come together to bring the best of Czech surrealist cinema from the 80’s to Portuguese audiences

Among the novelties for those who accompanied BEAST IFF from the comfort of their homes in March this year, there will be two very special and unseen screenings in partnership with the Czech festival BRNO16 – International Short Film Festival.

These screenings are held in partnership with the International Visegrad Fund, within the scope of the Visegrad Film Hub project.

Location: Livraria Térmita

Date: May 29th (SAT), 7 PM & 9 PM.

Ticketing: Free entry.


Four shorts by director Jiří Smýkal Donné, founder of the underground group Esenc (formed also by his companions in the Brno (CZ) film scene), will be screened from original 16mm film reels.

The work of Jiří Smýkal Donné and his friends is saturated with cinematic poetics inspired by Dada, Expressionism, and Surrealism. They also blend strong images with brilliance.