SH_T Happens: Czech film short in running for Academy Award

The film, directed by Michaela Mihályiová and David Štumpf, is also competing for a Cesar French film award.

Tom Lane

Written by Tom Lane Published on 08.12.2020 12:23:00 (updated on 08.12.2020) Reading time: 1 minute

A Czech animated film is set to compete for an Academy Award after qualifying in the Best Short Film category.

SH_T Happens is a film by directors Michaela Mihályiová and David Štumpf.

The 13-minute film is amongst the contenders with Oscar nominations announced in February with the awards to be given out at a ceremony in Los Angeles in April.

It has now met the criteria of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and could compete for an award next year.

Czech short films have a history with the Academy Awards, with the Czech short animated drama Daughter making it to the top five movies in its category.

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SH_T HAPPENS will also compete against 12 other best short animated films for the Cesar French film award. The winners will be announced in February.

Producer Peter Badac told CTK:

"I am glad that Czech animation becomes more and more prestigious in the international field and our films are more and more successful not only at festivals, but they appear also in the programmes of international TV stations, such as ARTE and Canal+ and potentially even VOD platforms."

"I hope we will have such chance in the Czech Republic too, and we will bring the SH_T HAPPENS film to audiences not only in cinemas and VOD platforms, but to TV as well."

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