Figurant

a film by Jan Vejnar

Synopsis
A man follows a group of workers coming for daywork in an industrial area. Soon, he’s stripped from his clothes and identity, dressed in a military uniform and armed. His determination not to fall behind the others is then tested by a series of unsettling events.

Jan Vejnar
Jan Vejnar was born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic. He studied directing and screenwriting at Film Academy of Miroslav Ondřícek in Písek (FAMO), where he made several shorts that were screened and awarded at festivals home and abroad. During his studies he directed one episode for Czech Television period drama miniseries Čapek’s Pockets and followed with period docudrama Tale of the Stone about the baroque sculptors of East Bohemia. Before graduating he had started working with director/producer David Ondříček and his production company Lucky Man Films as a commercial director. His first spot Godzillafor Aero Cinema won Zlatý Louskáček Commercial Award. Jan also wrote a story for Ondříček‘s upcoming historical sports drama Zátopek. Because he likes to explore various mediums and narrative forms, he recently extended his experience by writing and directing two radio plays for Czech Radio. He’s currently developing the feature Entangled in War. Figurant is his first short film outside of his cinema studies.

Awards and Festivals
SACD award for the screenplay - Paris Court Devant (France)
Best Film Award - Uşak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival (Turkey)
Audience Award - Best Horror Film Festival on MovieScreenPro (USA)
Special Mention - Festival Fantastique Gerardmer (France)
Best Short Film Award and Fan Award - My True Story Film Festival (USA)
Best Actor for Denis Lavant - Torino Underground Cinefest (Italy)
Best film not distributed in Italy - Maremetraggio Short International Film Festival (Italy)
Best Cinematography - Loudoun Arts Film Festival (USA)
CPIF Prize ( Ile de France Photographic center) - Festival du Premier Court Métrage de Pontault-Combault (France)
Best Actor Award for Denis Lavant - North Bend Film Festival (USA)
Best International Acting Award for Denis Lavant - Certamen Internacional de Cortos "Ciudad de Soria" (Spain)
Innovation Award - Landshut Short Film festival (Germany)
Best Narrative Short - Festival du film insolite de Rennes-le-Château (France)
Grand Prix du Jury - Concours de Courts (France)
Best Actor for Denis Lavant - SMR13 (France)
Best Fiction Short Film - Malescorto festival (Italia)

Festivals
Asiana International Short Film Festival of Seoul - AISFF (Korea) - in competition
Film Festival of Cinema du Grain à Démoudre (France) - out of competition
Festival du film Court de Villeurbanne (France) - in competition
Rencontres Cinématoghraphiques de Cannes - in competition
Festival Curta Cinema (Brazil) - in competition
International Short Film Festival Zubroffka (Poland) - in competition
Kufstein Short Film Festival (Austria) - in competition
Savona International Film Event (Italy) - in competition
International Usak Winged Seahorse Short Film Festival (Turkey) - en compétition
Festival Un Poing C’est Court (France) - in competition
Rencontres Du Cinéma Européen de Vannes (France) - in competition
Festival Y’a Un Os Dans Le Potage (France) - in competition
Landshut Short Film Festival (Allemagne) - in competition
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts (Egypt) - in competition
Festival Tout Court (France) - in competition
SXSW Film Festival (USA) - in competition
Torino Underground Cinefest (Italy) - in competition
Short Film Festival of Vélizy-Villacoublay (France) - in competition
Festival La Nuit Brève (France) - in competition
Fantosfreak International Festival of Fantastic and Freaks (Spain) - in competition
Festival Internacional de Cortrometrajes Cine a la Calle (Colombie) - in competition
El Paso Film Festival (Etats-Unis) - in competition
DC Shorts Film Festival (Etats-Unis) - in competition
Loudoun Film Festival (Etats-Unis) - in competition
Festival du film insolite de Rennes le château (France) - in competition
Encounters Film Festival (UK) - in competition
Annual Aarhus Film Festival (Aarhus, Denmark) - in competition
Festival of Nations (Lenzing, Austria) - in competition
Show me Shorts Film Festival (New Zealand) - in competition
North Bend Film Festival (USA) - Shorts Program
Interfilm International Short Film Festival (Germany) - in competition
Corti Da Sogni International Short Film Festival (Italy) - in competition
Certamen International Cortos Soria (Spain) - in competition
SMR13 International Independant Film Festival (France) - in competition
Festival du Film Court en Armagnac (France) - in competition
Auch Short Film Festival (France) - in competition
Social World Film Festival (Italy) - Notte del Cinema section - in competition
SediciCorto Film Festival (Italy) - in competition
Corti a Ponte (Italy) - in competition
Leuven International Short Film Festival (Belgium) - in competition
Close:Up Reykjavík Film Festival (Iceland) - in competition
Court-Métrange Rennes International Festival (France) - in competition
Peterhof Film Festival (Russia) - in competition
OpenEyes Film Festival (Czech Republic) - in competition
TIFF ODA (Macedonia) - in competition
Los Angeles Film Festival (USA) - in competition
Malescorto Film Festival (Italie) - in competition
Terni Film Festival (Italia) - in competition
Jordan International Film Festival (Jordan) - in competition
4th Multicultural Film Festival, Toronto 2021 (Canada) - in competition
Festival du Film de Planos (Portugal) - en compétition
Festival du film d’Ennesimo (Italie) - en compétition
Planos Film Festival (Portugal) - in competition
Ennesimo Film Festival (Italy) - in competition
Terni Film Festival (Italy) - in competition
Jordan International Film Festival (Jordan) - in competition

Crew

Cast : Denis Lavant, Michal Kern, Jirí Kocman, Michael Drahos,
Filip Chuld, Andrej Polák
Directed by : Jan Vejnar
Written by : Jan Vejnar
Cinematography : Simon Dvoráček
Sound : Rémi Durel
Production : Olivier Berlemont, Emilie Dubois (Origine Films), Kamila
Dohnalová (Silk Films)
Make up : Sarah Pariset, Wilfried Pirrin, Olga Bartakovičová
Costumes : Helena Tavelová
Production Design : Pavel Svoboda
Editor : Jakub Vansa
Music : Jan Vysocky
Isan : 0000-0004-C98F-0000-7-0000-0000-G
VISA : 150 530
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