Daughter (2019 film)

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Directed byDaria Kashcheeva
Written byDaria Kashcheeva
Produced byZuzana Roháčová, Ondřej Šejnoha, Martin Vandas
CinematographyDaria Kashcheeva
Edited byAlexander Kashcheev
Music byPetr Vrba
Distributed byMiyu Distribution
Release date
  • 12 June 2019 (2019-06-12)
Running time
15 minutes
CountryCzech Republic
Budget750,000 CZK[1]

Daughter (Czech: Dcera) is a 2019 Czech short animated drama film directed by Daria Kashcheeva. The film received 38 awards during half a year after its premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, including the Annecy Cristal for the best film in the graduation films category, and a Student Academy Award (Student Oscar). It was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.[2][3][4]


The film is told without words. It is about the complicated relationship of a young woman with her father.[5] She meets with him in a hospital room where she remembers her childhood and complicated relationship with her father and how they parted ways until they meet again and finally reconcile.[6]


Daughter is the product of the director's longtime interest in psychology, relationships, and the lasting imprint of childhood experiences.[7] The film tells a complicated story about the relationship between a father and his daughter. Kashcheeva invented hand held camera movement for her film, which was never used before in stop-motion.


For Kashcheeva, part of the challenge of creating Daughter stemmed from her desire to bring a dirty, imperfect, documentary feel to a stop-motion world. The aesthetic she aimed for was inspired, in part, by Dogme 95 and films by the Dardenne brothers.


Year Event Award Category Result Ref(s)
2019 46th Annual Student Academy Awards Student Academy Awards International Film Schools: Animation Won [8]
Annecy International Animation Film Festival Cristal for a Graduation Film Won [9]
Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film Won
Fantoche International Animation Film Festival Best Film Won [10]
Melbourne International Film Festival City Post Award Best Animation Short Film Won [11]
2020 2020 Sundance Film Festival Jury Award Best Short Film Won [12]
27th Czech Lion Awards Magnesie Award Best Student Film Won [13]
92nd Academy Awards Academy Awards Best Animated Short Film Nominated [14][15]

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  1. ^ "Nejvíce nominací na Oscara má Joker. Uspět může i Češka v kategorii výprava a animovaný film z FAMU". Hospodářské noviny (iHNed.cz) (in Czech). 13 January 2020. Retrieved 12 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Intimní a intenzivní film Dcera je nominován na Oscara". Vltava (in Czech). 13 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  3. ^ ""Hair Love" wins Best Animated Short Film-Oscars". YouTube.
  4. ^ "2020". Oscars.org.
  5. ^ Czech Film Center
  6. ^ "2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films: ANIMATED SHORTS". The Loft Cinema.
  7. ^ Grobar, Matt (2020-01-20). "How 'Daughter' Director Daria Kashcheeva Brought Documentary Aesthetic To Oscar-Nominated Stop-Motion Short". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-01-30.
  8. ^ "Studentský Oscar opět v Česku. Dostal ho film Dcera". Seznamzpravy.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Česká animace uspěla ve světě. Prestižní festival ocenil dva filmy z FAMU". Aktuálně.cz (in Czech). 16 June 2019. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Official desk". Amu.cz. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  11. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (15 August 2019). "Student Oscar Finalist 'Daughter' Heralds the Next Czech Film Generation". Animation Magazine. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Film Dcera Darji Kaščejevové má cenu z festivalu Sundance". Novinky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Nominacím na Českého lva vládnou Vlastníci, Nabarvené ptáče a Staříci". Novinky.cz (in Czech). Retrieved 29 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Here are the Oscar Short Subject Nominees for 2020". Short of the Week.
  15. ^ "Daughter has been nominated for an Oscar". Filmcenter.cz. Retrieved 29 January 2020.

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