First Screening of Ice Break Already in March

February 20, 2023

We are glad to announce our national premiere - Ice Break will be competing at Pragueshorts!

The 17th Pragueshorts Film Festival will take place in Prague from March 1 - 5, 2023 in the cinemas and March 5 – 18, 2023 at online platform KVIFF.TV. The Pragueshorts Film Festival is a competitive festival of short films. Its aim is to contribute to the development and promotion of artistic short films and their production.

Ice Break (formerly Ice Crack) will be screened in the national competition and as the first screening of our wonderful ice short is really around the corner, we would like to share our trailer with you:

“Ice hockey is a tough masculine sport, high-contact and traumatic, and in adult teams, women never play with men. However, in Czechia, despite the immense popularity of hockey, there still aren’t enough female junior teams, so girls often play with boys. When I spoke with female hockey players, who had such experiences, I was fascinated by the inner conflict they faced. Guys on the team often treat the only girl as one of them and don’t perceive her as a “proper” female. Besides, hockey noticeably affects girls’ bodies. A girl in this sport goes through frustration with herself at least once, as it is even impossible for her to find fitting clothes. For me, such conflict of being a tough hockey player and a female teenager at the same time is the key inspiration for the Ice Break, and this is the main conflict of Alex", says author Elvira Dulskaia.