Press – Daughter / Daria Kashcheeva

A young girl buries in her soul a memory of a painful moment, when as a child she brought home an injured bird and her father burdened by his own weight of worries didn’t notice her feelings and longing for understanding.  The girl took her father’s reaction as indifference and closed herself in her inner world longing for her father’s love and its manifestations. Since that moment she and her dad continued to grow apart, and as an adult she is no longer able to accept his endearments. The father suffers from guilt and searches for a way back to his daughter, trying to revive their lost relationship.



Dcera / The Daughter | Trailer

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Director, screenplay writer, art director, animator Daria Kashcheeva
Editor Alexander Kashcheev
Music Petr Vrba
DOP Daria Kashcheeva, Bargav Sridhar
Sound Daria Kashcheeva, Miroslav Chaloupka
Lighting Bargav Sridhar
Producer Zuzana Roháčová (FAMU)
Co-producer Martin Vandas (MAUR film)
Financially supported by Czech Film Fund

International premiere10.6.2019 – Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Czech Republic / 2019 / 14 min. 44 sec. / no dialogue



Poster – Google drive

Film stills HD

Presskit – Google drive



Variety: A Wide World of Animated Shorts

It´s Nice that: Daria Kashcheeva combines stop motion, documentary-style filmmaking and painterly techniques

Animation Magazine: Student Oscar Finalist ‘Daughter’ Heralds the Next Czech Film Generation

Stop Motion Magazine: The Czech short Daughter wins the Student Oscar for Best Animated Movie! -by MAUR film






Daughter will be shown in Czech cinemas in the spring 2020 by the distribution company Aerofilms, together with several other successful animated films from recent FAMU production.

The working title of Daughter was The Bird, the author decided to change it just before finishing it.

The director is now working on a new graduation project movie, which should be finished at FAMU in co-production with MAUR film during 2021.

Daughter is part of a movie Three Voices, the result of juxtaposing three interesting puppet student films. They were being created concurrently at three Czech art schools – FAMU, UMPRUM and University of West Bohemia.

In the history of Academy Awards it is unheard of for a student film to be nominated among the final five in the Best Animated Film category.

The last Czech animated movie to get on the Oscar shortlist was also a film from FAMU, Happy End by Jan Saska in December 2016. Unfortunately, it didn’t make the final five nominees.

The only artist of Czech origin who has won the Best Animated Short Film category was director and animator Jaroslav Pinkava. In 1998 the Oscar went to his film Geri’s Game produced by the American company Pixar.



Film Daughter is part of a co-production project Three Voices – the result of uniting three interesting student films that are being made simultaneously at three Czech art schools – FAMU, UMPRUM and the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň. More information about Three Voices can be found here.

The creators – Daria Kashcheeva, Marie Urbánková and Martin Pertlíček – have in common an interest in film puppets and a need to pass on a message. The project is produced by students of the film production study programme of FAMU – Mária Moťovská and Zuzana Roháčová – who in the future want to pursue film animation and it is an opportunity for them to try production work under the partonage of MAUR film, which systematically and on a long term basis looks for and supports talented animators. Producer Martin Vandas initiated this inter-school cooperation and the joining of these three films.


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