Hurikan (short film)

Original title: Hurikán
Year of production: 2023
Format: short animated film
Running time: 10'
Director: Jan Saska
Producers Czech Republic: Kamila Dohnalová, Martin Vandas
Producer Slovakia: Juraj Krasnohorsky
Producer France: Ivan Zuber
Production company: Last Films [CZ]
Co-producers: MAUR Film [CZ], Artichoke [SK], Laidak Films [FR], Aeon Productions [BA]
Post-production: Peter Košťál / ekran [SK]
3D Animation: Adam Sadloň [SK]
Financially supported by Czech Fim Fund, AVF Slovak Audiovisual Fund, CNC, Prague Film Fund, Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Pôle Image Magelis.

Development and Production of the film was financially supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund


New animated short by Jan Saska, student Oscar nominee, Cannes’ Directors Fortnight and Annecy participant with his previous film “Happy End”. Jan’s new film “Hurikan” is a co-production of Last Films (CZ), MAUR Film (CZ), Artichoke (SK) and Laidak Films (FR).


Hurikán, a regular at the local beer stand, decides to venture against all odds into the wildest quarters of Prague’s nightlife to pick up a keg of beer and hopefully win the bartender’s heart.

Damn. Hurikán’s favourite beer stand is running out of beer. The bartender Bára will have to close early. Hurikán has a crush on her, so he offers to get her a new keg of beer before it runs out completely. He sets off for one of the wildest neighbourhoods in Prague, where he has to deal with both the local thugs and the police. Robbed, chased and beaten up, Hurikán finally manages to get the barrel… But he’s very thirsty. And that could ruin his chances with Bára forever.

About Jan Saska
Jan Saska, born in Prague in 1987, is a Czech animated film director and comic book writer. He studied animation at Tomas Bata University in Zlín and at FAMU in Prague. His student film Happy End was selected for the Quainzaine des réalisateurs in Cannes and Annecy festivals and won numerous awards. The film was shortlisted for the Student Oscar. Hurikán is Jan’s second film.