• Czech Republic
Daria Kashcheeva recadré
© Gabriel Kuchta, Deník N

Born in Tajikistan, Daria Kashcheeva is an independent filmmaker based in Prague and a graduate of FAMU. Her Bachelor’s animation short Daughter (2019) has got more than 100 awards at festivals worldwide including the Best Student film at the Annecy Animation Film Festival, the Sundance Animation Jury Award, the Student Academy Award and was nominated to the 92nd Oscar Academy Award. Her master degree film Electra (2023) premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and got the Best Short film award at the Toronto International Film Festival. Working with actors and human-sized puppets, Daria blends live action with stop-motion animation to explore themes of gender identity, sexuality, and body perception. Through the integration of hybrid forms, she aims to challenge and expand the constraints of conventional film genres.

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