Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light

Tonda, Slávka a kouzelné světlo

Director: Filip Pošivač
Country: Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia

2023 | 82 min. | Czech
Synchronization in German

Cast_ Michael Polák, Antonie Barešová, Ivana Uhlířová, Matěj Hádek, Jana Plodková Screenplay_ Jana Šrámková Camera_ Denisa Buranová Producer_ Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, Jakub Viktorín Rights_ Eksystent Filmverleih

On friendship, being different, and the great battle between light and darkness. A captivating puppet film lovingly designed down to the smallest detail. 

Tony is different, special. The eleven-year-old glows, his insides are brimming with light. This makes him an outsider, rejected by those around him. His overprotective parents keep him on a leash so that he can't leave the house. That’s why he’s lonely and spends his days in a huge cave made of blankets. What he wants more than anything is a friend. Then a strange girl moves into his house: Shelly, with her marvellous flashlight. Quickly, the two become acquainted. Soon, they take off on a dangerous expedition, looking for the cause of the terrifying tufts of darkness in the house.


Director Filip Pošivač has a degree in animation from the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. His short films have screened at many festivals worldwide. ›Tony, Shelly and the Magic Light‹ is his feature debut and won an award at the 2023 festival in Annecy.



  • Friday 17.11.202310:00MannheimMAStadthaus N1
  • AvailableSunday 19.11.202314:00with GuestsHeidelbergHDKarlstorkino
  • AvailableMonday 20.11.202310:00with GuestsHeidelbergHDKarlstorbahnhof