Franz Kafka's It's a Wonderful Life (1993) is a short comic film for BBC Scotland. It was written and directed by Peter Capaldi, it stars Richard E. Grant as Franz Kafka, and co-stars Ken Stott.
The title refers to the name of Czech author Franz Kafka and the film It's a Wonderful Life directed by Frank Capra, and the plot takes the concept of the two to absurd depths. The great writer is about to write his famous work, The Metamorphosis, but inspiration is lacking, and he suffers continual interruptions.
In 1994 the film won a BAFTA award for Best Short Film. The following year it tied for an Oscar for Live Action Short Film with Trevor.