WHO WE ARE


The company MAUR film Ltd. was created in 2003

and since then it has been one of the Czech biggest and most important producers of animation.

MAUR film is a member of the European Film Academy (EFA), the Association of Czech Audio-visual producers (APA) and the Czech Association of Animation Film (ASAF).

Martin Vandas was the first president of this association and since 2006 has been the national coordinator of the Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF). A lecturer at FAMU, financial and content expert for Czech State Cinematography Fund and AVF SK.

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This year (2017) we are beginning the production of the animated co-production (FR, GE, CZ) feature film La Traversée (Crossing)  by French director Florence Miailhe, supported by ARTE France and Eurimages.

→ Movie  page – Crossing

 

Another children’s co-production animated film Fritzi – a revolutionary tale Fany a pes (DE, BE, LU and CZ). This project also received the support of Eurimages. The premiere is planned for autumn 2019.

→ Movie page – Fritzi – a revolutionary tale

 

Superbia by Hungarian director and artist Luca Tóth (HU, CZ and SK, shown also at Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2016).

→ Movie page – Superbia

 

 

2016 saw the completion of the short films Time Rodent (dir. by Ondřej Švadlena, produced by Nicolas Schmerkin, Autour de Minuit FR) 

→  Movie page – Time Rodent

 

Since 2014 we have been making a series of animated films popularizing science for the Czech Academy of Sciences Undistorted Science (dir. D. Súkup). 30 episodes have already been made and the number of views is nearing one million!

→ All forty episodes of the videos can be viewed on youtube on the Open Science channel (Czech language).

 

 

Among other short films that MAUR film is involved in are: animated documentary Missing Star (director Loic Mal, LARDUX film – FR), co-production of the film Somewhere by Romanian director and artist Paul Muresan. MAUR film has been preparing: short films Life is everywhere / The Pit by M. Kubátová and Edgar Dutka, 

Zuza in the Gardens by Lucie Sunková based on the book of the same name by Jana Šrámková, and One Day by FAMU student F. Blažek. Non-animated projects: Anca Damian’s feature film A Very Unsettled Summer (2013 – RO, CZ, Sweden, UK)

 

Feature length documentary The Return of Agnieszka H. (Poland co-production)

 

In 2013 MF made its first short animated film New Goodness as part of a series made for the jubilee of French poet Aimé Césaire (FR co-prod.). Next was Lucie Sunková’s short film The Tree (co-prod. with Les Films de l’Arlequin – FR, Best Kid’s award at Fantoche festival, shown in CZ cinemas as supporting film for Dan Wlodarczyk’s film Green Horse Rustlers).

MAUR film was involved in the film Jan Werich’s Fimfárum (2002), was the main producer of the animated feature films Fimfárum 2 (2006) and Fimfárum Third Time Lucky (2011, widely distributed in FR and shown at approx.. 50 festivals all over the world) and co-produced the feature film by Jan Balej One Night in a City (winner of several international awards e.g. in Lisbon, Tehran, Bilbao and Tiburon).

 

 

 

All the above projects were financially supported by the State Fund for Cinematography

Detailed information on all films, including their visuals, can be found in the “IN PRODUCTION” section or finished films on the “MOVIES” page.