The CEE Animation Forum, the leading regional pitching, financing and co-production event, was held online from 26 April to 6 May 2021. The award ceremony marked the grand finale of the 2021 extended two-week edition showcasing 40 animated projects in 5 categories — selected from 116 submissions. MAUR film company introduced no less than three participants.
Forgive – director: Alžbeta Mačáková Mišejková, production: Jiří Pecinovský, MAUR film, FAMU
Whatman – director: Nika Zinoveva, production: Mária Môťovská, MAUR film, TBU Zlín
The team led by Daria Kashcheeva can start getting ready for a residence stay in the Centre Ciclic Val de Loire.
“The pitch we would like to honour today served as evidence; experience to dive into the deep feelings and memories of a young woman who has to deal with relationships. The teaser was a promise of poetry, complex narration, a brilliant sense of directing and a bright combination of techniques. The prize goes to the film Electra. A Poem by Daria Kascheeva, produced by FAMU and MAUR film,” said Eric Reginaud, supervisor of Ciclic Animation.