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. It´s 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). M. Vandas, an Of Unwanted things and People producer and Head of Development. A lecturer at FAMU, financial and content expert for Czech State Cinematography Fund and AVF SK.

MF 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).


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).

2016 saw the completion of the short films Time Rodent (dir. by Ondřej Švadlena, produced by Nicolas Schmerkin, Autour de Minuit FR) and Superbia by Hungarian director and artist Luca Tóth (HU, CZ and SK, shown also at Semaine de la Critique, Cannes 2016).

Among other short films that MF 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.

MF 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.

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!


This year (2017) we are beginning the production of the animated co-production (FR, GE, CZ) feature film Over the Border/La Traversée by French director Florence Miailhe, supported by ARTE France and Eurimages, and another children’s co-production animated film Fritzi/Fany (DE, BE, LU and CZ). This project also received the support of Eurimages. The premiere is planned for autumn 2019.

Non-animated projects: Anca Damian’s feature film A Very Unsettled Summer (2013 – RO, CZ, Sweden, UK) and feature length documentary The Return of Agnieszka H. (PL co-production)

Project in development: The Eleven (script M. Epstein, dir. D. Súkup), M+M (script P. Kosatík), Biofilm (script I. Hejdová, dir. M. Kubátová).