In the combined call for support and development of animated film, the Fund’s Council had a total of CZK 32.3 million available. The very good news for Czech animation is that the call brought together a large number of very high-quality projects. MAUR film received support for two of its animated films.

The short film Fears tells the story of a little girl Pepi who learns to fight her inner feelings. “The artistically original and interesting project by director and artist Bára Valecká, with mixed media and documentary educational commentary, once again impressed the Council with its well-thought-out visual design. Compared to the previous submission, the Council noted a positive shift in the dramatic storyline of Jana Šrámková’s script and appreciated the expected positive benefits for both parents and the child viewer,” the Fund’s Council said.

The second supported project is the minority film I Died in Irpin by writer, director and designer Anastasia Falileva. “The Fund Council considers the project for the production of this film to be, in a good sense, moderately punk and art brut, combining the everyday in a shockingly abbreviated way with great history; the film is autobiographical and yet generally comprehensible. Artistically, it combines real footage with collage evoking fragments of memory and charcoal drawing. Regardless of its topicality, it is an extremely autonomous and impressive work,” explains the Fund’s Council.

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