Czech Film Fund decided to support eleven minority co-productions with the total amount of EUR 800 000 (CZK 20 million) in the latest call.
Latvian-Czech Kafka in Love by Zane Oborenko, is one of two animated shorts supported in this call that are co-produced on the Czech side by MAUR film (granted EUR 80 000). Based on letters between the Prague-born world-famous writer Franz Kafka and his lover Milena, this ten-minute film depicts the waves of emotions taking place in a lesser-known part of Kafka’s personality.
The other animated short granted the support by the Czech Film Fund is JOKO by Izabelą Plucińską. Polish-Czech-German film tells a story of a man who throws away his inhibitions and starts carrying influential people on his back. MAUR film was in this case granted EUR 48 000.
More about both projects here.