Hi, I am Martin. I do a stop motion animation because i like working manually and i like to use different materials and combine them. I always wanted to do films for adults, but both of my previous films somehow ended up for children audience. Gradually i realised that actually I feel quite comfortable in storytelling for children.
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Martin Smatana (1991, Slovakia) finished his master degree of Animation at FAMU, Prague, Czech republic in 2018. During his bachelor studies he completed an intership in stop motion studio Nukufilm in Tallinn, Estonia. For 5 years he was leading workshops of animation for youth. His debut stop motion film Rosso Papavero was premiered at Berlinale 2015, screened at more than 200 festivals and won 15 international awards. He recently finished his graduation stop-motion film for children The Kite, which had its premiere at Berlinale 2019 and won the Best children film award at ITFS Stuttgart 2019. Since June 2019 The Kite will be screened in Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) as a part of cycle for families with kids. Right now he is animating stopmotion feature film in Prague and preparing his next short film for children with a working title "Hello Summer".