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. His graduation stop-motion film for children The Kite had its premiere at Berlinale 2019, won the Children Audience Award in Annecy and was semifinalist of Student Oscar Academy Award. So far it was screened at more than 100 festivals and won 27 international awards. Since June 2019 The Kite is screened in Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) as a part of cycle for families with kids for the next 4 years.
Right now he is attending an European Animation Development Lab "Animation Sans Frontieres" where he is developing his next short film for children "Hello Summer". The project was selected to Berlinale Talents 2020.