A new short film by Michal Žabka, Christmas Ballad, based on a screenplay by Břetislav Pojar, won second place at the international 2016 ANIMFEST festival in Athens. The story of the powerful magic of a children’s game that breaks down walls of hatred and connects seeming enemies charmed the jury in the short film category as the only Czech representative. The Animfest Athens Festival was held this year for the 11th time, you will find an overview of the awards at http://athensanimfest.eu/2016/en/awards/.

 

More about the film and its creators is available here.