On Saturday 6th March 2021, Czech Film and Television Academy announced winners of newly-formed category Best Animated Film. The award went to Jan Balej’s A Colourful Dream .

A Colourful Dream / Barevný sen

Czech Republic, 2020, 74 min

A troupe of travelling performers lands on an island governed by a despotic ruler with strict police control. When, during their performance, a shot fired from circus cannon goes astray, it triggers a series of unexpected events. A young man and woman, Drin and Tuvi, and Nathan the seagull enter into an uneven struggle with totalitarian power. A struggle which eventually changes the fates of all the island inhabitants – both human and feathered.

Cast / Vladimír JavorskýMatouš RumlAntonie FormanováKarin VápeníčkováMiroslav TáborskýPetr Forman    Writer / Jan BalejMichal Bureš    Story / Jan Balej    DoP / Martin Procházka    Editor / Tomáš Doruška    Sound / Jan Čeněk    Music / Daniel Wunsch    Costumes / Radka Balejová    Animator / Jan ŠtenclJiří KrupičkaMichael Carrington