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 Javorský, Matouš Ruml, Antonie Formanová, Karin Vápeníčková, Miroslav Táborský, Petr Forman Writer / Jan Balej, Michal Bureš Story / Jan Balej DoP / Martin Procházka Editor / Tomáš Doruška Sound / Jan Čeněk Music / Daniel Wunsch Costumes / Radka Balejová Animator / Jan Štencl, Jiří Krupička, Michael Carrington