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The Kite

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A tender rendition of dealing with the issue of death, done in a simple, metaphorical and symbolic way through the relationship between a little boy and his grandpa.

Award in Annecy

  • Young Audience Award (2019)

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Sarkan

    Directed by: Martin SMATANA

    Country: Czech Republic

    Year of production: 2019

    Running time: 13 min 07 s

  • Technique

    Category: Short film

    Techniques used: Puppets

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Kids

  • Credits

    Directed by: Martin SMATANA

    Production: BFILM, LTD., Peter BADAC

    Distribution: MAGNETFILM GMBH, Georg GRUBER

    Artistic direction: Martin Smatana

    Script: Ivana Sujová, Phil Lazebnik, Anna Vásová

    Graphics: Martin Smatana

    Storyboard: Martin Smatana

    Animation: Martin Smatana, Martyna Koleniec, Lukasz Grynda, Matous Valchar, Stanislaw Szostak, Piotr Chmielewski

    Camera: Ondrej Nedved

    Compositing: Michal Sabík

    Music: Aliaksander Yasinski

    Sound: Viera Marinová

    Editing: Lucie Navrátilová

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