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International Film Festival Berlin


The Kite in Generation Kplus

Short animation film The Kite (2019) by Martin Smatana will have its world premiere at 69th Berlinale, in the Generation Kplus.

The Kite / Šarkan (Pouštět draka)
CZ, SK, PL / 2019 / 13 min. / animation
Martin Smatana
Peter Badač (SK)
Production:   BFILM (SK), (CZ), FAMU (CZ), CeTA (PL)

The Kite deals with the issue of death, but it does so in a simple metaphorical and symbolic way on the relationship between a little boy and his grandpa. The film explains that none of us are here forever and that all living creatures must die, but also shows that death doesn’t mean the end of our journey.




BFILM, Peter Badač, +421 908 882 273,, 



  BFILM, Alexandra Gabrižová, +421 948 505 304,,


  Magnetfilm, Georg Gruber, +49 163 801 0753,



FEB 13 > 11:30 > CinemaxX 1
FEB 15 > 09:30 > Filmtheater am Friedrichshain
FEB 16 > 10:00 > HKW

About director:


Martin Smatana (1991) finished his master degree of Animation at FAMU, Prague. During his bachelor studies he completed an intership in Nukufilm Studios in Tallinn, Estonia. For 5 years he was leading workshops of animation for children. His debut film Rosso Papavero was premiered at Berlinale 2015 Generation Kplus and won 13 international awards. In November 2018 he finished his graduation stop-motion film for children The Kite. The film has been already awarded by the first prize at Animarkt Pitching Forum 2017 in Łódź, Poland.



  2019: The Kite
2014: Rosso Papavero


  Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Litfond, Nadácia Tatrabanky, Czech Film Fund, Filmtalent Zlín

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updated: 30.01.2019