Czech Horizon Grant Showcases Eight Contenders in Animated Film Pitch

Short Summary:

The Czech Horizon Grant, supported by the PPF Foundation, has selected eight animated film projects to compete for funding. The event, aiming to bolster Czech animation, will take place on May 8, 2024, in Liberec, with a total grant of 1,000,000 CZK.

The Czech Horizon Grant, an initiative designed to support professional Czech animated short film projects, has announced the contenders for its second pitching event. Sponsored by the PPF Foundation, this grant provides significant financial support totaling 1,000,000 CZK. The selected event, set for May 8, 2024, in Liberec, will showcase eight promising projects competing for this substantial award.

The projects chosen to present at this year’s pitching include:

  • Chemodan, directed by Marek Náprstek
  • Dagon, directed by Prokop Wilhelm
  • To Work by Bike, also directed by Marek Náprstek
  • The Mermaid’s Effect, directed by Markéta Magidová
  • Happy Epi, directed by Noemi Valentíny
  • The Story of Eve, directed by Klára Jůzová
  • Period Drama, directed by Michaela Mihályiová
  • The Princess and the Wolf, directed by Michaela Jůzová

These projects represent a diverse range of themes and artistic visions, highlighting the creativity and talent within the Czech animation sector.

The jury for this event comprises esteemed figures in the film and animation industry, including dramaturge and producer Anna Vášová, director Kristina Dufková, PPF Foundation board member Jana Tomas Sedláčková, producer Vladimír Lhoták, and director and animator Pavel Koutský. Their expertise will guide the selection of the winning project, which will receive the grant to support its completion and development.

The Czech Horizon Grant, through the support of the PPF Foundation, aims not only to provide financial assistance but also to spotlight and encourage the growth of the Czech animated film industry, fostering a new generation of filmmakers and animators.