The Kite

Directed by: Martin Smatana | Animation | Czech Republic | 13:07



Summer is about to end, and while fruit is growing ripe on the trees, Grandpa gives his beloved Grandson a kite. The kite is strong and tosses the boy around in the air, but Grandpa catches him. Leaves begin to fall and Grandpa has grown weak. The srong autumn wind carries him off into the cloudy sky. Seasons change, from Winter to Spring, and a warm breeze brings them together again. An enchanting tale about remembering those who are no longer with us.

This short film won over 60 awards, including: -Young Audience Award – Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2019, Annecy, France -Best Animated Short – 26th Austin Film Festival 2019, Austin, USA -Award for the best short film for children – International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany -Honorable Mention - 44th Atlanta International Film Festival 2020, Atlanta, USA -Coup de Coeur des mini-Sommets – 18th Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation 2019, Montreal, Canada -Special Jury Award – 18th International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China -Best Animation - 36th FAMUFEST International Student Film Festival 2020, Prague, Czech Republic

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