... Michaela Pavlatova
Michaela Pavlatova was born in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1987 she graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. As an animation film director, her films have received numerous awards at international film festivals, including an Oscar nomination for Reci, reci, reci/Words, words, words, the Grand Prix in Montreal, and accolades at Berlin, Tampere, Hiroshima, Stuttgart and the list goes on. Her short animated film, Repete, has also won a series of awards including the Grand Prix at the International Animation Festival Hiroshima and Golden Bear in Berlin.
Since 1998, Michaela has divided her time between Prague and San Francisco, where she worked as the art director with animation company Wildbrain inc.
After 2002 Michaela returned back to Prague. In 2003 she directed live action film Neverne hry (Faithless Games - Negativ Productions) starring Zuzana Stivinova and Peter Bebjak. In 2006 she finished, together with Vratislav Hlavaty, animated film Karneval zvirat (Le Carnaval des Animaux / The Carnival of Animals). In 2008 she directed another feature film Deti noci / Ofka (Children of Night / Ofka) on the script of Irena Hejdova, starring Martha Issova and Jiri Madl (Best Actress and Best Actor on Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2008)..
In 2012 she finished a short animation film TRAM which had a premiere at Cannes Film Festival and won Annecy Cristal.
Besides her work for film, Michaela made animations for theatre performances in LaFabrika Prague - Krasavice interkontinentalni / Intercontinental Beauties (2013 - starring Martha Issova and Anna Polivkova) and Mario and the Magician (2014, dir. Peter Butko).
Michaela Pavlatova teaches animation in Prague (FAMU / Academy of Performing Arts, Film and TV School), she also tought at VSUP / Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, and abroad - in San Francisco (Academy of Art College, Computer Arts Institute, CCAC), and at Harvard University. She is a frequent member of juries at international film festivals.
She lives and works in Prague and in Dolni Lomnice.
Films by Michaela Pavlatova:
Live action films:
DETI NOCI / NIGHT OWLS
2008, 80 min.. Starring Martha Issova and Jiri Madl. Prod.: Negativ - Katerina Cerna, Petr Oukropec, Czech TV. www.detinoci.cz
Awards: 2008- Best Actor, Best Actress, International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, Best Film - Neisse International Film Festival Zittau, Germany
NEVERNE HRY / FAITHLESS GAMES
Premiere May 2003, 93 min.. Starring Zuzana Stivinova and Peter Bebjak. Prod.: Negativ - Katerina Cerna, Czech TV, Slovak TV. www.nevernehry.cz
Awards: 2003- International Film Festival San Sebastian, Best Film Lubow - Poland
PRAHA OCIMA / PRAGUE STORIES
1999 , live action feature film composed of four stories by four directors. Story Absolute Love (20 min.).Prod.: Sirena Film, Kratky Film Praha.
2014, 5 min, animation - based on the theatre performance in LaFabrika Prague.
Selected for: Animassivo Mexico (MX), FestAnca Zilina (SK), CartoonClub Rimini (IT), AnimEst Romania (RO), CroqueAnime Paris (FR).
2015, 3 min, music video on the picture of Mario and the Magician.
Music: Dominika Fricova. (editing and post-production: Marie Jarosova).
2012, 8 min., animation, prod. Sacrebleu Productions, Negativ
Premiere: La Quinzaine des réalisateurs Cannes 2012
2012: Annecy International Animated Film Festival - Annecy Cristal/Le Cristal d'Annecy, FIPRESCI Award, Festival du Film Court en Plein Air de Grenoble (France) - Grand Prix, International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker (Sofia, Bulgaria) - Best animated short film (1-10min), FEMINA - International Women Film Festival (Brazil) - Best International Female Participation Award (and many others).
2010, 5 min, 2D animation, prod.: High Moral Quality Films, Selected: Anifest Teplice 2011
2010, 1 min, animation, prod.: High Moral Quality Films, Awarded: 2010 Aerokratas, Prague - 3rd. prize
KARNEVAL ZVIRAT / THE CARNIVAL OF ANIMALS
2006, 11 min., animation, together with Vratislav Hlavaty, prod. Negativ - Katerina Cerna
Awards: 2006 Grand Prix, Anifest Trebon, Czech Republic, 2006 Grand Prix Cinanima, Espinho, Portugal, 2006 Award at Castelli Animati, Rome, Italy, 2006 Jury Special Mention, International Festival of Animation, Ottawa, Canada, 2007 Jury Special Mention, Cordoba International Festival of Animation, Argentina
2006, 5 min. Flash animation, Award: 2006 - 1.st Prize Words in movement, Torino Flash Festival, Italy
LETTERS FROM CZECHO / DOPISY Z CESKA
(Story The Weekend - 3min., animation combined with live action),2005, 10 min., Together with Pavel Koutsky, Jiri Barta, prod. Studio Zvon - Aurel Klimt./
Awarded: 2005- Jameson Shorts Award, Anifest Trebon, Czech Rep.
2002, 2:10 min., Flash animation. Prod.: High Moral Quality Films. Selected in competition: international film festivals in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo (Br.), Turku (Finland), Fredrikstad (Norway)
2001, 13 x 0:30. Animated serie created for Internet. Prod.: Wildbrain inc.
Awarded: 2001 Best Interactive Animation for Internet, World Animation Celebration, Hollywood
O BABICCE / ON GRANDMA
2000, 30 min. Combination of animation, document, archive films. Prod.: Kratky Film Praha, Czech TV.
AZ NAVEKY / FOREVER AND EVER
1998, 15 min., combination of animation with documentary technique . Prod.: Kratky Film Praha, Czech TV.
Awards: 1999 TV Special Prize, International Festival of Animation, Ottawa, Canada 1998 First Prize for the Best Animation, Int. Fest. of Short Films, Tampere, Finland. Included in contests: Int.Festivals of Animation in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, etc.
THIS COULD BE ME
1995, 3 min. Co-director: Pavel Koutecky. Animation combined with a document. Prod. BBC Bristol.
1995, 9 min. Animated film. Prod.: Kratky Film Praha
Awards: 2001 Special Prize, Tough Eye Animation Film Festival Turku, Finland 1996 Grand Prix, International Animation Festival Hiroshima, Japan 1996 First Prize, International Festival of Short Films Tampere, Finland 1995 Golden Bear, International Film Festival Berlin, Germany 1995 Special Prize of the Jury, International Animation Festival, Annecy, France 1995 Grand Prix, International Film Festival Montevideo, Uruguay 1995 Prize of the Jury, International Animation Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
UNCLES AND AUNTS
1992, 3:30 min. Animated film.Uncle: Paul Driessen. Prod.: Nico Crama
RECI, RECI, RECI, / WORDS, WORDS, WORDS
1991, 8 min. Animated film. Prod.: Kratky Film Praha
Awards: 1999 Best Film, International Animation Festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1999 Third Best Film, International Animation Festival, Rio de Janeiro 1993 Oscar Nomination, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 1993 Grand Prix, International Short Film Festival Ankara ,Turkey 1992 Grand Prix and Prize of Audience, Int. Anim. Fest. Stuttgart, Germany 1992 Silver Dove, International Short Film Festival Leipzig, Germany 1992 First Prize, International Animation Festival Zagreb, Croatia 1992 Third Prize, International Film Festival Seattle, U.S.A. 1992 Grand Prix, International Festival of Short Films, Hamburg, Germany 1991 Grand Prix, International Film Festival Montreal, Canada 1991 Grand Prix, International Film Festival Valladolid, Spain and many others
KRIZOVKA / THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
1989, 5 min. Animated film. Prod.: Kratky Film Praha. Award: 1990 First Prize, Animafilm, Espinho, Portugal
ETUDA Z ALBA / AN ETUDE FROM AN ALBUM
1987, 4:30 min. Animated film . Prod.: Kratky Film Praha
POSLOUCHÁŠ MĚ? / ARE YOU LISTENING TO ME?
Animation video installation for 2 monitors. Performed at ANifest Teplice 2011, PAF Olomouc 2012
Retrospective programs and masterclasses:
2010 - International Festival of Animation Films Hiroshima, Monstra Festival Lisabon - Portugal, 2009- International Film Festival Haifa - Israel, Czech Embassy Tel Aviv - Israel, 2008 - International Animation Film Festival Budapest-Wienna, International Film Festival Mar Del Plata- Argentina, Etuida et Anima Krakow, and other places ( Spain, France, USA, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany).
M. Pavlatova- Jakopes (Yako, an Imaginary Dog), Albatros 2005), Astrid Lindgren- Kajsa Nebojsa (Albatros 2006), Eda Kriseova - Prazdniny s Bosonozkou (Albatros 2007), Psi knizka (2008), etc.
Other interesting stuff:
Error! Hyperlink reference not valid., Author project of Martina Maurič Lazar and Gregor Lorenci, following Michaela Pavlátova’s animated film motives, Lutkovno Gledalisce Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011